I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit.
Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it.
~Henry Ward Beecher
Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.
~Jack Handey, "Deep Thoughts," Saturday Night Live
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Laughter is an instant vacation.
What monstrous absurdities and paradoxes have resisted whole batteries of serious arguments, and then crumbled swiftly into dust before the ringing death-knell of a laugh!
So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
~Gordon W. Allport
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
When people are laughing, they're generally not killing each other.
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
A hearty laugh gives one a dry cleaning, while a good cry is a wet wash.
~Puzant Kevork Thomajan
There can never be enough said of the virtues, dangers, the power of a shared laugh.
I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, "Ain't that the truth."
Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks.
Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end.
A man isn't poor if he can still laugh.
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.
Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food.
~Anna Fellows Johnston
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
~Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, Book I, chapter 4
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
~Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis
A good time to laugh is any time you can.
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
Watching a child's laughter teach a candle's flame how to dance.
Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had gonorrhea.
~Kat Likkel and John Hoberg, My Name Is Earl, "Robbed a Stoner Blind," original airdate 16 November 2006
A good, real, unrestrained, hearty laugh is a sort of glorified internal massage, performed rapidly and automatically. It manipulates and revitalizes corners and unexplored crannies of the system that are unresponsive to most other exercise methods.
~Author unknown, from an editorial in New York Tribune, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren
Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.
It is bad to suppress laughter. It goes back down to your hips.
It was not a laugh but merely a loud smile.
Seven days without laughter makes one weak.
A laugh is a smile that bursts.
~Mary H. Waldrip
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
[L]aughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.
Carry laughter with you wherever you go.
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
Laughter is an orgasm triggered by the intercourse of sense and nonsense.
We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.