Alan Moore: Watchmen
Walter Kovacs/Rorschach: I heard joke once:
Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed, life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in threatening world.
Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town. Go see him. That should pick you up."
Man bursts into tears. "But doctor," he says, "I am Pagliacci."
Roll on snare drum.