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
Luck was a joke. Even good luck was just bad luck with its hair combed.Stephen King
We claim no respectability. There's no status I would not surrender for a joke. So we don't have to defend anything.stephen colbert
Don't make a film if it can't be the film you want to make. It's a joke, and a sick joke, and it'll kill you.david lynch
To create a balance of power and pedigree in the house, Hunter sent five bucks off to an ad he'd seen in the back pages of a magazine and received his mail-order doctor-of-divinity degree. He began referring to himself as Dr. Thompson and punctuated remarks with his afterword: "I am, after all, a doctor." Friends picked up on the joke, and he was "the Good Doctor" for the rest of his life.william mckeen
Have you considered the option of getting the joke? If not, try it now and redeem your soul.erik naggum
[Citing a familiar "American joke":] In Boston they ask, How much does he know? In New York, How much is he worth? In Philadelphia, Who were his parents?mark twain
Guides cannot master the subtleties of the American joke.mark twain
A nickname may be the best record of a success. That's what I call putting the face of a joke upon the body of a truth.joseph conrad
It is or seems to be a wise sort of thing, to realise that all that happens to a man in this life is only by way of joke, especially his misfortunes, if he have them. And it is also worth bearing in mind, that the joke is passed round pretty liberally & impartially, so that not very many are entitled to fancy that they in particular are getting the worst of it.Herman Melville
The joke loses everything when the joker laughs himself.friedrich von schiller
Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.Gloria Steinem
It requires a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotch understanding.sydney smith
It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.T. S. Eliot
Percy wouldn’t recognize a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing Dobby’s tea cozy.J. K. Rowling
Your peace... your peace... is a joke...
As the popular joke goes, "The problem with Wikipedia is that it only works in practice. In theory, it can never work."