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Edmond de Goncourt Quotes and Sayings

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Laughter is the mind's intonation.
There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years
to bring the world back to life.
Otherwise it would die of civilization.
- Edmond de Goncourt

People don't like the true and simple;
they like fairy tales and humbug.
- Edmond de Goncourt

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions
than anything else in the world.
- Edmond de Goncourt

 

Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Historians tell the story of the past,
novelists the story of the present.
- Edmond de Goncourt

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less
of an insult than religion.
- Edmond de Goncourt

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A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and
climbs it while playing a violin.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Today I begin to understand what love must be,
if it exists...
When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves.
We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost.
That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
- Edmond de Goncourt

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 the shortest distance between two people.
- Yakov Smirnoff

If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished
from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
- Joseph Addison

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 is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
- Max Eastman

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

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

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

Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art,
because it has an instant critic: laughter.
- Chuck Jones

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

It is better to write of laughter than of tears,
for laughter is the property of man.
- Francois Rabelais

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

Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life.
Either you laugh and suffer, or you got your beans
or brains on the ceiling.
- Wavy Gravy

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over
and showing it principally in one place.
- Josh Billings

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

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

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

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

Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from
some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves,
by comparison with the infirmity of others,
or with our own formerly.
- Thomas Hobbes

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom,
if you listen.
- Carl Sandburg

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 is an instant vacation.
- Milton Berle

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

Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy,
except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
- Margaret Sackville

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

The house of laughter makes a house of woe.
- Edward Young

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

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

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

Nobody ever died of laughter.
- Max Beerbohm

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

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
- Charlie Chaplin

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

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

If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter,
that's my reward.
- Victor Borge

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

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
- Charlie Chaplin

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

I have always liked shows that have laughter in them.
- David Walliams

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain,
comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
- Erma Bombeck


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