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.
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
Guides cannot master the subtleties of the American joke.mark twain
The joke loses everything when the joker laughs himself.friedrich von schiller
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
This is a joke, right? Why would you want to save those "things"?
Your peace... your peace... is a joke...
I sat around in a hotel room in London for about a month, locked myself away, formed a little diary and experimented with voices — it was important to try to find a somewhat iconic voice and laugh. I ended up landing more in the realm of a psychopath — someone with very little to no conscience towards his acts ... just an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown .... [being given] free rein [by director Christopher Nolan was] fun, because there are no real boundaries to what The Joker would say or do. Nothing intimidates him, and everything is a big joke."heath ledger
All I can tell you with certainty is that I, for one, have no self, and that I am unwilling or unable to perpetrate upon myself the joke of a self.... What I have instead is a variety of impersonations I can do, and not only of myself a troupe of players that I have internalised, a permanent company of actors that I can call upon when a self is required.... I am a theater and nothing more than a theater.philip roth