Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Will Rogers (18791935)
So when all the yielding and objections is over, the other Senator said, I object to the remarks of a professional joker being put into the Congressional Record. Taking a dig at me, see? They didnt want any outside fellow contributing. Well, he had me wrong. Compared to them Im an amateur, and the thing about my jokes is that they dont hurt anybody. You can say theyre not funny or theyre terrible or theyre good or whatever it is, but they dont do no harm. But with Congressevery time they make a joke its a law. And every time they make a law its a joke.
WILL ROGERS.P. J. OBrien, Will Rogers, Ambassador of Good Will, Prince of Wit and Wisdom, chapter 9, pp. 15657 (1935).