Joke Quotes

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

Hermann Hesse

People are learning to feel more comfortable hearing one another's dreams. It used to be that if you told a dream in public, someone had to make a joke to relieve the tension introduced by that alternative reality.

Henry Reed

Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.

Will Rogers

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.

George Bernard Shaw

God's great cosmic joke on the human race was requiring that men and women live together in marriage

Mark Twain

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

Edgar Watson Howe

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.

G.K. Chesterton

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

A joke without a point, inane and bald, itself a joke on joking may be called

Menander of Athens

If we live inside a bad joke, it is up to us to learn, at best and worst, to tell it well.

Jonathan Raban

That's what makes us a great nation. We take the little things serious, and the big ones as a joke.

Will Rogers

A joke, even if it be a lame one, is nowhere so keenly relished or quickly applauded as in a murder trial

Mark Twain

Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie... a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.

George Orwell

Gracious dying is a huge, macabre and expensive joke on the American public.

Jessica Mitford

A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, big or small, young or old. He doesn't care if you're not smart, not popular, not a good joke-teller, not the best athlete, nor the best-looking person. To your dog, you are the greatest, the smartest, the nicest human being who was ever born. You are his friend and protector.

Louis Sabin

Sex is like having dinner: sometimes you joke about the dishes, sometimes you take the meal seriously.

Woody Allen

Sex is God's joke on human beings.

Bette Davis

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.

Max Eastman

This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover

Unknown

I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.

Jack Handey

The gods too are fond of a joke.

Albee, Edward

When I say I am the Avatar, there are a few who feel happy, some who feel shocked, and many who hearing me claim this, would take me for a hypocrite, a fraud, a supreme egoist, or just mad. If I were to say every one of you is an Avatar, a few would be tickled, and many would consider it a blasphemy or a joke. The fact that God being One, Indivisible and equally in us all, we can be nought else but one, is too much for the duality-conscious mind to accept. Yet each of us is what the other is. I know I am the Avatar in every sense of the word, and that each one of you is an Avatar in one sense or the other. It is an unalterable and universally recognized fact since time immemorial that God knows everything. God does everything, and that nothing happens but by the Will of God. Therefore it is God who makes me say I am the Avatar, and that each one of you is an Avatar. Again, it is He Who is tickled through some, and through others is shocked. It is God Who acts, and God Who reacts. It is He Who scoffs, and He Who responds. He is the Creator, the Producer, the Actor and the Audience in His own Divine Play.

Meher Baba

Life seemed to be an educator's practical joke in which you spent the first half learning and the second half learning that everything you learned in the first half was wrong.

Russell Baker

And what exactly is a dream, and what exactly is a joke?

Syd Barrett

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