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Clowns Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Clowns

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I had no idea until I joined the games industry and
met some of the power players,
particularly those running large public companies,
that much of this world is run by complete clowns.
- Mike Wilson

Clowns drink to blot out the ravages of terrifying children for a living.
- Doug Coupland

Cloud Animals: Be a Child Again.
I remember warm summer afternoons,
laying in the shade of a maple tree in the back yard
of my Connecticut home watching the clouds for hours.
As those clouds formed dragons and foxes, clowns and angels,
I traveled across space and time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm not a very serious person.
You know how they say that clowns are very funny in
public and are really sad at home? I'm really kind
of stupid at home and more serious in public.
- Roland Joffe

 

Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.
- John Steinbeck

When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.
- Heinrich Heine

I hate clowns.
- Tracey Ullman

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I would hope they would be our fellow artists,
rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.
- Maynard James Keenan

When I see professional clowns, mimes,
or people who makes ballon animals, I think of their
relatives and how disappointed they must be.
- Jimmy Fallon

People don't buy from clowns.
- Claude C. Hopkins

I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown.
- Diane Cilento

The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does
not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses.
They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton,
they laughed at the Wright brothers.
But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
- Carl Sagan

I was a class clown.
- Robert Klein

In order to crash the party and be a clown with your own skit,
you had to be there for quite a while.
- David Strathairn

I really wasn't a class clown.
- Kevin James

Dick Van Dyke was my first idol.
He's an amazing physical comedian, like a classic clown,
but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability.
- Douglas Wood

Sure, I could of done it different...
put my clown in a closet and dressed up in straight clothing.
I could of compromised my essence, and swallowed my soul.
- Wavy Gravy

You never really meet a human being until you live
with them or know them for awhile,
so this is my clown and they understand that and so
these interviews don't bother them.
- Shia LaBeouf

Dwight is a sad clown.
You've seen those paintings of sad clown.
- Rainn Wilson

I think of myself as an intelligent,
sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which
always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
- Jim Morrison

The difference between me and them is that I'll look
at Jesse Jackson and I'll see four Jesse Jacksons,
and they'll just see one, the clown ambulance chaser.
- Chris Matthews

Even at Westchester High in West LA,
I was class clown.
- Phil Hartman

I actually was class clown, but I don't know how that
happened because I've never been considered an outwardly
funny person-as the people in this room will attest.
- Janeane Garofalo

My friends always said that I should be a comedienne -
I was named my class clown.
- Sally Kellerman

By far the best dressing up outfit I ever had was a
wonderful pair of clown dungarees,
which my Granny made.
- Kate Middleton

I was the class clown at school, but at home,
my family wasn't very funny.
- Carrot Top

Dare to wear the foolish clown face.
- Frank Sinatra

I remain just one thing, and one thing only,
and that is a clown.
It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
- Charlie Chaplin

I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human,
with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it
at the most important moments.
- Jim Morrison

They think I'm being serious when actually I'm a very big clown.
But you have to know me to see that.
I'm constantly cracking up and cracking everybody else around me up.
- Lenny Kravitz

Cindy Sheehan is a clown.
There is no real antiwar movement.
No serious politician, with anything to do with anything,
would show his face at an antiwar rally.
- Karl Rove

The hardest thing for me is not to keep laughing.
Jennifer particularly is like a clown.
- Victor Garber

It wouldn't be right for me to clown around when I'm painting a president.
- Norman Rockwell

Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky.
- Doug Coupland

Comedy is obviously a matter of personal taste and
the world always needs a clown and some people have
no taste at all and any clown will do.
- Marc Maron

The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial
influence upon the health of a town than of twenty asses laden with drugs.
- Thomas Sydenham

I am not a sad clown.
I am not a sad clown.
- Nathan Lane

I just love making a fool out of myself.
I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years.
- Hugh Jackman

People like eccentrics.
Therefore they will leave me alone, saying that I am a mad clown.
- Vaslav Nijinsky

I made a living out of being a class clown.
- Shannon Hoon

I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention,
not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I had a friend who was a clown.
When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car.
- Steven Wright

By blood a king, in heart a clown.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

A clown's makeup and character, that's all he has to sell.
He loves and believes in that character.
- Emmett Kelly

I was just a quiet kid, really.
I wasn't the class clown at all.
- Greg Kinnear

All the world loves a clown.
- Cole Porter

People are always saying that I must have been the class clown,
with all these voices.
No, I was way too shy to be the class clown;
I was a class clown's writer.
- Tom Kenny

When I'm with my friends I'm funny, but I don't feel like I'm a funny clown.
- Nora Dunn

I was probably the one who tattled on the class clown.
To get in good with the teachers.
- Christine Lavin

I grew up in the Bronx where you would stay up late with your girlfriends,
just being silly in our bedrooms, whatever.
And I was always the clown.
- Jennifer Lopez

My son has been a class clown and it sort of ran in the family.
- Robert Klein

Though the clown is often deadpan, he is a connoisseur of laughter.
- Mel Gussow

Making my class laugh and getting in trouble.
I was the class clown.
- R. L. Stine

Sometimes you don't want to be a slapstick clown in
order to convey a funny perception of the world.
- Tina Weymouth

I was the class clown so I was used to performing and
fooling around in front of my friends.
- Dominic Monaghan

If by chance some day you're not feeling well
and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done
and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart,
then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.
- Red Skelton

I've said this before, that, when you're in school
and you're the class clown,
men are really good at making fun at other people and
women are really good at making fun of themselves.
- Amy Poehler

Being a funny person does an awful lot of things to you.
You feel that you mustn't get serious with people.
They don't expect it from you, and they don't want to see it.
You're not entitled to be serious, you're a clown.
- Fanny Brice

I was always a clown.
In the eighth grade I won a city speech contest by
doing an Eddie Murphy routine.
I'm no good at public speaking, but if I can assume
a role and speak as that person,
then I'm fine.
When I had to give a book report, I always did it in character.
- Jason Wiles

I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince,
the high prince.
I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician,
but the clown is the most important.
- Roberto Benigni

My father was a promoter of Fresh Fest,
and they needed an opening act.
He got me a slot as a dancer.
We tried it out the first time in Atlanta and the crowd went crazy.
I was the opening clown.
- Jermaine Dupri

I started getting on my feet and clowning around,
and they ended up putting me in a play when I was 12.
And I was hooked.
- Tim Robbins

I was always one who was clowning around in school and getting in trouble.
- David Boreanaz

He explained how ridiculous the clowning was,
and there and then I decided to settle down and play seriously.
- Mary Lou Williams

I am always joking and always clowning,
giving and helping.
- Red Buttons

Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of
respect for clowning in rock music -
look at Little Richard.
It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also
believed that it released the audience.
- Bruce Springsteen

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

An individual has not started living
until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain


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