Quotations About / On: LAUGHTER

  • 31.
    In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Romola, bk. 1, ch. 12 (1863). Pseudonym of Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
  • 32.
    Laughter means: taking a mischievous delight in someone else's uneasiness, but with a good conscience.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 506, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 200, "Laughter," (1882). The German expression translated as "taking a mischievous delight in someone else's uneasiness" is schadenfroh sein.)
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  • 33.
    Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
    (Margaret Sackville (1881-1963), British poet. The Works of Susan Ferrier, vol. 1, introduction (1929).)
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  • 34.
    “Treat a disease with drunkenness, laughter, and sport. If you find any trace of it after that, give it to me.”
    (Palace of Desire)
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  • 35.
    We are connected to each other in spite of differences in race, language and culture. We understand joy and pain, laughter and tears.
    (On Orlando Massacre in Florida, June 2016)
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  • 36.
    “It was like the beginning of life and laughter. It was the real meaning of the sun”
    (― Charles Bukowski, Factotum)
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  • 37.
    “ Oh, love that lives its life with laughter Or love that lives its life with tears Can die—but love that is never spoken Goes like a ghost through the winding years. . .”
    (Sara Teasdale, Love Songs )
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  • 38.
    Your joy is my joy! And your laughter heals my soul.
    (Joy)
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  • 39.
    There comes a time when suddenly you realize that laughter is something you remember and that you were the one laughing.
    (Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992), German-born U.S. actor. "Laughter," Marlene Dietrich's ABC (1962).)
  • 40.
    Not with wrath do we kill, but with laughter. Come, let us kill the spirit of gravity!
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 49, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "On Reading and Writing," (1883).)
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