The Brief: "All I have are negative thoughts" memes are yet another popular format from Joker.
The 2019 film Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix has proven to be a meme gold mine. There are Joker getting hit by a car memes, Joker dancing on the stairs memes, mini joker memes, and “all I have are negative thoughts” memes. This format comes from a scene in Joker in which Arthur Fleck (Joker), in a meeting with a social worker says “all I have are negative thoughts.”
The full quote gives viewers some insight into the depression and mental illness that this character experiences:
“You don’t listen, do you? You just ask the same questions every week. ‘How is your job?’ ‘Do you have any negative thoughts?’ All I have are negative thoughts.”
‘All I Have Are Negative Thoughts’ Memes
This quote has become something of a copypasta meme online, with people posting it as a signifier of their own depression, captioning other joker-related posts, or making jokes and meme remixes. Some “all I have are negative thoughts” memes do relate to Arthur Flek’s dark sentiment, while others turn it into the butt of jokes.
On Billie Eilish:
dancing on falling down the stairs:
All I have are negative thoughts 🤡 pic.twitter.com/QiXovc1CTY
— Bala (@lil__Charlees) October 27, 2019
This scene was in Joker was completely terrifying. You really understood his depraved mental state and just how far he had fallen. pic.twitter.com/dzYwWWdYLc
— emma (@emamma_mia) October 30, 2019
Some white boy in hardcore gonna use “all I have are negative thoughts” in a song I call it now
— David Lunch (@digitalbathxvx) October 22, 2019
all i have, are indigenous thoughts. pic.twitter.com/b62u7L9iVf
— unsuperjay (@unsuperjay) October 29, 2019
Joker: "All I have are negative thoughts"
Me: ha…ha… Crazy..who would be like that? Right?…Ha…god I wish that wasnt me… pic.twitter.com/hPUCEoNgnL
— Angel Gonzales (@ElectricSheep_4) October 27, 2019
‘All I Have Are Negative THOTs’
Some meme-makers have drawn a connection between thoughts and “THOTs,” with a literal spin on “negative” as well.
Some Joker-Incel vibes:
There’s definitely some overlap between George Costanza and the Joker, as with “we live in a society” memes.