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Dark Humor Quotes


"I quite like dark humor." - Marina And The Diamonds

"I really like dark, politically incorrect humor." - Marina Abramovic

"I have a dark sense of humor." - Olivia Munn

"I love 'Dexter.' The dark sense of humor is wonderful." - Stephen J Cannell

"I have a very dark sense of humor." - Andy Dick

"I have a really dark, rich, thick sense of humor." - Inga Muscio

"Comedy is about flaws anyway... There's a lot of humor in the dark areas of life." - Brett Gelman

"I like dark humor. My favorite movie of all time is 'Harold and Maude.'" - Leslie Mann

"I think a sense of humor will help get a girl out of a dark place." - Twyla Tharp

"I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor - a very Canadian sense of humor." - Michael Buble

"A big part of the humor is in identifying with the tragic elements of the film. The New Zealand sense of humor is very dark. Our films are usually very dark and it's always someone being killed. Usually a child." - Taika Waititi

"I like the way that Dexter mixed humor, dark humor and tragedy, in a way I don't think that I've seen another show do. To handle those tonal shifts with so much confidence. Normally, you can mix humor and dark humor, you can mix dark humor and tragedy, but to mix all three... There are just moments with Robin and Reuben, the next door neighbors, that are just funny." - Jane Espenson

"My memoirs are full of humor, I had to change jokes because it was a little too dark." - Marina Abramovic

"Sometimes the only way to deal with horrific things in life is through a dark sense of humor." - Margaret Cho

"I have never believed much in luck, and my sense of humor has tended to walk on the dark side." - Hunter S Thompson

"I'm not a particularly dark individual. I have my moments, it's true, but I do have a sense of humor." - Alan Moore

"Believe it or not, there's a lot of humor in 'Mad Men.' Especially in the dark moments." - Matthew Weiner

"That dark humor has always been a part of what I've done. It's always been somewhat tongue-in-cheek." - El-P

"I have a very dark sense of humor. I swear. I have a very playful relationship with Jesus." - Anne Lamott

"O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark, The vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into the vacant." - T S Eliot

"I have long admired Caroline Leavitt's probing insight into people, her wit and compassion, her ability to find humor in dark situations, and conversely, her tenderness towards characters." - Dan Chaon

"I do dark [humor]. I like people who are silly and weird and people who are surprising and good at what they do." - Anthony Jeselnik

"My sense of humor tends toward both the dark and the absurd - two great tastes that, in my opinion, taste great together." - Ron Currie Jr.

"There's always this weird dark humor within a lot of Depeche Mode songs that people miss, tongue-in-cheek and also very British." - Dave Gahan

"My dark comic edge is the end result of trying to use humor to maintain my sanity growing up in a dysfunctional family in Honolulu." - Kirby Wright

"Any time there's a lot of pressure, it's life and death, you go toward this very dark kind of humor. Soldiers do it. Cops do it." - Ronald Perelman

"Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was, that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life, problems and terrors." - Bill Forsyth

"I'm a pretty tenacious person; I get that from my mom. So sometimes, I use dark humor. I can't take myself too seriously." - Art Alexakis

"Our records, if you have a dark sense of humor, were funny, but our records weren't about comedy. They were about protests, fantasy, confrontation and all that." - Ice Cube

"I love dark humor that crosses the line and makes you say, 'That's so wrong!' And that's 'Family Guy' to me." - Elena Satine

"I've always been really dark, and drawn to darker humor. Nothing has been forced, and I don't say anything for shock value." - Amy Schumer

"Humor is... despair refusing to take itself seriously." - Arland Ussher

"I'm drawn between the light and dark." - David Bowie

"All cats are gray in the dark." - Benjamin Franklin

"Roy Blount, who is the funniest person I know, journeys deep into the dark heart of humor and brings back a wonderfully insightful, superbly crafted song of the soul that had me laughing and crying too" - Dave Barry

"When your spinal cord freezes up, you're vulnerable to everything. But he [Chrestopher Reese] was tough as nails. And he kept a great, kind of dark sense of humor about it, but also was able to accomplish amazing things." - Robin Williams

"During the course of a day, some dark feeling comes, maybe some sadness comes, some thrill, some great happiness, some strange humor. Cinema can embrace all that in one story, just as the story of life." - David Lynch

"Everyone's always interested in a dark theme, especially when there's humor connected to it. It seems like that helps, if that's an integral and organic part of the whole story." - Robert De Niro

"I like very dry humor. I dont like things that are over the top. I like subtlety. I like things that are nonchalant. I like characters that are sort of monotone and based in dark comedy." - Emily Rios

"Dark humor appealed to me because it was a bigger laugh than you could get with anything else. Seeing people laugh at something inappropriate with their whole bodies, a guttural, visceral laugh beyond a mere "hah."" - Anthony Jeselnik

"But if you read Jane Austen, you know that she had a wicked sense of humor. Not only was she funny, but her early writing was very dark and had a gothic tone to it." - Seth Grahame-Smith

"I have a dark sense of humor, so I definitely like to work on stuff like that. I do enjoy working in comedies where I can create a fun and broad character." - Fiona Gubelmann

"My mother was always the one with the dark, really filthy sense of humor. She was a vulgar woman. She used to tell me to do comedy before I even tried it. She was always up for any gag." - Doug Stanhope

"I think my sense of humor is really dark and super twisted and stuff like that. It's like, "Is this a funny joke for real? Or am I just rich?" See? That was funny." - Kanye West

"If I know what something's about, and I can always have that touchstone, I feel like I can reach for really ridiculous humor and also go really dark in terms of the things I'm afraid of." - Scott Snyder

"I think it's necessary when you're dealing with a dark show that has explosion and violence to have defined moments of lightness and humor, even romance. It's important, and it deepens the character, of course." - Wentworth Miller

"We were pretty normal - suburban kids having a good time playing in bands. We were silly. We weren't dark, intense, humorless people. Humor was one of the connecting forces among us. It was more like camaraderie." - David Pajo

"Now they are empty, Ramon replied with a shrug of broad, muscled shoulders on his six-foot-three-inch frame....For the first time, a glint of humor touched Ramon Galverra's finely sculpted mouth and arrogant dark eyes." - Judith Mcnaught

"I really love middle-grade. Middle-grade books have a little more of a magical, light-hearted feel. You can be a little bit more quirky, you can have a little more humor. It doesn't get so dark and deep." - James Dashner

"But if you read Jane Austen, you know that she had a wicked sense of humor. Not only was she funny, but her early writing was very dark and had a gothic tone to it." - Seth Grahamesmith

"I like very dry humor. I don't like things that are over the top. I like subtlety. I like things that are nonchalant. I like characters that are sort of monotone and based in dark comedy." - Emily Rios

"I love dark humor. I love things that are so grounded in life, but just happen to be just a little bit twisted because my sense of humor is a little bit twisted. I love jokes that shouldn't be funny, but are. Those types of things just really make me laugh." - Rockmond Dunbar

"I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor - a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can't read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn't read that way." - Michael Buble

"no light no dark no you no me know light know dark know you know me" - Kami Garcia

"Dark wings, dark words." - George R R Martin

"In Light there is Dark, and in Dark there is Light." - Kami Garcia

"Tonight's forecast: Dark. Continued dark tonight turning to partly light in the morning." - George Carlin

"Someone once defined humor as a way to keep from killing yourself. I keep my sense of humor and I stay alive." - Abe Burrows

"G.I. humor is similar to cop humor." - Nelson Demille

"I chose to stylize 'Among Friends' and add a dark comedic element because I didn't want to get pigeonholed as a genre director. I have a pretty dark sense of humor and knew that in order to get distribution, I had to do something in the genre for my first time out." - Danielle Harris

"I'm looking at some comedic horror films because I have often been accused of being too dark. I'm not dark, not compared with 'Saw' or anything like that. So I'm looking at live-action horror films, but not slasher ones - ones that have humor and maybe some social satire." - Henry Selick

"Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility." - Thomas Jefferson

"I want to help people, give hope to all. Humor is the foundation of our lives." - Terry Bradshaw

"Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"A sense of humor is the one thing no one will admit to not having." - Mark Twain

"I cannot believe in a God who has neither humor nor common sense." - W Somerset Maugham

"... humility + humor = humanity." - Kathie Lee Gifford

"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it." - Frank Howard Clark

"A crisis + time = humor." - Blaine Lee Pardoe

"Humor heals the heckler." - Gerald C. Meyers

"Nobody's safe, humor wise." - Morena Baccarin

"Humor is healing." - Brad Garrett

"I like humor." - David Yates

"Gags die, humor doesn't." - Jack Benny

"Put light against light - you have nothing. Put dark against dark - you have nothing. It's the contrast of light and dark that each give the other one meaning." - Bob Ross

"Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it." - Muhammad Ali

"Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night..." - Sun Tzu

"In the dark attics of our minds, all times mingle." - Charles De Lint

"[Last words:] Death, is a leap into the dark." - Thomas Hobbes

"I am attracted to the dark side of life!" - Famke Janssen

"I'm intrigued by the dark. Out of darkness comes creation." - Famke Janssen

"One of the great things about humor is, you can slip things past people with humor, you can use it as a sweetener. So you can actually tell them things, give them messages, get terribly, terribly serious and terribly, terribly dark, and because there are jokes in there, they'll go along with you, and they'll travel a lot further along with you than they would otherwise." - Neil Gaiman

"And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too I'll see you on the dark side of the moon." - Roger Waters

"I tell the truth and I don't try to sugarcoat things. But I also decided that if you don't use humor or satire, then it's just too dark all the time. And one of my favorite literary works is A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift. As you know, that was an enormously famous satire piece that was able to point out, you know, things to people in a different way. And I do believe that satire and humor can reveal truth in a way that sometimes doesn't get revealed through other means. And so I decided to, every now and then, use satire and humor as well." - Ted Lieu

"You're dealing with a character who is, at some points, quite insane. And I hope that any wicked, dark sense of humor Eric exhibits comes out of the fact that he'd been pushed to the point where it seems quite sensible to say some of the ridiculous things he says." - Brandon Lee

"The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people" - Dan Castellaneta

"The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people." - Dan Castellaneta

"Confidence is at the root of so many attractive qualities, a sense of humor, a sense of style, a willingness to be who you are no matter what anyone else might think or say and it's true, I do have a certain fondness for women that have dark hair." - Wentworth Miller

"I don't think it's ever easy to be funny. I find it easy to amuse myself with a certain sort of cynical dark humor that tends toward the meaner side, like my character in Happy Gilmore. Those kinds of characters come easily to me." - Ben Stiller

"If you're playing a good guy, you show some darkness. If you're playing a dark guy, you show something different, like humor, that will mix it up and hopefully surpass the audience's expectations. What I'm battling all the time is complacency in the audience. I try to bring a little mystery to what might happen because that engages people more." - Campbell Scott

"I have quite a close relationship with violence and horror. They are enjoyable and terrible. I try and offset the horror with a sense of satisfaction or humor. You can't write a book that is entirely dark without having little spots that hopefully make you laugh out loud." - Evie Wyld

"I think we think that American books are funny or they're serious literature. But humor is subversive. When you add an element of absurdism, you can get away with more, work in dark, daring questions you might not have written toward otherwise." - Idra Novey

"True humor is fun - it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together." - Hugh Prather

"Good-humor is allied to generosity, ill-humor to meanness." - Sir Fulke Greville

"I love bawdy humor, but not dirty humor." - Betty White

"There's humor in everything. There's gotta be humor in everything." - Amy Sedaris

"There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor." - Thomas Wentworth Higginson

"If a girl doesn't have a sense of humor, then what would you have to talk about?" - Josh Hartnett

"A Jazz man should be saying what he feels: humor, sadness, joy... all the things that humans have." - Bob Brookmeyer

"The main characteristics of effective leadership are intelligence, integrity or loyalty, mystique, humor, discipline, courage, self sufficieny and confidence." - James Fisher

"Come, woo me, woo me, for now I am in a holiday humor, and like enough to consent." - William Shakespeare

"Humor is a reminder that no matter how high the throne one sits on, one sits on one's bottom." - Taki Theodoracopulos

"It [humor] inhabits the marginal." - Penelope Gilliatt

"It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal." - Edgar Rice Burroghs

"FANTASTIC! There is such clarity and so much humor in Stetch's playing! I have always loved that about him." - Rufus Reid

"I believe humor nullifies violence." - John Wayne

"Humor is wit and love." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Humor is tragedy plus time." - Mark Twain

"Humor (is) intrinsitc to Christianity." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Humor is man's greatest blessing." - Mark Twain

"Humor brings insight and tolerance." - Agnes Repplier

"Humor is a universal language." - Joel Goodman

"Humor is all about timing." - Steven Heller

"Tragedy plus time equals humor" - Marie Osmond

"Humor is a survival tool." - Erica Jong

"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." - Mark Twain

"Humor helps people open up." - Roger Von Oech

"For me, humor is everything!" - Judy Gold

"Humor is my default mode." - John Updike

"Humor comes from self-confidence." - Rita Mae Brown

"Humor is reason gone mad." - Groucho Marx

"I like bawdy humor. I love bawdy humor, but not dirty humor." - Betty White

"If you're not dark inside and you come to this world, it'l turn you dark... and if you really have Sunshine inside you, it's not good to play in the dark. It's just gonna extinguish your fire." - Tupac Shakur

"If you are protected from dark things then you have no protection of, knowledge of, or understanding of dark things when they show up." - Neil Gaiman

"I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff. I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo." - Gavin Rossdale

"I've always liked monster movies and I've always been fascinated by - again, growing up in a culture where death was looked upon as a dark subject and living so close to Mexico where you see the Day of the Dead with the skeletons and it's all humor and music and dancing and a celebration of life in a way. That always felt more of a positive approach to things. I think I always responded to that more than this dark, unspoken cloud in the environment I grew up in." - Tim Burton

"Christian's family lived under the shadow cast by his parents. They had purposely become Striogi, trading thier magic and mortality to become immortal and subsist on killing others. His parents were dead now, but that didn't stop people from not trusting him. They seemed to think he'd go Strigoi at any moment and take everyone else with him. His abrasiveness and dark sence of humor didn't really help things, either." - Richelle Mead

"I think that even in a drama, we all want to smile, and laugh because what a horrible life if we're just like "I'm in a drama." And so I think in everything you're trying to look for the humor, even if it's a dark scene, because most people want to have fun in life, as opposed to have a boring time, a terrible time." - David Koechner

"Nefarious. This is what we get when we hire a Yale boy." "You missed sacrosanct earlier. And taciturn and glowering," Jack said. "What's glowering?" "Me, apparently." Wilkins pointed. "Now that has to be a joke." He turned to Davis. "You heard that, right?" Davis did' answer him, having spun his chair around to type something at his computer. "Let's see what Google says... Ah - here it is. "Glowering: dark; showing a brooding ill humor." - Julie James

"Bob Saget was known, in the comedy clubs in those days, as extremely funny but with dark humor. It was always an inside joke among comics, when he got Full House, it was, like, wow, hes playing this all-American dad kind of thing. That was not Bob Saget. His comedic style is definitely more twisted, and he has an edgier side than he showed in Full House." - Bob Saget

"Nefarious. This is what we get when we hire a Yale boy." "You missed sacrosanct earlier. And taciturn and glowering," Jack said. "What's glowering?" "Me, apparently." Wilkins pointed. "Now that has to be a joke." He turned to Davis. "You heard that, right?" Davis didn't answer him, having spun his chair around to type something at his computer. "Let's see what Google says... Ah - here it is. 'Glowering: dark; showing a brooding ill humor." - Julie James

"So much of the time I'm cast as an asshole or a douchebag, or that kind of thing. I'd like to go back to just playing a guy with a good heart. Usually so much of my stuff is ulterior motives or a dark thing to it. Maybe that's what other people see in me, but I feel like I have a warm side, too, humor and fun. I'd like to play a little bit more of that. Feel-good stuff. Why not?" - Dan Amboyer

"Being in writers' rooms turns you feral. You are swearing, you are going to very dark, mean places. You start out in the room with all these smart people, and you're all well-read and well-educated and the humor is really erudite. And then over the course of the year, after the production schedule grinds you down, it is just so mean and stupid." - Maria Semple

"The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.." - Jack Anderson

"I can see in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden." - Helen Keller

"There will always be those who must look into the dark in order to see." - Alan McGlashan

"Expect the dawn of a new beginning in the dark nights of life." - Lloyd John Ogilvie

"Among the thousand white persons, I am a dark rock surged upon, and overswept." - Zora Neale Hurston

"What freezings I have felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere!" - William Shakespeare

"If you're going through a dark period, remember that you're not alone." - Demi Lovato

"Is listening to Pink Floyd in the dark a medical condition?" - Jon Stewart

"Kindness is gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"I'm a Communist by day and a Catholic as soon as it gets dark." - Brendan Behan

"The political horizon looks dark and lowering; but the people, under Providence, will set all right." - Abraham Lincoln

"We're fumbling in the dark, but at least we're in motion." - Isaac Marion

"I see thee better in the dark I do not need a light." - Emily Dickinson

"Knowing the bright, but clinging to the dark, you become a model to the world." - Laozi

"A writer loves the dark, loves it, but is always fumbling around in the light." - Joy Williams

"The social Web is incredibly good at shining bright lights into dark corners..." - Dave Evans

"Religion is a light bulb, created by man to help him to see in the dark." - Paul Arden



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