Wednesday Wisdom - The Best Medicine

Laughter is the sun
that drives winter
from the human face.

- Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)

The most wasted of all days
is one without laughter.

- E. E. Cummings (1894 - 1962)

He has achieved success
who has lived well,
laughed often, and loved much.

- Bessie Stanley

The human race has one
really effective weapon,

and that is laughter.

- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Laughter is the closest distance
between two people.

- Victor Borge (1909 - 2000)

Man is distinguished
from all other creatures

by the faculty of laughter.

- Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

At the height of laughter,
the universe is flung into
a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.

- Jean Houston

Laughter is an instant vacation.

- Milton Berle (1908 - 2002)

Shared laughter
creates a bond of friendships.
When people laugh together,
they cease to be young and old,
teacher and pupils, worker and boss.
They become a single group
of human beings.

- W. Lee Grant

Laughing is the sensation
of feeling good all over
and showing it principally in one spot.

- Josh Billings (1818 - 1885)

And in the sweetness of friendship
let there be laughter
and the sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.

- Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter,
the sound of which
has always seemed to me

to be the most civilized music
in the world.

- Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)

You don't stop laughing
because you grow old.
You grow old
because you stop laughing.

- Michael Pritchard

I don't think I've ever gone through a whole day without laughing at least once, and I hope to keep it that way! Once I've had my morning caffeine hit, it doesn't take much to set me case you haven't already noticed, I'm easily amused at the best of times. What makes you giggle? Is there something that makes you laugh even if you're in the most terrible mood?

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[Please click on images for original sources. All quotes via The Quotations Page]


Joy said...

I love this post. ;D thank you for sharing the wisdom.

Belle said...

I loved this post and a really needed it!
I am totally stressed out re Mats visa (they contacted us asking for interviews and thigns argh!!) So this was a beautiful post!!

There is a couple of stupid and totally embarassing things Mat does to make me laugh hysterically (poor boy, i wont embarrass him and reveal!!)

Fabulous post xx

Riss said...

The photographs and quotes are so charming! Excellent pairing! You started my morning off with a smile. Thank you.

Charlotte Xi said...

I always giggle when I see/hear children laughing or playing. I think they're the most adorable and innocent things! Their emotions are honest and they've no cares like the rest of us. In their laughter rings pure joy. :)

PS: I loved this post. I'm smiling widely now.

Big Mark 243 said...

For someone supposedly 'unreliable', you are a relible source of something happy and irreverent. You are way cool!!

Anonymous said...

this is lovely, your blog is so inspiring

Anonymous said...

thank you, I needed that this morning :)

Srividya said...

Lovely post :) Am addicted to your blog

Sarahjane Elizabeth Pardon said...

Ah, I really need a laughter-reminder! Thanks, this made me smile! When I'm upset, my (unofficial) boyfriend would pick a little daisy or little flower for me and say something cheesy like "A flower for my flower"! haha! Cheesy lines like that make me laugh!

Chantal said...

I have alot of imagination, so if someone tells me a situation in which he/she was, I can imagine the scene and sometimes exagerate it even more and we laugh even more. I love this blog, it makes my day, everyday! :)

Jana Souza said...

Thank you; I needed this today; the visuals the quotes, both are fitting and soothing to the soul. Kit, you are a gift.

A Soothsayer said...

No matter how hard the day is, my son's laughter always soothes the weary soul! Love the picture of the baby in hands.

My name is Erin. said...

My brothers and I always make each other laugh. Even during the hard times, we'd talk seriously about what need serious consideration, but eventually one of us would crack a joke and we'd all be laughing in no time. Even though we are 27, 31 and 38, and living hundreds of miles apart, all it takes is a phone call and we can instantly slip into our 6, 10 and 17 year old selves, making each other laugh until we cry.

A wonderful post as always, Ms. Unreliable. Thank you!

Beatriz Kim said...

My nickname in high school was "Giggles". It doesn't take much to set me into a laughing frenzy. People say they know I'm coming, because they recognize my laughter first.

Laughing sets me free from problems, concerns, and duties. Nothing compares to a good hearty laughter! It releases your endorphins, a natural "pick up drug" in your brain. What loveliness!

Anonymous said...

Great post. Brought a smile to my face. :D

AC said...

This is inspirational, and it in the simplest way it just makes me happy. :)

K.Line said...

Fantastic quotes! I've never thought about how long I've gone without laughing. Now I'm going to have to pay attention...

Amy said...

Great post - I love laughing but making people laugh is always better - I love sending a coworker something funny and then hearing them laugh - especially when they are having a bad day!

Daydream Lily said...

gorgeous post !!

Laura Cococcia said...

This made my day! The pictures and words together so simply evoke emotion. Thanks for making my day a little brighter :)

The King Family said...

that little girl with that penguin is so awesome :)

The King Family said...

oh and i almost GOO?!?

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Edward makes me laugh.
And so does David Sedaris. I once ran off the road driving to the beach because I was laughing so hard at one of his CDs.

MissKarenAshley said...

Love those photos. So clean and fresh and bright. Adorable.

Anonymous said...

One of my very favourite posts ever!! Loving your work..thank you

Anonymous said...

Happy is my goal in life and i strife every day to achieve it, keep em coming, your blog is great :)

Freya said...

you write posts with such involvement! and i always wonder how you manage to find such beautiful images.

Carmen said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Just what I needed!

Renee said...

I know I have shared a million times how much I love your blog and this post was just one of the reasons why.

Love Renee xoxox

Rebecca Anne said...

I come by way of Jana~
That was beautiful to scroll down through and let my mind wrap around the beautiful pictures and thoughts~
Very nice indeed!

calin crestin said...

laught or just smile!
or like lenin said "laugh,laugh,laugh!"

Sushi said...

Aww this is such a lovely post :D x Sushi