“I’m only laughing on the outside. My smile is just skin deep. If you could see inside, I’m really crying. You might join me for a weep.”

From: Batman (1989)

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Joker

The story behind the quote: The quote comes from the 1989 Batman film directed by Tim Burton. It was a smash-hit and returned The Dark Knight to a more serious tone than what was established in the campy (but still wonderful) ’60s television series.

The quote comes from the middle of the movie, The Joker (played by Jack Nicholson) has just shot Bruce Wayne in Vicki Vale’s apartment. As he leaves, he looks back and delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: People do hide their true emotions. They might show they’re happy and joyous when inside, they’re really crying out in pain. You may want to pay attention to your friends and check on them by asking how they’re really feeling.

Author: Victor de la Cruz

Most of my childhood (and adult life) was spent doing a lot of geeky stuff: watching TV, playing video games and going to the movies. To some, it may have been a waste of time. Well, to me, it has made me what I am today... a geeky adult. I actually write for a couple of blogs, namely: geekwisdom.wordpress.com 3rdworldgeeks.com gamemoir.com Please check them out!

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