15 Funny Quotes to Lighten Up the Mood

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Apr 12, 2020.

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People always turn to quotes when they want motivation to train for a marathon. Or when they hate their job yet still want a promotion there. Or to get over a breakup. But why don't people search for quotes when they're wanting to just feel a bit silly?

We've compiled some great quotes from celebrities, authors, and influencers all across Famous Quotes to bring you some of the funniest quotes to start your day off with when you maybe want a promotion possibly - like you wouldn't turn it down if it was offered to you - but also just really need a good laugh.


A. A. Milne

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day."

Author A.A. Milne probably doesn't do anything every day, seeing as he created Winnie-the-Pooh and all his forest friends. And that's definitely something. But this is the kind of quote that never gets old. Who doesn't have that kind of day where they feel like they've gotten nothing done at all? Well, Milne is here to say that counts for something. I mean, Pooh does nothing all day I'm pretty sure.

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Abraham Lincoln

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

Abraham Lincoln is known for never telling a lie. He's definitely the kind of guy that would call you out for saying something stupid.


Betty White

"Facebook just sounds like a drag. In my day seeing pictures of peoples' vacations was considered a punishment."

What puts people in a better mood than knowing Betty White is alive and well? How old is she now, 102? We all remember when someone would pull out a photo album, scrapbook or slideshow with all those photos of their family on vacation and we'd all just pray that this cruel torture would end and we wouldn't have to see our uncle in his swimtrunks for the thirtieth time. For some reason, people now look at those photos on their Facebook feed and feel jealous. How times have changed.

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David Letterman

"Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television."

Not every day has to be some big, purposeful moment in your life! But that doesn't mean you have to stoop low enough to watch late night television.

Earl Wilson

"If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments."

There's no beating around the bush: bills suck. Might as well laugh at our own expense as we wallow in self pity over our growing expenses.

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Ellen DeGeneres

"My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is."

Her grandmother must know Forrest Gump. But seriously, not everything in life has to be some big milestone event, some major achievement. Walk five miles today if you feel like it - or just walk down the street for some donuts. Nobody's judging.


George W. Bush

"To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States."

This quote has never been more relevant.


Jeffree Star

"Haters are just confused admirers because they can't figure out the reason why everyone loves you."

Makeup guru and YouTube celebrity Jeffree Star is on to something here. Don't let others bring you down. Instead, feel sorry for them that they even tried.


Mark Twain

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

It's true what they say: the older you get the more you find yourself not caring, whether it's not caring about other people's opinions or not caring about the latest trends. You might not even care if cereal tastes good anymore, if my grandmother's collection of expired Raisin Bran is anything to go by.

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Robert Fulghum

"We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love."

Even if you've never heard of Robert Fulghum (some author and minister), you know this quote to be true. It's finding those people we can be silly with that make life so much better. What's a car ride without some off-key singing? What's the point of watching a movie if you guys can't blurt out every line before it's said?


Salvador Dali

"Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it."

Don't waste your time worrying about doing everything just right, about every little detail of how you look today. All we can do is our best - and that's when we even feel like getting out of bed. Enjoy your day. Challenge yourself. Be inspired. But don't put unneeded pressure on yourself when there's nothing wrong with you to begin with.


Thomas A. Edison

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

Never give up!


Zig Ziglar

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing – that's why we recommend it daily."

Find your source of daily motivation. Maybe it's a cup of coffee in the morning. Maybe it's an inspirational video. Maybe it's an afternoon jog to clear your mind. Maybe it's thinking of your kid. Maybe it's wanting to get that promotion. There are so many things in life that can serve as motivation and all for different reasons. Allow yourself to be inspired.


Kurt Vonnegut

"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."

Remember that kid that wouldn't stop picking his nose in math class? What about that dude who pretended he'd already hooked up with a dozen girls? Yep.


Homer Simpson

"You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is 'never try'."

Oh, Homer. We love you because you're stupid and wrong.

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So... Did you laugh? Even just once? Thank god. Famous Quotes' work here is done. We hope these quotes get you through the day one way or another. For more quotes - from silly to inspirational - remember to stop by our website daily for Quote of the Day.

Posted April 12, 2020 by Twiz