„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

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American television director and producer 1955

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„Everyone hates clowns," Otis said. "Even other clowns hate clowns.“

—  Rick Riordan, Das Zeichen der Athene

Quelle: The Mark of Athena

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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)

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„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

„… 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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„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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„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)

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„I hate clowns. You can't see what they're thinking.“

—  Geraldine McCaughrean, buch Peter Pan in Scarlet

Quelle: Peter Pan in Scarlet

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)

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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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„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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„There’s only two types of people in the world, Ye, weird and boring.“

—  Malcolm Azania, buch The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad

Quelle: The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad (2004), Chapter 28 “Glass Slippers or the Glass Slip?” (p. 161)

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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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