The clown has great importance as part of the search for what is laughable and ridiculous in man. We should put the emphasis on the rediscovery of our own individual clown, the one that has grown-up within us and which society does not allow us to express.— Jacques Lecoq
Scandalous Laughable quotations
Your looks are laughable, unphotographable, yet you're my favorite work of art.
Is your figure less than Greek, is your mouth a little weak? When you open it to speak, are you smart?
P.T. Barnum said a sucker is born every minute, but his estimate was laughably low.
The man of understanding finds everything laughable.
The worth of a child born and bred in Nigeria cannot be compared to that in the United States.
I am laughably aggressive, and the rest of the band is very laid back, so we mix well.
Small actions are at the heart of kaizen.
By taking steps so tiny that they seem trivial or even laughable, you'll sail calmly past obstacles that have defeated you before. Slowly - but painlessly! - you'll cultivate an appetite for continued success and lay down a permanent new route to change.
My technique is laughable at times. I have developed a style of my own, I suppose, which creeps around. I don't have to have too much technique for it. I've developed the parts of my technique that are useful to me. I'll never be a very fast guitar player. I don't really know what to say about my style. There's always a melodic intent in there.
As men neither fear nor respect what has been made contemptible, all honor to him who makes oppression laughable as well as detestable. Armies cannot protect it then; and walls which have remained impenetrable to cannon have fallen before a roar of laughter or a hiss of contempt.
Even Jesus Christ cannot conduct a free and fair election in Nigeria.
How much truth is contained in something can be best determined by making it thoroughly laughable and then watching to see how much joking around it can take. For truth is a matter that can withstand mockery, that is freshened by any ironic gesture directed at it. Whatever cannot withstand satire is false.
Members of Congress are incredibly blessed and fortune to have the jobs that we have. Nobody makes us run. Every two years we offer for public office, and if you don't want to do it then don't run. But the notion that you can make $174,000 in this country and be underpaid is laughable.
School is not meant for the poor, only for the rich.
When people express what is most important to them, it often comes out in cliches. That doesn't make them laughable; it's something tender about them. As though in struggling to reach what's most personal about them they could only come up with what's most public.
I will rather kill myself than commit suicide.
Since I'm not a second Marx or Freud who can offer people alternatives, I have to let them keep their own wrong feelings. And I don't believe that melodramatic feelings are laughable-they should be taken absolutely seriously.
There are some tales not for telling, whether because they are too long, too precious, too laughable, too painful, too easy to need telling or too hard to explain. After all, after years and travels my secrets are all I have left to chew on in the night.
The most laughable White House criticism is that tax cuts are a 'free lunch.
' The American people's work created that money. Only in Washington could there be a belief that letting people keep more of what they create is a giveaway.
And I don't believe that melodramatic feelings are laughable - they should be taken absolutely seriously.
A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
The only cure for vanity is laughter. And the only fault that's laughable is vanity.
If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run-and often in the short one-the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative.
No one is laughable who laughs at himself.
I founded this school for the masses.
A new and speculative idea, which although it may seem trivial and almost laughable, is nonetheless of great value in quickening the spirit of invention.
The truth is that we all have lives that are complicated.
We all get hurt by people we love sometimes. It's laughable to believe that anyone is immune. The important thing is how you behave.
I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they find laughable.
Why, Sir, most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things.
My haters are laughable punks, my supporters the greatest people that ever lived.
Allow me to inquire how man can control his own affairs when he is not only incapable of compiling a plan for some laughably short term such as, say, a thousand years, but cannot even predict what will happen to him tomorrow?
Serious things cannot be understood without laughable things, nor opposites at all without opposites.
I will laugh at the laughable while I breathe
A good laugh is a mighty good thing, and rather too scarce a good thing.