Daily Prompt/One Word Prompt


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The word for today; laughter

  1. 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”
  1. [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
  2. A good laugh heals a lot of hurts. — Madeleine L’Engle3
  3. A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing. — Herman Melville
  4. A good laugh is sunshine in the house. — William Thackeray6
  5. A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. — Phyllis Diller
  6. 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
  7. A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable. — Herbert Procknow6
  8. Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. — Mark Twain
  9. Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. — Lord Byron
  10. 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
  11. An optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh. — Tom Nansbury12
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. — A Jewish Proverb
  15. As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it. — Lao Tsu
  16. At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. — Jean Houston3
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Earth laughs in flowers. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. Even the gods love jokes — Plato
  21. 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
  22. From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. — Dr. Seuss
  23. God has a smile on His face. — Psalm 42:5
  24. God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. — Voltaire
  25. 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
Pink Sherbet Photography, D. Sharon Pruitt, CC
Source: Pink Sherbet Photography, D. Sharon Pruitt, CC

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.

–Proverb

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.

–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.

 

 

 

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