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90 Joker Quotes on Humanity That Really Make You Think

Batman’s ultimate archenemy, these Joker quotes will have you seeing humanity in a dark way.

Published on May 26, 2020 6:00 AM EST
Joker Quotes on Humanity That Really Make You Think

Whether you’re a fan of the comics or the movies, there isn’t anyone who isn’t familiar with the Joker. With a smile that sends chills up your spine, he’s a bad guy because the cruel ways of the world made him that way. Check out these Joker quotes on humanity that will tickle your brain and make you see why some people go down a dark path in life.

There is something about the Joker that fascinates audiences. The enigmatic and frightening nemesis of Batman, he is among the greatest comic book villains and fictional characters ever created.

Joker Quotes on Humanity That Really Make You Think

The Joker is one of the most infamous criminals within Gotham City, and he gives Batman a run for his money. He exploits Batman’s weaknesses and pushes him to the limits. Though the Batman has sworn never to kill, the Joker makes him want to break this rule more than once.

Below is our collection of compelling, memorable and fascinating Joker quotes, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

Don’t forget to also read our compilation of quotes from Eeyore as well as these interesting Darth Vader quotes from the Star Wars villain.

Joker Quotes on Humanity That Really Make You Think

1. “The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.”  ― The Joker

2. “Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside.” ― The Joker

3. “What doesn’t kill you, simply makes you stranger!” ― The Joker

4. “April sweet is coming in, let the feast of fools begin!” – The Joker

5. “They need you right now, but when they don’t, they’ll cast you out like a leper!” – The Joker

6. “As you know, madness is like gravity…all it takes is a little push.” ― The Joker

7. “Let’s put a smile on that face!” – The Joker

8. “We stopped checking for monsters under our bed, when we realized they were inside us.” – The Joker

9. “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” ― The Joker

10. “When the chips are down, these civilized people, they’ll eat each other.” – The Joker

Joker quotes about the dark side of humanity

11. “Nobody panics when things go “according to plan”. Even if the plan is horrifying!” ― The Joker

12. “Haven’t you ever heard of the healing power of laughter?” – The Joker

13. “They Laugh At me Because I’m Different. I laugh At Then Because The’re all the same” ― The Joker

14. “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.” – The Joker

15. “Very poor choice of words.” ― The Joker

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

17. “You have nothing, nothing to threaten me with. Nothing to do with all your strength.” – The Joker

18. “‎Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos…” ― The Joker 

19. “I like you, but I want to kill you.” – The Joker

20. “Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… *do* things.” – The Joker

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Joker quotes that will tickle your brain

21. “Why so serious? ” ― The Joker

22. “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.” – The Joker

23. “Is it just me or is it getting crazier out there” – The Joker

24. “And I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.” – The joker

25. “Those mob fools want you gone. So they can get back to the way things were. But I know the truth, there’s no going back. You’ve changed things…forever.” – The Joker

26. “The pen, is truly mightier than the sword!” – The Joker

27. “I don’t wanna kill you, what would I do without you? Go back to rippin’ off mob dealers… no, no, no… no you, you complete me.” – The Joker

28. “You can’t rely on anyone these days, you gotta do everything yourself, don’t we? That’s ok, I came prepared, it’s a funny world we live in. Speaking of which, you know how I got these scars?” – The Joker

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

30. “As though we were made for each other… Beauty and the Beast. Of course, if anyone else calls you beast, I’ll rip their lungs out.” – The Joker

Fascinating Joker quotes

31. “See, this is how crazy Batman’s made Gotham! If you want order in Gotham, Batman must take off his mask and turn himself in. Oh, and every day he doesn’t, people will die, starting tonight. I’m a man of my word.” – The Joker

32. “Maybe we can share one. You know, they’ll be doubling up, the rate this city’s inhabitants are losing their minds.” – The Joker

33. “See I’m a man of simple taste. I like things such as gunpowder…dynamite and…gasoline!” – The Joker

34. “You see, I’m not a monster. I’m just ahead of the curb.” – The Joker

35. “Until their spirit breaks completely. Until they get a good look at the real Harvey Dent, and all the heroic things he’s done.” – The Joker

36. “This city deserves a better class of criminal. And I’m gonna give it to them!” – The Joker

37. “You didn’t think I’d risk losing the battle for Gotham’s soul in a fist fight with you? No. You need an ace in the hole. Mine’s Harvey.” – The Joker

38. “One by One, they’ll hear my call. Then this wicked town, will follow my fall.”- The Joker

39. “And he didn’t die all at once. It was hours before the screaming stopped. I almost didn’t get to sleep that night. That was the last time I’d used crushed glass” – The Joker

40. “I wanted to see what you’d do. And you didn’t disappoint… You let five people die. Then, you let Dent take your place. Even to a guy like me, that’s cold.” – The Joker

Memorable Joker quotes

41. “All I have are negative thoughts.” – The Joker

42. “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.” – The Joker

43. “I’ve been using it as a journal, but also as a joke diary, if I have any thoughts or frustrations. I think I told you, I’m pursuing a career in standup comedy.” – The Joker

44. “I am not someone who is loved. I’m an idea. A state of mind.” – The Joker

45. “I just don’t want to feel so bad anymore.” – The Joker

46. “Rumour has it, Christmas is a time to share with family.” – The Joker

47. “I’m not political. I’m just trying to make people laugh.” – The Joker

48. “It’s not about the money, it’s about sending a message. Everything burns!” – The Joker

49. “Nobody panics when things go according to plan, even if the plan is horrifying!” – The Joker

50. “The real joke is your stubborn, bone deep conviction that somehow, somewhere, all of this makes sense! That’s what cracks me up each time!” – The Joker

Joker quotes that will elevate your perspective

51. “I used to think that my life was a tragedy. But now I realize, it’s a comedy.” – The Joker

52. “Tell your men they work for me now. This is my city!” – The Joker

53. “I think I felt better when I was locked up in the hospital.” – The Joker

54. “If you don’t like the movie, I’ve got slides.” – The Joker

55. “It’s funny, when I was a little boy, and told people I was going to be a comedian, everyone laughed at me. Well, no one’s laughing now.” – The Joker

56. “Some people want to see you fail. Disappoint them!” – The Joker

57. “I’ll tell you what you get! You get what you f**king deserve!” – The Joker

58. “The strongest hearts have the most scars!” – The Joker

59. “Their morals, their code; it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. You’ll see- I’ll show you. When the chips are down these, uh, civilized people? They’ll eat each other. See I’m not a monster, I’m just ahead of the curve.” – The Joker

60. “Don’t test the monster in me!” – The Joker

Thought-provoking Joker quotes

61. “Give a man a mask and he will become his true self.” – The Joker

62. “When They Treat You Like A Joke, Leave Them Like Its Funny.” – The Joker

63. “Sometimes you have to play the role of a fool to fool the fool who thinks they are fooling you.” – The Joker

64. “I now do what other people only dream.” – The Joker

65. “A man with nothing to fear is a man with nothing to love.” – The Joker

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

67. “You cant sell dreams to someone who has walked through nightmares.” – The Joker

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

69. “I believe whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you stranger.” – The Joker

70. “I hope my death makes more sense cents than my life.” – The Joker

Interesting Joker quotes

71. “Don’t let anyone ever make you feel you don’t deserve what you want.” – The Joker

72. “I suppose I’m going to have to teach you a lesson so you can better follow in his footsteps. Nah, I’m just gonna keep beating you.” – The Joker

73. “There is no yoda-there’s no one who points you in the right direction. You’ve got to figure that out by yourself.” – The Joker

74. “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 dairy. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.” – The Joker

75. “I know the voices in my head aren’t real, but sometimes their ideas are absolutely awesome.” – The Joker

76. “If you are just safe about the choices you make, you don’t grow.” – The Joker

77. “Desire becomes surrender. Surrender becomes power.” – The Joker

78. “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?” – The Joker

79. “If you make decisions based upon people’s reactions or judgments then you make really boring choices.” – The Joker

80. “It’s like anything in life, visualizing the old man you’re going to become: as long as you have a clear picture of that – the life you want to lead – eventually you’ll probably get there.” – The Joker

More Joker quotes and sayings

81. “You know, it only hurts when I laugh. But hey… I gotta know. Who are you? You said we knew one another. You do seem really familiar. We double at the prom? Or maybe blow up a school bus together?” – The Joker

82. “Batman… Batman… Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a bat gets all of my press? This town needs an enema!” – The Joker

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

84. “I’m not exactly sure what happened. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another. If I’m going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!” – The Joker

85. “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.” – The Joker

86. “Gotta hand it to you, nice scheme. Costumes a bit theatrical, but hey, who am I to talk?” – The Joker

87. “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.” – The Joker

88. “You look good. Been working out? You could probably use a little sun. Then again, who am I to talk?” – The Joker

89. “Oh, what the heck, I’ll laugh anyway. HA HA HA HA HA HAA!” – The Joker

90. “Do I look like I’m joking?” – The Joker

Which of these Joker quotes is your favorite?

The Joker is a master criminal who has been around for decades. The perfect Batman foil, he has been responsible for numerous tragedies in his archenemy’s life.

Did you enjoy these Joker quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you enjoyed this Joker quotes collection, don’t forget to share with your friends and followers.

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    YuRong Goh

    May 10, 2020 at 2:18 AM

    60. “Don’t test the monster in me!” – The Joker

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    unique

    April 28, 2020 at 9:08 PM

    They laugh at me because I’m different,I laugh at them because the’re all the same.

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    jxke

    April 9, 2020 at 11:37 AM

    50. “The real joke is your stubborn, bone deep conviction that somehow, somewhere, all of this makes sense! That’s what cracks me up each time!

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    Madan Gokhale

    March 17, 2020 at 6:46 AM

    59. “Their morals, their code; it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. You’ll see- I’ll show you. When the chips are down these, uh, civilized people? They’ll eat each other. See I’m not a monster, I’m just ahead of the curve.” – The Joker

    Reality bomb

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    Ollie

    January 23, 2020 at 3:52 PM

    What do you get when you cross a mentally ill loner with a society that abandoned him and treated him like trash? You get just what you fucking deserve!

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