LAUGHING TO SURVIVE: IT’S A PAIR! – Marilyn Armstrong

Voltaire: “God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.”


Too afraid to laugh? That’s how I feel about the world right now. Although, come to think about it, maybe that’s the way to go out of the world. Laughing my ass off at the sheer lunacy of the human race.


Woody Allen: “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”


My mother used to say this one. I always thought it was one of those old Jewish saying: “Man plans, God laughs.” He may indeed have a plan, but he hasn’t given us a script or even a hint of the outcome. Isn’t that cheating?


Jonathan Davis: “You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same.”


We are a species that deserves to be laughed at. And we take ourselves so seriously. I think if aliens — the outer space variety — dropped by — they might die laughing before they could start a war.


Species Human are ridiculous.

Photo: Bette Stevens

22 thoughts on “LAUGHING TO SURVIVE: IT’S A PAIR! – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. For a very long time in my life I’ve cultured the belief that when I laugh nobody would see that I cry on the inside. It worked a treat. When I told my special friend that I laugh so much, so that nobody saw my tears, he was totally shocked. NOw, for the past 20+yrs I’m laughing because it’s the only way to lead a reasonably happy life 🙂

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    1. It’s true. If you laugh, other people will laugh with you. If you recite your woes, everyone will leave — if not immediately, eventually. As it turns out, other people have problems of their own that THEY aren’t telling us, so we all need the laughter. It is healing, too, on a lot of different levels.

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