Jokes Quotes

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

Georg C. Lichtenberg

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Will Smith

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

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

Voltaire

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

Robert Frost

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

Baltasar Gracian

A rich man's joke is always funny.

Thomas Edward Brown

Most jokes state a bitter truth

Larry Gelbart

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

George Orwell

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

Oliver Goldsmith

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

Clifton Fadiman

I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.

Marilyn Monroe

A joke's a very serious thing.

Charles Churchill

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

Joseph Conrad

Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

George Eliot

Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.

George Mikes

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.

H. G. Wells

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

George Orwell

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

Mark Twain

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

Will Rogers

The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.

Will Rogers

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

Jonathan Raban

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

Menander of Athens

The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.

David Ogilvy

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Updated On : June 03, 2009
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