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

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

I believe that love and laughter can only happen when
one person takes the time to think about what would
cause the other person to feel good.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Never having alone time is real tough on people.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Everybody laughs the same in every language because
laughter is a universal connection.
- Yakov Smirnoff

 

The ad in the paper said 'Big Sale.
Last Week.' Why advertise? I already missed it.
They're just rubbing it in.
- Yakov Smirnoff

It's kind of bittersweet.
The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act,
but by the size of the heart.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I fed my ego, but not my soul.
- Yakov Smirnoff

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I believe that laughter is a language of God and that
we can all live happily ever laughter.
- Yakov Smirnoff

In today's society we sometimes forget to balance our hearts and our heads;
this is the reason we stop laughing.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment
is seven years in prison,
locked up with the other men.
There is a three year waiting list.
- Yakov Smirnoff

My father described this tall lady who stands in the
middle of the New York harbor,
holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America.
I instantly fell in love.
- Yakov Smirnoff

When the needs of one person are being met by the other,
there is laughter.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I like American women.
They do things sexually Russian girls never dream of doing -
like showering.
- Yakov Smirnoff

We have been learning since we were children how to make money,
buy things, build things.
The whole education system is set up to teach us how to think,
not to feel.
- Yakov Smirnoff

I believe there is a direct correlation between love and laughter.
- Yakov Smirnoff

We have a choice - we can both think and feel,
using our heads and our hearts.
- Yakov Smirnoff

We may have forgotten how to feel.
Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after,
as we've heard in fairy tales.
- Yakov Smirnoff

In Russia we only had two TV channels.
Channel One was propaganda.
Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you:
Turn back at once to Channel One.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Balance is so important in our lives.
In our busy world, we can give ourselves balance between thinking and feeling.
- Yakov Smirnoff

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.
- Yakov Smirnoff

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

Tears and laughter cleanse the heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter is the best medicine.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
- Lord Chesterfield

We will miss George for his sense of love,
his sense of music and his sense of laughter.
- Ringo Starr

There is little success where there is little laughter.
- Andrew Carnegie

What the real world of 1941 needed most was the release
and relief provided by laughter.
- Joseph Barbera

So the brother in black offers to these United States
the source of courage that endures,
and laughter.
- Zora Neale Hurston

We look before and after, And pine for what is not;
Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Laughter is much more important than applause.
Applause is almost a duty.
Laughter is a reward.
- Carol Channing

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere,
the drama, holding the mirror up to nature,
by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.
- George P. Baker

Nobody ever died of laughter.
- Max Beerbohm

I really hate sitcoms on television with canned laughter and stuff.
What really makes me laugh is the real-life stuff.
I've got a dry sense of humor.
- Katie Price

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

Our shows are packed with laughter and light-hearted
songs to lift the listener from their everyday life.
We encourage the audience to participate in any way.
- Jason Mraz

Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith.
For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.
- Sean Connery

I try to bring the audience's own drama -
tears and laughter they know about -
to them.
- Judy Garland

Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.
- Eileen Caddy

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that
we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
- Gordon W. Allport

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

We are trying to communicate a fulfilled ideal.
Does anybody remember laughter?
- Robert Plant

Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason,
being confined to the human species.
- Thomas Carlyle

Laughter is inner jogging.
- Norman Cousins

Laughter need not be cut out of anything,
since it improves everything.
- James Thurber

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

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter,
and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its
morning and is refreshed.
- Khalil Gibran

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,
unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
- Kurt Vonnegut

I just love listening to the laughter.
- Simon Pegg

I left in love, in laughter, and in truth,
and wherever truth, love and laughter abide,
I am there in spirit.
- Bill Hicks

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

It seems that laughter needs an echo.
- Henri Bergson


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