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The Most Tragically Funny Quotes From 'Joker'

Updated April 12, 2021 14.7k votes 2.1k voters 53.3k views26 items

List RulesVote up your favorite 'Joker' quotes.

If you've seen the smash-hit movie, we want you to vote for the best Joker quotes. This revisionist take on the popular DC villain is filled with character quotes that get inside his dark and twisted mind. There are also some funny lines and wicked one-liners.

Joaquin Phoenix steps into the estimable shoes of Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, and Heath Ledger to portray Batman's nemesis. The Dark Knight -- at least in his adult form -- is nowhere to be found in this new film, though. Instead, we follow Arthur Fleck, a clown-for-hire with severe mental health problems. Worn down by his job, his life, and society in general, Arthur slowly loses his grip on reality. His dream is to be a stand-up comedian and to earn the notice of his hero, late-night talk show host Murray Franklin (Robert DeNiro). After getting that notice in the form of public ridicule, Arthur finally snaps. Plying himself with makeup, he fully becomes the Joker.

Joker was directed and co-written by Todd Phillips, who previously made The Hangover and its sequels. Co-starring in the film are Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Shea Wigham, and Brett Cullen. Together with Phoenix and DeNiro, they deliver a hard R-rated comic book movie unlike any we've seen before.

Vote up the most memorable Joker quotes you like best from the list below, regardless of which character speaks them.

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    What It's Like Out There

    Arthur Fleck: 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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    People Are Starting To Notice

    Arthur Fleck: For my whole life, I didn't know if I even really existed. But I do, and people are starting to notice.

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    Arthur Fleck (written in his notebook): I hope my death makes more cents than my life.

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    Getting Crazier

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

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