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Funny Quotes, Backed By Psychology

Nina Ghamrawi, MS, RD, CDE
August 14, 2023
August 14, 2023

Finding humor in our daily lives is not only important, but it is also an art, and a difficult thing to master. Laughter has been shown to reduce stress, improve mood, and increase resilience. That's why we at iHealth have compiled a list of funny quotes, backed by psychology, to help lighten your mood and brighten those dark thoughts.

When you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed, remember these wise words:

"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down." -  Comedian, Lily Tomlin

It's essential to take a step back and slow down when we feel overwhelmed. Taking a break can help us recharge and refocus.

If you're feeling down, remember the hilarious quote by one of the most beloved comedians of today:

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

This quote reminds us that age is just a number and it's never too late to start taking care of ourselves.

When you're feeling stressed, remember these witty words:

"I don't know why they call it rush hour when nothing moves." - Comedian, Jim Gaffigan

This quote reminds us to find humor in frustrating situations and not take ourselves, or the situations that we cannot control, too seriously.

If you're feeling unmotivated, remember this hilarious quote:

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." - Comedian, Jerry Seinfeld

Sometimes deadlines can be frustrating, confining, and limiting. Too many all at once can be stressful, too! But we often need a deadline to motivate us and get things done.

Lastly, when you're feeling overwhelmed, remember the humorous words of one of America’s most beloved and timeless comedians, Robin Williams:

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" - Comedian Robin Williams

This quote reminds us to take time to appreciate the beauty around us and have fun in the moment.


Finding humor in our daily lives can have a positive impact on our mental health. When you're feeling anxious, down, stressed, unmotivated, or overwhelmed, remember these funny quotes. And most importantly, remember to take a step back, find humor in frustrating situations, appreciate the beauty around you, and have fun in the moment.

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