It is natural that people do not want to be involved with us too much. There is no problem down to the smallest egotistical longing which the Gestapo cannot solve. Regarded in this way we are, if a joke is permitted, looked upon as a cross between a general maid and the dustbin of the Reich.
Always warm up the audience with a joke....If you are not a particularly funny person, make sure that you inform them that it's a joke....jacob m. appel
Not that I don't think irreverent humor and someone being filthy is funny, I just do what I do. Any comedian would admit throwing an f-bomb in there would help get a reaction. ... I'm not on a Puritanical pursuit, but when I would curse in a joke, I believe I'm not done writing it.jim gaffigan
You know lots of criticism is written by characters who are very academic and think it is a sign you are worthless if you make jokes or kid or even clown. I wouldn't kid Our Lord if he was on the cross. But I would attempt a joke with him if I ran into him chasing the money changers out of the temple.ernest hemingway
Luck was a joke. Even good luck was just bad luck with its hair combed.Stephen King
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.Don King
Well had the boding tremblers learn'd to traceThe day's disasters in his morning face;Full well they laugh'd with counterfeited gleeAt all his jokes, for many a joke had he;Full well the busy whisper circling roundConvey'd the dismal tidings when he frown'd.Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught,The love he bore to learning was in fault;The village all declar'd how much he knew,'T was certain he could write and cipher too.Oliver Goldsmith
Some one is generally sure to be the sufferer by a joke.william hazlitt
Sometimes I want to joke but my English isn't perfect. Sometimes people are wondering what I'm talking about.alexander ovechkin
I describe it ( the new aesthetics) ‘radically’: I say aesthetics = human being. That is a radical formula. I set the idea of aesthetics directly in the context of human existence, and then I have the whole problem in the hand, them I have not a special problem, I have a “holography” (reacting on a former suggestion of the public as a slight joke, fh) I don’t know exactly what a holography is.. (1973)joseph beuys
Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them.niels bohr
Postmodernism is among other things a sick joke at the expense of... revolutionary avant-gardism.terry eagleton
"Call me Meier," Goring said, but he did not pause to explain the joke .philip josé farmer
A play is made by sensing how the forces in life simulate ignorance you set free the concealed irony , the deadly joke .Arthur Miller
“Is this the conduct of a ‘sly and unpredictable villain’?” “Decidedly so, if the villain, for the purposes of his joke, thinks to simulate the altruist.” “Then how will you know villain from altruist?” Cugel shrugged. “It is not an important distinction.”jack vance
...American society, literary or lay, tends to be humorless. What other culture could have produced someone like Hemingway and not seen the joke?gore vidal
The crisis of yesterday is the joke of to-morrow.
That's a good joke but we do it much better in England.
I detest jokes – when somebody tells me one I feel my IQ dropping; the brain cells start to disappear. But something is funny when the person delivering the line doesn’t know it’s funny or doesn’t treat it as a joke. Maybe it comes from a place of truth, or it’s a sort of rage against society.
Thou canst not joke an Enemy into a Friend; but thou may'st a Friend into an Enemy.Benjamin Franklin
Every time you talk about Vietnam, it's always the Vietnam war is summarized this way, "58,000 American killed and anywhere between 2 and 3 million Vietnamese." There is a distinction between 2 and 3 million, but that's okay. I used to joke all the time racism in America, is so endemic and so hard to see, but I was always I used to joke that I was very proud of Bill Clinton because he was the first president, in Kosovo , the former Yugoslavia, since World War II to actually bomb white people.
"Is someone you know anorexic? A good joke would be to tell them that they're fat. They'll laugh because anorexic people aren't fat. HAHAH"
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