„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.“

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

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Cole Porter
US-amerikanischer Komponist und Liedtexter 1891 - 1964

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„The clown may be the source of mirth, but - who shall make the clown laugh?“

—  Angela Carter, buch Nights at the Circus

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„There are two types of people in this world. People who hate clowns… and clowns. (Bobby Pendragon)“

—  D.J. MacHale, The Quillan Games

Variante: There are two types of people in this world. People who hate clowns... and clowns. -Bobby Pendragon
Quelle: The Quillan Games

„The child's laughter is pure until he first laughs at a clown.“

—  Angela Carter, buch Nights at the Circus

Quelle: Nights at the Circus

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„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 British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

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
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„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.

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„I'm gonna be a new kind of clown. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks.“

—  Harper Lee, buch Wer die Nachtigall stört

Pt. 2, ch. 22
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Kontext: "I think I'll be a clown when I get grown," said Dill. "Yes, sir, a clown.... There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off."
"You got it backwards, Dill," said Jem. "Clowns are sad, it's folks that laugh at them."
"Well, I'm gonna be a new kind of clown. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks."

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„The artist, like the idiot or clown, sits on the edge of the world, and a push may send him over it.“

—  Osbert Sitwell British baronet 1892 - 1969

The Scarlet Tree, Bk. IV, ch. 2.

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