For every laugh, there should be a tear.
"I think I'll be a clown when I get grown," said Dill. "Yes, sir, a clown.... There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off.""You got it backwards, Dill," said Jem. "Clowns are sad, it's folks that laugh at them.""Well, I'm gonna be a new kind of clown. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks."harper lee
I have to laugh when the English claim they are such a wonderful nation. Everyone knows that Englishmen are really Germans, that the English kings were German, and that in Russia the emperors were either of German origin or received their education in Germany.hermann göring
"Suppose I broke away and left you, or made it impossible for you to stay. That I was base and false; in every way unworthy of your love, and it was clearly right for you to go, what would you do then?""Go away and–"He interrupted with a triumphant laugh, "Die as heroines always do, tender slaves as they are.""No, live and forget you", was the unexpected reply.Louisa May Alcott
As anyone who has the slightest knowledge of my work knows, I have little in common with Larkin, who was tall, taciturn and thin-on-top, and unlike him I laugh, nay, sneer, in the face of death. I will concede one point: we are both lesbian poets.carol ann duffy
An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.will rogers
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.maya angelou
So much of "normal, civilized" life is bull that you can't imagine. ... What frightens you, doesn't frighten me, what frightens me, you'd laugh at.
In the marsh pink orchid's faces, With their coy and dainty graces, Lure us to their hiding places , laugh, O murmuring Spring!
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?jane austen
The English can laugh and at the same time strike you down, without the least compunction. It is the secret of their success as a nation.Peter Ackroyd
Did you know that a laugh is something that comes out of a hole in your face? Anywhere else and you're in dead trouble!ken dodd
If you are a piano,You will laugh on ev'ry string,And if you are a girl or boy,You'll sing.malvina reynolds
Art was the Mark Twain of our time. For decades there was no better way to start the day than to open the morning paper to Art's column, laugh out loud and learn all over again to take the issues seriously in the world of politics, but not take yourself too seriously. The special art of Art Buchwald was to make even the worst of times better.
I think that the tendency for most people is to fall back on a comic interpretation of things because things are so sad, so terrible. If you didn't laugh you'd kill yourself. But the truth of the matter is that existence in general is very very tragic, very very sad, very brutal and very unhappy.
Kind reader! take your choice to cry or laugh; Here HAROLD lies but where's his Epitaph? If such you seek, try Westminster, and view Ten thousand, just as fit for him as you.
Eye nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners, living as they rise; laugh where we must, be candid where we can, But vindicate the ways of God to man.Alexander Pope
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