— Ella Wheeler Wilcox, kniha Poems of Passion
Zdroj: Poems of Passion
Kontext: Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air.
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.
— Groucho Marx American comedian 1890 - 1977
— Nikolai Gogol, The Government Inspector
Act V, sc. viii
The Inspector General (1836)
— Ronald David Laing Scottish psychiatrist and author 1927 - 1989
§2, p. 22
— Harbhajan Singh Yogi Indian-American Sikh Yogi 1929 - 2004
Remark (14 July 1975), as quoted in Transitions to a Heart Centered World : Through the Kundalini Yoga and Meditations of Yogi Bhajan (1988) by Guru Rattana and Ann M. Maxwell, p. 107
Kontext: Life is like a movie. You go to a movie, give them your money and they give you a seat and start the film for you. Between eating popcorn and drinking Coca cola, you fall asleep. Now, you didn't pay your $5.00 to sleep in that chair did you? In exactly the same way, through previous karma, life is gained here. It is paid for! (You have earned it!) With Guru's grace, you did the Bhakti, and then God granted you a human body. It is earned, paid for and the title is clear. You can make it or mar it. It's your business. You've paid the money and now you are seated at the opera and the performance has begun. If you sleep and snore through it, who cares?
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
Varianta: We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
— Irene Dunne American actress 1898 - 1990
How To Get Along In Hollywood (1948)
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
— George Burns American comedian, actor, and writer 1896 - 1996
— Jonathan Davis Heavy metal singer, frontman for Korn 1971
Also sometimes attributed to Kurt Cobain
Varianta: You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Zdroj: Magic Slays
— Chuck Palahniuk, kniha Invisible Monsters
Zdroj: Invisible Monsters
— Dave Barry, kniha Peter and the Starcatchers
Zdroj: Peter and the Starcatchers
„You hear that boy laughing?—you think he’s all fun;
But the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done;
The children laugh loud as they troop to his call,
And the poor man that knows him laughs loudest of all.“
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
The Boys; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990
Interview with The Boston Globe (1989)