April Fools' Day is a genius concept for a holiday. You have permission to act a fool and play harmless jokes on friends and family. It's all in the name of good fun and ,if things go as planned, you all end up laughing together. If you're a lover of pranks and look forward to April 1 each year, you're not alone. Throughout history, many big thinkers and jokers alike have had some thoughts on this day — and this list of April Fools' Day quotes goes to show that everyone loves a good laugh.
These days it seems many of the big pranks are being pulled off on social media by large companies and high profile folks. But I say it's time for the rest of us to reclaim the arena, and plan a joke or two to play on our own peeps. You don't have to pull off the worlds most spectacular stunt to get on over on somebody. Think of the way Jim used to torture Dwight on The Office with all his little pranks, because trapping a stapler in jello never gets old.
If you need a little inspiration to get your prankster juices flowing, take a look at these April Fools' Day quotes to help you get your joking on.
"Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed." — Mark Twain
"You grow up the day you have your first real laugh, at yourself." — Ethel Barrymore
"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." — Japanese Proverb
"I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it." — Jack Handey
"Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit." — William Shakespear
"Even the gods love jokes." — Plato
"It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor." — Max Eastman
"I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one." — Marilyn Monroe
"As comedians, we are all laughing because life is so horrible. Life is so difficult, and I cope with it by making jokes out of absolutely everything." — Joan Rivers
"I enjoy jokes, smiling, and making people smile. I may be a little different, but that's OK, who want to be normal anyway?" — Tim Duncan
"The best ideas comes as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible." —David Ogilvy
"If you have doubts about someone, lay on a couple of jokes. If he doesn't find anything funny, your radar should be screaming." — Michael J. Fox
"I kid around a lot, but pranks are not my best strength." — Betty White