Celebrities — they’re just like us! Just because someone is successful and famous doesn’t mean they don’t slip up from time to time, blurting out some unintentionally funny phrase or making a highly publicized gaffe. (Who could forget “Adele Dazeem”?)
On the other hand, even those famous figures who appear very serious and buttoned-up have been known to purposely crack some pretty hilarious jokes on occasion. What’s life without a little laughter, after all?
Whether on accident or on purpose, there’s something refreshingly humanizing about celebrities showing off their personalities and making us laugh in the process. It’s a reminder that no matter how different our stations in life may be, humor is a common bond that unites us all.
Below, we’ve rounded up 13 laugh-out-loud quotes from famous people who are not comedians. Consider them a pick-me-up for the next time you have a rough day or could simply use a little chuckle.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.Mark Twain
He’s always asking: “Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.” It’s like, “Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.”Michelle Obama about husband Barack Obama
Smoking can kill you. And if you've been killed you've lost a very important part of your life.Brooke Shields
I’m an emotional gangster. I cry once a month.Cardi B
I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don’t know into what religion yet.David Beckham about son Brooklyn Beckham
Had to dye my hair for a film. Keep getting spooked when I pass reflective surfaces. Now I know how puppies feel.Anna Kendrick
All the good music’s already been written by people with wigs and stuff on.Frank Zappa
Being a father is the single greatest feeling on earth. Not including those wonderful years I spent without a child, of course.Ryan Reynolds
I cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognized. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. The wheelchair gives me away.Stephen Hawking
If you’re not yelling at your kids, you’re not spending enough time with them.Reese Witherspoon
The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.Tom Clancy
Holding your pee is no way to live life.Kendall Jenner
And now the sequence of events, in no particular order.Dan Rather
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