These 20 Funny Life Quotes Remind You to Not Take Life Too Seriously

What's the Meaning of Life? To Laugh at Its Absurdities

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Will Rogers made an interesting observation, “Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.” Does life seem to be going its own direction despite your best-laid plans? Take a look at quotes about the meaning of life and how sometimes you just have to laugh.

Ellen DeGeneres
"Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer."

Alan Bennett
"Life is rather like a tin of sardines - we're all of us looking for the key."

Carl Sandburg
"Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep."

Charles Schulz
"My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"

Life's Best Laid Plans

The funny thing about life is that when you get something you badly want, you no longer want it. You badly want to go on that luxury cruise when you save up enough money. But when you finally have the opportunity, you no longer want to fulfill your desire. You want to marry this beautiful person you love, but when you are ready to tie the knot, your get the wedding jitters.

Charlotte Bronte
"Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation."

Elbert Hubbard
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."

Bob Monkhouse
"Personally, I don't think there's intelligent life on other planets.

Why should other planets be any different from this one?"

Douglas Adams
"Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast."

You Just Have to Laugh Sometimes

Comedians have a keen eye on life's absurdities and can convert any situation into a joke.

One man's life problems is another man's life absurdities. Sometimes, our perspectives are clouded by our own prejudices and emotions. Humor helps us to reevaluate the same situation with a positive outlook. Often, you will be able to seek out solutions when you are humorous. Moreover, humor helps us to withstand the negative energy around us.

Joan Rivers
"People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made."

Woody Allen
"Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable."

Bill Gates
"It's possible; you can never know that the universe exists only for me. If so, it's sure going well for me, I must admit."

Jerry Seinfeld
"People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to."

Friedrich Nietzsche
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."

Quentin Crisp
"You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave."

This Too Shall Pass

Life is funny in moments. If you want to enjoy life, you should not take it too seriously. Every worry, every fear, is a transient phase. This too shall pass. You will have many more ups and downs to experience. Read these funny quotes about life.

Get inspired to enjoy life without being bogged down.

Jim Carrey
"I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer."

Steve Martin
" First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me."

Alice Roosevelt Longworth
"I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches."

Mark Russell
"The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage."

George Bernard Shaw
"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."