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Joke Quotes

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A joke is a very serious thing.
- Winston Churchill

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Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

My way of joking is telling the truth;
that is the funniest joke in the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

 

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

Some husbands are living proof that a woman can take a joke.
- Anonymous

The gods too are fond of a joke.
- Aristotle

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Everything is changing.
People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
- Will Rogers

It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves
due to atrophy of the imagination.
- Martha Gellhorn

Why is Cloud 9 so amazing? What is wrong with Cloud
8? That joke came off the top of my head,
and the top of my head ain't funny!
- Mitch Hedberg

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
- Robert Frost

I start with the joke line and write backward.
- Nipsey Russell

I always thought security was a joke at New York airports,
and in U.S.
airports to begin with.
You can go through any European or Middle Eastern airport
and things are a lot tougher.
- Richard Drew

The joke newspaper, it says Canada abandons the monarchy.
- Mark McKinney

Same thing, like my commercials are often times really
funny because I tend to find 30 seconds is a really
good amount of time to tell a joke.
- Alex Winter

I think when you dissect a joke too much,
you have ruined whatever there is in comedy.
- Bob Saget

Poetry is like making a joke.
If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke,
you've lost the whole thing.
- W. S. Merwin

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The English had hit upon a splendid joke.
They intended to catch me or to bring me down.
- Manfred von Richthofen

Every man who is high up likes to think he has done it all himself;
and the wife smiles,
and lets it go at that.
It's our only joke.
Every woman knows that.
- J. M. Barrie

When I become the village idiot, or at least,
it starts to become a joke, you can't do that much longer.
- Joan Van Ark

The marvelous thing about a joke with a double meaning
is that it can only mean one thing.
- Ronnie Barker

Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.
- Hermann Hesse

Everybody doesn't have to get every joke.
People really appreciate not being condescended to.
- Matt Groening

I never told a joke in my life.
- Andy Kaufman

Almost every venerable tradition at a men's club starts out as a joke.
- Joe Bob Briggs

You know when Jerry Ford gets the best joke,
you know you're in trouble.
- Mark Russell

I laughed, even if I was the butt of the joke.
- Pete Waterman

Some one is generally sure to be the sufferer by a joke.
- William Hazlitt

Desegregation is a joke.
- Nina Simone

Lacroix has been fantastic.
He's very nice.
He gets the joke, and I think that's a good thing.
- Jennifer Saunders

I think that the joke and the ghost story both have
a similar set up in that you kind of set something
up and pay it off with a laugh or a scare.
- Simon Pegg

My way of joking is to tell the truth.
That's the funniest joke in the world.
- Muhammad Ali

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke,
but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet.
- Oliver Herford

The girl-next-door image is a sort of joke;
for years,
I couldn't get any roles other than as somebody dark.
- Felicity Kendal

Tool of Communist agitators...
it's really a joke, isn't it? Because,
quite clearly, we are a party of real moderates.
It just shows how little they understand.
- Helen Suzman

He who does not understand a joke, he does not understand Danish.
- Georg Brandes

I've been paying alimony since I was 14 and child support since 15.
That's a joke, but not by much.
- Don Adams

It's a lot easier, I think, to be an actor in a movie
than to spin a joke on a sitcom.
- Nicole Sullivan

I'll say things that are serious and put them in a
joke form so people can enjoy them.
We laugh to keep from crying.
- Kanye West

It would be really hard to get serious about anything
political today unless it was a joke.
- Carla Bley

Americans do believe in progress and there is almost
certainly a kernel of truth in the joke.
- Alan Dundes

It's a cosmic joke that I'm a lesbian,
because I understand men so well but women are a complete mystery to me.
- Lea DeLaria

I lived that life for real, so to talk about it was like a joke,
you know what I mean?
- Tone Loc

I always thought of Levittown as a joke.
- Bill Griffith

I have a new joke today.
Martha Stewart's on suicide watch.
They had to unplug all of her ovens.
- Rip Taylor

You can read Kant by yourself, if you wanted to;
but you must share a joke with someone else.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

If you tell a joke in the forest, but nobody laughs,
was it a joke?
- Steven Wright

There's a few tunes of mine that don't have jokes,
but most of them have a joke and they have a humorous point of view somewhere.
- Mose Allison

Witticism.
A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted;
what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.
- Ambrose Bierce

A symphony is no joke.
- Johannes Brahms

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.
- Joseph Conrad

I've heard every pie joke in the book.
I'm still waiting for an original one.
- Jason Biggs

Some people, they just don't get a joke.
- Glenn Frey

The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke.
- Goldwin Smith

We feel that what's too far is when you make a joke and somebody gets hurt.
- Bobby Farrelly

A woman would pitch a joke.
Nothing.
Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh.
- Wanda Sykes

I have always noticed that deeply and truly religious
persons are fond of a joke,
and I am suspicious of those who aren't.
- Alfred North Whitehead

When in doubt, go for the dick joke.
- Robin Williams

Actors fall into this trap if they missed being loved
for who they really were and not for what they could do -
sing,
dance, joke about - then they take that as love.
- Gene Wilder

Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort,
some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I still think people do have racial hang-ups,
but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it
is people are shedding those racial hatreds.
- Dave Chappelle

When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of
race going on between his brain and his expression.
- Bill Bryson

But today, I feel the genuine warmth,
the affection, and although I may joke about it,
I am touched.
- Perry Como

What other culture could have produced someone like
Hemmingway and not seen the joke?
- Gore Vidal

You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here.
- Harper Lee

Gene Autry was the most.
It may sound like a joke - Go and have a look in my bedroom,
It's covered with Gene Autry posters.
He was my first musical influence.
- Ringo Starr

There is a joke that your hammer will always find nails to hit.
I find that perfectly acceptable.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

I'll think of the idea and then I'll write something down,
then within that there will be a joke or two which
is the original thing which I thought was funny.
- David Cross

If you work at comedy too laboriously,
you can kill what's funny in the joke.
- Richard Russo

The joke or the pratfall is easy for me to do.
- Sandra Bullock


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