100+ Best Clown Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational clown quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Clown Quotes

I took a couple of classes in clowning, but that was more like Lucille Ball kind of slapstick, not Ringling Brothers. But we had to do things silently, and the teacher would do this running commentary. ‘Does this make Clown sad? Oh, Clown doesn’t like that, does Clown?’ Always ‘Clown.’ Never a name. — June Diane Raphael

You say: The last time I contacted you, I… Investor thinks: I’m going to fire my secretary for putting this clown on my calendar again. — Guy Kawasaki

Clowns are always creepy! — Kate Bush

It’s my job to be the Pierrot, the clown, in the theatrical sense. — Marilyn Manson

I hate clowns. I’ve mentioned that, right? — D. J. MacHale

Dwight is a sad clown. You’ve seen those paintings of sad clown. — Rainn Wilson

Run! When she wrote about me, I was the clown who cried, and you’ll be the costumer who cried. ‘Oh, poor William! Fourteen houses and no boyfriend! — Nathan Lane

I am an official slow-roasted, honey-baked ham. Ever since I was a kid, my thing is that I love attention. All my report cards are like, ‘He would be wonderful, but he just can’t stop being a clown in class.’ — Terry Crews

When he played, he had that clown reputation. There were a lot of guys like that, but he stood out. As a pitching coach, he’s going to be awesome. He’s personable, easygoing, and he seems excited to be here. It will be good. We don’t need to work all the time. — Tim Hudson

A scientist worthy of a lab coat should be able to make original discoveries while wearing a clown suit, or give a lecture in a high squeaky voice from inhaling helium. It is written nowhere in the math of probability theory that one may have no fun. — Eliezer Yudkowsky

Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky. — Douglas Coupland

Socially, it is funny. People are annoyed because, really who is a clown?. — Eric Davis

It is not a biopic; it is not a trawl through the facts of somebody’s life. It is more an evening with a Shakespearean clown who speaks the truth and was whipped for his pains. Writing the play made me love and loathe my country more: love it that it could create, and has always created, one-offs like Quentin; loathe it for its rejection of him. — Quentin Crisp

Donald Trump, an oft-bankrupt make-believe mogul clown with a television show where he pretends to fire America’s saddest former celebrities, is one of the Republican Party’s most prominent national figures because he is on TV and people have heard of him. — Alex Pareene

I’m secretly afraid of clowns. But it’s not a secret now…dang. — Hayley Williams

I am preppy, geek-chic with a touch of Bozo the Clown with a touch of ‘Showgirls.’ Sometimes, I look at myself and think I should put on a red nose, white face and maybe entertain some kids. — Brad Goreski

Dare to wear the foolish clown face. — Frank Sinatra

There’s the clown in House, there’s an adolescent in him, a child, a playful side. There’s also a tormented self-destroyer as well. I get the best of all possible worlds. — Hugh Laurie

My way is the sensitive, emotional way, because that’s who I am. I try to be the clown and court jester and make people laugh. At the same time, you have people in the hospital who have had gastric bypass or lap-band surgery, and they still have to work out. If you don’t work out and eat healthy, you’ll look like a melted candle. — Richard Simmons

People who know me, they know I have a sense of humor, I’m a bit of a joker, a bit of a clown really, and I would love someone to exploit that side of me and send me a romantic comedy. — Gary Oldman

Let me ask you: Who do you prefer, a clown organizing your menu – with all due respect to Mr. McDonald – or a chef? I do believe it’s a very simple answer. — Jose Andres Puerta

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

Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung. — P. T. Barnum

I’m secretly a clown, or maybe it’s not much of a secret! I’m a little putzo, as the Italians say – a little bit loopy. — Matthew Settle

I know theater can improve the quality of people’s lives, and I know theater can heal. I’ve worked as a doctor clown in a hospital for two years. I have seen sick kids and sad parents and doctors be lifted and transported in moments of pure joy. I know theater unites us. — Natasha Tsakos

When we clown, we clown. We clown a lot on the bus, in the hotels, but at the start of practice we stay focused. — Darnell Lazare

It seems so absurd to get really mad with a cartoonist over a comic strip. It’s sort of like getting in a fight with a circus clown outside your house. It’s not going to end well. — Stephan Pastis

I am a clown…and I collect moments. — Heinrich Boll

I think Ill be a clown when I get grown.. Yes, sir, a clown. There aint one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so Im gonna join the circus and laugh my head off Im gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks. Just looka yonder, every one of em oughta be ridin a broomstick. — Harper Lee

When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on. — Heinrich Heine

I’m not an artist. I’m an actor. I like to goof around and clown for people. It’s a fun job. But I don’t feel that I’m creating something that’s going to have a profound effect on the world. It’s fun. — Greg Pitts

I’m not sure how a world leader reacts to the work of a clown. — Darrell Hammond

I would like to do comedy. I can be a bit of a Jim Carrey. I was always the class clown. — Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

One of the things I’m proudest of is, on my record ‘That Was the Year that Was’ in 1965, I made a joke about spending $20 billion sending some clown to the moon. I was against the manned space program then, and I’m even more against it now, that whole waste of money. — Tom Lehrer

Strip those clowns down to nudity, shove the chrome where they doo doo be. — Big Pun

I just always had a penchant for performing for people.I’m a jackass clown. — Nick Offerman

Clowns make me… Think. — James Marsters

As a kid I was always a bit of a clown, a performer. — Simon Baker

I am not a sad clown. I am not a sad clown. — Nathan Lane

I’m more of a clown, a tragic clown. Yeah. I just like humor to come out of characters. — Amy Sedaris

I’m training to become a giggle doctor. It’s a kind of hospital clown who changes the atmosphere on the ward and helps recovery. It’s about making patients laugh but also much more. — Nina Conti

He was funny, he had this huge sense of humor. He was just a clown all the time. He was just incredible. — Paula Gonzalez

Every role is a potential lover. I ask: Are they someone I want to wake up to in the morning and go to bed with at night? Do they question my assumptions about life? Consume me to distraction? Make my cry, then clown to make me laugh again? If I say yes, then it’s all I need. — Aunjanue Ellis

You never have a comedian who hasn’t got a very deep strain of sadness within him or her. Every great clown has been very near to tragedy. — Margaret Rutherford

Does the clown ever cry ?He does, alone but ! — Kazeronnie Mak

I suppose that I’m fairly comfortable with the clown hat on. — Nick Rhodes

The hardest thing for me is not to keep laughing. Jennifer particularly is like a clown. — Victor Garber

I would borrow my mom’s red Borghese lipstick and smear it on like a clown! — Brooke Burns

To say the traditional Scottish dress makes you look like a clown is a direct insult to people of Scottish heritage and those who live in Scotland. — Tom Wilson

I am a clown, just without the painted smile. — Chevy Chase

I took a clown class at NYU – that’s where I met June Diane Raphael, my writing partner and best friend. — Casey Wilson

I was the class clown so I was used to performing and fooling around in front of my friends. — Dominic Monaghan

Clowns have no respect for pie. — Demetri Martin

‘I, Malvolio’ is a very, very funny show, a clown show, but there is Beckettian darkness in the character. Some real darkness, some right close to the edge of despair moments. — Tim Crouch

For bipolar in adults, I think there’s pretty good agreement about what this looks like. For bipolar in children, there is some considerable debate about where are the boundaries. At the mild end, are these just kids who are active? Is this the class clown at the very severe – is this something other than a mood disorder? — Thomas R. Insel

In the cycle of a great civilization, the artist begins as priest, and ends as a clown or buffoon. — Malcolm Muggeridge

I think music should be tarted up, made into a prostitute, a parody of itself. It should be the clown, the Pierrot medium. — David Bowie

I have a penchant for playing God’s clowns. Actually, I played Nijinsky once, and he used to call himself God’s clown. — Stephen Lang

I know what I look like – a weird, sad clown puppet. I’m fine with that. — Rainn Wilson

Charlie Hebdo were the licensed anarchist clowns of the society. — Scott Simon

I’m funny. I’m a comedian. I’m not a clown. — Bernie Mac

It seems a fine line between being a matador and being a rodeo clown — Jase Robertson

You know what would make a good story? Something about a clown who make people happy, but inside he’s real sad. Also, he has severe diarrhea. — Jack Handy

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

I made a living out of being a class clown — Shannon Hoon

We’re not an uptight bunch. We just like to have fun. A lot of coaches like the team to be quiet and focused before a game. The way we focus is to clown around. We think about the task at hand. But we don’t worry. We like to have fun, study and practice hard. — Tyrus Thomas

All the world loves a clown. — Cole Porter

They think I’m being serious when actually I’m a very big clown. But you have to know me to see that. I’m constantly cracking up and cracking everybody else around me up. — Lenny Kravitz

Each clown goes through his or her own discovery process, — John Clay

I remember having friends in high school that did the theater department stuff, and I always wanted to try it but never had the guts to. I was the class clown but could never really build up the courage to try it. I took one acting class and really enjoyed it. — Robert Buckley

I don’t want to be called ‘the greatest’ or ‘one of the greatest’; let other guys claim to be the best. I just want to be known as a clown because to me that’s the height of my profession. It means you can do everything-sing, dance, and above all, make people laugh. — Red Skelton

We’re going to have a really cool bunge wall, a rock wall, a clown something for all the kids. — Brandee Bryant

I’ve always been a clown trapped in a leading man’s body. — James Van Der Beek

He’s amazing. He’s a clown on the team, but he loves this game. It looks like he plays with ease. — Matt Butler

My son has been a class clown and it sort of ran in the family — Robert Klein

You can count on one hand the white rappers that have made it. So I just wanted to show the point of view of an actor in Hollywood, because what could be more soft than that. Rapping about auditions and acting and stuff. I thought it was just uncharted territory to clown on, so that pushed through with Dirt Nasty. — Simon Rex

I actually wasn’t really the class clown growing up. The class clown was always the mean guy who walked up and was like, ‘You’re fat. You’re gay. I’m outta here!’ I was always more kind of awkward and introspective. — Mike Birbiglia

The foolish, blind clown does not serve the True Guru. In love with duality, he endures terrible suffering, and burning, he cries out in pain. — Guru Singh

As a child, I was hyper, I was a clown and I was sensitive. Today I’m all of the above, except I’ve refrained from bouncing off the walls. — Nadine Velazquez

I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown. — Diane Cilento

That’s it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I’m going to clown college! — Dan Castellaneta

I’ma be here for a while. None of these clowns can hurt me. — J. Cole

I’m scared of clowns. — Jada Pinkett Smith

Give a clown your finger, and he will take your hand. — George Herbert

I was never into candy and games and clowns. — Harry Shearer

Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals. — John Steinbeck

Clowning is a trick to get love close. I can hug 99 percent of people in the first second of contact if I’m in my clown character. The clown assumes your humanity. It assumes that, whatever trauma you’ve had, you can still love yourself. — Patch Adams

He?s one of the most driven people I know. But out of the four of us in the secondary, I would consider him the clown of the group. He always has something to lighten the mood, but he knows when to change that mentality and get serious about the game. — Calvin Lowry

In 2008, Milton Sheppard opened the Waiter Training School in the Bronx, N.Y., charging $175 for courses, but the business soon ran out of money. He now operates a clown college in the same space. — David Sax

When I’m with my friends I’m funny, but I don’t feel like I’m a funny clown — Nora Dunn

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage. — William Shakespeare

I think we all have the urge to be a clown, whether we know it or not. — Ernest Borgnine

I was the hallway clown in high school. — J. B. Smoove

Some directors are really strong on action, manhandling you around the set; others are very focused on setting up the camera shots and practically ignore you. You have to get used to introverts, extroverts, directors who clown around for the crew, and the odd one who’s monosyllabic. — Gina Bellman

Truth be told, when you start your career out as a clown, you don’t consider yourself a writer. — Lizz Winstead

I don’t even like clowns. Clowns are not normal people. — Barbara Park

I can’t just ‘Jim Carrey’ something like that, … I don’t have that kind of genius. So I went and hired a clown and we did isolating exercises, where one part of your body does one thing and another part does something else. And then, at 2 in the morning, after working on it for hours, I was lying down, and I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got it now!’ — Mark Ruffalo

I was probably the one who tattled on the class clown. To get in good with the teachers. — Christine Lavin

Well, the clown suit is a riot, too. — Michael Chiklis

I heard the splash; I thought it was a fish. I kind of stepped away, and then I heard all the booing. I thought they were booing me for stepping away from the ball. I mean the shock, the thing goes through your body, and you are like, ‘wow, this is really a tough crowd.’ Then you look up and you see some clown having an identity crisis swimming around. — Jeff Sluman

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