Isn’t it amazing how contagious laughter is and how much it can change a bad day into a joyous one in a moment? I am yet to fully grasp the science behind the contagious effect and power of good laughter in one’s life. One thing I do know for certain is that it feels really good, beyond words can express.
I came across a video that showed the contagious power of laughter and how it can brighten someone’s day.
What I realized each time after a burst of good laughter is its incredible power to rejuvenate both the body, mind, and soul. And it’s really cheap, you can find it anywhere, among friends, colleagues and more. The benefits of laughter are vast from boosting the immune system, relaxing the muscles, aid circulation, and protecting against heart disease. It can also improve mental health, lower anxiety, improve your mood, and foster resilience. Need I forget that laughter strengthens relationships, helps in defusing conflict, and bonding as a team.
I enjoy laughing as much as I can even when I see the funny looks on people’s faces like “is he okay?”. Very often I find myself laughing over my worries or challenges. Not many see the sense in that but it has an incredible impact in my wellbeing and energizes me in that given situation. Laughter is good for your body, mind, and soul.
In the spirit of laughter and joy, here are 26 quotes about laughter and its incredible power:
If you can laugh in the face of adversity, you’re bullet-proof.
RICKY GERVAIS (more Ricky Gervais quotes)
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The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
VOLTAIRE (more Voltaire quotes)
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.
A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing.
I will look for the flowers by the side of the road; I will laugh and love and be strong. I will try to lighten another’s load this day as I fare along.
MARY S. EDGAR
At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.
EDGAR WATSON HOWE
He who laughs, lasts!
MARY PETTIBONE POOLE
Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul.
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Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.
The person who has a sense of humor is not just more relaxed in the face of a potentially stressful situation, but is more flexible in his approach.
Laughter connects you with people. It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy.
Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bulletproof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease.
You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being.
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Your body cannot heal without play. Your mind cannot heal without laughter. Your soul cannot heal without joy.
CATHERINE RIPPERGER FENWICK
I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can.
I never would have made it if I could not have laughed. It lifted me momentarily out of this horrible situation, just enough to make it livable.
Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
GEORGE CARLIN (more George Carlin quotes)
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
When we can begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
All I claim to know is that laughter is the most reliable gauge of human nature.
We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
VICTOR HUGO (more Victor Hugo quotes)
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.