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Posts tagged ‘Laughter’

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” −Douglas Adams

 An object in motion tends to stay in motion, unless and until it hits a wall.

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” −Sydney J. Harris Read more

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“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” –Tom Robbins

flashback-a-serues-by-pierre-leducThis is the story of an ageless bundle of joy.

“The creative adult is the child who has survived.” –Ursula K. Le Guin

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“There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.” –Friedrich Nietzsche

 Mad Love 1Mad love is tweeting outside the cage of public opinion. 

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.” –Rumi Read more

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” –Gautama Buddha

Tree Poem 1A philosopher, a saint and a sex therapist walk into a…

A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.” –Ludwig Wittgenstein Read more

“May the inherent stress and peril of unfolding a beach chair not sabotage your plans to relax this summer.” –Anonymous

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Unfolding a beach chair releases the tension of school bells announcing summer vacation. 

When we give ourselves the chance to let go of all our tension, the body’s natural capacity to heal itself can begin to work.” –Nhat Hanh 

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“Dive into a sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond price.” –Moses Ibn Ezra quote

PEARLS ON A SEA OF THOUGHT

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“We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.” –William James quote

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“I’ve been alive forever and I wrote the very first song…” –’God,’ to quote Bruce Johnston

The Typewriter Song

The entrance examiner for Songwriters Heaven asks the candidate: “WHO WRITES THE SONGS THAT MAKE THE WHOLE WORLD SING?” The candidate sings out, “Bruce Johnston, of the Beach Boys, wrote ‘I Write the Songs (That Make the Whole World Sing)’ and said he wrote it about where music comes from, God.” The examiner asks, Is that a fact? The candidate replies, I read it at SongFacts.com. The examiner thinks, Thank God! I thought it was Barry Manilow.”

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“I intend to live forever, or die trying.” -Groucho Marx

IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOONThe audience is booing the 100-year-old comic for boring them with the same old joke. Under his breath, the comic mutters, “God, don’t let me die up here on the stage, let me kill the audience.” Everybody in the audience keels over like reaped wheat. The comic cries,“God,I was speaking metaphorically!” A voice replies, “In that case, either write a new joke before you step off the stage, or be taken literally.”

The subject of today’s seriously funny philosophical post: The finite and infinite benefits of writing a new joke, where fatal metaphors, namely Father Time, a.k.a. the Grim Reaper, do not get the last laugh. The finite benefit: Writing such a joke focuses our imagination on a timeless state of consciousness where there is nothing to do but be happy, and all of time to do it now.

The infinite benefit: We realize our greatest desire now.

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“The gods too are fond of a joke.” –Aristotle

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“At the height of laughter the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.”Jean Houston

Laughter is the music of happiness played on a scale from tickled to amused to delighted to elated to ecstatic to… Well, that’s plenty for most of us. Those who laugh at the same joke the gods are fond of, make light of the cause of unhappiness.

“We are never happy until we learn to laugh at ourselves.” –Dorothy Dix

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