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.
An Englishman does not joke about such an important matter as a bet.jules verne
I curse in everyday life, but usually when I stub my toe. The topics I'm discussing, it's not necessary to curse. I found [cursing] is a sign that a joke is not finished or well-written.jim gaffigan
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
Have you considered the option of getting the joke? If not, try it now and redeem your soul.erik naggum
Sometimes I want to joke but my English isn't perfect. Sometimes people are wondering what I'm talking about.alexander ovechkin
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
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
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
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
A play is made by sensing how the forces in life simulate ignorance you set free the concealed irony , the deadly joke .Arthur Miller
...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.
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."
Percy wouldn’t recognize a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing Dobby’s tea cozy.J. K. Rowling
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"
Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them.