Circus Quotes


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"Sometimes I think God wants there to be a circus so we can show there's another way to respond"
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"A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in"
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"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage"
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"Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit"
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"I'm in the retail business, not the circus business"
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"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"
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"Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town"
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"The students that, like the wild animal being prepared for its tricks in the circus called "life", expects only training as sketched above, will be severely disappointed: by his standards he will learn next to nothing"
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"I haven't had a stationary home since going with the circus, but since my parents lived in Lafayette about 25 years ago and my sister lives here now, I always claim it as home"
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"It would've been hard to do something else, to as it were, run away from the circus and become an accountant"
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"I think that my vampires in general were influenced by my being allowed to watch the Hammer vampire films. Vampire Circus, also shown as Circus of Fear, was one of those movies"
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"The sun stands for energy and youth, which is what I thought the circus should be about"
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"We didn't reinvent the circus. We repackaged it in a much more modern way"
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"Motherhood has relaxed me in many ways. You learn to deal with crisis. I've become a juggler, I suppose. It's all a big circus, and nobody who knows me believes I can manage, but sometimes I do"
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"So we see Edward as a young man on the road and he meets a giant and he brings the giant to a circus where he meets a Miss Calloway. He sees the woman of his dreams and I am the only one who knows who she is"
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"Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood"
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"This circus games aspect has existed since the beginning of my career"
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"We took up the offer with the BBC, and that was Monty Python's Flying Circus. I didn't have to submit my ideas to the group. I used to turn up on the days we recorded with a can of film under my arm, and in it went"
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"John Cleese was with a group called Cambridge Circus, who had come to New York, and we became friends. Years later that produced a certain team effort"
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"Rock 'n' roll is like a circus today"
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"I will always remember this summer day in Paris, when I was to perform a great acrobatic move. I can still see myself stepping on the ring of a packed circus along real performers"
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"Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. Besides, you can't teach old fleas new dogs"
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"What can I tell you about things like Circus of Horrors except that I get killed by the bear?"
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"I've had 79 to 80 years of show business. I started when I was 5 with a man called Tom Mix. I didn't have time to go to school because I was in silent movies, I was in radio, I was in burlesque, I worked with the circus. I'm all show business!"
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"A circus is like a mother in whom one can confide and who rewards and punishes"
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"I probably worked every single entertainment medium, including some that don't exist. I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show, I worked 18 years of radio"
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"Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going, don't take anything too seriously, it'll all work out in the end"
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"Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim"
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"Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away"