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:

It de be like that..
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Joker dancing on falling down the stairs:


‘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.

Joker have negative thots. OC
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All I have are negative thoughts
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Some Joker-Incel vibes:

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Negative thoughts as well
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There’s definitely some overlap between George Costanza and the Joker, as with “we live in a society” memes.


“do you have any negative thoughts?’
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