“At the height of laughter the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of possibilities.” ~Jean Houston
“Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.” ~Japanese proveb
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” ~e.e. cummings
“Laughter is a holy thing. It is as sacred as music and silence and solemnity, maybe more sacred. Laughter is like a prayer, like a bridge over which creatures tiptoe to meet each other. Laughter is like mercy, it heals. When you can laugh at yourself you are free.” ~Ted Loda
“It is never too late to have a happy childhood.” ~Tom Robbins
“What is soap to the body, laughter is to the soul.” ~Yiddish Proverb
everything is but an apparition
Perfect in being what it is,
Having nothing to do with good or bad,
Acceptance or rejection,
One may well burst out in laughter." ~Long Chen Pa
“The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.” ~Bill Nye
“I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.” ~Cat Stevens
“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.” ~Jack Handy
“Total absence of humor renders life impossible.” ~Colette
“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.” ~Agnes Repplier
“Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.” ~Tom Robbins
“Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit.” ~Author Unknown
“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” ~Victor Borg
“I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed the most civilized music in the world.” ~Peter Ustinov
"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children." ~Kahlil Gibran
“Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human face.” ~Victor Hugo
“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter. The moment it arises all hardiness yields, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.” ~Mark Twain
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” ~Irish Proverb
“Laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person has a pretty good grasp of life.” ~Hugh Sidey
“The world is a wonderfully weird place, consensual reality is flawed, no institution can be trusted, certainty is a mirage, security a delusion, and the tyranny of the dull mind forever threatens – but our lives are not as limited as we think they are, all things are possible, laughter is holier than piety, freedom is sweeter than fame, and in the end it’s love and love alone that really matters.” ~Tom Robbins
“Laughter is the corrective force that prevents us from becoming cranks.” ~Henri Bergson
“With the fearful strain that is on me day and night, if I do not laugh I should die.” ~Abraham Lincoln
"We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once. And we should consider every truth false which was not accomplished by at least one laugh." ~Nietzsche
“We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.” ~Agnes Repplier
“Laugh and your life will be lengthened, for this is the great secret of long life.” ~Og Mandino
“Laughter has a beauty, multidimensional. It can relax you, it can suddenly make you feel light, it can make your world not a burden, but a beautiful experience. It can change everything in your life. Just the touch of laughter can make life worth living, something to be grateful for. It is so refreshing, rejuvenating.” ~Osho
“Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.” ~Kurt Vonnegut
“He deserves paradise who makes his companions laugh.” ~Koran
“God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.” ~Voltaire
“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
“Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it.” ~Henry Ward Beecher
“What is laughter? What is laughter?
It is God waking up! Oh, it is God waking up!
It is the sun poking it's sweet head out
From behind a cloud
You have been carrying too long,
Veiling your eyes and heart.
It is light breaking ground for structure
That is your real body - called Truth.
It is happiness applauding itself and then taking flight
To embrace everyone and everything in this world.
Laughter is the polestar
Held in the sky by our Beloved,
Who eternally says,
"Yes, dear ones, come this way,
Come this way towards Me and Love!
Come with your tender mouths moving
And your beautiful tongues conducting songs
And with your movements - your magic movements
Of hands and feet and glands and cells - Dancing!
Know that to God's Eye,
All is a Wondrous Language,
And Music - such exquisite , wild Music!"
Oh what is laughter, Hafiz?
What is this precious love and laughter
Budding in our hearts?
It is the glorious sound
Of a soul waking up!”