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A gag

In the end, everything is a gag.
Charlie Chaplin

I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
Charlie Chaplin

Comedy in long-shot
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Charlie Chaplin

Everything a contradiction
I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
Charlie Chaplin

Glimpse inside a human soul
If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don't bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I don't trust them
I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.
Maya Angelou

If I had no sense of humor
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Mahatma Gandhi

Imagination and humor
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon

If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
Robert Frost

Joy's smile
Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.
Victor Hugo

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

Laughter and pain
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
Charlie Chaplin

Let old wrinkles come
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
William Shakespeare

Man alone who laughs
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Not at all a bad beginning
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
Oscar Wilde

Sunny spirit
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Mark Twain

The assault of laughter
Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.
Mark Twain

The secret to humor
The secret to humor is surprise.

To make a comedy
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
Charlie Chaplin

To truly laugh
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
Charlie Chaplin

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.
W. Somerset Maugham

Two edges
The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Virginia Woolf

Very serious
A joke is a very serious thing.
Winston Churchill

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Charlie Chaplin

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