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86.  If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.  (God & Laughter & Plan)  Woody Allen

 

 

83,305.  I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.  (Laughter & Nose)  Woody Allen

 

 

90,737.  You know what my philosophy of life is?  That it’s important to have some laughs – there’s no question of it – but you gotta suffer a little too.  (Talent & Laugh)  Broadway Danny Rose 1984 starring Woody Allen & Mia Farrow & Nick Apollo Forte & Sandy Baron & Corbett Monica & Jackie Gayle & Morty Gunty & Will Jordan & Howard Storm & Gloria Parker et al, director Woody Allen, Woody to her

 

 

124,001.  ‘Ye may titter.  Titter ye may.’  (Comedy & Laugh)  Frankie Howerd, cited Comedy Legends s1e2: Frankie Howerd, Sky Arts 2019

 

 

901.  If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.  (Truth & Laugh & Kill)  Oscar Wilde, The Nightingale and the Rose

 

 

122,339.  You laughed at the slightest things.  (World War I & Laugh)  They Shall Not Grow Old, BBC 2018, soldier 

 

 

2,134.  I hurry to laugh at everything, for fear of having to weep at it.  (Life’s Like That & Laugher & Weep)  Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumachais 1732-1799, Le Babier de Seville

 

 

9,647.  It’s better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.  (Fear & Laughter & Death)  Michael Crichton
 

 

38,137.  ... but we would have you forsake all your loud laughter which is always indicative of an empty mind, and as we have before remarked, is calculated to grieve the Holy Spirit and make it withdraw, leaving you to the influence of that spirit which lures but to destroy.  (Mormon & Laughter)  The Latter-Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate May 1836 vol 2 no 8 p306
 

 

21,016.  I’m not crying, you fool, I’m laughing.  (GBH Films & Film Noir & Laugh)  Scarlett Street 1945 starring Edward G Robinson & Joan Bennett & Dan Duryea & Margaret Lindsay & Jess Barker & Rosalind Ivan & Arthur Loft & Charles Kemper & Russell Hicks & Samuel S Hinds et al, director Fritz Lang, her to him

 

 

26,477.  George:  I mean we’ve had some good times.  We’ve had some damnably good laughs, eh.

 

Blackadder:  Yes, can’t think of any specific ones.  (World War I & Laugh)  Curtis & Elton, Blackadder Goes Forth: Plan F – Goodbyeee

 

 

43,124.  Laughter almost ever cometh of things most disproportionate to our selves, and nature.  Delight hath a joy in it either permanent or present.  Laughter hath only a scornful tickling.  (Comedy & Laughter)  Philip Sidney, The Defence of Poetry

 

 

43,129.  Comedy is defiance.  It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety.  And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.  (Comedy & Laughter)  Will Durst

 

 

43,275.  Don’t Laugh At Me.  (Comedy & Laugh)  Norman Wisdom, sung Royal Variety Performance 1959

 

 

43,314.  ‘Why does the human being laugh?’  Ken Dodd, interview Ken Dodd's Happiness: Arena

 

 

43,327.  Laughter is the greatest music in the world and audiences come to my shows to escape the cares of life.  They don’t want to be embarrassed or insulted.  They want to laugh and so do I – which is probably why it works.  (Comedy & Laughter)  Ken Dodd

 

 

44,793.  He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.  (News & Laugh)  Bertolt Brecht

 

 

50,550.  The only real laughter comes from despair.  (Despair & Laughter)  Groucho Marx, The Groucho Letters

 

 

50,691.  The source of all humour is not laughter, but sorrow.  (Sorrow & Humour & Laughter)  Mark Twain

 

 

51,173.  Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.  (Laughter & Suffering)  Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

51,174.  Laugh and the world laughs with you;

Weep, and your weep alone;

For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,

But has trouble enough of its own.  (Laughter & Weep & Trouble)  Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Solitude

 

 

56,778.  He laughs best who laughs last.  (Proverb & Laugh)  Early 17th century proverb

 

 

51,175.  The human race has only one effective weapon and that is laughter.  Mark Twain

 

 

51,176.  Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.  Mark Twain

 

 

51,177.  Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly.  Thomas Hobbes 1588-1679, Human Nature

 

 

51,178.  Nothing shows a man’s character more that what he laughs at.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

51,179.  And if I laugh at any mortal thing,

’Tis that I may not weep.  (Laughter & Weep)  Lord Byron, Don Juan

 

 

51,196.  Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.  (Laughter & Wisdom)  Lord Byron

 

 

29.  God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.  (God & Comedy & Laugh)  Voltaire

 

 

51,180.  The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.  Shirley MacLaine

 

 

51,181.  The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.  (Laughter & Day)  e e cummings

 

 

51,182.  Carry laughter with you wherever you go.  Hugh Sidey

 

 

51,183.  Laughter give us distance.  It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.  Bob Newhart

 

 

51,184.  Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.  Elsa Maxwell

 

 

51,185.  Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.  Joseph Addison, The Spectator September 1712

 

 

51,186.  Does anyone remember laughter?  Robert Plant

 

 

51,187.  He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.  And that was all his patrimony.  (Laughter & Madness)  Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche 1921

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