„No clowns were funny. That was the whole purpose of a clown. People laughed at clowns, but only out of nervousness. The point of clowns was that, after watching them, anything else that happened seemed enjoyable.“

—  Terry Pratchett, buch Men at Arms

Quelle: Men at Arms

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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englischer Fantasy-Schriftsteller 1948 - 2015

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„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)

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

—  Angela Carter, buch Nights at the Circus

Quelle: 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

„… Everyone knows there's only one thing less welcome on a stage than a mime, and that's a clown, because everyone knows that clowns eat people.“

—  Laurie Notaro American writer

Quelle: There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble

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„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)

„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

„I don't evenclowns. Clowns are not normal people.“

—  Barbara Park American juvenile author 1947 - 2013

Quelle: Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday

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„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 comedian, actress, political activist, writer 1964

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Tim Powers Foto

„I’m not a joiner. Any time you work with people, they turn out to be inept clowns.“

—  Tim Powers American writer 1952

Part 1, Chapter 8 (p. 141)
Hide Me Among the Graves (2012)

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.

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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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„Mr. Obama decided to attack us, Now you want to win votes by attacking Venezuela. Don’t be irresponsible. You are a clown, a clown. Leave us in peace … Go after your votes by fulfilling that which you promised your people.“

—  Hugo Chávez 48th President of Venezuela 1954 - 2013

On Barack Obama after he criticized Venezuela’s ties with Iran and Cuba http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/70694.html#ixzz1pBQ11D9Z/.
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„People like eccentrics and they will therefore leave me alone, saying that I am a "mad clown."“

—  Vaslav Nijinsky Russian ballet dancer and choreographer 1889 - 1950

As quoted in Vaslav Nijinsky : A Leap into Madness by Peter F. Ostwald, Ch. 8: Playing the Role of a Madman, p. 176
Unsourced variant: I know everyone will say "Nijinsky has gone mad," but I don’t care because I have already played the mad man at home. That is what everyone will think, but they won’t put me in an insane asylum because I dance very well and give money to anyone who asks. People like eccentrics, so they will leave me alone and say I’m a mad clown. I like the mentally ill because I know how to talk to them. When my brother was in an insane asylum, I loved him and he could feel me. His friends liked me. I was eighteen then. I understood the life of a mentally ill person.

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