Gallows Humor Quotes



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Gallows humor is part of having a doctor in the house. Deal with it. J.R. Ward

I don't think you're dying," I said. "I think you've just got a touch of cancer. He smiled. Gallows humor. John Green

We who think we are about to die will laugh at anything. Terry Pratchett

I try to offset any tendency towards the macabre with humour. As I see it, this is a typically English form of humour. It's a piece with such jokes as the one about the man who was being led to the gallows to be hanged. He looked at the trap door in the gallows, which was flimsily constructed, and he asked in some alarm, 'I say, is that thing safe? Alfred Hitchcock

The ego refuses to be distressed by the provocations of reality, to let itself be compelled to suffer. It insists that it cannot be affected by the traumas of the external world; it shows, in fact, that such traumas are no more than occasions for it to gain pleasure. Sigmund Freud

God forbid I should bleed to death, eh? Then you'd have to cart around my rotting corpse. (Kyrian) Could you be any more morbid? Jeez, who was your idol growing up? Boris Karloff? (Amanda) Hannibal, actually. (Kyrian) You're trying to scare me, aren't you? Well, it won't work. I grew up in a house with an angry poltergeist and two sisters who used to conjure demons just to fight them. Buster, I've seen it all and your gallows humor isn't working on me. (Amanda) Sherrilyn Kenyon

He liked the style, that wry gallows humor armed with the semblance of omniscience; a most serviceable style it was, the dialect of the initiated, protecting them from their disillusionments, their fears, their well-concealed childish hopes. Imre Kertesz

One thing I would say is real cops have real gallows senses of humor and make incredibly funny and inappropriate jokes in the presence of dead people all the time. Daniel J Goor

I'm a big fan of gallows humor. When my aunt passed away, she was in a coma for a day before my cousins pulled the plug. And the amount of joking and base humor that went on that day around her bed was so insane. It's crazy how people talk when something horrible is happening. Amanda Peet

Crosses and gallows - that deadly historic juxtaposition. Howard Zinn

Perhaps our Congress will be Exalted on a high Gallows. Abraham Clark

When humor goes, there goes civilization. Erma Bombeck

Humor is just another defense against the universe. Mel Brooks

Funny stories on set - there are thousands of them, but they are only funny to the people who were on the movies. You start to have inside jokes and gallows humor. You have all kinds of things you laugh at, but as soon as you tell somebody, the joke falls flat because they don't know the context of it. Bruce Campbell

Strongest of Oak is the gallows Tighest of knots is the noose Why oh why did I kill that man Now I'll never get loose Hoyt Axton

Swaraj is not meant for cowards, but for those who would mount smilingly to the gallows and refuse even to allow their eyes to be bandaged. Mahatma Gandhi

Nobody in love has a sense of humor. S. N. Behrman

A sense of humor isn't everything. It's only 90 percent of everything. Cynthia Heimel

The righteous one has no sense of humor. Bertolt Brecht

An uncontrolled sense of humor is often costly in business. William Feather

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