Quotes Galore : Joker –– When Life is Nothing but A Comedy

Quotes Galore : Joker –– When Life is Nothing but A Comedy


Ah. It’s been a week since I last watched Joker,  and for some –– pretty understandable reasons –– I just can’t seem to get over it.

It was actually quite the contrary. Your girl was so enraptured by Joaquin Phoenix and his acting skills as Joker that I scoured the internet for any and all interviews of Joaquin and binge-watched them all. Now that I’ve ran out of interviews to watch, your girl has slowly but surely snailed into this rabbit hole of watching all Joaquin Phoenix’s movies.

Even so, that still didn’t manage to satisfy my itch for Joker as much as I thought it would. And you can already guess what I did next.

I started reading and collecting quotes from the movie Joker, which I’m going to share some of it with you today.


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Feel free to press play:




Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?



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They don’t give a shit about people like you, Arthur. And they don’t give a shit about people like me either.


“I was wondering if you could ask the doctor to increase my medication.”


“Arthur, you’re on seven different medications. Surely they must be doing something.”


“I just don’t want to feel so bad anymore.”



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My mother always tells me to smile and put on a happy face. She told me I had a purpose: to bring laughter and joy to the world.





I just hope my death makes more cents than my life.





“You don’t listen, do you? You just ask the same questions every week.

‘How’s your job?’ ‘Are you having any negative thoughts?’

All I have are negative thoughts.”





I don’t want you to worry about money, mom.


I mean, everybody’s telling me that my standup’s ready for the big clubs.





Have you seen what it’s like out there, Murray? Do you ever actually leave the studio? Everybody just yells and screams at each other. Nobody’s civil anymore. Nobody thinks what it’s like to be the other guy. You think men like Thomas Wayne ever think what it’s like to be someone like me? To be somebody but themselves? They don’t. They think that we’ll just sit there and take it, like good little boys! That we won’t werewolf and go wild!



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I know it seems strange, I don’t mean to make you uncomfortable, I don’t know why everyone is so rude, I don’t know why you are; I don’t want anything from you. Maybe a little warmth, maybe a hug, dad, maybe a bit of common decency!


I killed those guys because they were awful. Everybody is awful these days. It’s enough to make anyone crazy.





For my whole life, I didn’t know if I even really existed.


But I do, and people are starting to notice.





“What’s with the makeup?”


“My mother died. I’m celebrating.”


Comedy is subjective Murray, isn’t that what they say? All of you, the system that knows so much: you decide what’s right or wrong the same way you decide what’s funny or not.



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“Can I ask you a question?”




How does someone windup in here? Have they all, all the people committed crimes?”


Yeah, some have. You know, some are just crazy, pose a danger to themselves and others. Some just got nowhere else to go, don’t know what to do, you know?”


Yeah, I hear you, brother. Sometimes, I don’t know what to do. The last time, I ended up taking it out on some people. I thought it was going to bother me, but it really hasn’t. I fucked up. I’ve done some bad shit. And I’ve been thinking real hard about it. It’s so hard just to try and be happy all the time.”





“The whole city’s on fire ’cause of you.”


“I know. Isn’t it beautiful?”




“Penny Fleck. I always hated that name. Remember you used to tell me that my laugh was a condition, that there was something wrong with me? It isn’t. That’s the real me.”


Oh, Happy.”


Happy. Hm. I haven’t been happy one day out of my entire fucking life.”


I’ve got nothing left to lose. Nothing can hurt me anymore.



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The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t.


“You’re awful, Murray.”


“Me? I’m awful? How am I awful?”


“Playing my video. Inviting me on the show. You just wanted to make fun of me. You’re just like the rest of them!”



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You know what’s funny? You know what really makes me laugh? I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it’s a comedy.





Gotham’s lost its way.

What kind of coward would do something that cold blooded?

Someone who hides behind a mask.





“He’s an extraordinary man, Happy. A very powerful man. We were in love. He said it was best that we not be together because of appearances. And I couldn’t tell anyone because, well, I signed some papers. And besides, you can imagine what people would say about Thomas and me, what they’d say about you.”


“What would they say, mom?”



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“You were the only one who was ever nice to me.”


“Were you following me today?”


“Uh, yeah.”


“I thought that was you. I was hoping you’d come in and rob the place.”


“Um, I have a gun… Can I can come by tomorrow?”



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I don’t know, I feel good. I stopped taking my medication. I feel a lot better now.





“I’m waiting for the punchline.”


“There is no punchline.”





Come on, Murray. Do I look like the kind of clown that could start a movement?




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