42+ Best Circus Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A circus is a company of performers who put on diverse entertainment shows that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, unicyclists, as well as other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists. Inspirational circus quotes will fire up your brain and inspire you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Circus Quotes

The circus is the only fun you can buy that is good for you. Ernest Hemingway.

All I say is, if you cannot ride two horses you have no right in the circus.One day the good times had to keep on rolling, and all of life’s horseshit would turn to circuses. Christopher Moore

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

The circus leaves a sweet memory. Fernando Botero

In a world full of lions and tigers entertaining the masses, have you ever seen a wolf performing in a circus? Akilnathan Logeswaran

I’ll continue to try and balance like a circus act. Katy Perry

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

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

The circus comes as close to being the world in microcosm as anything I know. In a way, it puts all the rest of show business in the shade. E. B. White

Not my circus. Not my monkeys. Unknown

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

Despair is the constant companion of the clown. Angela Carter

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

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Erin Morgenstern

The circus itself is my personal ideal entertainment venue. Erin Morgenstern

I liked doing live things, and with the Circus we had a live audience. Eric Idle

Nothing is what one thinks it is. Cloth is stone and circus is an art. There are no certainties. Walter Moers

If you surround yourself with clowns, don’t be surprised when your life resembles a circus. Steve Maraboli

Give them bread and circuses and they will never revolt. Juvenal 

Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands. Bob Dylan

Circus, a place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women and children acting the fool.  Ambrose Bierce

I went to a tent store. ‘What kind of tent do you need?’ ‘Circus’. Mitch Hedberg

Two things only the people actually desire. Bread and circuses. Juvenal 

I am sad, sad as a circus-lioness. Jean Rhys

I’m like a circus standing on two legs. Nuno Roque

Why the hell shouldn’t I run away with the circus? Sara Gruen

Being an actor is well paid, but it’s a bit like being a circus traveler. Ben Chaplin

Inspirational Circus Quotes

Politicians were like talking dogs in a circus. The fact that they existed was uncommonly interesting, but no sane person would actually believe what they said. Alan Furst

For a long time, I debated about whether I would make movies or join the circus and work as a clown. Denis Lavant

Life is a circus ring, with some moments more spectacular than others. Janusz Korczak

Something about the circus stirs their souls, and they ache for it when it is absent. Erin Morgenstern

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

We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! Charles Bukowski

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

Circus can’t just be beautiful. It has to be weird. It has to be frightening. Elizabeth Schulte Martin

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

When I was a kid I joined the circus. Christopher Walken

If you can’t ride two horses at once, you shouldn’t be in the circus. James Maxton

The circus is the only ageless delight that you can buy for money. Ernest Hemingway

I have become rather like King Midas, except that everything turns not into gold but into a circus. Albert Einstein

So many freaks and not enough circuses! Rachel Renée Russell

The clown is sometimes the best part of the circus. George Bernard Shaw