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Emmett Kelly Quotes and Sayings

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By laughing at me, the audience really laughs at themselves,
and realizing they have done this gives them sort of
a spiritual second wind for going back into the battles of life.
- Emmett Kelly

I haven't had a stationary home since going with the circus,
but since my parents lived in Lafayette about 25 years
ago and my sister lives here now,
I always claim it as home.
- Emmett Kelly

A clown's makeup and character, that's all he has to sell.
He loves and believes in that character.
- Emmett Kelly

Incongruity, they say, is one of the main ingredients of humor.
Maybe it's because everybody can feel superior to me.
I honestly don't know.
- Emmett Kelly

 

'Weary Willie' is very real to me.
He is a man who has given up.
The boat has gone and left him.
The cards are stacked against him.
He's content to make out with what he's got.
He knows he'll go no further.
- Emmett Kelly

You may as well laugh at life,
because it's certainly laughing at you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh at Life - it's certainly laughing at you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
- Langston Hughes

I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family,
together, all of us laughing and talking,
loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
- LaToya Jackson

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

The hardest thing for me is not to keep laughing.
Jennifer particularly is like a clown.
- Victor Garber

I should prefer to die laughing, and,
on more than one occasion, thought I might.
- Joseph Epstein

The real reason your pro tells you to keep your head
down is so you can't see him laughing at you.
- Phyllis Diller

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

I remember once having to stop performing when I thought
an elderly man a few rows back from the front was actually
going to die because he was laughing so hard.
- Adrian Edmondson

And I'm walking along and we're laughing,
kidding, joking, and see he understood the leader,
the one we called the leader, had some knowledge of English,
although limited.
- Betty Hill

Some of you say religion makes people happy.
So does laughing gas.
- Clarence Darrow

The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable,
laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!
- Francois Rabelais

You don't stop laughing because you grow older.
You grow older because you stop laughing.
- Maurice Chevalier

The English race is the best at weeping and the worst at laughing.
- Thomas Hearne

I've seen a lot of pairs of guys that have been hanging
out together way too long-until they're laughing all the time.
- Mike Judge

Happiness is no laughing matter.
- Richard Whately

I wake up laughing.
Yes, I wake up in the morning and there I am just laughing my head off.
- Bruce Willis

Cut out all these exclamation points.
An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Men love war because it allows them to look serious.
Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them.
- John Fowles

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
- Lord Byron

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another.
- Alan Alda

A sense of humor is good for you.
Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn?
- Bob Hope

I enjoy the character interplay.
Sometimes the audience is not laughing,
but smiling, and that is almost just as good because
it keeps them ready to laugh.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

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

People aren't as stupid as the politicians think.
More and more of us are laughing off our 'civic duty' to vote,
rejecting the role of compulsory constituent.
- Bob Black

We want to get people laughing; we don't want to offend anybody.
- Mel Brooks

Sometimes there's one person in the audience laughing hysterically,
and it's so much fun.
You end up playing the entire play to them.
- Lorraine Bracco

Instead of working for the survival of the fittest,
we should be working for the survival of the wittiest -
then we can all die laughing.
- Lily Tomlin

The only kind of love worth having is the kind that
goes on living and laughing and fighting and loving.
- Dalton Trumbo

I've heard all kinds of crazy rumors about myself.
I've even heard that I'm pregnant!
I've become real good about laughing things off -
I figure I'd better get used to it.
- Carrie Underwood

Everything is Song.
Everything is Silence.
Since it all turns out to be illusion,
perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad,
you are free to die laughing.
- James Broughton

I like comedy, I love it very much, I love laughing.
- Khandi Alexander

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

No matter what your heartache may be,
laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds.
- Red Skelton

My Pa always said, 'Live fast, die laughing,'
that's the way to do it.
- Doug McClure

Doing that hunt scene was really quite demanding.
I actually broke a rib during that scene.
And then all the scenes after that became quite challenging,
just breathing and laughing.
- Guy Pearce

The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men hardly ever shoot.
- Konrad Lorenz

One of the most beautiful things in the world I've
ever seen or heard is people laughing,
even when there seems to be so little reason for them to laugh.
- D. L. Hughley

I would find myself laughing and wondering where these ideas came from.
You can call it imagination, I suppose.
But I was grateful for wherever they came from.
- Amy Tan

One must laugh before one is happy, or one may die
without ever laughing at all.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing,
except Wales, which doesn't.
- Stephen Leacock

The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles,
and from that moment he is following the dark rapids
of an underground river which may sometimes flow so
near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
- Cyril Connolly

In the laughing times we know that we are lucky,
and in the quiet times we know that we are blessed.
And we will not be alone.
- Dar Williams

I think I will die laughing.
- Jeanne Calment

I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme.
I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone -
even when they're laughing.
I have a guilt complex, always worrying.
- Sophia Bush

If they weren't laughing with me, okay;
if they want to laugh at me it's better than nothing.
- Peter Steele

I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of
mine became concerned about how often I danced.
- Cesar Romero

This morning when I put on my underwear I could hear
the fruit-of-the-loom guys laughing at me.
- Rodney Dangerfield

It's fun to do something funny and have the director laughing.
It makes you feel good.
- Jon Lovitz

The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter.
That is a fact.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing
until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke.
- Spike Milligan

I remember playing football dressed in peculiar costumes
with some friends in France and laughing so hard we couldn't even stand up,
let alone kick the ball.
- Fred Frith

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down
is so you can't see him laughing.
- Phyllis Diller

I do remember smiling quite a bit inside it though
since I knew it wouldn't be seen on film -
so of course while the poor planet is being blown up
I'm smiling and laughing like mad!
- David Prowse

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail;
if it were not for this penalty,
the jury would never hear the evidence.
- H. L. Mencken

That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
- A. Whitney Brown

One day you are happy and laughing and the next you are crying.
- Grete Waitz

My favorite show is America's Funniest Home Videos.
People will get hit on the head and I feel bad cause
I'm laughing my head off!
- Corbin Bleu

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now
and then stumbling on something witty.
- Jane Austen

Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.
- Steve Carell

They're making me out to be a serial marrying person or something.
I'm laughing at that.
- Jennifer Lopez

Judge of a jest when you have done laughing.
- Robert Lloyd

People think our music's very aggressive or angry or whatever,
and it's just the opposite, really...
I like laughing.
And I like being really calm before a show,
and smiley.
- Serj Tankian

I had a director who told me a story about a fan who
had commented on how nice it was to see her sister
laughing and how happy the show made her.
I like to make people happy and make them laugh.
- Will Estes


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