Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Sara Davidson

American Journalist, Novelist and Screenwriter

"The ability to laugh at life is right at the top, with love and communication in the hierarchy of our needs. Humor has much to do with pain; it exaggerates the anxieties and absurdities we feel, so that we gain distance and through laughter, relief."

"The simple virtues of willingness, readiness, alertness and courtesy will carry a man further than mere smartness."

"Dear Lord, have you brought me all this way just to stop? Why, why, was I allowed to search so long, to come so near?"

"The ability to laugh at life is right at the top, with love and communication, in the hierarchy of our needs. Humor has much to do with pain; it exaggerates the anxieties and absurdities we feel, so that we gain distance and through laughter, relief."

"The best we can do is focus on what we have the power to improve in ourselves, and when it comes to body?love the one you are with."