Quotes About Clowns

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Quotes About Clowns

The end When I die bang on cans Romp around in leaps and bounds Let whips crack in the air Call in clowns and acrobats! I want my coffin to go on a donkey Decked out in Andalusian style You cant refuse anything to a dead man And I want, by all means, go on a donkey
— Mario-de-Sa-Carneiro —

I happen to be partial to humans - most, anyway. Clowns, not so much. Those evil bastards never stop smiling.

— Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

William was deeply humiliated. I tried to comfort him; I told him that for three days he had been looking for a text in Greek and it was natural in the course of his examination for him to discard all books not in Greek. And he answered that it is certainly human to make mistakes, but there are some human beings who make more than others, and they are called fools, and he was one of them, and he wondered whether it was worth the effort to study in Paris and Oxford if one was then incapable of thinking that manuscripts are also bound in groups, a fact even novices know, except stupid ones like me, and a pair of clowns like the two of us would be a great success at fairs, and that was what we should do instead of trying to solve mysteries, especially when we were up against people far more clever than we.

— Umberto Eco

I went to NYU Tisch for undergrad, and it was amazing. My life then was extremely experimental with acting. I did crazy theater where we would be rolling around on the floor. I would be playing grandmothers, and clowns, and all this crazy stuff. Then I would be doing Shakespeare eight hours a day.

— Katie Lowes

BLAMING IDIOTS FOR interruptions is like blaming clowns for scaring children-they can't help it. It's their nature. Then again, I had (who am I kidding-and have), on occasion, been known to create interruptions out of thin air. If you're anything like me, that makes us both occasional idiots. Learn to recognize and fight the interruption impulse. This is infinitely easier when you have a set of rules, responses, and routines to follow.

— Timothy Ferriss

People don't buy from clowns.

— Claude C. Hopkins

I first came to Russia because of the culture, literature and music ... and my interest in the 19th-century revolutionary spirit of Herzen, Bakunin and Kropotkin. Russia is a wonderful place to bring new clowns because Russians give back a wonderful response.

— Patch Adams

So you actually need spectacles," Leo finally said.
"Of course I do," Marks said crossly. "Why would I wear spectacles if I didn't need them?"
"I thought they might be part of your disguise."
"My disguise?"
"Yes, Marks, disguise. A noun describing a means of concealing someone's identity. Often used by clowns and spies. And now apparently governesses. Good God, can anything be ordinary for my family?

— Lisa Kleypas

Laughter is a celebration of our failings. That's what clowns are for. And that's what I am.

— Emma Thompson

We've become so glorified in the movie-star system that it's become this artificial royalty. The truth is that we're circus clowns.

— Nicolas Cage

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