Joke Quotes

Racism is one of the biggest taboos in our culture, yet most discrimination against Asian-Americans goes largely unnoticed...its blown off by the rest of the media as a joke, as in "Look at them. They get all up in arms over nothing".

Moran Margaret Cho

Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them.

Niels Henrik David Bohr

Housekeeping ain't no joke.

Alcott, Louisa May

You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue -- agree with him.

Edgar Watson Howe

The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.

Theodor Adorno

What is this thing between women, like men are a joke that women all told each other long ago but men never get it.

Orson Scott Card

I don't like jokes in speeches. I do like wit and humor. A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.

James Humes

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

Stephen Wright

Life is God's joke on us. It's our mission to figure out the punch line.

John Guarrine

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded

George Orwell

A rich man's joke is always funny.

Thomas Edward Brown

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

Baltasar Gracian

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

Robert Frost

I should stop myself from dying if a good joke or a good idea occurred to me

Voltaire

A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.

Max Eastman

The remarkable thing about television is that it permits several million people to laugh at the same joke and still feel lonely.

T. S. Eliot

Back in the day, if someone said that hip-hop and rap was a fad, that was a joke to me because they just didn't know what they were talking about.

Jam Master Jay

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

A funny thing is if you're out hiking and your friend gets bit by a poisonous snake, tell him you're going for help, then go about ten feet and pretend YOU got bit by a snake. Then start an argument about who's going to get help. A lot of guys will start crying. That's why it makes you feel good when you tell them it was just a joke.

Jack Handey

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.

H. G. Wells

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

Joseph Conrad

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke-and that the joke is oneself.

Clifton Fadiman

Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw.

Oliver Goldsmith

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