Quotes on the topic: Laughter


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I know it's corny, but laughter is a two-way gift, and hearing people laugh just warms me through and through.


Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.


Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.


Ninety-eight per cent of laughter is nothing to do with jokes, which do not deserve to bear the weight of all the funny stuff in the world.


Laughter can help relieve tension in even the heaviest of matters.


I hope you realize, in a democracy, laughter is assent.


During 'Saturday Night Fever' at the end of the first act dance number I tried to perform a split-jump, only I can't do them so I ended up on my ass followed by the most unsightly backward roll out of it, followed by the cast falling over in laughter and a good portion of the audience too.


I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think about it.


Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial.


All you need in the world is love and laughter. That's all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.


There is little success where there is little laughter.


The one thing I think I've noticed about shows that are supposed to be funny on television is that they've sort of become routinized, so there's an awful lot of mannerisms and joke lines that are sort of there to trigger laughter, rather than give actors a chance to play a moment.


Even in my comedies, I don't take anger as a joke. I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think about it. One of the things I like about a character: I always think it's fascinating when a character can turn on a dime and go from one emotion to another. I like watching that.


It is still not clear from this study how laughter can directly help the heart but other studies have shown that laughter is beneficial for every system in the body.


You have to take things with a lot of laughter. I laugh with everyone; this way, I will be able to die happy.


Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.


In the midst of the sense of tragedy or loss, sometimes laughter is not only healing, it's a way of experiencing the person that you've lost again.


I started quite young at school, compering a charity event at an old people's home. I would do stand up and impressions and enjoyed the laughter. It's very addictive. It's a lovely sensation to say something and hear a whole room laugh.


Now, a recent study from cardiologists at the University of Maryland, has shown that laughter may have a beneficial effect on the heart.


A clever conjurer is welcome anywhere, and those of us whose powers of entertainment are limited to the setting of booby-traps or the arranging of apple-pie beds must view with envy the much greater tribute of laughter and applause which is the lot of the prestidigitator with some natural gift for legerdemain.