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Looking for iconic Joker quotes? Well, you are at the right place. We have summed up some of the most legendary quotes of one of the most legendary villains of all time.

Once you see it, you can never unsee the Joker’s smile that sends chills down the spine. Yes, the Joker was a villain, but did you ever wonder what makes people walk the dark path?

These Joker quotes will give you some idea, and yes, there are important life lessons to learn. So, read on!

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

The Joker

“Why so serious?”

The Joker

“Have you heard this one? It’ll kill you, Batman!” 

The Joker

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

The Joker

“What doesn’t kill you, simply makes you stranger!”

The Joker

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

The Joker

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

The Joker

“Let’s put a smile on that face!”

The Joker

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

The Joker

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

The Joker

“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

“I like you, but I want to kill you.” 

The Joker

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

The Joker

“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

“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

“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

“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?” 

The Joker

“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

“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

“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.” 

The Joker

“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!” 

The Joker

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

The Joker

“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

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

The Joker

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

The Joker

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

The Joker

“You actually believed that all it would take is a few chemicals, a couple of days in drug-induced isolation and a cheap little nervous breakdown and you’d have me all figured out? Like there was some rabbit hole you could follow me down to understanding?”

The Joker

“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!”

The Joker

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

The Joker

“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.” 

The Joker

“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

“All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That’s how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day.”

The Joker

“This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.” 

The Joker

“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.” 

The Joker

“In my dream, the world had suffered a terrible disaster. A black haze shut out the sun, and the darkness was alive with the moans and screams of wounded people. Suddenly, a small light glowed. A candle flickered into life, symbol of hope for millions. A single tiny candle, shining in the ugly dark. I laughed and blew it out.” 

The Joker

“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?”

The Joker

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

The Joker

“See this is how crazy batman 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

“Parting is such sweet sorrow, dearest. Still, you can’t say we didn’t show you a good time. Enjoy yourself out there in the asylum. Just don’t forget: If it ever gets too tough, there’s always a place for you here.” 

The Joker

“Notice the hideously bloated sense of humanity’s importance. Also note the club-footed social conscience and the withered optimism. It’s certainly not for the squeamish, is it? Most repulsive of all, are its frail and useless notions of order and sanity.” 

The Joker

“You can’t rely on anyone these days, you gotta do everything yourself, don’t we? That’s OK, I came prepared.” 

The Joker

“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 that you decide what’s funny or not.” 

The Joker

“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.”

The Joker

“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. ”

The Joker

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!”

The Joker

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

The Joker

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

The Joker

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

The Joker

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

The Joker

“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

“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

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

The Joker

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Tell me something, my friend, have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?”

The Joker

“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.” 

The Joker

“Someone get me off this crazy dumbwaiter. I can’t breathe.”

The Joker

“Very neat! That ugly head of yours does have a brain!”

The Joker

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

The Joker

“This city deserves a better class of criminal and I’m gonna give it to them!”

The Joker

That completes our list of Joker quotes. If you want to have some more added to this list, feel free to drop a comment.

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