Secondary Sources: The Role of Laughter in Life – HS, A

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Secondary Sources: The Role of Laughter in Life


Quotes about Laughter
Read and Discuss.

N.B.: you might like to put these on pieces of card face down on floor/table. One at a time student select a card, read it and comment on it (leave time for other students to respond before the next person selects a card.)vayeira-laughter-ss-image-1

  • If you do this before reading the text, then return to the cards after your discussion and see whether they offer insights into Sarah’s laughter.
  • If you do this after your discussion, pause after discussing each one and ask “do you think this quote offers a new way of thinking about Sarah’s laughter?

Laughter can bring a new perspective.
Christopher Durang, Playwright, 1949-

You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
Stephen King, author, 1947-

vayeira-laughter-ss-image-2Laughter can help relieve tension in even the heaviest of matters.
Allen Klein, author, 1938

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.
Wayne Dyer, Psychologist, 1940-2015


There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
Erma Bombeck, Journalist, 1927-1996


Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.
Agnes Repplier, 1855-1950


I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.
Linda Ellerbee, Journalist, 1944-


Being able to laugh at a situation can help you hang on to your perspective. And there’s an intimacy in laughter that nothing else can come close to.
Eric Mabius, actor 1971-


Laughter does not deny pain. Laughter – like a wail – acknowledges and replies to pain.
Tim O’Brien, author, 1946-


At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
Jean Houston, author 1937-


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