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Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.   Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. In France, Hugo’s literary fame comes first from his poetry and then from his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). He produced more than 4,000 drawings, which have since been admired for their beauty. He also earned widespread respect as a campaigner for social causes such as the abolition of capital punishment.

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I think there should be laughs in everything. Sometimes, it’s a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties.  Alan Rickman

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen. Rickman trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in modern and classical theatre productions. His first big television part came in 1982, but his big break was as the Vicomte de Valmont in the stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman gained wider notice for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series.

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When he passed away earlier this year I heard so many loving tributes, telling stories about how much he will be missed.  It seems he was not just a nice guy but a real caring and friendly person.  It was good that he was here.  

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Laughter is an instant vacation.  Milton Berle

Milton Berle (July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor. As the host of NBC‘s Texaco Star Theater (1948–55), he was the first major American television star[4] and was known to millions of viewers as “Uncle Miltie” and “Mr. Television” during TV’s golden age.

1986 --- Original caption: Portrait of comedian Milton Berle. He is shown seated on a couch, smoking a cigar. Photograph, 1986. --- Image by © Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis
1986 — Original caption: Portrait of comedian Milton Berle. He is shown seated on a couch, smoking a cigar. Photograph, 1986. — Image by © Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis

 

 

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Laughter

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Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.  Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo’s literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des sièclesstand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the acclaimed novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). He also produced more than 4,000 drawings, which have since been admired for their beauty, and earned widespread respect as a campaigner for social causes such as the abolition of the death penalty.

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Bust of Victor Hugo by my favorite sculptor Augustus Rodin.

 

 

 

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Laughter removes all barriers. When people are laughing together, there are no age differences, no racial barriers, and no economic distinctions. It is just people enjoying their existence. Bruce Bickel

Like the quote, cannot determine which Bruce Bickel on the internet gave us this good quote.

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Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. Victor Borge

3 January 1909 – 23 December 2000, Born Børge Rosenbaum, was a Danish comedian, conductor and pianist, affectionately known as The Clown Prince of Denmark,The Unmelancholy Dane, and The Great Dane.

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