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The Crimean War is one of the bad jokes of history.Philip Guedalla
'You shouldn't make jokes, 'Alice said, 'if it makes you so unhappy.'Lewis Carroll
A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
A man must serve his time to every trade Save censure critics all are ready made. Take hackneyed jokes from Miller, got by rote, With just enough of learning to misquote.lord byron
If you think it’s easy to write jokes about fried calamari, you’ve probably never tried.scott adams
I think being successful in comedy is being funny and making jokes - anything beyond that is the icing on the cake.jimmy carr
He knew that women appreciated neither irony nor sarcasm, but simple jokes and funny stories. He was amply provided with both.
In the past the mood of the comic postcard could enter into the central stream of literature, and jokes barely different from McGill's could casually be uttered between the murders in Shakespeare's tragedies. That is no longer possible, and a whole category of humour, integral to our literature till 1800 or thereabouts, has dwindled down to these ill-drawn postcards, leading a barely legal existence in cheap stationers' windows. The corner of the human heart that they speak for might easily manifest itself in worse forms, and I for one should be sorry to see them vanish.donald mcgill
Within those confining walls, teachers — a bunch of men all armed with the same information — gave the same lectures every year from the same notebooks and every year at the same point in the textbooks made the same jokes.yukio mishima
I'm very proud of being Jewish. It means I have a good work ethic, and you get Jewish humour and you're allowed to tell Jewish jokes.daniel radcliffe
It is of first-rate importance to notice from the start that stupidity is not the same thing, or the same sort of thing, as ignorance. There is no incompatibility between being well-informed and being silly, and a person who has a good nose for arguments or jokes may have a bad head for facts.Gilbert Ryle
When grown-up persons indulge in practical jokes, the fact gauges them. They have lived narrow, obscure, and ignorant lives, and at full manhood they still retain and cherish a job lot of left-over standards and ideals that would have been discarded with their boyhood if they had then moved out into the world and a broader life.mark twain
In one decade, women had gotten more protection against offensive jokes in the workplace than men had gotten in centuries against being killed in the workplace.warren farrell
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.robert frost
In the sixties, the recycling of pop culture turning it into Pop art and camp had its own satirical zest. Now we're into a different kind of recycling. Moviemakers give movies of the past an authority that those movies didn't have; they inflate images that may never have compelled belief, images that were no more than shorthand gestures and they use them not as larger-than-life jokes but as altars.Pauline Kael
One, a poet, went babbling like a fountain Through parks. All were jokes to children. All had the pale unshaven stare of shuttered plants Exposed to a too violent sun.stephen spender
I may make jokes about Microsoft at times, but at the same time, I think the Microsoft hatred is a disease.linus torvalds
To [Henry] James's intimates, however, these elaborate hesitancies, far from being an obstacle, were like a cobweb bridge flung from his mind to theirs, an invisible passage over which one knew that silver-footed ironies, veiled jokes, tiptoe malices, were stealing to explode a huge laugh at one's feet.edith wharton
I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.marilyn monroe
There are passages of the Bible that are soiled forever by the touches of the hands of ministers who delight in the cheap jokes they have left behind them.
One of the standing jokes of Congress is that the new Congressman always spends the first week wondering how he got there and the rest of the time wondering how the other members got there.
I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially to the extent to which it has been applied, will be one of the greatest jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity it has.Malcolm Muggeridge
Don't you know Sunday ? Don't you know that his jokes are always so big and simple that one has never thought of them?
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.
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.