“Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.”
“Love is my Sword,
Goodness my Armor,
And Humor my Shield.”
“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, …courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”
At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted. -Eric Idle, comedian, actor, and author (b. 1943)
“Life, love and laughter — what priceless gifts to give our children.” Phyllis Dryde
Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul
“Laughter is an instant vacation.”
~ Milton Berle.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
~ E.E. Cummings
“Laughter leads us, kneads us, and sometimes helps bleed us of torments and woes.” ~Bob Talbert, quoted in “Empty Nesters”.