21 Quotes About Laughter

Enjoy these quotes about the benefits of laughter.

Posted Mar 28, 2013

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As someone who has had the phrase "overly serious but working on it" in their social media bios for the past year, I thought that it might be time to lighten up.  I decided to look for some quotes about laughter that would help be take a break from my serious side.

Hope you enjoy reading these, and laugh a little in the process!

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

--Jean Houston

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

--Woody Allen

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

--Victor Borge

A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.

--Shirley MacClain

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

--Charlie Chaplin

If you're too busy to laugh, you are too busy.


If we couldn't laugh, we would all going to go insane.

--Jimmy Buffett

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.

--Bill Cosby

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.

--Bob Newhart

We don't laugh because we're happy – we're happy because we laugh.

--William James

A laugh is a smile that bursts.

--Mary H. Waltdrip

The earth laughs in flowers.

--e.e. Cummings

Pink Sherbet Photography, D. Sharon Pruitt, CC
Source: Pink Sherbet Photography, D. Sharon Pruitt, CC

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 

Laughter is an instant vacation.

--Milton Berle

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

--Stephen King

I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.

--Maya Angelou

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.

--Mark Twain

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.

--Billy Joel

Laughter is carbonated holiness.

--Anne Lammott

It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.

--Martin Luther King Jr.

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

--Jakob Smirnoff