The two funniest groups of human beings I've ever been around are Indians and Jewish folks. So I guess that says something about the inherent humor of genocide.
If you can't stop the bad thoughts from coming to visit, at least you can make fun of them while they're hanging around.
— Harry Dresden, Turn Coat
We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.
— Benjamin Franklin, to the Continental Congress, just before signing the Declaration of Independence
We had to joke about it, because the alternative was to be scared out of your wits.
— Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games
C-3PO: His high exaltedness, the Great Jabba the Hutt, has decreed that you are to be terminated immediately.
Han Solo: Good! I hate long waits.
Cpl. Gabe Garza: How's it feel, motherfucker? How's it feel to be fuckin' dead?
Cpl. Jason Lilley: Bro, it feels sad. I feel very alone. And also, I gotta take a shit.
"If you must mount the gallows, give a jest to the crowd, a coin to the hangman, and make the drop with a smile on your lips."
—Birgitte Silverbow, Wheel of Time
All humor is gallows humor, and it is on the gallows that we are constrained to learn it.
— Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf