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Christopher Durang Quotes and Sayings

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Laughter can bring a new perspective.
- Christopher Durang

Since I also act, sometimes I get over my resentment
and commit to the pitch as an acting job.
- Christopher Durang

On the one hand, I'm grateful to be hired and thrilled to be paid.
- Christopher Durang

My parents didn't really know one another.
- Christopher Durang

 

Then in college I became obsessed with film,
and wanted to be part of that.
- Christopher Durang

I didn't have a teacher like Sister Mary Ignatius.
- Christopher Durang

I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre.
- Christopher Durang

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When my parents separated, I was very grateful.
- Christopher Durang

My father knew the charming side of my mother,
and my mother thought that he was attentive and pleasant and was an architect,
which was a respectable profession, but I don't think
that they actually got to know one another deeply.
- Christopher Durang

Since it's based on my parents, it's more emotionally
close to me than some of my more surreal plays.
And then I like the balance of the comic and the sad.
It should play as funny, but you should care about
the characters and feel sad for them.
- Christopher Durang

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 PHOTO

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

Laughter is the best medicine.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart.
- Mort Walker

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter,
but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
- Cat Stevens

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

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

Amour is the one human activity of any importance in
which laughter and pleasure preponderate,
if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
- Aldous Huxley

I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have
been shown by many the value of it in so many lives,
in so many ways.
- Lucille Ball

The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish,
has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish,
cutting the heart asunder.
- Virginia Woolf

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

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

Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy,
which, if it remained unused, might become negative,
that is, poison.
Laughter is the antidote.
- George Gurdjieff

I take people very seriously.
People are all I take seriously, in fact.
Therefore, I have nothing but sympathy for how people behave -
and nothing but laughter to console them with.
- John Irving

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

She knew what all smart women knew: Laughter made you live better and longer.
- Gail Parent

Though the clown is often deadpan, he is a connoisseur of laughter.
- Mel Gussow

Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter.
- Ivor Novello

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

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

Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
- George Byron

Shared laughter is erotic too.
- Marge Piercy

Laughter is inner jogging.
- Norman Cousins

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

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

Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends,
I was content to have chosen music and laughter as
a substitute for a husband.
- Elsa Maxwell

I love life in spite of all that mars it.
I love friendship, jokes and laughter.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

I took a lot of time off after Mobsters and although
I did something I had never done before,
which was to direct a play, The Laughter Epidemic,
it felt like a vacation.
- Christian Slater

I think laughter may be a form of courage.
As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh,
and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.
- Linda Ellerbee

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

But whoever gives birth to useless children,
what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself,
and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
- Sophocles

Laughter is the best medicine - unless you're diabetic,
then insulin comes pretty high on the list.
- Jasper Carrott

Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and
look around you for happiness instead of sadness.
Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
- Red Skelton

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

The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
- Publilius Syrus

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

Laughter drives shouting away.
- Indra Devi

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
- Victor Borge

Seven days without laughter makes one weak.
- Mort Walker

The only honest art form is laughter,
comedy.
You can't fake it...
try to fake three laughs in an hour -
ha ha ha ha ha -
they'll take you away,
man.
You can't.
- Lenny Bruce

True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart.
It is not contempt; its essence is love.
It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles,
which lie far deeper.
- Thomas Carlyle

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


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