The Ability to Laugh at Ourselves

“American people have the ability to laugh at themselves.
It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is.”
~ Desi Arnaz,
a.k.a. Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III,
Actor, Musician, Television Producer, Author,
Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars (2x) & Golden Globe Award (1956)
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Laughing Once a Day

“It’ll keep you alive for another 10 years, if you get yourself a laugh once a day:
either provoke it, or look around in the wildest laboratory in the world, the public.”
~ Jerry Lewis a.k.a Joseph Levitch,
Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Producer, Screenwriter and Film Director
Winner of several Lifetime Achievements Awards from:
The American Comedy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association,
& Venice Film Festival, Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars (2x)
Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors
(highest Emmy Award, 2005)
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences(2009)

That Book, It’s My Life

“Inside that book, it’s my life-all the places
where I’m hurting or I laughed
or I cried or I prayed.
And I’ve had to pray a lot!”
~ June Carter Cash,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Dancer, Comedian, Author,
Grammy Awards (5X) & Christian Music Hall of Fame (2009)

You HAVE to Write Them Back

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“It’s weird because my parents don’t really understand my business.
I get fan mail all day long, but if a piece happens to get to their house,
they’re like, ‘Oh, my God, you’ve got a fan! You have to write them back.
You have to do it!'”
~ Idris Elba,
Actor, Musician, Entrepreneur – DJ

Laughing at Obstacles

“Don’t take yourself too seriously. Know when to laugh at yourself,
and find a way to laugh at obstacles that inevitably present themselves.
~ Halle Berry,
Actress, Model & Film Producer

Peace, Joy, Love & …

“First comes peace. Then joy. Then love. And finally understanding.”
~ Chonda Pierce,
Comedienne, Author, Philanthropist &
Co-Founder – Branches Recovery Center

Knowing What’s More Than Enough

“Somebody once said,  “We never know what is enough until
we know what’s more than enough.””
~ Billie Holiday
a.k.a Eleanora Fagan,
Jazz Musician & Singer-Songwriter

Loving, Laughing & Giving


“Another fresh, new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!”
~ William Arthur Ward,
Author, Educator & Motivational Speaker

Timeless, No Age & Forever

“Laughter is timeless.
Imagination has no age,
and dreams are forever.”
~ Walter Elias Disney,
Business Magnate, Animator, Cartoonist,
Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Philanthropist,
Voice Actor, Co-Founder of Walt Disney Productions,
Academy Awards (22x), Golden Globe Awards (3x) & an Emmy Award

Laughing at Yourself

“One thing that I am proud of: I am really capable of laughing at myself.”
~ Penelope Cruz,
Actress, Model, Philanthropist, Clothing Designer, Academy Award (2008),
Empire Award, Goya Award, BAFTA Awards, European Film Award, & Hollywood Walk of Fame Star,

Siphoning is Not Likely

“They think they can make fuel from horse manure –
now, I don’t know if your car will be able to get 30 miles to the gallon,
but it’s sure gonna put a stop to siphoning.”
~ Billie Holiday
a.k.a Eleanora Fagan,
Jazz Musician & Singer-Songwriter

Tense Muscles, Headaches & Sore Jaws

“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you
tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth.
Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.”
~ Joan Lunden,
a.k.a. Joan Elise Blunden
,
Journalist, Author and Television Host

The Manicured, Romantic, Happy Believer

“I believe in manicures.
I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.
I believe in pink.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
and
I believe in miracles.”

~ Audrey Hepburn,
Actress and Humanitarian

Laughable, Uproarious Goals

“If people are not laughing at your goals,
your goals are too small.”
~ Azim Premji,
Businessman & Philanthropist

Laugh Well

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“The times when you feel like laughing the least
are usually the times you need to laugh the most.”
~ Chonda Pierce,
Comedienne, Author, Philanthropist &
Co-Founder – Branches Recovery Center

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