For every laugh, there should be a tear.
Fun is fun but no girl wants to laugh all of the time.Anita Loos
When we can begin to take our failures nonseriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.katherine mansfield
But when the madman laughs, he already laughs with the laugh of death; the lunatic, anticipating the macabre, has disarmed it.
I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don’t remember ever having seen one weep.Denis Diderot
You don't go into the National Gallery of any famous capital city and cry, sob, laugh, fall about on the floor, become very angry -- it's a completely different reaction. It's a reaction which is to do with a much more composed sense of regarding an image; it's a reaction with a thought process as opposed to an immediate emotional reaction.Peter Greenaway
So I watched the Pink Panther last night, and so I'm trying desperately to be funny, and then it's just not working out so good... I wonder if maybe I could've been a comedian or something like that, or maybe I could've been a doctor, then I wouldn't have to make anyone laugh.dave matthews
Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.theodore parker
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.jalal al-din muhammad rumi
It's all very well to laugh at the military, but when one considers the meaning of life , it is a struggle between alternative viewpoints of life itself. And without the ability to defend one's own viewpoint against other perhaps more aggressive ideologies , then reasonableness and moderation could, quite simply, disappear. That is why we'll always need an army, and may God strike me down were it to be otherwise.
These are old fond paradoxes to make fools laugh i' the alehouse.william shakespeare
Be a clown, be a clown, All the world loves a clown. Act the fool, play the calf, And you'll always have the last laugh.
O, you shall see him laugh till his face be like a wet cloak ill laid up.william shakespeare
There are no exact guidelines. There are probably no guidelines at all. The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor , an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world .
Less at thine own things laugh ; lest in the jest Thy person share, and the conceit advance, Make not thy sport abuses: for the fly That feeds on dung is colored thereby.George Herbert
I laugh, for hope hath happy place with me, If my bark sinks, 'tis to another sea.william ellery channing
It is the duty of the humor of any given nation in time of high crisis to attack the catastrophe that faces it in such a manner as to cause the people to laugh at it in such a way that they cannot die before they are killed.
If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And, if I can persuade you to laugh at a particular point that I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge it as true .
Where are your jibes now? Will you laugh when my Hell is on Earth?
"Is someone you know anorexic? A good joke would be to tell them that they're fat. They'll laugh because anorexic people aren't fat. HAHAH"