Funny Quotes on Life That Teach You to Lighten Up

Laugh and the World Laughs With You

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I find funny things happening around me all the time. Just the other day, my husband and my kids were tap dancing around the house.

Usually, my husband is not predisposed to dancing, but here he was making tribal sounds and jerking his shoulders, as if he had been partially electrocuted. And no, this was not a new dancing style in vogue. This was simply his attempt to hunt a little spider. That little creature had suddenly decided to go bungee-jumping from the ceiling straight into my hubby's clothes.

So why were the kids tap dancing too? Because they were excited, as they expected him to turn 'spidery' and crawl up the walls, like their favorite superhero. Well, he almost made their wish come true.

And if things couldn't get worse, I managed to get out of the tangled web of spiders to walk straight into a hive of angry bees at the park. That's when I saw some neighborhood kids laughing their guts out. I wonder what could be so funny about an oversized woman running in the park with a purse above her head, and a host of buzzing bees angrily chasing her. It was probably the high heels that grabbed too much attention!

Life Is Funny
Life's funny at times. You find many situations that make you smirk or smile. Perhaps you read a funny status message on Facebook or Twitter? Or perhaps a friend said something hilarious that kept you smiling through the day? Life is funny, when you look at the lighter side of things.

Humor keeps stress at bay, and makes time pass smoothly, like a well-oiled machine.

Humor can be a double-edged sword though. Statements laced with sarcasm can drive home a point. Want to tell your neighbor that his dog stinks? Poke harmless fun at your neighbor. Maybe he will get the message. But what if you tell your boss that you are overworked and underpaid?

Try making a humorous remark that subtly drives the message home. You may actually end up with a fatter paycheck or some other perks. That is, if you don't get fired for speaking up.

What If You Can't Spot the Funny Stuff?
If you are blessed with a funny bone, you will see the funnier side of things. However, if you lack the ability to laugh, you may need help. Read these funny quotes on life. These quotes inspire you to find humor in the mundane. Whether you are trying to understand humor or life, there is a lot to gain from funny quotes.

Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby
A perfect method of adding drama to life is to wait until the deadline looms large.

Jane Wagner, The Search for Intelligent Life in The Universe
All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.

Woody Allen
All people know the same truth. Our lives consist of how we choose to distort it.

Yogi Berra
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.

Herbert Samuel
An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.

Mark Twain
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Lao-Tzu
Born to be wild - live to outgrow it.

Robert Gronock
He who sleeps on the floor will not fall off the bed.



Woody Allen
I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.

Winston Churchill
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Woody Allen
I do not believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.

Whoopi Goldberg
I don't like driving very much. That makes me very unhappy, because I scream a lot in the car, but other than that, life is actually pretty good.

Jim Rohn
I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they do their lives.

Oscar Wilde
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.

Dean Smith
If you’re going to make every game a matter of life or death, you’re going to have a lot of problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot.



Joey Adams
In life, it's not who you know that's important, it's how your wife found out.

Truman Capote
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.

Oscar Wilde
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.

Bertrand Russell
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.

Djuna Barnes
Life is painful, nasty and short... in my case it has only been painful and nasty.

Bob Monkhouse
Personally, I don't think there's intelligent life on other planets. Why should other planets be any different from this one?

Fran Lebowitz
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.

George Carlin
The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.

Robert Heinlein
The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.

Oscar Wilde
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

Benjamin Franklin
Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first.

Mark Twain
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Stephen Fry
A cousin of mine who was a casualty surgeon in Manhattan tells me that he and his colleagues had a one-word nickname for bikers: Donors. Rather chilling.

Neil Simon
He’s too nervous to kill himself. He wears his seat belt in a drive-in movie.

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.

Henny Youngman
I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.

Stephen Wright
I went to a restaurant that serves breakfast at any time. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.

Mae West
Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?

Cathy Guisewite
Mothers, food, love, and career: the four major guilt groups.



Amelia Earhart
Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.

Mark Twain
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

Sholom Aleichem
No matter how bad things get, you got to go on living, even if it kills you.