quote by Barry Cryer

Analysing comedy is like dissecting a frog. Nobody laughs and the frog dies.

— Barry Cryer

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Humour and laughter quote Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.
Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

Humour and laughter quote Determine to live life with flair and laughter.
Determine to live life with flair and laughter.

It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.

The cause of laughter is simply the sudden perception of the incongruity between a concept and the real project.


Common sense and a sense of humour are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humour is just common sense, dancing. Those who lack humour are without judgment and should be trusted with nothing.

Humour and laughter quote The best thing in life are free.
The best thing in life are free.

If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.

Life is a huge farce, and the advantage of possessing a sense of humour is that it enables one to defy fate with mocking laughter.

Humour and laughter quote A day without laughter is a day wasted
A day without laughter is a day wasted

When you lose the power to laugh, you lose your power to think straight.


Laughter is very infectious, and why it should be so is a most interesting neurological problem. But it also has other, more physiological, benefits. Apparently it boosts the immune system, reduces stress hormones, massages the heart and diaphragm and engenders a 'feel good' factor.

Laughter is an independent, tremendously important, and lurid emotion.

Humour and laughter quote Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.

The ability to laugh at life is right at the top, with love and communication, in the hierarchy of our needs. Humour has much to do with pain; it exaggerates the anxieties and absurdities we feel, so that we gain distance and through laughter, relief.

Humour is, in fact, a prelude to faith;

and laughter is the beginning of prayer … Laughter is swallowed up in prayer and humour is fulfilled by faith.

Laughter is man's most distinctive emotional expression.

Man shares the capacity for love and hate, anger and fear, loyalty and grief, with other living creatures. But humour, which has an intellectual as well as an emotional element belongs to man

Humour and laughter quote The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.
The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.

Humour is but the faint terrestrial echo of the hideous laughter of the blind mad gods that squat leeringly and sardonically in caverns beyond the Milky Way. It is a hollow thing, sweet on the outside, but filled with the pathos of fruitless aspiration.

At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.

Their smiles and laughter are due to their habit of thinking pleasurably aloud about the pleasures of life. They have humanity rather than humour, and the real significance of the distinction is seldom understood.

Humour and laughter quote My pain may be the reason for somebody's laughter, but my laughter must never be
My pain may be the reason for somebody's laughter, but my laughter must never be the reason for somebody's pain.

The British have turned their sense of humour into a national virtue.

It is odd, because through much of history, humour has been considered cheap, and laughter something for the lower orders. But British aristocrats didn't care a damn about what people thought of them, so they made humour acceptable.

Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars.

So are disgrace, defeat, exposure to immediate scorn and laughter. There is no opportunity in such cases for self-delusion, no idling time away, no being off your guard (or you must take the consequences) - neither is there any room for humour or caprice or prejudice.


The salvation of the world depends on the men who will not take evil good-humouredly, and whose laughter destroys the fool instead of encouraging him.

Humour and laughter quote Smile, laughter and meditation are all privileges of human life.
Smile, laughter and meditation are all privileges of human life.

What I find interesting is how close you can run the laughter along the seam of seriousness, and occasionally cross it, so that half the house genuinely doesn't know whether to laugh or cry. Custard pie humour is fairly universal, but at the other end, which I'm more interested in, there's the humour that hovers on the darkness, that walks in the shadow of something else, not always that obvious.

I've always been an optimist and I believe laughter is a wonderful thing

My final word, before I'm done, Is "Cancer can be rather fun"- Provided one confronts the tumour with a sufficient sense of humour. I know that cancer often kills, But so do cars and sleeping pills; And it can hurt till one sweats, So can bad teeth and unpaid debts. A spot of laughter, I am sure, Often accelerates one's cure; So let us patients do our bit To help the surgeons make us fit.

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