— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
„I'm ridiculous to feel ridiculous when I'm not.
be laughing at me
for feeling you are laughing at me
if you are not laughing at me.“
— Ronald David Laing Scottish psychiatrist and author 1927 - 1989
§2, p. 22
„Do you know what I like about comedy? You can’t laugh and be afraid at the same time—of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid.“
— Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964
Context: Not living in fear is a great gift, because certainly these days we do it so much. And do you know what I like about comedy? You can’t laugh and be afraid at the same time—of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid. Parade interview http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2007/edition_09-23-2007/AStephen_Colbert (23 September 2007)
— Groucho Marx American comedian 1890 - 1977
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
— Bob Saget American stand-up comedian, actor and television host 1956
— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910
„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.