In a dream I saw Jesus and My God Pan sitting together in the heart of the forest. They laughed at each other's speech, with the brook that ran near them, and the laughter of Jesus was the merrier. And they conversed long.
We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.j. robert oppenheimer
The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report.ovid
They sat and combed their beautiful hair,Their long, bright tresses, one by one,As they laughed and talked in the chamber there,After the revel was done.nora perry
“You are the oaken staff I lean on,” Taran said. “More than that.” He laughed. “You are the whole sturdy tree, and a true warrior.” Coll, instead of beaming, looked wryly at him. “Do you mean to honor me?” he asked. “Then say, rather, I am a true grower of turnips, and a gatherer of apples. No warrior whatever, save that I am needed thus for a while. My garden longs for me as much as I long for it.”lloyd alexander
The best thing about religion is that it's so transparently absurd it can't possibly last forever. I'm convinced it will only take a small shift in human consciousness for it to be laughed off the planet, and I hope I'm still around when that happens.pat condell
The woodland brook he bounding crossed, And laughed, and shouted,'Lost! lost! lost!'
Just before she died she asked,'What is the answer?' No answer came. She laughed and said,'In that case what is the question?' Then she died.Gertrude Stein
Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all, except for large sums of money.alan ayckbourn
When there were periods of crisis, you stood beside him. When there were periods of happiness, you laughed with him. And when there were periods of sorrow, you comforted him.robert f. kennedy
All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land.jack kerouac
Do not say before hand what you are going to do; for if you fail, you will be laughed at.pittacus of mytilene
If I had only loved your fleshAnd careless damned your soul to Hell,I might have laughed and loved afresh,And loved as lightly and as well,And little more to tell.vita sackville-west
"You want a pig," said Roger, "like in a real hunt." "Or someone to pretend," said Jack. "You could get someone to dress up as a pig and then he could act you know, pretend to knock me over and all that " "You want a real pig," said Robert, still caressing his rump, "because you've got to kill him." "Use a littlun," said Jack, and everybody laughed.william golding
If a man dies of cancer in fear and despair, then cry for his pain and celebrate his life. The other man, who fought like hell and laughed in the end, but also died, may have had an easier time in his final months, but took his leave with no more humanity.stephen jay gould
If you talk to a thoughtful Christian, Catholic or Anglican, you often ?nd yourself laughed at for being so ignorant as to suppose that anyone ever took the doctrines of the Church literally. [Man] is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.george orwell
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.thomas carlyle
The most completely wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed.
All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land.
Do not say before hand what you are going to do; for if you fail, you will be laughed at.
That's so funny the first time I heard that, I laughed so hard I fell off my dinosaur.dale doback
When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.j. m. barrie