On Laughter

ACE1441F-FFB8-4778-B8A1-5A89999D8A16“You need to have a sense of humor. It doesn’t mean you have to tell jokes. If you can’t think of anything else, when you’re my age, take off your clothes and walk in front of a mirror. I guarantee you’ll get a laugh.”

— Art Linkletter

“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

“A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable.”

— Herbert Procknow

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”

— Victor Borge

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”

— Victor Hugo

“Laughter lets me relax. It’s the equivalent of taking a deep breath, letting it out, and saying, ‘This, too, will pass.’”

— Odette Pollar

“Laughter connects you with people. It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy.”

— John Cleese

“Laughter has no foreign accent.”

— Paul Lowney


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “laughter,” something we need much more of these days.

6 thoughts on “On Laughter

  1. newepicauthor May 9, 2018 / 2:01 pm

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

    Liked by 1 person

  2. shutupjohn8 May 9, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    Your collection of quotes hits me hard and I agree with many of them. I have a different twist for my visual world and enjoy making individuals laugh.

    Liked by 1 person

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