Favorite Laughter Quotes - The Starter List

Here at Webpsychology, we couldn’t agree more with Charlie Chaplin, who famously said that “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” So since we’d hate to see you waste a perfectly good day, we’ve assembled some of our favorites to help you keep smiling, both inside and out.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. – Irish proverb

A laugh is a smile that bursts. – Mary H. Waldrip

A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused. – Shirley MacLaine

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. – Mignon McLaughlin

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. – W. H. Auden

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

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

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. – Woody Allen

If a rainbow makes a sound, or a flower as it grows, that was the sound of her laughter. – Wm. Paul Young

If you're too busy to laugh, you are too busy. – Proverb

It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Just thinking of your laughter gives me courage. . . . – Rosamund Lupton

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. – Bob Newhart

Laughter is an instant vacation. – Milton Berle

Laughter is carbonated holiness. ― Anne Lamott

Laughter is poison to fear. ― George R.R. Martin

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. – Victor Borge

Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing. My soul probably looks like Fred Astaire. – Jarod Kintz

Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living. ― Seán O'Casey

That is one of the reasons why a man should pick a path with heart, so that he can find his laughter. – Sheldon B. Kopp

The earth laughs in flowers. – e.e. cummings

The first time her laughter unfurled its wings in the wind, we knew that the world would never be the same. – Brian Andreas

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter. – Mark Twain

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. – Charles Dickens

We don't laugh because we're happy – we're happy because we laugh. – William James

You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. – Stephen King

You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. – Michael Pritchard

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh – at yourself. – Ethel Barrymore