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100+ Hard-hitting Joker Quotes to Appreciate Your Madness

Joker is counted as one of the most balanced villains of all time. Although he’s a pretty bad person, his sayings have become some hard-hitting quotes. His style of working is wrong but his ethics are never out of the line. Every Joker of all the Batman films has tried their best to portray the super maniac character.

110 Best Joker Quotes

The Joker has given more quotes than all the DC heroes combined. And that is why, for the majority of fans, he stands above all the saviors of the fictional world. These are the 120+ quotes from the most loved villain of all time.

40 Quotes by the Joker

1. “Why so serious?”

2. “I used to think my life was a tragedy, but now I realize it’s a comedy.”

3. “As you know, madness is like gravity: All it takes is a little push.”

4. “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.”

5. “Wait ’til they get a load of me.”

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6. “Is it just me or is it getting crazier out there?”

7. “It’s not about the money, it’s about sending a message. Everything burns!”

8. “Don’t test the monster in me!”

9. “You know, it only hurts when I laugh.”

10. “Does it depress you to know just how alone you really are?”

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11. “It’d be funny if it weren’t so pathetic.”

12. “Why don’t you just give me a call when you start taking things a little more seriously?”

13. “I don’t know why everyone is so rude, I don’t know why you are; I don’t want anything from you.”

14. “Some people want to see you fail. Disappoint them!”

15. “Haven’t you ever heard of the healing power of laughter?”

16. “I feel like I know you. I’ve been watching you forever.”

17. “Kid, I’m the Joker. I don’t just randomly kill people. I kill people when it’s funny.”

18. “I’m not political. I’m just trying to make people laugh.”

19. “You know, you remind me of my father. I hated my father.”

20. “You really want to know what it feels like to be the clown at midnight? Where there’s only ever one joke and it’s always on you? Well, here you are. Now, do you get it?”

21. “Devil is double is deuce, my dear doctor and joker trumps deuce.”

22. “Everybody’s telling me my standup is ready for the big clubs.”

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23. “Smile because it confuses people.”

24. “If you have to explain a joke, there is no joke!”

25. “You can’t win anyway. You see, I hold the winning card!”

26. “Ladies and murderers, welcome to the big fight!”

27. “I make art until someone dies. See? I am the world’s first fully functioning homicidal artist.”

28. “I suppose I’m going to have to teach you a lesson so you can better follow in his footsteps.”

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29. “Laugh and the world laughs with you!”

30. “One by one, they’ll hear my call. Then this wicked town will follow my fall.”

31. “Over?! Why, my dear, delusional Dark Knight, it hasn’t even begun!”

32. “By clinging to reality, you’re denying the reality of the situation.”

33. “I am not someone who is loved. I’m an idea. A state of mind.”

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34. “You see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are.”

35. “Where, oh where has my little Bat gone? Oh, where, oh where can he be? His cowl, his scowl, his temper so foul. I do hope he’s coming for me.”

36. “Ladies and Gentlemen! You’ve read about it in the papers! Now witness, before your very eyes, that most rare and tragic of nature’s mistakes! I give you: the average man.”

37. “Yes, memory’s so treacherous. One moment, you’re lost in a carnival of delight: childhood aromas, the flashing neon of puberty, all that sentimental candy floss. The next, it takes you somewhere you don’t want to be. Somewhere dark and cold, filled with the damp, ambiguous shapes of things you’d rather forget. Memories can be vile, repulsive little brutes. Like children, no?”

38. “I’m a man of simple taste. I like things such as gunpowder, dynamite, and gasoline!”

39. “If I weren’t crazy, I’d be insane!”

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

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41. “Are you seriously saying there is nothing, nothing special about our relationship?”

42. “Life’s a bowl of cherries and this is the pits.”

43. “You know, kids, a lot has changed while your old Uncle Joker’s been away. New Gotham, new rules, even a new Batman. But now I’m tanned, I’m rested, and I’m ready to give this old town a wedgie again!”

44. “I’m only laughing on the outside. My smile is just skin deep. If you could see inside, I’m really crying. You might join me for a weep.”

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45. “Let’s put a smile on that face!”

46. “This city deserves a better class of criminals. And I’m gonna give it to them.”

47. “You see, I’m not a monster. I’m just ahead of the curve.”

48. “I’m gonna make this pencil disappear.”

49. “If the police expect to play against the Joker, they’d better be prepared to be dealt from the bottom of the deck!”

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50. “If I weren’t insane, I couldn’t be so brilliant!”

51. “Oh, Batman, if you had the guts for that kind of fun you would’ve done it years ago. I, on the other hand.”

52. “Yet we’re linked, you and I. Like comedy and tragedy. Two sides, same coin.”

53. “Costume’s a bit theatrical, but hey, who am I to talk?”

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54. “Laugh it up now!”

55. “You complete me.”

56. “Don’t go into the light, bats! It’s not fair! They won’t let me in!”

57. “Nobody panics when things go ‘according to plan,’ even if the plan is horrifying.” 

58. “Now, I see the funny side. Now I’m always smiling.”

59. “Why be a disfigured outcast when I can be a notorious crime god? Why be an orphaned boy when you can be a superhero?”

60. “What doesn’t kill you simply makes you a stranger!”

61. “Do you know how I got these scars?”

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62. “The pen is truly mightier than the sword!”

63. “I don’t know what it was that bent your life out of shape, but who knows? Maybe I’ve been there too. Maybe I can help. We could work together. I could rehabilitate you. You needn’t be out there on the edge anymore. You needn’t be alone. We don’t have to kill each other. What do you say?”

64. “The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.”

65. “I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.”

66. “You had a bad day and everything changed. Why else would you dress up as a flying rat? You had a bad day, and it drove you as crazy as everybody else…only you won’t admit it!”

67. “A joke a day keeps the gloom away!”

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68. “I’m not good at future planning. I do not plan at all. Don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. Do not have a day planner and don’t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.” 

69. “Do you know how many times we’ve come close to world war three over a flock of geese on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last world war? An argument over how many telegraph poles Germany owed its war debt creditors! Telegraph poles!”

70. “No matter the situation, always wear a smile.”

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71. “A little fight in you. I like that.”

72. “Lady, you’re harder to kill than a cockroach on steroids!” 

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73. “Do I look like the kind of clown that can start a movement?” 

74. “For my whole life, I didn’t know if I even really existed. But I do, and people are starting to notice.”

75. “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.”

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76. “All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy.”

77. “Both of us trying to find meaning in a meaningless world! Why be a disfigured outcast when I can be a notorious Crime, God? Why be an orphaned boy when you can be a superhero?”

78. “This town needs an enema.” 

79. “You’ll never be sad, and you’ll never be lonely. You’ll always have me to dance with.”

80. “I’ve got nothing left to lose, nothing can hurt me anymore. My life is nothing but a comedy.”

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81. “All I have are negative thoughts.”

82. “You can’t kill me without becoming like me! I can’t kill you without losing the only human being who can keep up with me! Isn’t it ironic?”

83. “Tell your men they work for me now. This is my city!”

84. “That’s how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day.”

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85. “Nobody panics when things go according to plan, even if the plan is horrifying!”

86. “There is no Yoda – there’s no one who points you in the right direction. You’ve got to figure that out by yourself.”

87. “You have nothing, nothing to threaten me with. Nothing to do with all your strength.”

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88. “If you are just safe about the choices you make, you don’t grow.”

89. “The strongest hearts have the most scars!”

90. “Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos.”

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91. “Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick.”

92. “They could put me in a helicopter and fly me up into the air and line up the bodies head to toe on the ground in delightful geometric patterns like an endless June Taylor dance routine — and it would never be enough. No, I don’t keep count. But you do. And I love you for it.”

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93. “Give a man a mask and he will become his true self.”

94. “A little louder, lamb chop. I think you may have a collapsed lung. That always impedes the oratory.”

95. “Desire becomes surrender. Surrender becomes power.”

96. “I have given a name to my pain, and it is Batman!”

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97. “Memories are what our reason is based upon. If we can’t face them, we deny reason itself!”

98. “Now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives. But, as my plastic surgeon always said: if you gotta go, go with a smile.”

99. “Madness is the emergency exit. You can just step outside, and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened. You can lock them away. Forever.”

100. “When I get out of here I will write my name in blood on every street corner. I’ll carve it on every corpse.”

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101. “April sweet is coming in, let the feast of fools begin!”

102. “It’s true, Batsy! I know everything. And kinda like the kid who peeks at his Christmas presents, I must admit, it’s sadly anti-climactic. Behind all the sturm and batarangs, you’re just a little boy in a playsuit, crying for mommy and daddy! It’d be funny if it weren’t so pathetic.”

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

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104. “Very poor choice of words.”

105. “Why don’t we cut you up into little pieces and feed you to your pooches? Hmm? And then we’ll see how loyal a hungry dog really is.”

106. “Oh, what the heck, I’ll laugh anyway. HA HA HA HA HA HA!”

107. “I now do what other people only dream.”

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108. “Do I look like I’m joking?”

109. “Rumor has it, Christmas is a time to share with family.”

110. “Not clown — Joker.”


Joker is bad, yet he is good. His actions are justified when we read about his backstory. These were the 100+ Joker quotes that signify the true character of the DC villain. Don’t forget to copy and paste these Joker quotes somewhere for future use.


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