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I have found numerous sources that attribute the quote "If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane" to Robert Frost but for the life of me, I cannot find when / where he actually said / wrote it.

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    Many other sources attribute it to Jimmy Buffett. Buffett really did use that line. I have no idea if Frost also used it, and if so who stole it from whom. – user14111 Jan 26 '18 at 2:11
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    @Livrecache If Frost said it at all, he has priority. Do you have any reason to believe he did? Those sites that attribute it to him without giving details count for nothing. If they find a saying they like, and they don't know the source, they will attribute it to a random notable, such as Franklin, Lincoln, or Einstein. – user14111 Jan 26 '18 at 8:36
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    In general, you can assume that any quote you read on the Internet is horseshit. This doesn't even sound like Frost. – Joshua Engel Jan 26 '18 at 17:46
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    I agree with Joshua Engel: it's too dumb to be Frost. Google books didn't know of anybody writing this until about 2000, then Bill Watterson (author of Calvin and Hobbes) said something like it, then in about 2005 Buffet used it and in about 2010 people began attributing it to Frost. – kimchi lover Jan 26 '18 at 22:33
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    @JoshuaEngel Horseradish, rather. – MalayTheDynamo Feb 4 '18 at 13:25

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