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Burlington Support Group has a World Laughter Tour

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here’s a few thousand words to look at from last night’s ‘Laugh-in’ at the Burlington Support Group meeting.

World laughter Tour Laughter Clubs

World laughter Tour Laughter Clubs

Thank you Sheila. It was great session.

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I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.  ~Woody Allen

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.  ~Jean Houston

Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit.  ~Author Unknown

Sometimes I laugh so hard the tears run down my leg.  ~Author Unknown

Mirth is God’s medicine.  Everybody ought to bathe in it.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis. ~Jack Handey, “Deep Thoughts,” Saturday Night Live

The most wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed. ~Nicolas Chamfort, translated from French

Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle

What monstrous absurdities and paradoxes have resisted whole batteries of serious arguments, and then crumbled swiftly into dust before the ringing death-knell of a laugh! ~Agnes Repplier

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter. ~Gordon W. Allport

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~Victor Borge

There is little success where there is little laughter. ~Andrew Carnegie

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

When people are laughing, they’re generally not killing each other. ~Alan Alda

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

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ~Irish Proverb

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. ~Bob Newhart

A hearty laugh gives one a dry cleaning, while a good cry is a wet wash.  ~Puzant Kevork Thomajan

There can never be enough said of the virtues, dangers, the power of a shared laugh.  ~Françoise Sagan

I’ve always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, “Ain’t that the truth.”  ~Quincy Jones

Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks.  ~Henri Bergson

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.  What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end.  ~Max Eastman

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

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.  ~Kurt Vonnegut

Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food.  ~Anna Fellows Johnston

No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.  ~Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, Book I, chapter 4

You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.  ~Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

A good time to laugh is any time you can.  ~Linda Ellerbee

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.  ~Abraham Lincoln

Watching a child’s laughter teach a candle’s flame how to dance.  ~Dr. SunWolf,professorsunwolf.com

Whoever said “laughter is the best medicine” never had gonorrhea.  ~Kat Likkel and John Hoberg, My Name Is Earl, “Robbed a Stoner Blind,” original airdate 16 November 2006

A good, real, unrestrained, hearty laugh is a sort of glorified internal massage, performed rapidly and automatically.  It manipulates and revitalizes corners and unexplored crannies of the system that are unresponsive to most other exercise methods.  ~Author unknown, from an editorial in New-York Tribune, quoted inQuotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren

Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.  ~Ken Kesey

It is bad to suppress laughter.  It goes back down to your hips.  ~Author Unknown

It was not a laugh but merely a loud smile.  ~Author Unknown

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.  ~Proverb

Seven days without laughter makes one weak.  ~Mort Walker

A laugh is a smile that bursts.  ~Mary H. Waldrip

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.  ~Victor Hugo

[L]aughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.  ~Hugh Sidey

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.  ~Josh Billings

Carry laughter with you wherever you go.  ~Hugh Sidey

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.  ~Arnold Glasow

Laughter is an orgasm triggered by the intercourse of sense and nonsense.  ~Author Unknown

We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist.  ~Joseph Heller

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

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