Joaquin Phoenix quotes
“Once I became a total buffoon, it was so liberating.”
“For me, I'd rather have an intense experience than not.”
“I haven't been happy one minute of my entire fucking life.”
“I've got nothing left to lose. Nothing can hurt me anymore.”
“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...” (continue)(continue reading)
“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.”
“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.”
“I hope my death makes more cents than my life.”
“I killed those guys because they were awful. Everybody is awful these days. It's enough to make anyone crazy.”
“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?”
“- Arthur Fleck: Murray, one small thing?
- Murray Franklin: Yeah?
- Arthur Fleck: When you bring me out, can you introduce me as Joker?”
“I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it's a comedy.”
“For my whole life, I didn't know if I even really existed. But I do, and people are starting to notice.”
“The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don't.”
“I wanted to be an active world changer and I've wound up a passive intellectual who can't fuck.”
“I'm Abe Lucas and I've murdered. I've had many experiences and now a unique one. I've taken a human life. Not in battle or self defense, but I made a choice I believed in and saw it through. I feel like an authentic human being.”
“I don't buy it. I don't endorse it. I just point the way.”
“It's very scary when you run out of distractions.”
“- Pamela Abbott: Who do you look more like, your mother or your father?
- Doug Holt: Oh, I don't know.
- Pamela Abbott: What did your father look like?
- Doug Holt: Like a photograph.”
“I couldn't remember the reason for living, and when I did it wasn't convincing.”
“These were my guys. Fighting the dull fight. Soldiers with nothing to kill except time. They know that war is hell, but peace... peace is fucking boring.”
“So much of philosophy is just verbal masturbation.”