21+ Best Carnival Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Carnival is public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city. Profoundly inspirational carnival quotes and sayings will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Carnival Quotes

Life is like a carnival. The cotton candy is all of the sweet things in your life. The carnies are the unwanted junk. The rides represent all of the diversity and choices. And then there is the dunk tank a place where you can get all of your angry out just like your friends when you vent to them. – Anonymous

God put us here, on this carnival ride. We close our eyes never knowing where it’ll take us next. – Carrie Underwood

Even the most brilliant accomplishments on the Internet are essentially cold. Google has changed the world, but you don’t snuggle up to it. YouTube is a giant carnival, filled with freaks and mountebanks, a place to gawk and laugh and get bored. Certainly not a place to feel anything. – Marshall Herskovitz

The area was encompassed in a bubble of warm, fragrant steam from the funnel cake deep fryers. It smelled like sweet vanilla cake batter you licked off a spoon. – Sarah Addison Allen

A friend and I were talking about how I don’t like carnival rides that make me dizzy. I looked up from the conversation and thought, ‘Dizzy – that sounds like a great title for a song.’ The next day, I went into the studio with some co-writers, and we wrote that song. – Tyler Shaw

Though the carnival life gonna always shine, you can’t turn back the time. – Maria McKee

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The court jester had the right to say the most outrageous things to the king. Everything was permitted during carnival, even the songs that the Roman legionnaires would sing, calling Julius Caesar ‘queen,’ alluding, in a very transparent way, to his real, or presumed, homosexual escapades. – Umberto Eco

The principle of laughter and the carnival spirit on which the grotesque is based destroys this limited seriousness and all pretense of an extratemporal meaning and unconditional value of necessity. It frees human consciousness, thought, and imagination for new potentialities. For this reason, great changes, even in the field of science, are always preceded by a certain carnival consciousness that prepares the way. – Mikhail Bakhtin

I love Sam Mendes, but I went to see ‘Spectre’ with my kid, and the opening scene of the Dia de Muertos party, with this kind of tropical music, in downtown Mexico City, with all these people dancing like it’s the Rio de Janeiro carnival… I had to laugh. – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Carnival has nothing at stake here and therefore has no downside.We, on the other hand, have a valuable transaction that could be put at risk. – Peter Ratcliffe

Happiness is simply a temporary condition that proceeds unhappiness. Fortunately for us, it works the other way around as well. But it’s all a part of the carnival, isn’t it? – Federico Fellini

Just as Josef K, the protagonist of Kafka’s ‘The Trial,’ awoke one day to discover that he had become part of some unfathomable legal carnival, we, too are frequently waking to discover that the rules of the digital game have once again profoundly changed. – Evgeny Morozov

Life will show you masks that are worth all your carnivals. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rush Limbaugh is a lame professional swine, and he makes a good living at it. He is like a hired geek in some traveling backwoods carnival – the freaks who bite the heads off chickens – but Limbaugh is a modernized geek who thinks he can bite the heads off of people. Hunter. – S. Thompson

The sun had tanned her so that the rich velvety blackness of her skin glistened and she felt so much herself on those days of Carnival, soaked so deeply with a sense of her own beauty, that after the festival, she continued to keep her hair in the same fashion and wear her skin with the same pride, the result being that men took her for a foreign woman. – Earl Lovelace

When I first started dating my husband, I had this weird fascination with the circus and clowns and old carnival things and sideshow freaks and all that. About a month after we started dating, he bought me this amazing black-and-white photo book on the circus in the 1930s, and I started sobbing. – Christina Hendricks

Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left. – Victor Hugo

A ten-year-old Amanda wandering around the sights and sounds of a carnival. Trying to take it all in as such an event was much larger than the backroads of isolated territory from whence, she grew up. She could not imagine this many people assembled in one place. It was made more disturbing by the fact none of them seemed familiar. Short for her age, she wandered unnoticed among the crowds and began to feel the first stirrings of fear. The loud talk, the screaming children, the long lines of procession, along with the myriads of odors created a miasma that she wanted to flee. The laughter and the faux expressions of joy on the faces of people, took on the maroon tones of a nightmare. She could imagine underneath the laughter, were horrid screams about to erupt. – Jaime Allison Parker

Happiness is a carnival game. It’s never as easy as it looks, but the dumb ones always seem to be walking around with a big stuffed animal. – Dov Davidoff

We came on the wind of the carnival. Eight and a half long years ago, on a wind that seemed to promise so much; a mad wind, full of confetti and scented with smoke and pancakes cooked by the side of the road. The pancake stall is still there, and the crowds that line the side of the street, and the flower-decked cart with its motley crew of fairies, wolves and witches. I bought a galette from that very stall. I bought one now, to remember. Still as good, just the right side of burnt, and the flavors- butter and salt and rye- help reawaken the memory. – Joanne Harris

There is no better feeling than doing well while you are doing good. If you really want to meet the nicest, most caring people in your field, get involved with charity work. The thankless hours that go into planning charity dinners, running a carnival, and gathering donations for silent auctions are noticed and appreciated. – Jay Samit

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