Motivational Quotations: Playful

13 05 2010
  • Playful: Finding humor, the whimsical, incongruous, and unexpected

If you can laugh at it, you can live with it.”
Erma Bombeck”Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”
Victor Borge

“The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.”
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort

“I’d rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate.”
George Burns

“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.”
Mark Twain

“People are at their most mindful when they are at play. If we find ways of enjoying our work—blurring the lines between work and play—the gains will be greater.”
Ellen Langer

“You can increase your brain power three to fivefold simply by laughing and having fun before working on a problem.”
Doug Hall

“Fun is going to enhance interest, because people don’t feel incompetent when they’re having fun.”
Matthew S. Richter

“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.”
Ethel Barrymore

“Humor comes from self-confidence. There’s an aggressive element to wit.”
Rita Mae Brown

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
Charlie Chaplin

“Were it not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office.”
Abraham Lincoln

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs—jolted by every pebble in the road.”
Henry Ward Beecher

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”
Kurt Vonnegut

“I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.”
Frank A. Clark

“Laughter is an instant vacation.”
Milton Berle

“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”
William James

“The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes.”
William Davis

“Warning: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.”
Ellie Katz

“Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.”
Hugh Sidey

“A good laugh is good for both the mental and physical digestion.”
Abraham Lincoln

“A man isn’t poor if he can still laugh.”
Raymond Hitchcock

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
Yiddish Proverb

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny….'”
Isaac Asimov




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