"Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile."
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."J. B. Priestley on Leo Buscaglia
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."J. B. Priestley on Dr. Seuss
"Look back, and smile on perils past."J. B. Priestley on Walter Scott
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."J. B. Priestley on William Arthur Ward
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."J. B. Priestley on Phyllis Diller
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth."
"There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going."
"Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch."
"The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence."
"The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."