Quotations About
laughter

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be.

Lectures on the English Comic Writers (1819)
Posted in: William Hazlitt

Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.

The Joy Luck Club (1989)
Posted in: Amy Tan

I have a theory, that there is a terrific link between what is funny and what is scary. I think there is a very close connection between what frightens people and what makes them laugh. Laughter is a kind of nervousness. Animals don’t laugh. Smiling is, anthropologists agree, directly linked to the baring of the teeth.

The Daily Telegraph, "'You're not scared of me, are you?" Jan Moir, March 11, 2002

Alex Dunphy: Could you L a little less OL?

When Good Kids Go Bad (season 3, episode 2)
Posted in: Modern Family