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100 Short Laughter Quotes for those Funny Life Moments

Laughing is one of the best things you can do as it immediately lifts your mood. But sometimes it can be hard to know what to say about that photo that caught you laughing out loud. Fortunately, we have you covered with this list of short laughter quotes for Instagram captions that include ones that are cute, funny and short.

Scroll on through to find your favorite quote now!

Short Laughing Quotes for Instagram

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” – Victor Borge

“A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing.” – Herman Melville

“Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks.” – Henri Bergson

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” – Lord Byron

“It is bad to suppress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips.” – Fred Allen

“When humor goes, there goes civilization.” – Erma Bombeck

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“A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.” – Madeleine L’Engle

“The size of a man’s understanding can be justly measured by his mirth.” – Samuel Johnson

“We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.” – Agnes Repplier

“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” – William Thackeray

“Laughter is the foundation of reconciliation.” – St. Francis de Sales

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” – Mark Twain

“He who laughs, lasts!” – Mary Pettibone Poole

“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” – Lucille Ball

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“A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable.” – Herbert Procknow

“Remember this: very little is needed to make a happy life.” – Marcus Aurelius

“As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.” – Lao Tzu

“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh – at yourself.” – Ethel Barrymore

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.” – Dr. Seuss

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” – William Shakespeare

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

“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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

“Your body cannot heal without play. Your mind cannot heal without laughter. Your soul cannot heal without joy.” – Catherine Rippenger Fenwick

“Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations.” – Norman Cousins

“Grim care, moroseness, and anxiety—all this rust of life ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. Mirth is God’s medicine.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bulletproof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease.” – Norman Cousins

“Wit is the key, I think, to anybody’s heart, because who doesn’t like to laugh?” – Julia Roberts

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“The old man laughed loud and joyously, shook up the details of his anatomy from head to foot, and ended by saying that such a laugh was money in a man’s pocket, because it cut down the doctor’s bills like everything.” – Mark Twain

“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.” – W. H. Auden

“True humor springs more from the heart than from the head; it is not contempt, its essence is love.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Of all days, the day on which one has not laughed is the one most surely wasted.” – Sebastien Roch

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

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Continue to learn. Play with abandon. Choose with no regret. Laugh! Do what you love. Love as if this is all there is.” – Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

“A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around.” – Carolyn Birmingham

“Laughter lets me relax. It’s the equivalent of taking a deep breath, letting it out and saying, ‘This, too, will pass.’” – Odette Pollar

“When you do laugh, open your mouth wide enough for the noise to get out without squealing, throw your head back as though you were going to be shaved, hold on to your false hair with both hands and then laugh till your soul gets thoroughly rested.” – Josh Billings

“A smile is the beauty of the soul.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

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“If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.” – Edgar Watson Howe

“The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.” – Anne Rice

“I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can.” – Linda Ellerbee

“I never would have made it if I could not have laughed. It lifted me momentarily out of this horrible situation, just enough to make it livable.” – Viktor Frankl

“I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world.” – Peter Ustinov

“Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the self-same well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.” – Kahlil Gibran

“No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds.” – Red Skelton

“Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“The beauty of the world has two edges; one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.” – Virginia Woolf

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Self Love Quotes, Laughing Captions, Short Funny Quotes and Self Love Captions.

Laughter Sayings

When life gets tough, laugh it off and keep going.

A smile and a laugh are worth a thousand words.

Living for sunny days and good vibes with my besties!

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Don’t take life too seriously… laugh it off.

My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress.

The most wasted of days is one without laughter.

A good time to laugh is anytime you can.

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Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.

I try not to laugh at my own jokes, but we all know I’m hilarious.

Hug harder, laugh harder, love longer.

Laughter is the secret to a long and happy life.

It’s a beautiful day to laugh.

A good laugh can help you forget your troubles.

A good laugh recharges your batteries.

Here’s to love and laughter and a happily ever after.

Take time to make your soul happy.

Life is too short to be anything but happy.

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Collect your happy moments and hold tightly to them forever.

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.

Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing.

Home is where the laughter never ends.

A good laugh recharges your battery.

It’s a beautiful day to laugh.

With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come.

So many of my smiles begin with you.

Having a best friend to laugh with is the best remedy to life’s problems.

Laughing because life is just too good.

Living my best life and laughing every day

Just a bunch of friends laughing and having a good time.

If laughing is the best medicine, I must be cured!

Hanging out with my besties and laughing until we cry – that’s what life is all about!

Laughing until you cry is the best kind of therapy.

Laughing is the best way to start your day.

If you’re not laughing, you’re not living.

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Laughing is my favorite way to spend my day.

Laughing is the best medicine, and I seem to be surrounded by the prescription!

Once you start laughing, you start healing.

Laughing until you cry with your best friend is the best feeling in the world

Sometimes life is just about laughing with your best friends.

Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.

I just want to spend the rest of my life laughing.

Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.

Be the reason people are laughing today.

Friendship is laughing until you pee your pants.

Laughing until you cry is the best therapy.

Laugh louder, Smile bigger, Love longer.

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The best is when you’re laughing so hard you can’t breathe, and when you stop you look at the person and start laughing all over again.

Laughter attracts joy and leads to miraculous cures.

When you love and laugh abundantly, you live a beautiful life.

I want a life full of happiness and laughter.

Choose kindness and laugh often.

Just because you’re awake doesn’t mean you should stop dreaming.

All that I’m after is a life full of laughter.

Funny Sayings About Laughter

Living my best life and laughing it off.

Laugh and the world laughs with you.

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

Life is worth living as long as you can laugh.

Do one thing every day that makes you smile.

If you smile when no one is around, you really mean it.

All that I’m after is a life full of laughter.

Being happy never goes out of style.

Smile big, laugh often, and never take this life for granted.

Laughter is an instant vacation.

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A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

A good time to laugh is anytime you can.

Nothing that you wear matters more than your smile or laugh.

Laughter and friendship will cure just about anything.

Because of you, I laugh a little harder and love a lot more.

Laughing because I had to get the pic right.

Laughter is the secret to a long and happy life.

Laughter attracts joy, releases negativity, and leads to miraculous cures.

A laughing picture is a poem without words.

You make me laugh every single day.

They say laughter is the best medicine, and I definitely feel like a new person after laughing.

Life is too short to not laugh every day.

Friends with cute laughing picture captions

They say laughter is the best medicine, and I think they’re right!

Tickled pink to finally be living my best life

Living for moments like these with my best friends.

…and sometimes that’s all you need in life.

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.

How wonderful is it that we laugh because our bodies can’t contain the joy?

I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.

Love and laugh abundantly.

Keep calm and take a selfie.

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There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.

The goal is to laugh forever with someone you take seriously.

Life isn’t perfect but your smile can be.

Take time to make your soul happy.

Whatever happens to me I take it with a laugh.

Some people make you laugh a little harder and smile a little brighter.

Short Captions About Laughing

  • Laughter is contagious.
  • Laughing Out Loud
  • We laugh so well together.
  • Sharing laughter heals hearts.
  • Keep calm and laugh out loud.
  • Nobody ever died of laughter.
  • Laugh till your stomach hurts.
  • Learn to laugh at your problems.
  • Laughing is good for the soul.
  • It’s a beautiful day to laugh.
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  • Laughing is the best exercise.
  • Life is better when you’re laughing.
  • Live Love Laugh.
  • Laughing never goes out of style.
  • Fall in love with funny moments.
  • Create your own sunshine and laugh.
  • Laughter is fireworks of the soul.
  • I like being absurd.
  • Just peachy.
  • Laugh away your limits.
  • Smile big, laugh often
  • Happy just because
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  • Smiles are always in vogue.
  • Laughter is wine for the soul.
  • Laughter is poison to fear.
  • Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.
  • Laughter is good for you.
  • Laugh now, cry later.
  • Mirth is God’s medicine.
  • I commend mirth.
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  • He who laughs, lasts!
  • Let your heart be merry.
  • Smiles are the soul’s kisses.
  • Laughter has no foreign accent.
  • Laughter is a force for democracy.
  • Laughter connects you with people.
  • Looking happy!
  • We laugh so well together.

And that is it for our list of quotes and saying. We hope you found the one you were looking for.

Now go have a laugh!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.