Best Quotes About Laugh

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh. -Robert A. Heinlein

We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can. -Will Rogers

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news. -Bertolt Brecht

You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself. -Ethel Barrymore

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. -Mark Twain

Nobody ever died of laughter. -Max Beerbohm

If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old. -E. W. Howe

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. -George Bernard Shaw

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals. -Agnes Repplier

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence. -H. L. Mencken

Our comedies are not to be laughed at. -Samuel Goldwyn

If you tell a joke in the forest, but nobody laughs, was it a joke? -Steven Wright

The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh, Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh, and Make people talk like you because it's so much fun. -Jerry Seinfeld

No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. -Thomas Carlyle

There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much. -Elbert Hubbard

God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. -H. L. Mencken

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. -Mahatma Gandhi

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. -Kurt Vonnegut

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. -Max Eastman

The earth laughs in flowers. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing. -Phyllis Diller

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all. -Jean de la Bruyere

A sense of humor… is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. -Hugh Sidey

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. -Woody Allen

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter. -Gordon W. Allport

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another. -Alan Alda

You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. -Stephen King

Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing. -Ken Kesey

Seven days without laughter makes one weak. -Mort Walker

We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist. -Joseph Heller

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own. -Logan Pearsall Smith

And as they pass, turn back and laugh at me. -George Villiers

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian. -Paul McCartney

The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed. -Nicolas Chamfort

A day without laughter is a day wasted. -Charlie Chaplin

All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land. -Jack Kerouac

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it. -Groucho Marx

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war. -George S. Patton

There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join. -Agnes Repplier

There's a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at. -Richard Pryor

Now if the harvest is over, And the world cold, Give me the bonus of laughter, As I lose hold. -John Betjeman

For me, a hearty 'belly laugh' is one of the beautiful sounds in the world. -Bennett Cerf

The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it. -James Thurber

One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one. -Henry Miller

It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter. Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation than trying to make the English laugh. -Malcolm Muggeridge

What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance. -Richard M. Nixon

The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above. -Cyril Connolly

It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either. -Golda Meir

The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. -Virginia Woolf

When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative. -Francis Bacon

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. -Unknown

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. -Henry David Thoreau

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it. -William Blake

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child. -Henry Ward Beecher

Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go. -Arthur Rubinstein

I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep. -Bette Davis

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything. -Kurt Vonnegut

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. -Albert Einstein

Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. -Vaclav Havel

A good laugh is sunshine in the house. -William Makepeace Thackeray

I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at. -Wilson Mizner

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. -Charles M. Schulz

If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it. -Erma Bombeck

The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed. -Bennett Cerf

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness. -Milan Kundera

There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them. -Niels Bohr

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either. -Golda Meir

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity. -William Arthur Ward

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be. -William Hazlitt

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. -W. H. Auden

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

We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal… in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live. -Peter McWilliams

If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now. -Marie Osmond

I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved. -Russell Lynes

I try to bring the audience's own drama – tears and laughter they know about – to them. -Judy Garland

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either. -Wayne Dyer

An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh. -Will Rogers

I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke. -Spike Milligan

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool. -George Santayana

After I got my first laugh on stage, I was hooked. -Matthew Perry

Yeah, some kids called me fish lips because I had these really full lips. Now I'm sure all those same girls are getting collagen injections, so I'm having the last laugh. -Denise Richards

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. -Bill Cosby

When I told my friends I was going to be a comedian, they laughed at me. -Carrot Top

When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity. -Walt Disney

Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you. -Jim Rohn

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. -Bob Hope

More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion. -Harvey Milk

A man of knowledge chooses a path with a heart and follows it and then he looks and rejoices and laughs and then he sees and knows. -Carlos Castaneda

If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that's my reward. -Victor Borge

The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think. -Malcolm de Chazal

He who laughs most, learns best. -John Cleese

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. -Erma Bombeck

One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling. -William James

Really, sex and laughter do go very well together, and I wondered – and I still do – which is more important. -Hermione Gingold

We travellers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic. -Mary Wortley Montagu

When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more. -John Adams

One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter. -Francoise Sagan

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 the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth. -John Cleese

Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat. -Joanne Woodward

When onstage, I always try to take my audience through as many emotions as I possibly can. I want them to go from laughter to tears, be shocked and surprised and walk out the door with a renewed sense of themselves – and maybe a smile. -Reba McEntire

Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven; confess them to man and you will be laughed at. -Josh Billings

That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you. -A. Whitney Brown

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. -Anthony Burgess

If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans. -Woody Allen

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn? -Jane Austen

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty. -Jane Austen

Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh. -Quentin Crisp

What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke. -Steve Martin

Show me a person who doesn't like to laugh and I'll show you a person with a toe tag. -Julia Roberts

At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since. -Marilyn vos Savant

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. -Friedrich Nietzsche

The pretty fellows you speak of, I own entertain me sometimes, but is it impossible to be diverted with what one despises? I can laugh at a puppet show, at the same time I know there is nothing in it worth my attention or regard. -Mary Wortley Montagu

While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit. -Lewis Carroll

One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy. -Mary Wortley Montagu

If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? -William Shakespeare

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

I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps the other way. It goes right by his glove and I laugh. -Rod Carew

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. -Khalil Gibran

Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter. -Victor Hugo

I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can. -Linda Ellerbee

We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh. -Agnes Repplier

A handful of men, inured to war, proceed to certain victory, while on the contrary, numerous armies of raw and undisciplined troops are but multitudes of men dragged to the slaughter. -Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much. -Quintilian

A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue. -Quintilian

The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Yesterday, we slaughtered them and we will continue to slaughter them. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

The house of laughter makes a house of woe. -Edward Young

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. -George Washington

It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses. -Virginia Woolf

The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry. -Raoul Vaneigem

There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts. -Joseph Roux

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. -Maya Angelou

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself. -Maya Angelou

Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth. -Umberto Eco

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause. -George Eliot

The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh. -Samuel Beckett

The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it… try to fake three laughs in an hour – ha ha ha ha ha – they'll take you away, man. You can't. -Lenny Bruce

The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds. -Lenny Bruce

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps. -William Blake

We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market. -Charles Lamb

If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there. -Martin Luther

Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. -Robert Fulghum

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings. -Helen Hayes

I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly. -George Farquhar

The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself. -Rabindranath Tagore

I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep. -Pierre Beaumarchais

I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry. -Pierre Beaumarchais

People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited. -William Makepeace Thackeray

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter. -Francoise Sagan

The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh. -Friedrich Schiller

It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. -William Shakespeare

Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly. -Jonathan Swift

True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. -Thomas Carlyle

The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs. -Malcolm de Chazal

We sometimes laugh from ear to ear, but it would be impossible for a smile to be wider than the distance between our eyes. -Malcolm de Chazal

Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors. -Norman Cousins

Let there be more joy and laughter in your living. -Eileen Caddy

It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

We don't laugh because we're happy – we're happy because we laugh. -William James

The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter. -Alice Meynell

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us. -Orison Swett Marden

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance. -W. Somerset Maugham

Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh. -Martin Farquhar Tupper

A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused. -Shirley MacLaine

When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves. -Katherine Mansfield

The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth. -George Jean Nathan

He who laughs best today, will also laughs last. -Friedrich Nietzsche

If you can laugh together, you can work together. -Robert Orben

Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die! -Luigi Pirandello

Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in. -Theodore Parker

If I told you what it takes to reach the highest high you'd laugh and say nothing that simple, but you've been told many times before messiah's point you to the door though no one's got the guts to leave the temple. -Pete Townshend

It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after. -George Ade

She had a penetrating sort of laugh. Rather like a train going into a tunnel. -P. G. Wodehouse

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. -e. e. cummings

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

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. -Khalil Gibran

Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more. -Henry Ward Beecher

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. -Carl Sagan

If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think. -Clarence Darrow

From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends. -Hilaire Belloc

Being English, I always laugh at anything to do with the lavatory or bottoms. -Elizabeth Hurley

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it. -Langston Hughes

Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature. -Samuel Butler

I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world. -Peter Ustinov

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter. -Winston Churchill

She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth. -Benjamin Franklin

No one is laughable who laughs at himself. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France. -Nicolas Chamfort

Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy. -Ann Coulter

This morning when I put on my underwear I could hear the fruit-of-the-loom guys laughing at me. -Rodney Dangerfield

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry. -Cat Stevens

Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy. -Bryant H. McGill

How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men? -Lao Tzu

For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh. -Georges Rouault

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. -Jean Houston

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip. -Jonathan Carroll

For a long time, I operated under the Chinese proverb that there are four kinds of leaders: those who you laugh at, those who you hate, those who you love and those who you don't even know that they're leaders. -Bill Bradley

Life is just a bowl of cherries, don't take it serious, its mysterious. Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh and laugh at love, love a laugh, laugh and love. -Bob Fosse

I don't know who I touch and who I don't. I work hard trying to make people laugh. I try to do the kind of stuff that made me laugh growing up. I don't have any secrets. I don't know the reasons I've been so well received. -Adam Sandler

Everybody wants to laugh – you know that. They need to laugh… people need to laugh. -Carl Reiner

I think that comedy really tells you how it is. The other thing about comedy is that – you don't even know if you're failing in drama, but you do know when you're failing in comedy. When you go to a comedy and you don't hear anybody laughing, you know that you've failed. -Carl Reiner

The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laugh. -Carl Reiner

The goal is to have to do the shot again because the camera guy shook a little bit as he was laughing. Without that happening, I'm not happy because there's nothing better for me than a world that everybody's just trying to make each other laugh. -Matthew Perry

If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs. -Tina Fey

Somewhere around the fifth or seventh grade I figured out that I could ingratiate myself to people by making them laugh. Essentially, I was just trying to make them like me. But after a while it became part of my identity. -Tina Fey

I have always liked shows that have laughter in them. -David Walliams

My mom and dad just loved the fact that I fooled around. They just embraced it. They'd always kind of enjoy it, and they liked it when I made them laugh. -Dominic Monaghan

I always wanted attention, and I realized I could make people laugh. -Lusia Strus

If I hurt someone, if I were to accidentally poke someone's eye out, I would laugh. And then I'd say, 'I'm sorry, I really do feel bad,' but then I'm on the floor rolling. -Rachel McAdams

Let the other guys do the crybaby stuff. Go for the laughs. -Rip Torn

A woman can laugh and cry in three seconds and it's not weird. But if a man does it, it's very disturbing. The way I'd describe it is like this: I have been allowed inside the house of womanhood, but I feel that they wouldn't let me in any of the interesting rooms. -Rob Schneider

I lost that excitement I had when I first started out. It was all about the need to just get a job, and so I found the joy again when I was writing Deuce Bigelow. I was laughing so hard and along with my writing partner at the time, simply laughing until we cried. -Rob Schneider

You know what, I'm very attracted to someone who makes me laugh and is that charming. Really, I could be charmed by anyone. I'm just a sucker for somebody that is charming. -Beyonce Knowles

As a small child in England, I had this dream of going to Africa. We didn't have any money and I was a girl, so everyone except my mother laughed at it. When I left school, there was no money for me to go to university, so I went to secretarial college and got a job. -Jane Goodall

It's better when they laugh, isn't it? -Lorne Michaels

People go to the zoo and they like the lion because it's scary. And the bear because it's intense, but the monkey makes people laugh. -Lorne Michaels

I think that's one of the most important gifts we have in television – the ability to heal through laughter. -Soleil Moon Frye

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. -Joan Lunden

Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard. -Steve Carell

It's okay to laugh in the bedroom so long as you don't point. -Will Durst

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. -Will Durst

I'll be in Los Angeles for two weeks and I'll have a laugh, get battered and have a buzz, but at the end of the day, I'll go home. It's just me earning a few more stories to tell everyone at home and all. -Colin Farrell

I'm laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing. -Carlos Santana

My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly. -Carlos Santana

The only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping and showing off his shortcomings. -David Niven

Situation comedies are old-fashioned – they stick to formulas. I resent their music which is old fashioned. I resent the use of a laugh track. -Bill Bixby

My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry. -Roberto Benigni

I just consider myself a piece of the puzzle and I'm lucky enough to be asked or invited to the party, if you will. I hope I can bring some laughs and grimaces to the fans. -Adam Baldwin

A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired of being encouraged to go always for laughs. -Alexander Payne

I feel the producers really exploited my lack of talent at this time. I looked like an idiot up there. I want to be good, not something that people will laugh at. -William Hung

I wanted nothing less than to be a fiction writer when I was a kid. If you had told me I would be an artist or novelist when I grew up, I would have laughed in your face. -Caleb Carr

Make 'em laugh; make 'em cry; make 'em wait. -Charles Reade

You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same. -Jonathan Davis

Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper. -Daphne Zuniga

In the laughing times we know that we are lucky, and in the quiet times we know that we are blessed. And we will not be alone. -Dar Williams

Whatever kind of movie it is, you're going to be more into it when you care more about the drama, or you'll have a better laugh if you feel like you know the people better. -Luke Wilson

Cursed be he above all others Who's enslaved by love of money. Money takes the place of brothers, Money takes the place of parents, Money brings us war and slaughter. -Anacreon

The violence or the vaudeville style of comedy is a technique all by itself. You get up there, and you are a comedian, and you're doing one thing. That is, you're going to make the audience laugh. -Leslie Nielsen

Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example – I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation. -Nazim Hikmet

This is our lance. See, you're making me laugh about this now, because there have been a few jokes on the set about what they actually look like. But, see, I personally think they'd be a great toy. So… just batteries aren't included. -Kevin Sorbo

If I get a hard audience they are not going to get away until they laugh. Those seven laughs a minute – I've got to have them. -Ken Dodd

It's such a great feeling to make people laugh. I know I've made people cry or want to slit their wrists, but to make people laugh is a very intoxicating, wonderful thing. -Joan Allen

All you need in the world is love and laughter. That's all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other. -August Wilson

The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it. -Bill Nye

We are trying to communicate a fulfilled ideal. Does anybody remember laughter? -Robert Plant

I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do. -Aaliyah

I adopt a very simple approach. I observe and reflect real life and ordinary people and sooner or later that raises a laugh. -Alberto Sordi

All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing. -D. H. Lawrence

One could laugh at the world better if it didn't mix tender kindliness with its brutality. -D. H. Lawrence

The laughs mean more to me than the adoration. If two girls walk up to me and one says 'you're cute', I'll say thank you, but I appreciate it much more when the other one says 'you make me laugh so much'. -Michael J. Fox

Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there's humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd. -David Lynch

The burden of originality is one that most people don't want to accept. They'd rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they're supposed to like, what they're supposed to buy, and what they're supposed to laugh at. -Marilyn Manson

There came to port last Sunday night the queerest little craft, without an inch of rigging on; I looked and looked – and laughed. It seemed so curious that she should cross the unknown water, and moor herself within my room – my daughter! O my daughter! -George Washington Cable

True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever-growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you've suffered together, cried together, laughed together. -Ricardo Montalban

One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour. -Colin Baker

Remember, if you do the same act for 20, 30 years it gets a little boring unless you've got something else going for you… And the orchestra really kept you going. They'd laugh at all your jokes, even if they'd been hearing them for the last 30 years. -Donald O'Connor

I always laugh the hardest at the stuff you see in day-to-day life. It's great when somebody can tell a joke that really makes you laugh hard, but to see some kind of personal interaction that no one could write is so good. Those are always the things that make me laugh. -Luke Wilson

In the happy scenes there were really fun times. Sean would say really funny stuff because he likes to improv. I would want to laugh, but you are not allowed to do that during the take. -Dakota Fanning

Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play. -Johnny Mercer

The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortune. -Bert Williams

I haven't shaved my private parts, but I dyed them once for a laugh! They looked more ginger, though! -Lee Ryan

I don't know why people are so surprised by my live performances. My approach is so simple; every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears or inspiration. Otherwise, why should I do it? -John Davidson

If slaughterhouses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian. -Linda McCartney

I can't tell you how much we laughed on the set to have Alec Guinness in a scene with a big, furry dog that's flying a space ship. -Mark Hamill

But filming is good for you, because the crew isn't allowed to laugh. You can't get addicted to getting the laugh. -Ben Kingsley

Who laughs less than feminists? -Tucker Carlson

Our revenge will be the laughter of our children. -Bobby Sands

Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end. -Kris Kristofferson

To get a job where the only thing you have to do in your career is to make people laugh-well, it's the best job in the world. -Ronnie Barker

Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men. -George Pierce Baker

I just want real reactions. I want people to laugh from the gut, be sad from the gut – or get angry from the gut. -Andy Kaufman

If I play my cards right, I could bring network wrestling back to TV. Unfortunately, to most people, wrestling is a laughingstock. But fortunately, I'm reaching people who otherwise wouldn't watch it. -Andy Kaufman

Doing that hunt scene was really quite demanding. I actually broke a rib during that scene. And then all the scenes after that became quite challenging, just breathing and laughing. -Guy Pearce

The city and province were given up to anarchy; the coloured people, elated with victory, proclaimed the slaughter of all whites, except the English, French, and American residents. -Henry Walter Bates

One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy. After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen, went over with a baseball bat to kill him. I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other. I thought, Who am I kidding? -James Caan

The great disadvantage of our present electoral system is that it freezes the pattern of politics, and holds together the incompatible because everyone assumes that if a party splits it will be electorally slaughtered. -Roy Jenkins

Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone, but that's usually how you end up crying? -Chuck Palahniuk

It's a little like casting out hundreds of fishing lines into the audience. You start getting little bites, then more, then you hook a few, then more. Then you can start reeling them in and that's a loveliest feeling – the whole audience laughing with you. -Jim Dale

I remember certain people in the audience laughing and I wanted to ask: 'What are you laughing at? This isn't funny.' Now I realize that laughter can come from insecurity. They don't know how they should be feeling. -Jim Dale

I'd rather get a good clean laugh with good material, than an easy laugh by swearing or shocking. That's not clever or comedic, anybody can get a laugh that way, it's too easy. -Jim Dale

War in men's eyes shall be A monster of iniquity In the good time coming. Nations shall not quarrel then, To prove which is the stronger; Nor slaughter men for glory's sake; – Wait a little longer. -Charles Mackay

Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country. -Lord Byron

Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce. -Lord Byron

The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell. -John W. Foster

There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there'd be something I'd miss that was funny in the future. If there's a chance I'm going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that. -Dave Navarro

I love a girl that can make me laugh. I am not really a laugh-at-things type of guy and I don't smile and laugh all the time… But if a girl can make me laugh… I'm in love!!!! -Jesse McCartney

I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry… just make me feel alive. -Joey Lauren Adams

It has not been an easy name, yet it has brought me many a laugh. -Sister Parish

Transforming a line like that makes it into a belly laugh instead of a laugh against us. -Terence Young

I found every single laugh as Laertes that you can find and only realized later that you really shouldn't find any at all. -David Hyde Pierce

My favorite work is The Full Monty because I got an Oscar for it. But it was really hard work at the time. Sometimes comedy is not a bundle of laughs to actually do. -Anne Dudley

That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much. -Robert Louis Stevenson

You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage. -Robert Louis Stevenson

It is important that gang members are aware that if they engage in aggravated assault, maiming, kidnapping, or manslaughter that they will receiving a minimum sentence of 30 years. -Albert Wynn

You can have a laugh in Los Angeles, or you can weep in Los Angeles, depending on your attitude towards it. -Miranda Richardson

In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour. -Henri Bergson

It seems that laughter needs an echo. -Henri Bergson

Our laughter is always the laughter of a group. -Henri Bergson

I love men who make me laugh. -Nastassja Kinski

For me, the great joy is to watch an audience watching what I've made. To hear not a peep from the audience at the right moment, and then to hear the laughs and the cheers. -Michael Bay

If I can make people laugh it's like being a good lover. -Spalding Gray

Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people. Difference is that strong people admit their mistakes, laugh at them, learn from them. That is how they become strong. -Richard J. Needham

He who has laughter on his side has no need of proof. -Theodor W. Adorno

Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn't. -Stephen Leacock

We think of the noble object for which the professor appears tonight, we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one who will laugh at the professor. -Stephen Leacock

We were the laughingstock of that first season… It was with great relish several years later that I received a TV Guide award for favorite actress on television. -Roma Downey

If you can't laugh about sex, you shouldn't be doing it. -Sue Johanson

The biggest lesson from Africa was that life's joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time. -Andrew Shue

If you do one good thing, that doesn't define you either. Being around the kids in the juvenile center, they were engaging, they made us laugh but they were there for doing something terrible. -Ryan Gosling

My Pa always said, 'Live fast, die laughing,' that's the way to do it. -Doug McClure

By laughing at me, the audience really laughs at themselves, and realizing they have done this gives them sort of a spiritual second wind for going back into the battles of life. -Emmett Kelly

I've lived, laughed, lost, and loved again the whole Shakespearian thing. -Fran Drescher

If they weren't laughing with me, okay; if they want to laugh at me it's better than nothing. -Peter Steele

I think my speeches are hilarious. I think I'm a natural comedian, but I like denying people the chance to laugh. I want to deny you the relief of the punchline. -Lydia Lunch

He had a broad face and a little round belly, that shook, when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly. -Clement Clarke Moore

It's fun to do something funny and have the director laughing. It makes you feel good. -Jon Lovitz

I like comedy, I love it very much, I love laughing. -Khandi Alexander

Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief, rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians returned to it and recognized their slaughtered warriors, women, and children. -John Gibbon

The prisoners eyed the clothes some time, and laughed a good deal among themselves before they put them on. -Lewis Tappan

I've had a very laughable career and what has seen me through is my sense of humor. -Linda Gray

They used to say I was a younger Winona Ryder and that always made me laugh because I'm three years older than she is. -Moira Kelly

Gordon Ramsay makes me laugh because he knows that I'm not a chef. -Nigella Lawson

A woman would pitch a joke. Nothing. Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh. -Wanda Sykes

It's easier to rip somebody to shreds while you're making them laugh. -Wanda Sykes

It's harder to laugh than to cry. -Henry Thomas

If we could all just laugh at ourselves, in hard times or good times, it would be an incredible world. -Jena Malone

I get paid to not laugh. -Julia Barr

My way was not to be the petite, gorgeous, little cheerleader. My way of getting by was making people laugh. -Kristen Johnston

If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be. -Kevin J. Anderson

Save your rejections so that later when you are famous you can show them to people and laugh. -Meg Cabot

I love a good laugh as well, I think that's so important in life, which is probably why I've dabbled in comedy writing as well as horror. I think if you can make someone laugh or smile it's the most special thing in the world. -Paul Kane

Making my class laugh and getting in trouble. I was the class clown. -R. L. Stine

Y'know what? This is what I go by: It doesn't matter how good-looking a guy is, it just depends on his personality. If a guy can make you laugh and make fun of you, then that's what would win me over. So, yeah. -Rachel Bilson

There's not really much destruction in New York besides the weather and it's a natural force so it's not like any destruction. But LA gets leveled (laughs). That's my comment to Hollywood. -Roland Emmerich

Go now, verses, on your light feet, you have not trodden hard on the old earth where the graves laugh when they see their guests, the one corpse stacked on top of the other. Go now and stagger to her whom I do not know. -Hugo Claus

A laugh is a terrible weapon. -Kate O'Brien

As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by using your fists. -Tim Conway

I figure you're only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I've always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction. -Tim Conway

There are a lot of laughs in this movie, but it's not just about the laughs. It's really about the story, about a guy who finds his soul and realizes what's truly important. -Peter Farrelly

Muhammad Ali was the kind of guy you either loved or hated, but you wanted to see him. I happen to really love him. He brought boxing to another level and always made you laugh. -Gerry Cooney

And I always laugh at that, because I think I've always been doing what I want to do since Day 1. -Alanis Morissette

Primarily I'm a social commentator rather than someone who's out to get the belly laugh. -Jonathan Shapiro

It's a major part of world history that men are trying to kill each other. It's just one slaughter after the other. We talk about it, but no one's really listening. -Fred Ward

Because I actually find the next take after they've controlled it a little bit and repressed the laughter is actually a really interesting take, because that's still going on underneath the surface. That struggle to maintain composure becomes part of the joy of the scene. -Jay Roach

But I couldn't cut that whole septic tank scene out because the audience liked it so much. So I sort of fell right back into getting a cheap laugh, but I still loved it. -Jay Roach

I love making people laugh. It's an addiction and it's probably dysfunctional, but I am addicted to it and there's no greater pleasure for me than sitting in a theater and feeling a lot of people losing control of themselves. -Jay Roach

I put the storyboard down and came back to it like two weeks later and saw that I had written 'Butt-Head' next to the picture, and it kind of made me laugh and I thought, Well, might as well go for every laugh you can get. -Mike Judge

I've seen a lot of pairs of guys that have been hanging out together way too long-until they're laughing all the time. -Mike Judge

They don't make you pay for the humor. It's up and down, but they're trying to give you as many laughs as possible in 2 minutes. They are the most honest comedians ever. -Mike Judge

During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one. -Jerry Stiller

My father and mother – I figured if I could make them laugh, they'd stop fighting. I stole all their material. -Jerry Stiller

If I had to put a name to it, I would wish that all my books were entertainments. I think the first thing you've got to do is grab the reader by the ear, and make him sit down and listen. Make him laugh, make him feel. We all want to be entertained at a very high level. -John le Carre

I think I'm in the same mood as ever, but in some ways more mature. I guess you could say that, at 65, when you've seen the world shape up as I have, there are only two things you can do: laugh or kill yourself. -John le Carre

And I'm walking along and we're laughing, kidding, joking, and see he understood the leader, the one we called the leader, had some knowledge of English, although limited. -Betty Hill

I try to maintain the perspective that life is meant to be laughed at. -Nicholas Brendon

I remember going to Bob Preston's dressing room because I was losing a laugh – as you do in a long run. He said, 'Give me the script. That's where you're going off the road.' That's comedy. It's never the line itself; it's in the foundation. -Jeffrey Tambor

Sometimes there's one person in the audience laughing hysterically, and it's so much fun. You end up playing the entire play to them. -Lorraine Bracco

We all laughed. It was more like that whole thing that I was talking about earlier. You go to training camp and after the season is over, you might not see the guys for six months until you go back to training camp. -Bubba Smith

I guess they're tough jokes. But there's lots of things you either laugh or cry at. And you just can't cry. -Sam Kinison

The thing I do best is laugh. -Cathy Freeman

I've heard all kinds of crazy rumors about myself. I've even heard that I'm pregnant! I've become real good about laughing things off – I figure I'd better get used to it. -Carrie Underwood

It's nice to know you have support. Last night I got a marriage proposal. I just laughed. -Carrie Underwood

It's great, because different groups of kids can laugh at each other and still enjoy the show. -Daisy Berkowitz

I do remember smiling quite a bit inside it though since I knew it wouldn't be seen on film – so of course while the poor planet is being blown up I'm smiling and laughing like mad! -David Prowse

I can't stand girls who laugh at everything I say like I'm the funniest guy in the world. I like girls who tell it like it is, no kissing up to me because I'm on TV. -Jeremy London

I love being able to make people laugh. -Judith Light

I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of mine became concerned about how often I danced. -Cesar Romero

Ladies be seated, a laugh doesn't cost you a dime. -Johnny Olson

So the laughs had to come from the character, not because we had balloons in our shirts or were speaking in high voices. That was very important to us. -Kevin McDonald

He makes me laugh, Mick! He tended to turn up when we were having lunch and entertain us all. He bought an Enigma machine! I've never worked with a producer who was more famous than everyone put together. -Saffron Burrows

We still have that same burn, to get that same kind of laughs. So whether the studio wants us to or not, we're going to do it. The money is just a byproduct of coming out with good stuff. Our whole thing is building that rapport with the audience. -Shawn Wayans

My way of fitting in was through jokes and making people laugh. -Carrot Top

My way of making people like me was to make 'em laugh. -Carrot Top

Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter. -Chuck Jones

Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones

People tell me they laughed hard enough to wake their spouses, that they've given away numerous copies to friends, and that it's the one Trek book they'll give to people they wouldn't expect to like others. -John M. Ford

I just wanted laughs – that's really what I was after. -Larry David

If we had a hard time, my mother would sit me down and we would talk about it, and she kept talking and kept processing until we started to laugh about it. -Liza Minnelli

In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny – an experience I've never had in America! -Poppy Z. Brite

Investigators have discovered that dogs can laugh, which can't be too big of a surprise. -Tony Snow

Allan had come down wanting to do some sort of crucial music and I'd been involved in so-called Art Music and wanted to explore other areas – we were approaching it in some quite tongue-in-cheek ways and we had a lot of fun – we spent more time laughing than playing music. -Jamie Muir

We all look to have transcendent experiences that lift us out of the everyday, and fear is a good one. But, I think it's the same reason why people want to laugh their heads off. -Adam Arkin

I think Taj and Nina were better friends, because they get along, they have a lot of fun and they laugh. But it seems that Nina and Jack really hit it off. Nina really fell in love with Jack. there's a lot of chemistry between them! -Delta Goodrem

Paul Lucas had a particularly amusing accent, so I chuckled. That was terrible; I shouldn't have done that, but he took it too big. He got up and said he couldn't work with people who laughed at him! -Fay Wray

I checked myself out in that funeral parlour scene. I saw myself laughing, because there was a shot of Ed and I together and Mary was right in back of us. My head turned from the camera and I saw myself laughing, because Mary was absolutely brilliant in that thing. -Gavin MacLeod

I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future. -LaToya Jackson

They can certainly expect to be very impressed with the technical aspects of the show, fooled and led up the garden path by the story and ultimately have a jolly good laugh! -Louise Jameson

There were mornings in the make-up trailer where I'd have fits of laughter because of the extraordinary daily events of the shoot. Sometimes, it was all too much to believe. But the wildest things happened. -Madeleine Stowe

Well, look at all of these summer blockbusters. You can't help but laugh a little, because you've already seen a lot of these movies 482 times. -Sean Penn

And I don't believe that melodramatic feelings are laughable – they should be taken absolutely seriously. -Rainer Werner Fassbinder

I know when I go to a movie I want to experience something, whether to laugh, to cry, to feel bad. -Ray Liotta

If people were really naked and everyone knew what each other was thinking, everyone would probably just laugh… or they'd lock each other up. -Robyn Hitchcock

For me, making the show work was getting belly laughs – like most variety artists. But the straight actor believes you fix your performance in rehearsal and that's it. -Ron Moody

I just love listening to the laughter. -Simon Pegg

I think that the joke and the ghost story both have a similar set up in that you kind of set something up and pay it off with a laugh or a scare. -Simon Pegg

You know, Democratic and Republican administrations alike have supported individuals and regimes that have slaughtered millions across the globe. And they need to be held accountable for that. -Aaron McGruder

I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit. -Bill Hicks

I believe in things that move people, if the audience isn't deeply caught up and moved to either laughter or tears then I don't think it is theater. -Estelle Parsons

This happens to be that the power of laughter and love would beat out the power of fear every time. You know, I hate to sound corny about it but it's true, and I think that's what this movie is about. -John Goodman

Sure, the comedians who swear or use scatological humor can get laughs, but they're uncomfortable laughs. -John Ratzenberger

I laughed all the way through Love Story. -Paul Lynde

I feel now it's useless to keep hoping. The way things are today, we live in a world that needs laughter, and I've decided if I can make people laugh, I'm making a more important contribution. -Paul Lynde

We are just fanatics about using the technology to make it all wonderful. We laughed at the fact that we were having such a great time working this way. -Al Jarreau

Al and Tommy and I sharing the biggest laugh because it was predicted by everything we did in the first three or four records in my career. It was predicted in the grooves that we would be here sometime later on down the road. -Al Jarreau

You know, the funny thing about Lorne and that show is that, you can go over one million things, but in a business of bean counters, he still likes to laugh at small things and creates a show around it. -Colin Quinn

I've never really worked on them. Just once in a while one hits me and makes me laugh. My Al Gore was sort of like a gay Gomer Pyle. -Dana Carvey

It's almost like he's started to sound even more exotic the more people started doing him. I don't know why, but there's just something about Al Gore that makes me laugh. -Dana Carvey

What I took back, because of my exposure to the Jewish music of the 30s and the 40s in my upbringing with my father, was that kind of theatrical songwriting. It was always a part of my character. This desire to make people laugh. -Pete Townshend

But one man never laughed. He was a giant among men. He was Bobby Darin and he was my friend. -Wayne Newton

I would find myself laughing and wondering where these ideas came from. You can call it imagination, I suppose. But I was grateful for wherever they came from. -Amy Tan

Well, he doesn't make me laugh. I think I've got a fair sense of humour but I can't really see it in him. I've listened to his show on the radio on a Saturday morning, and that's a load of mince as well. -Ian St. John

When I'm depressed and I feel low thinking that good movies are not made any more, then I put on his movies and I watch them. I laugh and I cry and I have great pleasure. -Geraldine Chaplin

Billy Crystal knows how to make people laugh. He's got 30 years on stage… there's no telling him what's funny. -Harold Ramis

We were tremendously encouraged by the testing of Analyze That. Audiences loved it. They were telling us that they liked it as much as the original. We recorded the laughs in the theater. -Harold Ramis

Our shows are packed with laughter and light-hearted songs to lift the listener from their everyday life. We encourage the audience to participate in any way. -Jason Mraz

I definitely want people to laugh because I don't think there's a better feeling – I think it's just so fabulous to laugh. I don't mind if people think, either. I think the brain is a very sexy organ. -Kate Clinton

Whatever one thinks of President George W. Bush and his unilateralist crew, most of the people laughing at us do not think we are evil. What they think is that we are naive and incompetent. -Richard Reeves

You say a line and you wait for them to laugh, then you say another line and you wait… It felt weird to me. But it's interesting and the energy is almost like theatre, I suppose, with all the people there. -Sherilyn Fenn

I learned very early that an audience would relax and look at things differently if they felt they could laugh with you from time to time. There's an energy that comes through the release of tension that is laughter. -Twyla Tharp

Of course, the idea of a six months' holiday is enough to make anyone laugh at anything, but I find that besides that I was a good deal harassed and run down, and I am glad to cut off from everything and start fresh. I feel miserably selfish about it all the time. -Richard Harding Davis

As you know it is a comedy so everything is a little bit pushed. That's what's funny about this kind of movie is you can laugh about the absurdity, and the bad side of life. -Sophie Marceau

I just heard a very funny story about somebody who died yesterday, I'm sorry to say so but it was so absurd that you can't help laughing. And the person that was concerned about that story was laughing too. -Sophie Marceau

I think it's almost easier to make people cry than to make people laugh. -Sophie Marceau

It depends on the situation. I mean, on one hand there's the argument that people should be left alone on the other hand, there's the argument to wade in a stop slaughters in places like Bosnia and Kosovo and what we probably should have done in Rwanda. -Jello Biafra

Peoples will be as before, the sheep sent to the slaughterhouses or to the meadows as it pleases the shepherds. -Henri La Fontaine

I don't know if we will ever try again because those sort of things are very hard to organise but yes, I've known Doon for years and John as well but I hadn't met Will before, and he turned out to be a good laugh. -Jo Brand

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine. -Anne Bronte

My earlier poems were sadder than my poems are today, perhaps because I wrote them in confusion or when I was unhappy. But I am not a melancholy person, quite the contrary, no one enjoys laughing more than I do. -Anne Stevenson

I'm not just gonna go after the black Jesse Jackson they all want to make fun of, but I know the wrong people are gonna laugh at that. I don't want to play to that crowd. I don't. -Chris Matthews

All this flying around got on my nerves. But then I gave the script to Cathy to get her opinion. When she started to laugh, it was like 'That's it!'. I went to LA and I got the part. -Ed O'Neill

I write funny. If I can make my wife laugh, I know I'm on the right track. But yes, I don't like to get Maudlin. And I have a tendency towards it. -Gene Wilder

More labels should be like that. Instead of putting these records out myself, I should have just signed with them, but they probably don't like my music (laughs). -Matthew Sweet

I think most musicians do like to have a laugh. -Neil Innes

I enjoyed entertaining people since I was a little girl. There was nothing better than making people laugh. That, and the need to express myself in a safe environment. -Amy Weber

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen. -Carl Sandburg

My partner and I won the race, and I threw my hat into the air and bent to pick it up. Everyone started laughin' because I had split the back end of my pants out, and I wasn't wearing shorts. -Chris LeDoux

I always prefer the big laugh. That is always the objective, especially with a film like Scary Movie 2. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

I enjoy the character interplay. Sometimes the audience is not laughing, but smiling, and that is almost just as good because it keeps them ready to laugh. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

I was able to get along with everybody. I really enjoyed all of those guys. They were unique in their own ways, and I think that's what made the sport fun. We had a great time laughing and having fun. -Lee Haney

The average adult laughs 15 times a day; the average child, more than 400 times. -Martha Beck

What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence. -Martha Beck

Nobody makes me laugh. -Sean Hayes

Now, a recent study from cardiologists at the University of Maryland, has shown that laughter may have a beneficial effect on the heart. -Allen Klein

It is still not clear from this study how laughter can directly help the heart but other studies have shown that laughter is beneficial for every system in the body. -Allen Klein

Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing. -Allen Klein

While most of us know that we feel better after a good hearty laugh, science, in many cases, is yet to prove why. -Allen Klein

Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial. -Allen Klein

In looking for humor, keep in mind this guideline: Sometimes it takes a little time to see the humor in your upsets; you may not find something to laugh about immediately. -Allen Klein

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat. -Allen Klein

All I want to do when I have time off is to have a laugh with my school friends and go down the pub. -Samantha Mumba

It was like a classic thing with Emma. So I walked in and I slammed the door and everything fell off the wall on the set. It was my second or third scene and I was so embarrassed and scared and so nervous about what everyone would say, but everyone just packed up laughing. -Dannii Minogue

I don't know if I'd want to do that anymore, because you always get bigger laughs on college campuses. So, when the film plays in front of a city audience, you've probably cut too loosely. -David Zucker

I think we grew up thinking that the funniest things on TV were the old, serious movies. I always liked the Marx Brothers, but the thing that always made us laugh were movies like Zero Hour. That's what inspired us. -David Zucker

Old School has humongous laughs all the way through it. -Thomas Lennon

So instead of beating myself up for being fat, I think it's a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through my life with pride, because our culture is unrelenting when it comes to large people. -Camryn Manheim

If you tell people your ambitions, they usually laugh at you. When I told my girlfriends when I was 12 that I was going to Hollywood, they all laughed. And here I am! -Helen Reddy

Muslim delegates concerned about rights in Palestine could have brought their enthusiasm closer to home by addressing the fate of black Christians being slaughtered and enslaved in the Sudan. -Jack Schwartz

Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence. A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array of Arab foes is practicing survival, not genocide. -Jack Schwartz

I really hate sitcoms on television with canned laughter and stuff. What really makes me laugh is the real-life stuff. I've got a dry sense of humor. -Katie Price

I would have liked it to have stayed serious and have the adventures of a family lost in space. This isn't to take anything away from Jonathan and the Robot. I watch his performance today and he still makes me laugh. -Mark Goddard

There are a lot of people who would laugh at the idea of me being a good singer. -Nancy Sinatra

You didn't want to laugh, did you? It wasn't very funny, was it? -Graham Kennedy

Although lynchings have steadily increased in number and barbarity during the last twenty years, there has been no single effort put forth by the many moral and philanthropic forces of the country to put a stop to this wholesale slaughter. -Ida B. Wells

Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing. -James Broughton

Now that I know how supermarket meat is made, I regard eating it as a somewhat risky proposition. I know how those animals live and what's on their hides when they go to slaughter, so I don't buy industrial meat. -Michael Pollan

I appreciate life, talk a lot, love to laugh, and am very optimistic. -Kiana Tom

I am laughably aggressive, and the rest of the band is very laid back, so we mix well. -Shirley Manson

I like old people falling over, that's what makes me laugh. -Allan Carr

I went to Montreal. My first gig went very badly. They just weren't laughing at anything. I found out they were a load of Christians, and it was a gig to raise money for a new church roof. -Allan Carr

We had our first meeting yesterday, and we just laughed all the way through, so if we can bottle that, then I'll be happy. We just get on, and that's half the battle. -Allan Carr

Inside that book, it's my life-all the places where I'm hurting or I laughed or I cried or I prayed. And I've had to pray a lot! -June Carter Cash

Comedians don't laugh. They're too busy analyzing why it's funny or not. -James Lipton

If you can't laugh at yourself, then how can you laugh at anybody else? I think people see the human side of you when you do that. -Payne Stewart

Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to things like ethics or human rights. -Ron Silver

But I loved the script to 7th Heaven and couldn't say no. It made me laugh and cry, and I was hooked. I'd love to know who turned it down, because I'm sure at least one other actor did. But I'm glad he did, whoever it was. -Stephen Collins

I took the role because it's rare to read a script that makes me laugh and cry, and it spoke to my own religious feelings, as well as giving me a chance to draw on my experience as a parent. Accepting it was a no-brainer. -Stephen Collins

I had a director who told me a story about a fan who had commented on how nice it was to see her sister laughing and how happy the show made her. I like to make people happy and make them laugh. -Will Estes

When I reflect on how things have changed, I can't help but laugh. -Alexis Korner

They want to let the audience figure things out and let the reaction shot get the laugh. -Barry Sonnenfeld

When Frank the Pug is singing I Will Survive, the only reason it's funny is that Will is in that shot trying not to get angry. A shot of a dog singing I Will Survive on its own will not get a laugh. -Barry Sonnenfeld

When I was in kindergarten, I had one line in a little play. I said, I am Patrick Potato and this is my cousin, Mrs. Tomato, and I heard laughter. I wanted to be an actress from that moment on. -Doris Roberts

With my talent, I can make people laugh and give them another attitude about life. What a blessing that is for me. -Doris Roberts

For me, compatibility is a sense of humour, being able to laugh together; that is very important. -Felicity Kendal

I remember laughing an inordinate amount of time. Setting up scenes that involve ooze coming out basements, or pigs' heads flying through windows is really fun. How could you not laugh? -Margot Kidder

Most of what gets made now, you laugh your way through, go home and forget you've seen it. -Tom Berenger

I love to entertain, I love to make people laugh, cry, and move them, perhaps moving them in their lives. -Corbin Bernsen

The only kind of love worth having is the kind that goes on living and laughing and fighting and loving. -Dalton Trumbo

Some people are very lucky, and have the story in their heads. I've never storyboarded anything. I like the idea of chance. What makes God laugh is people who make plans. -Nicolas Roeg

I really, really love music. I'm affected by it and uplifted by it, and made to laugh and cry, and almost fall in love with the person who has made me feel so brilliant and communicated so profoundly to me. -Siobhan Fahey

Depression scares people off. It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect. -Siobhan Fahey

You always draw on your experiences with live audiences to know how to do comedy on films. You're working for a laugh that may or may not come six months later, but you're working in a vacuum at the time you are doing it. -Theodore Bikel

I had a wonderful time playing Dr. Kaufman in Tomorrow Never Dies. It was a real Bond villain, over the top, almost laughable but dangerous. -Vincent Schiavelli

I'm making the statement that we should all live life and have a laugh. Nakedness is a thing where people take notice. If you do it in the right way, people laugh. -Mark Roberts

I don't make political statements; let's all have a laugh. Let's all live and be free. I try and live to the letter of the law, but right on the edge of it. -Mark Roberts

I found that I could make people laugh doing people like Shirley Bassey. Fortunately it worked. -Jane Horrocks

I remember playing football dressed in peculiar costumes with some friends in France and laughing so hard we couldn't even stand up, let alone kick the ball. -Fred Frith

Workers, comrades, and you, women of the people, let not this festival of May, the second during the war, pass without protest against the Imperialist Slaughter. -Karl Liebknecht

I want people to laugh and cry, not just sit and stare at the TV. -Michael Landon

I always worried I'd forget my lines or say the wrong words or the audience would laugh in the wrong places. -Lawrence Welk

Any audience that gets a laugh out of me gets it while I'm facing them. -Ethel Merman

How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child. -Carlo Collodi

By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly, I renew them, I enjoy them a second time, while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past, and which I no longer feel. -Giacomo Casanova

My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter. -Carroll O'Connor

When I said I was going to audition for a film, I got a hearty laugh from all my family. -Victoria Abril

Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training, I think. It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh. -Vivien Leigh

But if people will laugh at my work and keep a sound roof over my head, who am I to complain? -Billie Burke

I get most of my news from the Jon Stewart Daily Show. It's the most level commentary you can find. You have to laugh, because it's all so true. It's the closest thing to a counterculture. -John Mayall

American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is. -Desi Arnaz

An audience is so important. I would never have had the guts to dub in that big a laugh. -Desi Arnaz

War is the slaughter of human beings, temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible. -Jeannette Rankin

I played the tuba in high school. I wanted to be a member of the marching band. I thought, what can I play that has the most effect? What can I play to get people to laugh? -Patti LuPone

The war effects me less than it ought. I can do no service to anybody by agitating for news or making dole over the slaughter. -Wilfred Owen

If I couldn't laugh, I'd rather die. -Claudette Colbert

Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter. -Ivor Novello

I didn't want to be greedy. It's a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse. -Walter Annenberg

The hardest thing for me is not to keep laughing. Jennifer particularly is like a clown. -Victor Garber

People have laughed at all great inventors and discoverers. -John Sladek

I think the more the actor lets you know what he thinks of the character, the less the audience cares – like a comedian who laughs at his own jokes. -Neil LaBute

One day, we were doing a serious scene and fast talking like we do and we could not stop laughing and the director had to stop the production. We had to go to our trailer and calm down and do it all again. -Victor Garber

The first thing I read was of my character on the phone talking to Sydney's fiance. Though short, it was so beautifully written, and it made me laugh. I thought if I wanted to play a character, this would be it. -Victor Garber

We don't have a laugh track, which helped Seinfeld a lot, and did kind of tell people when to laugh. It just made it a lot easier. Our show doesn't have that, so it's hard for Middle America to catch on. -Alia Shawkat

Somebody told me once I wasn't Latin enough, and that made me laugh. -Chita Rivera

You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you, or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat. -Ella Maillart

One day you are happy and laughing and the next you are crying. -Grete Waitz

Years ago I was a runway model, and I used to get laughs. I thought it was a joke anyway. -Nora Dunn

I don't really do pranks any more. I have a laugh in the dressing room here, where it's safe, and the guys don't go to the papers and tell them what I've done. -Paul Gascoigne

I had seen movies before that that had made me laugh, but I had never seen anything even remotely close to as funny as Richard Pryor was, just standing there talking. -Joe Rogan

The audience changes every night. You're the same person. You have to speak your mind and do the stuff that you think is funny and makes you laugh. -Joe Rogan

When you're writing these things, you're in a room making each other laugh, you really have very little sense of political correctness or incorrectness. This is a question that Europe tends to ask and America doesn't. -Mike Myers

My dad loved to laugh. He was very funny and very silly. -Mike Myers

There's something in the moment when you can make them laugh or cry and show and incredibly compassionate side of life. I find that a really exemplary way to live. -Gedde Watanabe

If ever I want to amuse myself with an idiot, I have not far to look for one. I laugh at myself. -Frederic William Farrar

And on top of that, when we work together we have a wonderful working relationship we push each other we challenge each other we laugh 80% of the time that we are together we're very fortunate. -Alex Lifeson

A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me. -Chevy Chase

I just went into this business for laughs. I guess I don't mind being an actor so much now. -Chevy Chase

I miss my Dad. My Dad loved cheesy monster movies, so we'd have Godzilla movie marathons. Those are some of my favorite memories, laughing at how the monster outfits were so bad, like black garbage bags for heads. -Ahmet Zappa

Originally, with all the shows, we went looking for belly laughs. -Norman Lear

It crossed our minds early on that the more an audience cared – we were working before, on average, 240, live people. If you could get them caring – the more they cared, the harder they laughed. -Norman Lear

But then I quite enjoy when something goes wrong, because when I watch DJs that take it very seriously, it's nice when you make a mistake and laugh about it. -Peter Hook

What's really interesting about that is that a lot of these words that were incendiary in their time now seem almost harmless and laughable, because they have this archaic quality. -Philip Kaufman

Comedy is much more challenging, because you have to have the same level of belief but you have to make people laugh, and that's definitely a challenge. -Jenna Elfman

I just think it's fun to remind people that good television has exited and it can exist again and just to give them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh. -Jenna Elfman

I wasn't afraid to be laughed at or be loud. -Lynda Barry

Almost anything makes me laugh, especially jokes at my own expense. And I will never, ever admit to being ticklish anywhere. -Judd Nelson

There are lines that I know are going to get a belly laugh, but after a few shows I get sick of hearing myself say them so I drop them. -Sammy Davis, Jr.

If you want anything done well, do it yourself. This is why most people laugh at their own jokes. -Bob Edwards

I like somebody who makes me laugh. He's also got to be prepared – I'm sort of a loose cannon, in a good way. I also like people who disagree with me and make me work to prove my point. -Monica Keena

You're gonna laugh when I tell you this, man, but I'm starting to enjoy Eminem. -Alan Vega

That's something – you laugh about Eminem… It's funny, man, because I didn't like him when he first came out, ya know. It seemed like a big joke. But I think the guy's for real, and I like his lyrics! -Alan Vega

After a sound drubbing followed by half a day's fasting, I felt more like laughing than like crying; and, in half a while, all was forgotten and my wickedness began afresh and worse than ever. -Stijn Streuvels

And the goal really is to make the audience laugh, to bring them some joy. -Todd Barry

I'm hosting weekend retreats all over America. It is like a 24-hour slumber party for moms. We laugh, eat, play games, get massages, win prizes, talk about parenting and even cry a bit. -Lisa Whelchel

We can't laugh quite as much on camera, but we sure do on the set. -Mary Hart

I thought maybe, just by never preaching, never doing any of that stuff because it doesn't work. By just maybe the power of example and some laughs, maybe somebody might go take a walk. -Liza Minnelli

Even my family laughed at me because they thought this young guy who's always stuttering in front of other people should be in front of 100 musicians and talk to them and leading them. -Kurt Masur

If you can laugh, you can get through it. In our house, we laugh a lot. -Jami Gertz

I'm a laugh tart. I make no secret of that fact. -Hugh Grant

People laugh to forget their troubles, and to forget their troubles they like to look at people who aren't doing better than they are. -Drew Carey

You'd better get your laugh while you're making your point, or you won't be doing it very long. -Shel Silverstein

People just don't laugh when their family is violated, and you don't shrug it off. You band together and you defend together. It's a funny, primitive instinct. -Phillip Noyce

They have what you call a black night where they have black people come in for just one night only to watch comedy, and you get all your local drug dealers, thugs, prostitutes, all of them come in, sit down, and listen to you tell jokes. They the hardest people to make laugh. -Mike Epps

It's very easy for me to laugh at myself and laugh at life. -Matthew Ashford

The Sun in London ran a front page declaring my bum a national treasure. I really did laugh at that. Its not like it can actually do anything, except wiggle. -Kylie Minogue

I can laugh on cue, and it sounds real. People laugh with me. -Ruth Buzzi

To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs. -Sri Aurobindo

You have to be great friends and make each other laugh. We laugh a lot and neither is jealous of the other. -Ruby Wax

My brother was a great audience, and if he liked the picture, he would laugh and laugh and laugh, and he would want to keep the picture. Making people laugh with an image I had created… what power that was! -Lynn Johnston

Violence against judges and threats of violence against Judges is on the rise and it is no laughing matter. When leaders attempt to rationalize this violence, it only makes the problem worse. -John Conyers

When I'm writing the book I'm laughing at just how overblown the characters seemed. How full of himself he seems. But I didn't get far enough in the series to really drive the joke of it home. -Jhonen Vasquez

If it was just me and Elvis one on one, which only happened once or twice in the times that I did see him, it was a really comfortable. He was a cool guy. Easy laugh, nice guy. -Mac Davis

Craig Nelson who is an actor and is in a show called Coach in the United States. We began to do some improvisational stuff and we used to get laughs and things. -Barry Levinson

I'll do anything to get the laugh. I love it. -Will Friedle

I think, you know, as an actor we get these terribly sort of pretentious ideas in our heads. We try to take everything very seriously at first, you know, until we lighten up, we get onboard, and have a laugh. -Rosamund Pike

The elephants were being slaughtered in masses. Some were even killed in the vicinity of big tourist hotels. -Richard Leakey

I was worried people would laugh at me when I started to talk the language, but they were just pleasantly surprised that I could. The sense of humour here is great – once I could have a giggle, I settled down. -Parminder Nagra

The minute you make people laugh, you get them to listen. -Merrie Spaeth

What the real world of 1941 needed most was the release and relief provided by laughter. -Joseph Barbera

From the beginning I thought about working with the body in movement, the space between the body and clothes. I wanted the clothes to move when people moved. The clothes are also for people to dance or laugh. -Issey Miyake

All the other guys I think had a scream on Lock, Stock. They just had a laugh and a crack, and thought it would never come out; they were just having a good time. On this one, I felt that. -Guy Ritchie

I was disappointed, not because we had lost the war but because our people had allowed it to go on for so many years, instead of heeding the few voices of protest against all that mass insanity and slaughter. -George Grosz

I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language. -Dan Fogelberg

When I got on Stern I realized that this was the one job where you could be really honest and open, almost like Richard Pryor or something. You can be honest about your life and get laughs. -Artie Lange

The regular guy still relates to him and Howard is a $500 million guy now who dates a model and drives about in a limo all day. But Howard still knows how to make a plumber laugh and those guys still have him on in the morning, because he is a real talent. -Artie Lange

What I really enjoy the most is seeing what the crowd likes. I enjoy making people laugh. -Verne Troyer

I laughed, even if I was the butt of the joke. -Pete Waterman

It's almost a way of life. I know what makes me laugh. -Julian Clary

I get just as much of a thrill out of constructing a good sentence that gets a laugh at the end as I do from a joke. -Julian Clary

We're not short of movements proclaiming that a different world is possible, but unless we can coordinate them into an international movement, capitalism just laughs at all these little organisations. -Jose Saramago

I love the part of Hector as it takes me back to playing eccentric parts. He is a funny character, which is fine by me as I've been playing for laughs for decades now! It's lovely to get a laugh; it's the best thing in the world! -Richard Briers

I think it's because it's so different and it takes risks. Plus, it's really smart humor. It gives the audience credit in terms of not needing to tell them when to laugh. I love that about the show. There's no laugh track. -Sarah Chalke

I would be sad if it ended now. It's been the best job I've had by a long shot, especially creatively because the writing is so good. Every week I get the script and I laugh out loud and get excited for the different stuff we get to do. -Sarah Chalke

When part of what you're trying to get at is the truth hidden under a taboo, or when you want to nail a hypocrisy, laughter is a very useful tool. I want to show the painful side of existence, but there is no question I also want to make people laugh. -Todd Solondz

All I mean is, I'm not the kind of audience comedy directors want at a test screening because I seldom laugh, and if I do, it's not very loud. That doesn't mean I don't like the movie. -Todd Solondz

You have to laugh, you have to be able to take criticism. -Tina Yothers

As Brian Urquhart has said quite correctly, I don't think that individual countries in the international community can stand aside and let all of these slaughters continue without doing anything. -Alex Morrison

I remember once having to stop performing when I thought an elderly man a few rows back from the front was actually going to die because he was laughing so hard. -Adrian Edmondson

It only works because we still amuse each other. After we have been working with other people, it is so refreshing to laugh unreservedly when we are back together again. -Adrian Edmondson

People expect us to be different, but we're not. We're very similar people, and it's because we're so similar and close to each other that we make each other laugh – in fact we make each other laugh more than we make anyone else laugh. -Adrian Edmondson

The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rick writing, and we laugh at our own jokes. -Adrian Edmondson

We only have one agenda, which is to make 'em laugh their pants off. Unless they are girls, of course, when it is to make them laugh their bras off so we can get a quick look. -Adrian Edmondson

I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you're emotions going. -Jim Valvano

If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special. -Jim Valvano

And I began to tell little anecdotes that had happened to me, and people would laugh. And I began to like that, you know. But I knew that, 'cause I'd do that in school, but I wouldn't do it out there in front of all them people. -Mel Tillis

Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life. Either you laugh and suffer, or you got your beans or brains on the ceiling. -Wavy Gravy

The party now is having my kids laugh and my wife laugh and my teammates. I want them to see me have fun and put it in a different way. -Brett Favre

I couldn't walk down any street in Britain without being laughed at. It was a nightmare. My children were devastated because their dad was a figure of ridicule. -David Icke

The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous. -David Icke

I love comedy, so you want to make them happy, make them laugh. -Delta Burke

And that's what the audience was feeling too, as they watched the show and as they watch it now. And overriding all of that is the way it was written. It was written honestly. There was never any manufactured laugh. There was never compromising of character. -Mary Tyler Moore

As I understand I took most so-called democratic states about 200 years on average to build their democracies. That is why, when we go to sleep under totalitarian rule and wake up in a democracy, it makes me laugh. -Aleksandr Lebed

I can't wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We'd be laughing and having a good time and getting loopy on our prescription drugs. Driving golf carts around. I can't wait. -Cameron Diaz

Comedy is very controlling – you are making people laugh. -Gilda Radner

You feel completely in control when you hear a wave of laughter coming back at you that you have caused. -Gilda Radner

I don't think that Slaughterhouse-Five was successful movie material. In fact, Vonnegut's books mostly I don't feel are movie material. -Jerry Garcia

I think that sometimes you do something that makes a small group of people laugh, which is all we were trying to do; we were just trying to make each other laugh. -John Cleese

We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter. -Ringo Starr

I love doing comedy – I get a laugh out of it, it's not so serious. -Carmen Electra

I'm the youngest in my family, and everyone is very funny, and I was always trying to keep up with them. I just loved making people laugh. -Lisa Kudrow

Scream was great for what it was. For a horror film, it was intelligent, it was funny, it took a laugh at itself. -Neve Campbell

The clubs are good fun-having a laugh, really having a good time. -Chris Lowe

I can't laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize and also win on the centre court. -Gabriela Sabatini

When someone writes to tell me something I've written made them laugh or cry, I've done my job and done it well. The rest is all semantics. -Len Wein

My vanity is not dead. I laugh when I see pictures of myself as I am now-maybe so I won't cry, but just because it is really funny how much I've changed. -Michael Zaslow

I'm friends with Hank Azaria. We were on a show together 800 years ago, and we laugh every single time. -Nicole Sullivan

It's the most amazing cast, a dream cast. We laugh all the time. -Nicole Sullivan

It's so funny how my name has always been such a big deal. When I was growing up, my family was always moving. I had to meet new people all the time. And they'd laugh. -Calista Flockhart

The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide, which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad, and by laughing at the architecture. -Ian Hamilton Finlay

The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter. That is a fact. -Jean-Jacques Annaud

I think the players, I put in the book for example that we should go back to wood rackets, probably they laughed at me, I'm a dinosaur, but I think that you see these great players, have even more variety and you see more strategy, there'd be more subtlety. -John McEnroe

I wanted to do another movie that could make us laugh and cry and feel good about the world. I wanted to do something else that could make us smile. This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times. -Steven Spielberg

If I couldn't laugh I just would go insane, If we couldn't laugh we just would go insane, If we weren't all crazy we would go insane. -Jimmy Buffett

I guess now that I think back, I used to play priest and be a funny priest. I don't know, I grew up in such a Catholic family that I kind of liked to test the boundaries a little bit and I think I had fun watching my mom laugh. -Jenny McCarthy

They're making me out to be a serial marrying person or something. I'm laughing at that. -Jennifer Lopez

I do love the films I've done in the past. I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and we're trying to make people laugh and I'm very proud of that. -Adam Sandler

Most of the stuff I do on the show comes out of me just trying to make my friends laugh. -Adam Sandler

And I think that being able to make people laugh and write a book that's funny makes the information go down a lot easier and it makes it a lot more fun to read, easier to understand, and often stronger. So there's all kinds of advantages to it. -Al Franken

All my boys make me laugh. -Liv Tyler

He's the most incredible man. He's so generous and kind, and he helps so many people, and, um, he makes me laugh like I've never laughed, and he's a great friend. -Katie Holmes

But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn't even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh. -Carol Burnett

I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

Then after that came word processors and it's hard to make those laugh. -Denis Norden

If the laughter of the audience was malicious we wouldn't show it. -Denis Norden

What makes me laugh? Richard Nixon always made me laugh. -Bruce Vilanch

More than 65,000 horses were slaughtered in the United States in 2004, a 50 percent increase since 2002. -Elton Gallegly

Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed and laughed. -Prince Andrew

I believe there is a direct correlation between love and laughter. -Yakov Smirnoff

In today's society we sometimes forget to balance our hearts and our heads; this is the reason we stop laughing. -Yakov Smirnoff

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key. -Yakov Smirnoff

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. -Yakov Smirnoff

I believe that laughter is a language of God and that we can all live happily ever laughter. -Yakov Smirnoff

When the needs of one person are being met by the other, there is laughter. -Yakov Smirnoff

My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer. -Taylor Caldwell

I believe that love and laughter can only happen when one person takes the time to think about what would cause the other person to feel good. -Yakov Smirnoff

I took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit. -Kevin James

Jim Norton and Harland Williams always make me laugh. -Dane Cook

I will laugh at the laughable while I breathe. -Mary Boykin Chesnut

I like fearless characters, people just not afraid to do anything it takes to make people laugh. -Dane Cook

You have to learn the crowd. I just pay attention to them so I can make sure I can make them laugh. -Dane Cook

I don't laugh out loud at comics a lot. -Dane Cook

A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority. -Graham Greene

Judge of a jest when you have done laughing. -Robert Lloyd

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. -Lord Byron

In this life he laughs longest who laughs last. -John Masefield

Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter. -Max Beerbohm

You can't stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh. -Jay Leno

Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

Shared laughter is erotic too. -Marge Piercy

I live to laugh, and I laugh to live. -Milton Berle

Happiness is no laughing matter. -Richard Whately

We neither laugh alone, nor weep alone, why then should we pray alone? -Anna Letitia Barbauld

I wake up laughing. Yes, I wake up in the morning and there I am just laughing my head off. -Bruce Willis

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity. -Henri Bergson

Everybody really needs to laugh… If you don't laugh, you're not going to live long. -Paul Rodriguez

We are never happy until we learn to laugh at ourselves. -Dorothy Dix

There is little success where there is little laughter. -Andrew Carnegie

It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves. -Katherine Mansfield

Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral. -Charles Lamb

We want to get people laughing; we don't want to offend anybody. -Mel Brooks

Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas. -Clarence Darrow

If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there. -Martin Luther

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it! -Charlie Chaplin

The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself. -Oliver Goldsmith

Sudden glory is the passion which maketh those grimaces called laughter. -Thomas Hobbes

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all. -Jean de La Fontaine

Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened. -Lawrence Durrell

There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends. -James Boswell

I'd like to make you laugh for about ten minutes though I'm gonna be on for an hour. -Richard Pryor

I thought my life would seem more interesting with a musical score and a laugh track. -Bill Watterson

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die. -Abraham Lincoln

In polite society one laughs at all the jokes, including the ones one has heard before. -Frank Dane

If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it. -Epictetus

You don't stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing. -Maurice Chevalier

Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end. -Eminem

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter. -Joseph Addison

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints – the sinners are much more fun. -Billy Joel

The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose. -Garrison Keillor

The real reason your pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing at you. -Phyllis Diller

A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy. -Thomas Carlyle

Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion. -Thomas de Quincey

I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them. -Baruch Spinoza

A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn? -Bob Hope

A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings. -Irvin S. Cobb

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. -Khalil Gibran

No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds. -Red Skelton

Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them. -John Fowles

The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh. -Tom Bodett

The audience likes their emotions to be touched. They want to laugh and cry and feel good. -Magic Johnson

Laughter is the mind's intonation. There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins. -Edmond de Goncourt

I am persuaded that every time a man smiles – but much more so when he laughs – it adds something to this fragment of life. -Laurence Sterne

I'm nuts and I know it. But so long as I make 'em laugh, they ain't going to lock me up. -Red Skelton

There isn't a single human being who hasn't plenty to cry over, and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears. -Dorothy Dix

I want to sit down, and I want to laugh. Nothing works better for me than watching somebody slip on a banana peel. -Diane Lane

When you say a friend has a sense of humor do you mean that he makes you laugh, or that he can make you laugh? -Max Frisch

Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband. -Elsa Maxwell

I'll say things that are serious and put them in a joke form so people can enjoy them. We laugh to keep from crying. -Kanye West

I enjoy slaughtering beasts, and I think of my relatives constantly. -Roger Zelazny

About the best thing an actor can do when all is said and done is to make people laugh. -Ted Levine

Let's not pretend that abortion isn't about the mass slaughter of innocents. -Michael Aston

Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest – then we can all die laughing. -Lily Tomlin

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. -Eileen Caddy

You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness. -Brad Garrett

No great movement designed to change the world can bear to be laughed at or belittled. Mockery is a rust that corrodes all it touches. -Milan Kundera

Here, like everywhere else, laughing and singing, dancing and dreaming are not exactly the whole of reality; and for one ray of sun shining on the hut, the rest of the village remains in the dark. -Simone Schwarz-Bart

I think I will die laughing. -Jeanne Calment

With all the horror in the world and all the crap that's going on, for an hour and a half you go eat some popcorn and laugh with your friends. That's what a movie is all about. -Michael Rosenbaum

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person. -Audrey Hepburn

I think repeating yourself is a sign of old age, telling the same joke again and again. Especially if they're jokes that don't make people laugh. -Simon Le Bon

I never wear mascara; I laugh until I cry too often. -Jeanne Calment

Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf. -Robert Cecil

Never laugh at those who suffer; suffer sometimes those who laugh. -Victor Hugo

It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man. -Francois Rabelais

Be simple in words, manners, and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you. -Al Smith

The real good comedians, like Chaplin, would make you laugh and a second later, cry. -Martin Landau

Just look around; you can't help but laugh at something. -Mike Ross

I don't need somebody behind a desk to tell me what a marketing survey says is funny. I got 3 million miles and 70,000 tickets sold, telling me that I know how to make people laugh. -D. L. Hughley

The laughter of the aphorism is sometimes triumphant, but seldom carefree. -Mason Cooley

Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand the violence of her onslaughts. -Livy

If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him, but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs. -Abraham Cahan

We are not here to laugh. -Charles de Gaulle

It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh. -Moliere

The hardest that I've laughed at a movie was probably Team America. I laughed 'til I thought I was just gonna throw up. I almost had to turn it off. -Ron White

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

The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal. -James Thurber

When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people. -Charles Dickens

The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil! -Francois Rabelais

When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him. -Thomas Szasz

Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. -Red Skelton

I should prefer to die laughing, and, on more than one occasion, thought I might. -Joseph Epstein

The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise. -Publilius Syrus

Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain. -Aldous Huxley

But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again. -Robert Browning

If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it. -Joseph Addison

So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter. -Zora Neale Hurston

When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit. -Johnny Depp

She likes herself, yet others hates, For that which in herself she prizes; And while she laughs at them, forgets She is the thing that she despises. -William Congreve

But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies. -Sophocles

One of the most beautiful things in the world I've ever seen or heard is people laughing, even when there seems to be so little reason for them to laugh. -D. L. Hughley

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. -Bill Cosby

In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee – or laugh. -Robert Orben

I take people very seriously. People are all I take seriously, in fact. Therefore, I have nothing but sympathy for how people behave – and nothing but laughter to console them with. -John Irving

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there. -Judith Viorst

I have seen the day, when, if a man made himself ridiculous, the world would laugh at him. But now, everything that is mean, disgusting, and absurd, pleases them but so much the better! -Joanna Baillie

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits. -William Hazlitt

We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that. -Linda Ellerbee

The dog has got more fun out of Man than Man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that Man is the more laughable of the two animals. -James Thurber

To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace. -Tacitus

Make them laugh, make them cry, and hack to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that. -Mary Pickford

Man appears for a little while to laugh and weep, to work and play, and then to go to make room for those who shall follow him in the never-ending cycle. -Aiden Wilson Tozer

Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant. -Washington Irving

Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly. -Epictetus

People aren't as stupid as the politicians think. More and more of us are laughing off our 'civic duty' to vote, rejecting the role of compulsory constituent. -Bob Black

If you can get a laugh out of a name, you're ahead of the game. -Carl Reiner

Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men hardly ever shoot. -Konrad Lorenz

Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all, except for large sums of money. -Alan Ayckbourn

Does anyone remember laughter? -Robert Plant

This is a big deal. My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu in the absence of a plan. It broke our heart. -Dick Armey

I got into the race and people literally laughed. They thought I had no chance of winning. -Patrick McHenry

If I went in to pitch this show to a network, I would be laughed out of the room. -Pat Sajak

People think our music's very aggressive or angry or whatever, and it's just the opposite, really… I like laughing. And I like being really calm before a show, and smiley. -Serj Tankian

The guy was infected with bird flu because he took a sick chicken, slaughtered it and and then ate it. -Thaksin Shinawatra

In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress, withdrawal, and asocial manner. Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then. -Arthur Bremer

I wouldn't mind being in an American film for a laugh, but I certainly don't want to be in Thingy Blah Blah 3, if you know what I mean. -Audrey Tautou

There are so many people that have come up to me during our shows and tell me: 'The hour that we are watching your show is the hour that my kids are happiest and are smiling, they are laughing,' and that is what I long to do. -Miley Cyrus

There's nothing more fun than being out on stage and getting the vibe from the crowd. There's nothing like being on a set where you are there to make other people happy and to make them laugh. That's the best job in the world. -Miley Cyrus

You can't live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off. -Miley Cyrus

From day one, I got addicted to being on stage and getting the applause and laughter. -Zac Efron

It's good to laugh! -Ashley Tisdale

My favorite show is America's Funniest Home Videos. People will get hit on the head and I feel bad cause I'm laughing my head off! -Corbin Bleu

TV is so seductive with a great workday. You're going to work and making people laugh, and that's fantastic. -Jillian Bach

I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways. -Lucille Ball

I have to laugh internally when I'm asked in interviews what nightspots I like to hit. I just don't have answers… so sometimes I make them up. -Wentworth Miller

I'm really only happy when I'm on stage. I just feed off the energy of the audience. That's what I'm all about – people and laughter. -Larry David

In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry, wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only to manslaughter and bawdry. -Roger Ascham

I'm not one for blaspheming, but that one made me laugh. -Morgan Freeman

As a kid I watched television 24 hours a day and loved every minute of it. The two shows that always make me laugh and are therefore my favourites are The Dick Van Dyke Show and Fawlty Towers. -Colin Mochrie

I had no idea how difficult Sondheim's music would be. All through the rehearsals, I kept flubbing. There were so many tempo changes. I could never get through the opening number without any mistakes. One day, I went up to Hal Prince and offered to leave the show. He laughed it off. He said, 'Don't be silly. That's why we have tryouts.' -Mako

We want to be funny. We want to make people laugh… We'll do whatever it takes. -Colin Mochrie

Each cast member brings their own vibe and antics to the set. You're constantly surrounded by fun loving people who can make you laugh in their own way. -John Krasinski

I like a girl who laughs a lot. That's my main thing. -Cody Linley

I'm pretty goofy, I'll do anything for a laugh. -Cody Linley

I think the most attractive thing is a sense of humour. If someone can make you laugh, you've gotten a lot out of the way. -Kiefer Sutherland

I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme. I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone – even when they're laughing. I have a guilt complex, always worrying. -Sophia Bush

Sarah Palin – now don't laugh – is writing a book. Not just reading a book, writing a book. Actually, in the word of the publisher, she's 'collaborating' on a book. What an embarrassment! It's one of these 'I told you,' books that jocks do. -Chris Matthews

When I look up at the screen and see myself I always have to laugh. Not because I think I'm doing a horrible job, quite the contrary, I just feel it's so surreal to feel like one person can entertain so many at one time. -Ben Affleck

Bond is part of the system. He's an imperialist and a misogynist, and he laughs at killing people, and he sits there slugging martinis. It'll never be the same thing as this, because Bourne is a guy who is against the establishment, who is paranoid and on the run. I just think fundamentally they're just very different things. -Matt Damon

I love the feeling that you get when you can really laugh with a man and be natural and not always think that there's a sexual element going on. For me, flirting with a man means making fun of myself and trying to open myself and be very unpretentious. -Cameron Diaz

I absolutely want to have a career where you make'em laugh and make'em cry. It's all theater. -Jim Carrey

My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh. -Jim Carrey

I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap. -Robert Ballard

Our show was – it remained – you know, kids could watch it and laugh at it. And they wouldn't know – they wouldn't get the jokes. But they would laugh at it. So they tell me now they have grown up and they're watching it. Now they get the jokes. But we didn't say anything blatant. -Rue McClanahan

I don't know nothing about communism. But I know the Albanians loved me. Same reason as anyone else loves me. Because I made them laugh. -Norman Wisdom

Kids enjoy laughing and are seldom bored when they find something funny. They also ask questions, often to adults, because they understand that the more words they can comprehend about a funny story or a joke, the more they'll enjoy it. -Brian P. Cleary

With silly stuff, it's seventy-five percent confidence. I always tell people that it's because I'm nervous about getting that next laugh and I need to hear it. I always want to condense a joke. -Tim Vine

Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation. -Warren Buffett

We make the kind of movies we like to watch. I love to laugh. I love to be amazed by how beautiful it is. But I also love to be moved to tears. There's lots of heart in our films. -John Lasseter

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. -Audrey Hepburn

I've always been part of comedy. One of the things about our family was that if we were reasonably funny with each other, particularly my two brothers and myself, when my father was upset with something you'd want to make sure in some way you made him laugh. Because when he didn't laugh, you were in trouble! -Leslie Nielsen

Whenever I'm on my computer, I don't type 'lol'. I type 'lqtm' – laugh quietly to myself. It's more honest. -Demetri Martin

I think any spiritual experience that's worthwhile is not about ego and it will humble you in some way. And also, a Zen monk once said to me, 'If you're not laughing, then you're not getting it.' -David O. Russell

I think I would say 'The King's Speech' is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New York commented there's more laughter in this film than in most comedies, while it is also a moving tear-jerker with an uplifting ending. -Tom Hooper

Making people laugh is magic. I feel like if you have humility, then you can do anything in comedy. -Amanda Seyfried

I thought theater people wouldn't see me if I hadn't trained. I didn't want to just be the Brideshead guy, to spend the rest of my life wearing waistcoats. I got the chance to try everything. Not just Romeos, but pimps and grandfathers and even one role as a woman in a Naomi Wallace play called Slaughter City. -Tom Hiddleston

I love making people laugh and feel good, and that's awesome and special for me to be able to do that, but there really is nothing like kicking ass whether it's on a major scale, or whether it's in more of a dramatic fashion. Being physical and taking care of business the old-fashioned way is something that I love doing. -Dwayne Johnson

Diana was one of the quickest wits I knew; nobody made me laugh like her. -Sarah Ferguson

The only way to silence a room that's laughing at you is to sort of take over. -Peter Sarsgaard

As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time, that doesn't work for me. I'd just rather sit at home and read, or go out to dinner with someone, or talk to someone I love, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh. -Daniel Radcliffe

I've known Emma Watson since she was 9, we've watched each other grow up, formed this sort of brother/sister bond, and suddenly I'm leaning in to kiss her. Well, it felt completely wrong… but, you know, you try to sink into the character and divorce yourself from it. We ended up laughing hysterically afterwards. -Rupert Grint

I think that Ionesco's greatest weapon is that he's able to make us laugh at the darkest corners of our souls. -Geoffrey Rush

Every time I make a plan, God laughs at me. -Jason Isaacs

People like her because she's like a breath of fresh air. Because in the fifth book it gets so dark and Harry's always cross and then every time Luna comes in all the tension goes and she makes you laugh because she's so funny and really honest. I don't know how much I'm like her, there are some similarities but I'm more determined than her. -Evanna Lynch

First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her – for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys. -Queen Elizabeth II

To go from Girl, Interrupted, where I had to cry every day, to a TV show like West Wing where I get to laugh and joke around every day, has been a welcome relief. -Elisabeth Moss

I came home in the afternoon to sleep, and there was this e-mail from Comedy Central saying they were interested in having me be part of this new show called 'Jump Cuts'! So I called them right away, and the producer started laughing and said, 'We sent that e-mail one minute ago – you're so fast!' -Lev Yilmaz

The joys of friendship inert the heart and fizzy home bouncing jubilantly with laughter-buttered love. -Bradley Chicho

If the worst thing that can happen is that nobody laughs, then I can deal with that, because the worst thing that can happen at the factory is that I could lose a limb or be crushed by a huge machine. -George Lopez

I show them the funny part, the silly part, the laughing part, the crazy part and then the really deep, deep part where I'm talking from my heart to these people. Because I've been through everything they've been through. -Richard Simmons

I hope in my lifetime we can all continue to laugh at ourselves and not put down anyone for what they weigh. -Richard Simmons

Have a little fun. A few laughs. -Fuzzy Zoeller

I like a guy who makes me laugh, doesn't care about the fame, the show, he just likes me for me, he likes Nicole. -Nicole Polizzi

If you are a great dramatic actor then you often don't know if people are enjoying your stuff at all because they are sitting there in silence. But with comedy it's a simple premise. If it's funny, people laugh. If it's not, they don't. -Steve Coogan

I've always been drawn to discomfort and that limbo of unease you get between comedy and tragedy. Making people laugh one moment and the next making them feel really uncomfortable. -Steve Coogan

Look at Scottish guys wearing kilts – you could look at them and laugh, but the way they carry themselves, how can you? You can wear some of the weirdest things and be cool. If you believe in it, that's what makes it cool. -Andre Benjamin

Comedy is surprises, so if you're intending to make somebody laugh and they don't laugh, that's funny. -Norm MacDonald

One of the things that comedy has given me over the years is a really good ability to laugh at myself and to not take things that don't matter too much too seriously. I feel that very little offends me anymore and I'm really grateful for that because I think I was a pretty uptight little kid. -Anna Faris

I really love comedy and weirdly enough, I love how my journey has ended up. I get to laugh all day long. -Anna Faris

If you start to disrespect the character you're playing, or play it too much for laughs, that can work for a sketch, it will sell some gags, but it's all technique. It's like watching a juggler – you can be impressed by it, but it's not going to touch you in any way. -Steve Coogan

My friends tell me that I've calmed down, that I seem more centered. I don't know, I think my inner self was more hollow before, which made me more scattered, and more needy to get laughs. -Chris Kattan

I understand what my gift is, which is making people laugh, hopefully. It's more on that level. I don't need to be a leading man, I'm fine with that. -Chris Kattan

I laugh when Floyd Mayweather says that if he went back in time he would beat us all. I'll tell you this: if he was in the same era as Hagler and Hearns and Leonard and me, I don't think he would be such a big name. There is too much talk. -Roberto Duran

I never knew what basketball was. I started playing on the playground. People used to laugh at me and joke at me because I was so tall and I didn't know the game and couldn't play it. -Patrick Ewing

I'm funny at home too, but not deliberately. My wife is usually laughing at me rather than with me. -Daniel Dae Kim

I've never once heard my mum shout and she's 83 now. She's incredible. She's very, very happy, slightly eccentric but loves laughing, which I do too. -Carol Vorderman

I never have actually had a girl who's made me laugh before. -Chad Michael Murray

My dad knows how to tell a story. He'd make me laugh by doing all the different voices. -Lily Collins

No, I like to wear as least amount of makeup as I can during my everyday life because I'm just all about keeping my skin healthy and hydrated and I love to laugh and have a great time and smile – that's when I feel the most pretty so I just want to make sure that I stay happy. -Lily Collins

I don't do politics. I just like to laugh. -Billy Bush

There's no better feeling than making your little girls laugh. -Jerry O'Connell

We live in a multi-cultural society far more open to international ideas. If you'd told me 20 years ago I'd drive through Bury and see someone sitting outside a cafe drinking a latte, I'd have laughed. In fact, I wouldn't have even known what a latte was. -Gary Neville

I would put belly laughing at the top of my highlights list. They always say that laughter is the best medicine. -Carol Vorderman

One of my most laughable moments was when we visited the monkeys in Ubud – they really seemed to like me and at one point, I had three males on my head and shoulders. -Carolyn Murphy

'Lucky' is for laughs, and there's really nothing funny that I'm doing on 'Dexter.' I think more than anything, both comment on the fact that anybody is capable of anything. Just because they are the shy guy in the corner doesn't mean that they are a harmless little bunny. -Colin Hanks

The thing that is incredibly helpful is that we screen the movies and we ask the audience if they like it or not and we ask a lot of questions and do testing on the movies. For comedies, at least, it's very helpful. If they're not laughing and they don't say that they loved it, then I have screwed up. -Judd Apatow

When you have an entire amphitheatre of people laughing that way, it makes you feel so funny and it frees you to go further than you probably would. -Kelly Ripa

I go around the country and do a simple gag like, 'The property ladder is now a snake' and get a real laugh. -Jimmy Carr

I am trying to release endorphins here. I am not preaching to you – I am trying to make you laugh. -Jimmy Carr

It is such a social thing, laughing. Two thousand people in a room laughing is such a great buzz and they tend to laugh much more in a group. -Jimmy Carr

Yes, I have this crazy honk of a laugh. -Jimmy Carr

It's so clear cut with a comedian – you have that reflex action, whereby you laugh or you don't. And so you either love us or you simply cannot see why people are laughing. -Jimmy Carr

During 'Saturday Night Fever' at the end of the first act dance number I tried to perform a split-jump, only I can't do them so I ended up on my ass followed by the most unsightly backward roll out of it, followed by the cast falling over in laughter and a good portion of the audience too. -Adam Garcia

'The Bill Engvall Show' is a comedy about a middle-class family in the Midwest. It's a great family show to watch if you want to laugh and unwind. -Nancy Travis

Show business is my life. When I was a kid I sold insurance, but nobody laughed. -Don Rickles

My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning. -Gena Lee Nolin

I have been accused of making people laugh, maybe when it's not appropriate, during scenes. -Jeremy Sumpter

We're just trying to make ourselves laugh. We realize critics are going to hate it, but it just makes fans like it more. -Johnny Knoxville

I've made a lot of grown men cry with laughter, because I really am quite the joke. -Peta Wilson

The word 'Spanx' was funny. It made people laugh. No one ever forgot it. -Sara Blakely

I love to laugh. I love to make people laugh. -Dreama Walker

And I definitely gravitate toward people who use laughter to pull themselves out of the abyss. -Lea Thompson

It is better to laugh than cry. -Maria Grazia Cucinotta

I laugh and joke, but I don't get distracted very easily. -LeBron James

To make my brothers and my sister laugh was the greatest joy to me in my life. I like people who can make fun of themselves a lot. -Gemma Ward

Why not provoke some thought and get people talking about things? I like characters that are flawed because we all are. When people break up in a script, you think, Oh, right, there must be tears shed here. But maybe the fact of the matter is that they're both laughing. -Michael Fassbender

I was informed yesterday that there's a Twitter account for my laugh. Very hard to get used to things like that. Pretty amazing. -Tom Hiddleston

Never set limits, go after your dreams, don't be afraid to push the boundaries. And laugh a lot – it's good for you! -Paula Radcliffe

Acting is like free therapy! Trying to make people laugh or cry can be inspiring. -Julianne Hough

I like to play different ranges. When you get really deeply involved in the emotional parts, I enjoy that just as much as the fun and laughter. -Melissa George

I just don't think animals should be slaughtered for their fur. -Dominique Swain

You know, my first three or four drafts, you can see, are on legal pads in long hand. And then I go to a typewriter, and I know everybody's switching to a computer. And I'm sort of laughed at. -Robert Caro

To really be on stage and not know what you're going to say, and to be able to say something that makes people laugh, or do something that's sort of abstract or off the beaten path and have people connect to it by just putting your ideas together, that really makes me happy. -Mary Lynn Rajskub

I'm the kind of person who wants the people around me to be comfortable, to laugh, and to have a fabulous time – I want them to be as happy as I am. -Angie Harmon

People don't come to stadiums only to see results. They come to see a reaction, they want to see we are also human, that we can cry or laugh. -Blanka Vlasic

I wasn't planning on being a comedian; I just liked to laugh. Somebody said I should do it and that's how I started. -Jamie Kennedy

I like somebody who's not so crazy but likes to have a good time… and who is thoughtful and kind and easy to laugh with. Somebody you can just be yourself with one hundred and fifty percent. -Kate Bosworth

I really love laughing. -Maya Rudolph

In my case, I can sincerely say that nothing is impossible… When I was saying I want to be No. 1 of the world, and I was seven or eight years old, most of the people were laughing at me because it seems like I have one percent of chances to do that, and I've done it. -Novak Djokovic

Whenever something happens that makes me laugh or if I remember something in the middle of the night that I want to share, I jot the experience down. -Tori Spelling

And when I was saying I want to become number one of the world and I was 7, 8 years old, most of the people were laughing to me. Because you know, it seemed like I have one percent chances to do that. And I've done it. -Novak Djokovic

Most people laugh at situations rather than a tagline anyway. -Steve Zahn

I love 'Safe Men.' Now it's getting all this culty kind of – it just came out on DVD. That was awesome. I read that script, I never laughed so hard in my life. -Steve Zahn

My husband was an Air Force pilot man years ago and recently an Air Force wife thanked me for my service! I laughed and said, 'No, I wasn't in the Air Force, my husband was!' And she smiled and said, 'If he served, you served. And thank you.' -Robyn Carr

Being on a comedy tour is like traveling with family, everyone is all having a great time… then all of a sudden it turns sour. One thing gets said out of turn, and everyone is on everyone's last nerve. After an hour of silence, we all start laughing about it. -Steve Harvey

I'd say I'm the opposite of someone that has the urge to stand in front of strangers and make them laugh, but the idea of getting up and telling a story and people finding it amusing always appealed to me. -Eric Bana

If you can jump up onstage and make people laugh, shouldn't you also be able to inhabit a character? -Eric Bana

I would lying if I said I would laugh in the face of death. -Mitch Albom

The United States is the laughingstock of the world. -Scott Ritter

I know this is going to sound very self-serving, and I apologize for it, but if you can write comedy, you can pretty much write anything, because it's the hardest. It's the most technically demanding, the most precisely evaluated form of writing. People know if it works or not. There's a big button marked 'fail,' and that's when nobody laughs. -Steven Moffat

I don't care what the haters and naysayers say. If they make jokes about me, I'll laugh because they'll probably be funny. -Paula Deen

You know, in 1975 I couldn't get a job in New York City because I was American. The kitchens were predominantly run by French, Swiss, German, and basically I got laughed at. I had education, I had experience, but got laughed at because I was American. -Emeril Lagasse

You see, with me, when I'm nervous, I smile and laugh. -Paula Radcliffe

Tabloids can be fun. I see stuff sometimes and have a good laugh. -Adrian Grenier

Is there anything better than making a kid laugh? -Michelle Williams

Making people laugh is giving, and it's healing, too, when people can go up to the movies and forget about their problems. It's a good thing. That's why I want to work. -Chris Tucker

I want to keep working, I want to keep doing my humanitarian stuff around the world, shining light on different places that have problems. Keep making movies, make people laugh. -Chris Tucker

Being able to laugh is sexy in a man or woman. -Rachel Stevens

Drama can feel like therapy whereas comedy feels like there's been a pressure and a weight lifted off of you. You come to work and you laugh all day, you go home and you feel light and there's a certain feeling when you're sitting with the audience and they leave after 90 minutes and it's just pure escapism and they're happy. -Gabrielle Union

You come to work and you laugh all day, you go home and you feel light and there's a certain feeling when you're sitting with the audience and they leave after 90 minutes and it's just pure escapism and they're happy. -Gabrielle Union

Jason Lee made me laugh all the time because he's so big, and I love how goofy bodies can be. -Selma Blair

I love to laugh and well, who doesn't? -Selma Blair

I know what people laugh at. I know their vocabulary. -Gallagher

I would like to be remembered as a – somebody who could rock your soul or make your cry with a song. And somebody who's kind, who loved to laugh, and loved his God. -Gregg Allman

The best book, like the best speech, will do it all – make us laugh, think, cry and cheer – preferably in that order. -Madeleine Albright

I'm sporty, active, bubbly, I like to make people laugh… I'm the jokester. But I'm also very traditional. -Coco Lee

I just always loved stand-up. It's like magic. You say something, and a whole room full of people laughs together. Say something else, they laugh again. The fact that people come to see that and participate in that… I don't know, it's just like magic. -Dave Chappelle

There's a lot of people who don't want anything from me but to laugh and have a good time. You see them at the show and they like – they dress up to come see your show and stuff. And they pack these auditoriums and it's a lot of fun, man. It's like, this is how I started, and it's still fun for me. -Dave Chappelle

I didn't want to do a throwaway, mindless movie with fart jokes just to make 6-year-olds laugh. I want to provide my children with some substance. -Fred Durst

Really, I have to laugh because there was a whole set of stories that made me sound like the Dragon Lady, you know, 'tough this and tough that.' Then there is this business about 'gooey.' The bottom line is I am a pragmatic idealist. -Madeleine Albright

It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content. -Maria Sharapova

I could do without 'cool' publications calling me 'mom jazz.' But I laughed all the way to the bank, baby. -Norah Jones

Bathroom humor, fart, and poo poo humor in movies gets a laugh. It's a pretty easy audience, and that's been around for ages. -Selma Blair

I think there's nothing better than laughing in life, so that's nice, to be thought of as someone who can make someone laugh. It's 'cause I think life is hard. You know, my dad was a really silly man. A great Irish silly man. And that's fine. -Joan Cusack

I think just because life is hard, it does seem fun to have a break and laugh about things, so I think in the end, my instincts go there. -Joan Cusack

We need comedies in the world! We need to laugh, it's all so hard. -Joan Cusack

I got picked on a lot. I was a complete geek in school. I had braces. I didn't have the hot girlfriend. I wasn't ever sought after. I was a stocky, awkward kid who got laughed off the tennis court when I tried that. -Josh Brolin

I just love doing broader work – I always get asked to do fairly heavy-duty, intense dramas and interesting, psychologically intense characters. But you know, it's nice to make people laugh sometimes. -Julian Sands

Going to Catholic school was what fueled me into comedy. The nuns were so brutal so I used to try to make my friends laugh. -Julie Brown

I just think that the people who say: 'That's not true' when someone tells a story at dinner are the people who didn't get any laughs when they told their story. -David Sedaris

I always laugh a lot when I see the dramas that I end up doing. I see myself behaving very seriously and I'm like, 'What is this?' -Gael Garcia Bernal

I can't help but laugh at all of you writing fake stories about me. I was not in any hit and runs. I don't drink so the DUI is false. -Amanda Bynes

I don't want to be Marilyn Monroe. In many ways, that's a good comparison. Because Marilyn Monroe was a sexpot, all that stuff that I have no interest in. For me, it's much easier to just try to make people laugh than to try to be the hottest thing in the world. -Amanda Bynes

I never laugh or smile when I am writing. When I come home for lunch after writing all morning, my wife says I look like I just came home from a funeral. This is not bragging. This is an illness. -Carl Hiaasen

I've always enjoyed making people laugh. But in order for me to be funny, I have to get ticked off about something. -Carl Hiaasen

Politics is much too serious to be taken too seriously; equally, there are many aspects of it so laughable as to be lamentable. -Charles Kennedy

You can't make everybody laugh. You gotta just do what you think is funny. Just be obstreperous to everybody. -Colin Quinn

I suppose I look for humor in most situations because it humanizes things; it makes a character much more three-dimensional if there's some kind of humor. Not necessarily laugh-out-loud type of stuff, just a sense that there is a humorous edge to things. I do like that. -Colm Meaney

I'm not aware of having a creepy laugh, but apparently I do. -Craig Ferguson

I always say to anybody who's going over to America for the first time, 'Whatever you do, go and see a popular mainstream film with a big audience.' Because people shout out. You never get that in Britain. Everybody's so quiet, scared to laugh. It's like being in church. -Danny Boyle

The best thing ever is when some guy in his 50s taps me on the shoulder and says, 'I just want to let you know I hate my job, I hate my wife, and I come home and I watch reruns of your show and it's the only half hour of the day when I laugh and I forget how miserable life is.' -Danny Masterson

I don't mind a crowd's not laughing; it's the groans that slow down the show. -Dave Attell

And like the old stereotype, I overcame my shyness by making my friends laugh. -Paul Merton

I think my entire career path was determined for me when I was 6 years old, watching reruns of 'I Love Lucy' on TV and thinking about making people laugh. -Paul Reubens

You know when you tell a self-deprecating story at a dinner party, everyone's laughing along with you? But then when someone else repeats that same story at another dinner party you feel they're all laughing at you? -Toby Young

I took an acting class. After the first day, the teacher quit, so they said take another. When I saw 'How to be a Stand-up Comedian,' it resonated. I realized I'd rather make 200 people laugh than make one person cry. -Wendy Liebman

During the last campaign I knew what was happening. You know, they mocked me for my foreign policy and they laughed at my monetary policy. No more. No more. -Ron Paul

The Greek side of me definitely loves a good meal, a lot of laughing, loud discussions. -Rita Wilson

Activism isn't about holding your faults up to the light. That's what comedy is about, it's about saying, 'Look at this person who is so flawed and frail and damaged. And we're all this frail and damaged so let's laugh at it.' -Scott Thompson

Without hurting anybody, we all tend to laugh at others' discomfort. When someone slips on a banana skin and falls it's funny. -Shah Rukh Khan

I'm addicted to laughing. I go to see a lot of comedy shows. I'm addicted to playing really loud and obnoxious rock music in my car. I'm addicted to beautiful clothes and shoes. I just love gorgeous stuff and work hard to acquire pretty things, shiny things. I'm addicted to shiny things! -Nadia Giosia

I keep my skin – especially on my face and neck – out of the sun. My brother died of melanoma eight years ago, and I've got SPF on all the time, 24-7. It makes you realize, the sun is a wonderful thing, but it can be a very devastating thing. So sunscreen is key, and a lot of laughter, too. -Giada De Laurentiis

There must be something beyond slaughter and barbarism to support the existence of mankind and we must all help search for it. -Carlos Fuentes

As Israel prepares to enter, my position is well known. It is one that I have taken at previous Olympics. It is wrong that the IOC refuses to have a minute's silence for Israeli athletes that were slaughtered in Munich. -Brian Williams

I hoped I could make people smile and laugh and have a good time. -Carson Kressley

Every lesson I learned as a kid was at the dinner table. Being Greek, Sicilian and Ruthenian – we are an emotional bunch. It is where we laughed, cried and yelled – but most importantly, where we bonded and connected. -Michael Symon

It's definitely a thing to be sitting there, getting a pedicure, and you look over and someone is reading an article about an aspect of your life that you know is not true. It's weird, it's uncomfortable, but I don't see it changing anytime soon, so I should figure a way to laugh through it. -Anne Hathaway

The jokes are great but what really matters for a comedian is his performance, his whole attitude, and the laughs that he gets between the jokes rather than on top of the jokes. -Jack Dee

When people talk to me about tyranny, it makes me laugh and gives me the impression that people suffer from amnesia. -Jean-Claude Duvalier

I never had the financial means that the media said I had. I laugh when I hear the amounts, $400 million, $800 million. Where do they get this imagination? -Jean-Claude Duvalier

Working with Jim Carrey is an absolute gas. I have never laughed so hard for so long. Had he been on-board for the sequel of Dumb & Dumber, I would've jumped on, with no hesitation. -Jeff Daniels

I certainly never thought I would run for office myself. If someone had suggested it, I would have laughed out loud. -Jennifer Granholm

My whole thing is to entertain, make people laugh and to forget about the real world for awhile. -Dan Aykroyd

To say that a humorist exaggerates to get big laughs, I don't see how that's big news. -David Sedaris

When you read comic material and people aren't laughing how do you know they're listening. -David Sedaris

But I don't distinguish between being laughed with, and laughed at. I'll take either. -David Sedaris

And I admit it: there's a rather dirty thrill when 700 people laugh at a joke you've written. -Laura Wade

The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history. -Dalai Lama

Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS. -Nelson Mandela

Most people I know are not hard-core religious people. They are what I would call 'lightly religious.' So I don't buy the notion that we can't laugh about religion in America. -Trey Parker

When someone goes, 'Oh, this group is really pissed off at what you said,' there's not a piece of my body that goes, 'Sweet!' That means I did it wrong. I'm just trying to make people laugh. -Trey Parker

Making people laugh was automatic. -Sherman Hemsley

I was in a play in elementary school and had to jump up and run away. I was nervous and tripped and fell down and everyone laughed. Their laughter made me relax, so I pretended it was part of the show. -Sherman Hemsley

With 'Good Will Hunting,' Miramax made certain the recruited audience wasn't expecting to laugh at Robin Williams like they normally do. From my limited experience, you can really blow test screenings by conducting them in the wrong way. -Gus Van Sant

If 'Airplane!' comes on, it's like a comfort film. You can always guarantee a laugh watching that movie. -Hal Sparks

If I could sew comedy and philosophy together, then I've done a good job. The primary goal is always going to be laughs and the secondary goal is always going to be saying something without it being a lecture. I think it's important to have substance for what you're saying. -Hal Sparks

The 'Family Ties' role was the first of many gay roles that I've ended up playing. I remember that I made them laugh, and it made me feel good, 'cause it really cracked them up. -Hank Azaria

Guys will definitely settle for women who get the joke. But a woman who can make you laugh? It's not high on a guy's must list. Perhaps it should be. -Hank Azaria

I always laugh at these rock n'rollers where you can't understand them. Mind you, it's not because they're inaudible or indistinguishable; it's because they're too obscure. -Harry Connick, Jr.

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