Joker Monologue

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A reading of The Joker's 'Memory' monologue from Alan Moore's The Killing Joke

Vocal Characteristics



Voice Age

Middle Aged (35-54)


North American (General) North American (US Mid-Atlantic)


Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
memory is so treacherous. One moment you're lost in a carnival of delights with Boynton childhood aromas, the flashing neon of puberty, all that sentimental Kennedy floss the next. It leads you somewhere. You don't want to go somewhere dark and cold, filled with the damn ambiguous shapes of things you'd hoped were forgotten. Memories can be vile, repulsive little bites like Children, I suppose. But can we live without them? Memories are what a reason is based upon if we cannot face them. We deny reason itself, although why not? We aren't contractually tied down to rationality. There is no sadness, he claws. So when you find yourself locked onto an unpleasant train of thought, ended for places in your password is screaming is unbearable. Remember, there's always madness. Madness is the emergency exit. You can just step outside and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened. You can lock them away forever.