Quotes of the Day for 2 July 2002 – Laughter
For those who were lost without their daily quotes, my apologies. However, I'm back now, refreshed and ready to work again. Dan Rowan was born at Beggs, Oklahoma on this day in 1922. Larkin and I have recently watched quite a few episodes of Laugh In - believe it or not, a lot of it is still both funny and germane three decades later. In Dan's honor, the theme today is Laughter.
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
He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.
- The Koran
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
- Bessie Stanley
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
- George Santayana, 1863 - 1921
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900
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