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Circus Quotes

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Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
- H. L. Mencken

Related topics: Government

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.
- Terry Gilliam

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't
mean the circus has left town.
- George Carlin

There's a hell of a lot of freedom in this rock and roll circus...
it's where all the freaks go - it's the environment for me.
- Brian Molko

 

Rock 'n' roll is like a circus today.
- Ray Manzarek

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.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

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.
- Emmett Kelly

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I'm in the retail business, not the circus business.
- Philip Green

What can I tell you about things like Circus of Horrors
except that I get killed by the bear?
- Donald Pleasence

We didn't reinvent the circus.
We repackaged it in a much more modern way.
- Guy Laliberte

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.
- Al Lewis

Nobody should try to play comedy unless they have a circus going on inside.
- Ernst Lubitsch

Every country gets the circus it deserves.
Spain gets bullfights.
Italy gets the Catholic Church.
America gets Hollywood.
- Erica Jong

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.
- Tony Curtis

The sun stands for energy and youth,
which is what I thought the circus should be about.
- Guy Laliberte

KISS Psycho Circus is my current favorite.
I'm not ashamed to say that I prefer the mindless fun
of blasting hordes of creatures to exploration or adventure games.
- Mike Wilson

A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of,
with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.
- H. L. Mencken

A circus is like a mother in whom one can confide and
who rewards and punishes.
- Burt Lancaster

This circus games aspect has existed since the beginning of my career.
- Placido Domingo

Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going,
don't take anything too seriously, it'll all work out in the end.
- David Niven

So far as the colleges go, the sideshows are swallowing up the circus.
- Woodrow Wilson

The attraction of the virtuoso for the public is very
like that of the circus for the crowd.
There is always the hope that something dangerous will happen.
- Claude Debussy

Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up
and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.
- Kin Hubbard

The most hazardous part of our expedition to Africa
was crossing Piccadilly Circus.
- Joseph Thomson

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.
- Ben Hecht

It would've been hard to do something else,
to as it were, run away from the circus and become an accountant.
- Samuel West

Marriage is a good deal like a circus:
there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Damn everything but the circus.
- Corita Kent

Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act,
outlining the victim.
- E. B. White

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.
- Terry Gilliam

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!
- George Sidney

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.
- Danny DeVito

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.
- Jane Seymour

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.
- Roberto Benigni

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.
- Edsger Dijkstra

When I was a kid I joined the circus.
I did that.
It is true.
But it's not like you think.
There was a guy, he had his own circus.
His name was Carol Jacobs and he owned it.
It was a small thing.
- Christopher Walken

I always liked circuses, so I would have enjoyed that.
- Lee Hazlewood

The general public thinks all little people are in circuses or sideshows.
We have doctors, nurses, just about every field covered.
- Billy Barty

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
- Rob Lowe

I never liked guns, I hate them, I always blink before they go off.
- Roger Moore

I Never Liked You.
I think that's my best book.
I think it works the best as a story,
and I like the drawing.
It works on both levels, for me at least.
- Chester Brown

I liked playing in Chicago, and I gave them everything I had,
but I knew in my heart I was a Red Wing.
- Ted Lindsay

My friends and I were wild and we liked to joy-ride.
- Aaron Neville

As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family,
my first loyalty was to Jackie.
- Pierre Salinger

My background with Cummings was rehearse,
rehearse, rehearse, but Tuesday liked to walk in and do the scene.
I must say that she was really wonderful.
Aggravating, but wonderful.
- Dwayne Hickman

I never felt that getting angry would do you any good
other than hurt your own digestion,
keep you from eating, which I liked to do.
- Septima Clark

I like the Stooges.
You know what movie I saw that I sort of discovered
late was Jerry Lewis in 'The Nutty Professor'.
I really liked that.
- Mike Judge

I understand that, but this disc shows the type of
music that I've always liked and wanted to make.
- Richard Marx

I liked roaming around by myself.
- Jimmy Rushing

I've always liked Atlanta.
And not just for the strip clubs, but the shopping and the food.
- Jon Stewart

Frank liked me because I went nuts on the piano using feet,
head, whatever I could find to bang on the piano.
- George Duke

I liked Truman very much.
He was precise and businesslike.
After a while, it was his turn.
- Lord Mountbatten

I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997.
I liked the game very much.
- Eric Cantona

You're grateful and appreciative that people liked you and remember you.
- Mindy Cohn

I don't smoke pot.
I never liked it.
- Kirstie Alley

I've always liked new writing.
- Imelda Staunton

I liked the energy of cooking, the action,
the camaraderie.
I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach.
There are a lot of similarities to it.
- Todd English

I'm not into that Keith Richard trip of having all
those guitars in different tunings.
I never liked the Rolling Stones much anyway.
- Ritchie Blackmore

I was sad that Corpse Bride was so short.
I would've liked to have had her around for way longer.
She doesn't actually have that many scenes.
- Helena Bonham Carter

Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think
and talk better than to read or write;
who,
however, wrote much and well, but too often by rote.
- William Hazlitt

I was a left hooker, and I loved hooking.
I also really liked to jab and mix it up right away.
- Gerry Cooney

Mick Jagger and I just really liked each other a lot.
We talked all night.
We had the same views on nuclear disarmament.
- Jerry Hall

Girls had never been important.
I'd had a girlfriend or two and had liked them a lot but it wasn't love,
because my first love was tennis.
- Boris Becker

But we discovered that, although I liked publishing,
the commercial side meant nothing at all to me.
- Dick Bruna

It was suggested that I take a recording test.
I passed, was liked and, well, you know the rest of the story.
- Johnny Kidd

My goal is, of course, for this show to do well,
and I would love it if people liked it.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

I've always been interested in people,
but I've never liked them.
- Henry James

I wasn't ever a massive David Essex fan,
but I liked a few of his tracks, and Stardust was one of them.
- Martin Gore

I didn't see Dr. No for a year, but I liked it when I saw it.
It was a fun movie.
I don't like the Bond movies now.
I hate special effects.
- Ursula Andress

When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing.
It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way.
It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do.
- Mick Mars


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