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A performer gives what he or she hopes will make the audience happy. In return, the people clap, giving back to the performer. Both have given and received a gift. When this stops in a marriage, the relationship becomes out of balance.
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All of us have two distinct modes: thinking, where we're in our heads, and feeling, when we're in our hearts.
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Balance is so important in our lives. In our busy world, we can give ourselves balance between thinking and feeling.
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Even as a child, I had thrived on making people laugh, which I believe is a language of God.
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Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.
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Experience happiness and teach it with passion through comedy and sensitivity.
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Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.
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I believe that laughter is a language of God and that we can all live happily ever laughter.
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I believe that love and laughter can only happen when one person takes the time to think about what would cause the other person to feel good.
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I believe there is a direct correlation between love and laughter.
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I don't know what was driving me, just an internal desire to heal.
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I fed my ego, but not my soul.
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I had a sense of what true freedom was at an early age. When I was about 6, I saw my father leaning forward with his ear to the radio. It was Voice of America.
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I had only experienced life under the restrictions of the Soviet regime.
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I learned English, and with so many opportunities for material success, which was not an option in Russia, I began to live the American dream.
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I like American women. They do things sexually Russian girls never dream of doing - like showering.
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I meditate a half an hour in the morning and another half an hour in the afternoon, no matter how busy I may be.
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I teach people to recognize which mode their partners are in. If our partners are in a thinking mode, we need to ask them about their thoughts and then acknowledge that we value what they think.
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I wanted to be safe, have a home, and eat good food.
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I wanted to perform on The Tonight Show, and I did seven shows with Johnny Carson. I wanted to perform at the White House, and I did - for three different presidents.
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I went on a quest to understand how I could create laughter at the White House and in my show in Branson, but could not create happiness in my marriage.
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If I can teach people how to create laughter in themselves, I feel I've done my job.
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If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.
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In America you can always find a party. In Russia the party always finds you.
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In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.
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In Russia, if a male athelete loses he becomes a female athelete.
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In today's society we sometimes forget to balance our hearts and our heads; this is the reason we stop laughing.
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It's kind of bittersweet. The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart.
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Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
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Many people are surprised to hear that we have comedians in Russia, but they are there. They are dead, but they are there.
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My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbor, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love.
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My father, mother, and I were a close family as I was growing up in Russia. We literally lived, slept, and ate in one room of a communal apartment.
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Never having alone time is real tough on people.
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On the average, an adult laughs only five times a day, while a child laughs 300 times each day. Children are in their hearts. Adults can get stuck in their heads.
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The ad in the paper said 'Big Sale. Last Week.' Why advertise? I already missed it. They're just rubbing it in.
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The reason I focus on laughter is it's a quick test.
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We became the casualties of divorce. This was one of my greatest learning experiences in life.
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We don't understand how to measure love.
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We have a choice - we can both think and feel, using our heads and our hearts.
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We have been learning since we were children how to make money, buy things, build things. The whole education system is set up to teach us how to think, not to feel.
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We may have forgotten how to feel. Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after, as we've heard in fairy tales.
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We use our heads and think about what makes our partner feel loved.
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We went to marriage counseling. We had stayed true to each other. Neither one of us had abused alcohol or drugs nor had we committed any infidelities.
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When I was 26, my parents and I immigrated to the United States. We didn't speak English and had only $100.
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When the honeymoon is over, we become distracted by our work and life. We both get in our heads. We put family second to our work and getting ahead in the world.
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When the needs of one person are being met by the other, there is laughter.
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