— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
— H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956
„They all laughed at Christopher Columbus
When he said the world was round;
They all laughed when Edison recorded sound.“
— Ira Gershwin American lyricist 1896 - 1983
"They All Laughed", Shall We Dance.
— Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778
"Creator — A comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh." — H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques (1920), p. 203. and A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949), Ch. 30
— Ricky Gervais English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter 1961
At Piers Morgan Tonight, 2011
„Someone who makes you laugh is a comedian. Someone who makes you think and then laugh is a humorist.“
— George Burns American comedian, actor, and writer 1896 - 1996
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Context: December will be magic again. Don't miss the brightest star, Kiss under mistletoe, I want to hear you laugh, Don't let the mystery go now.
„Icke: The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous, Terry, so I'm glad that there's been so much laughter in the audience tonight.
Wogan: But they're laughing at you. They're not laughing with you.
Icke: I don't care.“
— David Icke English writer and public speaker 1952
Interview with Terry Wogan, ibid.
„I said to your predecessor: 'You know what they're all saying, no more coals to Newcastle, no more Hoares to Paris.' The fellow didn't even laugh.“
— George V of the United Kingdom King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India 1865 - 1936
Said to Anthony Eden on 23 December 1935 following the furore that erupted over the Hoare-Laval Pact. Quoted in Earl of Avon, Facing the Dictators (1962) pt.2 ch.1
„I always say to young people, you can have the best script, be the funniest man, but if they don't laugh — you're not a comedian.“
— Eric Sykes English actor and director 1923 - 2012
Quoted in BBC obituary 4 July 2012 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18703602
„No one laughs at God in a hospital,
No one laughs at God in a war,
No one's laughing at God when they're starving or freezing or so very poor...“
— Regina Spektor American singer-songwriter and pianist 1980
"Laughing With" - YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pxRXP3w-sQ&ob=av2e
— Lenny Bruce comedian and social critic 1925 - 1966
referred to by Paul Krassner in Lenny Bruce: Swear to tell the truth 1998 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175844/
— Ken Dodd English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor 1927