The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.
Whenever I organize or participate in public protest I get really worried that it will just suck, be really small, embarrassing, and the media will laugh at me. Oftentimes, it is really small and most of the time the media laughs at us.
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
There is some humour in ‘Family Values.’ I don’t want everyone to think it’s not going to make them laugh. But there are quite a lot of poems there that aren’t funny at all.
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
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.
You’d better get your laugh while you’re making your point, or you won’t be doing it very long.
There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.