"Classic Answers to the Eternal Question: Why did the chicken cross the road?" joke

To actualize its potential.
Roseanne Barr:
Urrrrrp. What chicken?
George Bush:
To face a kinder, gentler thousand points of headlights.
Julius Caesar:
To come, to see, to conquer.
To cultivate its garden.
Bill the Cat:
Oop Ack.
If you ask this question, you deny your own chicken-nature.
Know ye that it is unclean to eat the chicken that has crossed the road, and that the chicken that crosseth the road doth so for its own preservation.
Joseph Conrad:
Mistah Chicken, he dead.
Howard Cosell:
It may very well have been one of the most astonishing events to grace the annals of history. An historic, unprecedented avian biped with the temerity to attempt such an herculean achievement formerly relegated to homo sapiens pedestrians is truly a remarkable occurrence.
Salvador Dali:
The Fish.
It was the logical next step after coming down from the trees.
Thomas Dequincy:
Because it ran out of opium.
Rene Descartes:
It had sufficient reason to believe it was dreaming anyway.
Emily Dickinson:
Because it could not stop for death.
Bob Dylan:
How many roads must one chicken cross?
TS Eliot:
Weialala leia / Wallala leialala.
TS Eliot (revisited):
Do I dare to cross the road?
For fun.
Paul Erdos:
It was forced to do so by the chicken-hole principle.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
It didn't cross the road; it transcended it.
Basil Fawlty:
Oh, don't mind that chicken. It's from Barcelona.
Gerald R. Ford:
It probably fell from an airplane and couldn't stop its forward momentum.
Sigmund Freud:
The chicken obviously was female and obviously interpreted the pole on which the crosswalk sign was mounted as a phallic symbol of which she was envious, selbstverstaendlich.
Robert Frost:
To cross the road less traveled by.
Zsa Zsa Gabor:
It probably crossed to get a better look at my legs, which, thank goodness, are good, dahling.
The traffic started getting rough; the chicken had to cross. If not for the plumage of its peerless tail the chicken would be lost, the chicken would be lost!
Johann Friedrich von Goethe:
The eternal hen-principle made it do it.
Ernest Hemingway:
To die. In the rain.
Werner Heisenberg:
We are not sure which side of the road the chicken was on, but it was moving very fast.
Adolf Hitler:
It needed Lebensraum.
David Hume:
Out of custom and habit.
Saddam Hussein:
This was an unprovoked act of rebellion and we were quite justified in dropping 50 tons of nerve gas on it.
Lee Iacocca:
It found a better car, which was on the other side of the road
John Paul Jones:
It has not yet begun to cross!
Martin Luther King:
It had a dream.
James Tiberius Kirk:
To boldly go where no chicken has gone before.
Stan Laurel:
I'm sorry, Ollie. It escaped when I opened the run.
Are you sure it wasn't Zeus dressed up as a chicken? He's into that kind of thing, you know.
Gottfried Von Leibniz:
In this best possible world, the road was made for it to cross.
Groucho Marx:
Chicken? What's all this talk about chicken? Why, I had an uncle who thought he was a chicken. My aunt almost divorced him, but we needed the eggs.
Karl Marx:
To escape the bourgeois middle-class struggle.
Gregor Mendel:
To get various strains of roads.
John Milton:
To justify the ways of God to men.
Alfred E. Neumann:
What? Me worry?
Sir Isaac Newton:
Chickens at rest tend to stay at rest. Chickens in motion tend to cross the road.
Jack Nicholson:
'Cause it (censored) wanted to. That's the (censored) reason.
Thomas Paine:
Out of common sense.
Michael Palin:
Nobody expects the banished inky chicken!
Wolfgang Pauli:
There already was a chicken on the other side of the road.
Pyrrho the Skeptic:
What road?
Ronald Reagan:
I forget.

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