Quotations About / On: LAUGHTER

  • 21.
    Laughter means: taking a mischievous delight in someone else's uneasiness, but with a good conscience.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 506, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 200, "Laughter," (1882). The German expression translated as "taking a mischievous delight in someone else's uneasiness" is schadenfroh sein.)
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  • 22.
    Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
    (Margaret Sackville (1881-1963), British poet. The Works of Susan Ferrier, vol. 1, introduction (1929).)
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  • 23.
    Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 1 (1891).)
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  • 24.
    Laughter is the portrait of life! Because, laughter heals the body.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (Laughter.)
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  • 25.
    Give me your hands Then we'll climb highest mountains with laughter and prayers,
    Forgetting you fears then at the top of the highest hill you will admire the beauty of the friendship and your hidden courage.
    (Friendship!)
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  • 26.
    How beautiful are the lily's that grow
    The flowers that bloom in spring.
    The towering height of an old oak tree
    Just standing to protect me.
    Like birds eagerly in the morning sings
    The inspiration of laughter, love and joy
    That only a friendship like this can bring.
    (God's Friendship)
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  • 27.
    Not with wrath do we kill, but with laughter. Come, let us kill the spirit of gravity!
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 49, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "On Reading and Writing," (1883).)
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  • 28.
    He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad. And that was all his patrimony.
    (Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950), Italian-born British author. Scaramouche, bk. 1, ch. 1 (1921). Opening words, describing the book's hero, André-Louis Moreau.)
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  • 29.
    There exists a kind of laughter which is worthy to be ranked with the higher lyric emotions and is infinitely different from the twitchings of a mean merrymaker.
    (Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809-1852), Russian author, dramatist. Dead Souls, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1842).)
  • 30.
    For public opinion does not admit that lofty rapturous laughter is worthy to stand beside lofty lyrical emotion and that there is all the difference in the world between it and the antics of a clown at a fair.
    (Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809-1852), Russian author, dramatist. Dead Souls, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1842), trans. by David Magarshak (1961).)
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