This is a collection of quotes from the 2019 movie Joker, I have seen the film and despite the propaganda in the media against it, it is a fantastic movie and well worth watching.
Here are some quotes from the movie
Arthur Fleck: I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it’s a fucking comedy.
Arthur Fleck: For my whole life, I didn’t know if I even really existed. But I do, and people are starting to notice.
Arthur Fleck: You don’t listen, do you? I don’t think you ever really hear me. You just ask the same questions every week. “How’s your job?” “Are you having any negative thoughts?” All I have are negative thoughts.
Arthur Fleck: Murray, one small thing
Murray Franklin: Yeah?
Arthur Fleck: When you bring me out, can you introduce me as Joker?
Arthur Fleck: Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?
Arkham Psychiatrist: What’s so funny?
Arthur Fleck: I’m just thinking of a joke.
Arkham Psychiatrist: Do you want to tell it to me?
Arthur Fleck: You wouldn’t get it.
Murray Franklin: I’m waiting for the punchline.
Arthur Fleck: There is no punchline.
Arthur Fleck: I killed those guys because they were awful. Everybody is awful these days. It’s enough to make anyone crazy.
Arthur Fleck: I’ve been the man of the house for as long as I can remember. I take good care of my mother.
Murray Franklin: All that sacrifice, she must love you very much.
Arthur Fleck: She does. She always tells me to smile and put on a happy face. She says I was put here to spread joy and laughter.
Arthur Fleck: Ugh, why is everybody so upset about these guys? If it was me dying on the sidewalk you’d walk right over me! I pass you everyday and you don’t notice me! But these guys? Well because Thomas Wayne would cry about them on TV?
Cop: The whole city’s on fire ’cause of what you did.
Arthur Fleck: I know. Isn’t it beautiful?
Arthur Fleck: I haven’t been happy one minute of my entire fucking life.
Social Worker: They don’t give a shit about people like you, Arthur. And they really don’t give a shit about people like me either.
Arthur Fleck: 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 bit of warmth, maybe a hug, dad? How about just a little bit of fucking decency!
Arthur Fleck: 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.
Arthur Fleck: I had a bad day.
Arthur Fleck: I don’t want you worrying about money, mom. Or me. Everybody’s telling me that my stand-up’s ready for the big clubs.
Sophie Dumond: Were you following me today?
Arthur Fleck: Yeah.
Sophie Dumond: I thought that was you. I was hoping you’d come in and rob the place.
Arthur Fleck: I have a gun. I could come by tomorrow?
Sophie Dumond: You’re so funny, Arthur.
Sophie Dumond: Your name’s Arthur, right? You live down the hall. I really need you to leave, my little girl’s sleeping in the other room. Please…
Arthur Fleck: Knock knock.
Murray Franklin: Who’s there?
Arthur Fleck: It’s the police, ma’am! Your son’s been hit by a drunk driver. He’s dead!
Arthur Fleck: You’re awful, Murray.
Murray Franklin: Me? I’m awful? How am I awful?
Arthur Fleck: Playing my video. Inviting me on the show. You just wanted to make fun of me. You’re just like the rest of them!
Arthur Fleck: I’ve got nothing left to lose. Nothing can hurt me anymore. My life is nothing but comedy.
Penny Fleck: I mean, dont you have to be funny to be a comedian?
Arthur Fleck: Do I look like the kind of clown that can start a movement?
Arthur Fleck: [after killing Murray] Good night. And always remember… That’s li…
Arthur Fleck: I just don’t want to feel so bad anymore.
Thomas Wayne: Touch my son again and I’ll fucking kill you!
Murray Franklin: Do I understand that you did this to start a movement? To become a symbol?
Arthur Fleck: Oh come on, Murray. Do I look like the kind of clown that could start a movement? I killed those guys because they were awful. Everybody is awful these days. It’s enough to make everyone crazy.
Murray Franklin: Okay, so that’s it? You’re crazy, that’s your defence for killing three young men?
Arthur Fleck: No. They couldn’t carry a tune to save their lives.
Arthur Fleck: Gary?
Arthur Fleck: You were the only one who was ever nice to me.
Arthur Fleck: [he kisses him on the head] Get out.
Penny Fleck: I never heard him crying, he’s always been such a happy little boy.
Murray Franklin: And finally, in a world where everyone thinks they could do my job, we got this video tape from Pogo’s Comedy Club right here in Gotham. Here’s a guy who thinks if you just keep laughing, it’ll somehow make you funny. Check out this joker.
Arthur Fleck: You know, I do stand-up comedy. You should maybe come see a show sometime.
Sophie Dumond: I could do that.
Arthur Fleck: 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.
Arthur Fleck: I feel like I know you… I’ve been watching you forever.
Thomas Wayne: Gotham’s lost its way.
Hoyt Vaughn: How the fuck do I know? Why does anybody do anything?
Sophie Dumond: [are three spots a newspaper headline about the killings of the three businessmen on the subway] Do you believe that shit? Fuck them. I think the guy that did it is a hero. Three less creeps in Gotham City. Only a million more to go.
Social Worker: Arthur, you’re on seven different medications. Surely they must be doing something.
Arthur Fleck: My mom died, Im celebrating
Detective Garrity: Mr. Fleck? Sorry to bother you. I’m Detective Garrity. This is my partner, Detective Burke. We had a few questions for you, but you weren’t home. So, we spoke with your mother.
Penny Fleck: [referring to Thomas Wayne] He’d make a great mayor. Everybody says so.
Arthur Fleck: Oh, yeah? Everybody, who? Who do you talk to?
Penny Fleck: Everybody on the news. He’s the only one who can save the city. He owes it to us
Arthur Fleck: Hi. What’s your name?
This is a great scene in the movie and gives a little context between Joker and eventually Bruce Wayne
Thomas Wayne: Can I help you, pal?
Arthur Fleck: I don’t know what to say.
Thomas Wayne: Do you want an autograph, or something?
Arthur Fleck: No. My name is Arthur. Penny Fleck is my mother.
Thomas Wayne: Jesus. You’re the guy that came to my house yesterday.
Arthur Fleck: Yes. I’m sorry, I just showed up. But my mother told me everything, and I had to talk to you.
Thomas Wayne: Look, pal, I’m not your father. What’s wrong with you.
Arthur Fleck: Because I think you are.
Thomas Wayne: Well, that’s impossible. Because you were adopted, and I never slept with your mother. What do you want from me? Money?
Arthur Fleck: No, I don’t. I wasn’t adopted.
Thomas Wayne: Jesus, she never told you?
Arthur Fleck: What?
Thomas Wayne: Your mother adopted you while she was working for us.
Arthur Fleck: That’s not true. Why are you saying that?
Thomas Wayne: But she was arrested and committed to Arkham State Hospital when you were just a little boy.
Arthur Fleck: Why are you saying this? I don’t need you to tell me lies! I know it seems strange! I don’t mean to make you uncomfortable! I don’t know why! Dad, I just want a little bit of fucking decency! What is it with you people? You say that stuff about my mother!
Thomas Wayne: She’s crazy.
Arthur Fleck: She’s…
Thomas Wayne: You think this is funny? Is this a joke to you?
Arthur Fleck: Dad, its me! Come on!
Thomas Wayne: Touch my son again, I’ll fucking kill you.