„When you reach for a star
Only angels are there
And it's not very far
Just a step on a stair
Take a look at those clowns
And the tricks that they play
In the circus of life
Life is bitter and gay There are clowns in the night
Clowns everywhere
See how they run
Run from despair …“

—  Kate Bush

This was a song written for the soundtrack of The Magician of Lublin (1979), based on the 1960 novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer; Kate's singing of it appears at times in the background within the film - YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkfbkVKmbG0
Song lyrics, Singles and rarities

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Kate Bush Foto
Kate Bush
englische Sängerin, Pianistin und Songwriterin 1958

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Werner Herzog Foto

„As you see [filmmaking] makes me into a clown. And that happens to everyone — just look at Orson Welles or look at even people like Truffaut. They have become clowns.“

—  Werner Herzog German film director, producer, screenwriter, actor and opera director 1942

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)

Bob Dylan Foto

„You never turned around to see the frowns, on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did, tricks for you.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, Highway 61 Revisited (1965), Like a Rolling Stone

Cole Porter Foto

„Be a clown, be a clown,
All the world loves a clown.
Act the fool, play the calf,
And you'll always have the last laugh.“

—  Cole Porter American composer and songwriter 1891 - 1964

"Be A Clown" (written in 1946)
The Pirate (1948)

Malcolm X Foto
Patch Adams Foto

„People hunger for love, and clowning is a trick to get love close.“

—  Patch Adams Physician, activist, diplomat, author 1945

As quoted in "Patch Adams and clowns spreading laughter at hospital" (2 March 2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gtw5nzgYpA
Kontext: You know, it's always the same. I've clowned in 81 countries. People hunger for love, and clowning is a trick to get love close. As a clown I can do things that people are too frightened of Love to allow you to do.

Alan Moore Foto

„Yes, there is a conspiracy, in fact there are a great number of conspiracies that are all tripping each other up. And all of those conspiracies are run by paranoid fantasists and ham-fisted clowns.“

—  Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953

"The Mindscape of Alan Moore" (2003) http://themindscapeofalanmoore.com/index.html
Kontext: Yes, there is a conspiracy, in fact there are a great number of conspiracies that are all tripping each other up. And all of those conspiracies are run by paranoid fantasists and ham-fisted clowns. If you are on a list targeted by the CIA, you really have nothing to worry about. If however, you have a name similar to somebody on a list targeted by the CIA, then you are dead.

Jimi Hendrix Foto

„I don’t want to be a clown anymore. I don’t want to be a ‘rock and roll star.“

—  Jimi Hendrix American musician, singer and songwriter 1942 - 1970

Rolling Stone Magazine interview, November 1970

Stephen King Foto
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Dennis Miller Foto

„I'm one of the more pessimistic cats on the planet. I make Van Gogh look like a rodeo clown.“

—  Dennis Miller American stand-up comedian, television host, and actor 1953

The Rants

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Marcus Aurelius Foto

„Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, buch Selbstbetrachtungen

Quelle: Meditations

John Keats Foto

„Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
No hungry generations tread thee down;
The voice I hear this passing night was heard
In ancient days by emperor and clown“

—  John Keats, Ode to a Nightingale

Stanza 7
Poems (1820), Ode to a Nightingale
Kontext: Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
No hungry generations tread thee down;
The voice I hear this passing night was heard
In ancient days by emperor and clown:
Perhaps the self-same song that found a path
Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home,
She stood in tears amid the alien corn;
The same that oft-times hath
Charm’d magic casements, opening on the foam
Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.

Jerry Spinelli Foto

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