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20 Quotes That Remind Us Why It’s So Important To Laugh

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To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity. William Arthur Ward
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it. Charlie Chaplin
It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do. Amy Poehler
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. Vaclav Havel
I do take my work seriously and the way to do that is not to take yourself too seriously. Alan Rickman
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. Rose Franken
Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you. Mel Brooks
Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory. Alan Alda
If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. Ludwig Wittgenstein
I enjoy making people laugh. The trick is to tell them jokes against yourself. If you praise yourself, your stories aren’t funny. Michael Caine
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. Horace
God invented mankind because he loved silly stories. Ralph Steadman
I like being absurd. Jimmy Fallon
And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or something, I’d probably lean over and tell myself to please shut up. J.D. Salinger
If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane. Robert Frost
It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me. Stephen Fry
You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. Michael Pritchard
If you can’t laugh, you won’t make it. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Nothing feels as good to me as laughing incredibly hard. Steve Carell TC mark

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