Contented I sit with my pint and my pipe, Puffing sorrow and care far away, And surely the brow of grief nothing can wipe, Like smoking and moist'ning our clay; * * * * * For tho' at my simile many may joke, Man is but a pipe and his life but smoke.
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.reinhard heydrich
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.Don King
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
[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
Luck was a joke. Even good luck was just bad luck with its hair combed.Stephen King
“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
Some one is generally sure to be the sufferer by a joke.william hazlitt
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
You have Mel Brooks and your Marx Brothers and your Larry David. So it's affected it enormously and really not at all. I don't think I've ever done anything comedically where the joke of it had to do with Judaism and Jewishness, but there's definitely a proud tradition of comedy in the Jews.Andy Samberg
It requires a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotch understanding.sydney smith
Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them.niels bohr
I once played the chief part in a rather exciting business without ever once budging from London . And the joke of it was that the man who went out to look for adventure only saw a bit of the game, and I who sat in my chambers saw it all and pulled the strings. 'They also serve who only stand and wait,' you know.john buchan
"Call me Meier," Goring said, but he did not pause to explain the joke .philip josé farmer
Sexual harassment legislation feels unfair to men because if they sued over an ethnic joke, or over a woman discussing pornography or asking them out, they’d be laughed out of the company.warren farrell
The crisis of yesterday is the joke of to-morrow.
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
When Harel wished to put a joke or witticism into circulation, he was in the habit of connecting it with some celebrated name, on the chance of reclaiming it if it took. Thus he assigned to Talleyrand, in the "Nain Jaune," the phrase, "Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts."
All in the way of joke the wolf goes to the ass.
Thou canst not joke an Enemy into a Friend; but thou may'st a Friend into an Enemy.Benjamin Franklin
Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them.