The word for today; laughter
the action or sound of laughing.“he roared with laughter”
synonyms: laughing, chuckling, chortling, guffawing, giggling, tittering, twittering, cackling, sniggering;informalhysterics“the sound of laughter”
- [Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. — Mark Twain
- A good laugh heals a lot of hurts. — Madeleine L’Engle3
- A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing. — Herman Melville
- A good laugh is sunshine in the house. — William Thackeray6
- A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. — Phyllis Diller
- A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around. — Carolyn Birmingham5
- A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable. — Herbert Procknow6
- Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. — Mark Twain
- Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. — Lord Byron
- 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
- An optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh. — Tom Nansbury12
- And keep 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
- 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
- As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. — A Jewish Proverb
- As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it. — Lao Tsu
- At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. — Jean Houston3
- Cancer is probably the unfunniest thing in the world, but I’m a comedian, and even cancer couldn’t stop me from seeing the humor in what I went through. — Gilda Radner
- Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another. — Kenny Ausubel
- Earth laughs in flowers. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Even the gods love jokes — Plato
- Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real Sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.” — Mevlana Rumi
- From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. — Dr. Seuss
- God has a smile on His face. — Psalm 42:5
- God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. — Voltaire
- Grim care, moroseness, and anxiety—all this rust of life ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. Mirth is God’s medicine. — Henry Ward Beecher
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.
I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
If you’re too busy to laugh, you are too busy.
If we couldn’t laugh, we would all going to go insane.
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.
We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.
A laugh is a smile that bursts.
–Mary H. Waltdrip
The earth laughs in flowers.