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Laughter, and the broader category of humor,
by Allen Klein

Laughter, and the broader category of humor,
are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss.
- Allen Klein

It has been said that 80% of what people learn is visual.
- Allen Klein

No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
- Allen Klein

Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.
- Allen Klein

 

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
- Allen Klein

Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the
very instant we are laughing.
- Allen Klein

The studies indicate that focusing our attention on someone else,
takes our mind off of our own problems.
We stay healthier and thereby live longer.
- Allen Klein

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Humor expands our limited picture frame and gets us
to see more than just our problem.
- Allen Klein

When times get tough, at some point,
people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it.
- Allen Klein

Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.
- Allen Klein

Children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts,
even in the most difficult of times.
- Allen Klein

Today's business and health care climate may not be pleasant.
Cutbacks, pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone's job easy.
But that does not mean that the humor need stop.
- Allen Klein

And, unlike the earlier bombing on the World Trade Center,
a major landmark and symbol of the strength of the financial world was,
not just damaged but, totally destroyed.
- Allen Klein

A little perspective, like a little humor,
goes a long way.
- Allen Klein

The lesson adults can learn here is that the world
is filled with things for our enjoyment.
- Allen Klein

Laughter can help relieve tension in even the heaviest of matters.
- Allen Klein

When you think about advertisements,
it makes sense that they want to hold and retain our attention.
- Allen Klein

It is still not clear from this study how laughter
can directly help the heart but other studies have
shown that laughter is beneficial for every system in the body.
- Allen Klein

Now, a recent study from cardiologists at the University of Maryland,
has shown that laughter may have a beneficial effect on the heart.
- Allen Klein

Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless.
- Allen Klein

Whether planned or not, humor takes our mind off of our troubles.
- Allen Klein

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity,
but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
- Allen Klein

When we can find some humor in our upsets,
they no longer seem as large or as important as they once did.
- Allen Klein

Humor can be one of our best survival tools.
- Allen Klein

Advertisers also know that humor can help bond us to their product.
- Allen Klein

Humor can help you cope with the unbearable so that
you can stay on the bright side of things until the
bright side actually comes along.
- Allen Klein

In looking for humor, keep in mind this guideline:
Sometimes it takes a little time to see the humor in your upsets;
you may not find something to laugh about immediately.
- Allen Klein

While most of us know that we feel better after a good hearty laugh,
science, in many cases, is yet to prove why.
- Allen Klein

When we are dealing with death we are constantly being
dragged down by the event:
Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits.
- Allen Klein

Kids can amuse themselves with almost anything.
- Allen Klein

Sometimes it takes ten seconds to see some humor in your dilemmas,
sometimes ten years.
- Allen Klein

Like sheep that get lost nibbling away at the grass
because they never look up,
we often focus so much on ourselves and our problems that we get lost.
- Allen Klein

You may not be able to change a situation,
but with humor you can change your attitude about it.
- Allen Klein

To a child, often the box a toy came in is more appealing than the toy itself.
- Allen Klein

Laughing is also good for your respiratory system.
- Allen Klein

Zen teaches that once we can open up to the inevitability of our demise,
we can begin to transform that situation and lighten up about it.
- Allen Klein

Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences
how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff,
I decided to discuss the events of the previous week,
the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and
some laughter might be beneficial.
- Allen Klein

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world.
Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak.
Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor,
and your picture begins to lighten up.
- Allen Klein

When you do find humor in trying times,
one of the first and most important changes you experience
is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way -
you suddenly have a new perspective on them.
- Allen Klein

The tragedy of September 11th was so sudden,
so enormous, and so horrendous, both in terms of lives
lost and global consequences,
that this country and the world went into immediate and prolonged shock.
- Allen Klein

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Tears and laughter cleanse the heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
- Mark Twain

Laughter is the best medicine.
- Anonymous

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

One can never speak enough of the virtues,
the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
- Francoise Sagan

Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

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

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.
- Victor Hugo

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time.
Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have
the power to choose either.
- Wayne Dyer

Laughter is day, and sobriety is night;
a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both,
more bewitching than either.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how
to put one foot before the other.
But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
- Helen Hayes

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
- George Eliot

I think that's one of the most important gifts we have in television -
the ability to heal through laughter.
- Soleil Moon Frye

The only cure for vanity is laughter,
and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.
- Henri Bergson

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
- Karl Barth

In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal,
and so ill-bred, as audible laughter.
- Lord Chesterfield

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Like all young men I set out to be a genius,
but mercifully laughter intervened.
- Lawrence Durrell

Comedy is defiance.
It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety.
And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.
- Will Durst


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