Laughter Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old laughter quotes, laughter sayings, and laughter proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.     

Victor Borge

Laughter is the best medicine - unless you're diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.     

Jasper Carrott

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.     

Victor Hugo

Laughter connects you with people. It's almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you're just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy.     

John Cleese

A day without laughter is a day wasted.     

Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.     

Josh Billings

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.     

Oscar Wilde

Laughter is good for you. Nine out of ten stand-up comedians recommend laughter in the face of intense stupidity.     

Jim Butcher

I know why we laugh. We laugh because it hurts, and it's the only thing to make it stop hurting.     

Robert A. Heinlein

Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.     

Norman Cousins

A day without laughter is like living in darkness; you try to find your way around, but you can't see clearly.     

Emily Mitchell

Laughter is an instant vacation.     

Milton Berle

Laughter feels like our flotation device -- it won't pull us out of the storm, but it might carry us through, if we can just hang on.     

Emery Lord

Laughter has no foreign accent.     

Paul Lowney

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.     

Yakov Smirnoff

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.     

Jean Huston

You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.     

Michael Pritchard

A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.     

Madeleine L'Engle

I'm not up for laughing, but their laughter makes the room feel safer, so we begin to explore.     

John Green

Laughter does not deny pain. Laughter - like a wail - acknowledges and replies to pain.     

Tim O'Brien

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.     

Arnold H. Glasow

Laughter is a sense of proportion and a power of seeing yourself from the outside.     

Zero Mostel

Laughter brings out the child in all of us.     

Bill Cosby

Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.     

Carol Channing

The house of laughter makes a house of woe.     

Edward Young

Laughter lets me relax. It's the equivalent of taking a deep breath, letting it out and saying, This, too, will pass     

Odette Pollar

Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bulletproof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease.     

Norman Cousins

There is little success where there is little laughter.     

Andrew Carnegie

Laughter is the foundation of reconciliation.     

St. Francis de Sales

Laughter is by definition healthy.     

Doris Lessing