78+ Best Clown Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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

Famous Clown Quotes

If by chance some day you’re not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I’ve said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled. Red Skelton

Eddie discovered one of his childhood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought. Stephen King

The cleverest character in comedy is the clown, for he who would make people take him for a fool, must not be one. Miguel de Cervantes

The child’s laughter is pure until he first laughs at a clown. Angela Carter

The artist, like the idiot or clown, sits on the edge of the world, and a push may send him over it. Osbert Sitwell

Well, God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools, let them use their talents. William Shakespeare

I was painfully shy, until fifth grade when I transferred to another school and befriended the class clown. And one day he was sick and I kinda stepped in for the class clown and I said, Wow, this is exciting, I’m a little bit nervous. Nathan Fillion

The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, yet its inhabitants are strikingly unhappy. Accordingly, we present to the rest of mankind, on a planet rife with suffering and tragedy, the spectacle of a clown civilization. Sustained on a clown diet rich in sugar and fat, we have developed a clown physiognomy. We dress like clowns. We move about a landscape filled with cartoon buildings in clownmobiles, absorbed in clownish activities. We fill our idle hours enjoying the canned antics of professional clowns Death, when we acknowledge it, is just another pratfall on the boob tube. Bang! You’re dead! James Howard Kunstler

It’s kind of fun to be a clown. I’ve always played the clown. Roger Bart

My paranoia wasn’t always right, but just to be on the safe side, I never went to sleep with a clown in the room. Mark Henwick

You know how they say that clowns are very funny in public and are really sad at home? I’m really kind of stupid at home and more serious in public. Roland Joffe

Today, young girls measure the quality of their beauty based upon its entertainment value. The more people are entertained by their beauty, the more beautiful they think they must be. This is very unfortunate and I would like young girls to know that their beauty is a crown; not a clown. And crowns are best worn with elegance and serenity. C. JoyBell C.

We’ve become so glorified in the movie star system that it’s become this artificial royalty. The truth is that we’re circus clowns. Nicolas Cage

Christmas was almost four months in the rearview mirror, and there was something awful about Christmas music when it was nearly summer. It was like a clown in the rain, with his makeup running. Joe Hill

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

Be careful with the mask. You may get used to it. Ljupka Cvetanova

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

The secret of the successful fool is that he’s no fool at all. Isaac Asimov

It’s really easy with makeup to look like you’re trying too hard, like a clown. That’s not what you want! Becky G.

He thought he saw some horses, too, and a clown, but it was the faces of all those dead raptors that really bothered him. And maybe that clown a little bit. Vernon D. Burns

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

The laughing, joking court jester, who is in reality a Shaman, has all the respect of a king, for there has always been an element of danger lurking about beneath the surface of his smile. Karl Wiggins

I remain just one thing, and one thing only and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician. Charlie Chaplin

I’ve always been the clown and mischief maker of the family; I’ve always had to pay double for my sins once with scoldings and then again with my own sense of despair. I’m no longer satisfied with the meaningless affection or the supposedly serious talks. Anne Frank

All the world loves a clown. Cole Porter

He had no idea that people thought he was clowning. It was Fate, of course, which had costumed him Fate, and a feeble will to survive. Kurt Vonnegut

When fighting clowns, always go for the juggler. Darynda Jones

I allowed you to paint me as a fool, when all my love was true to you, and as you laughed as if I was the fool, the real joke was you. Mireya Rios

A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats. Charles Spurgeon

I would do anything just to see you smile, but I don’t have any talent to be a clown anymore. Augusto Branco

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

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

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

The most important things are the hardest things to say, because words diminish them. Stephen King

Though the clown is often deadpan, he is a connoisseur of laughter. Mel Gussow

Everyone has creative potential. Creativity involves using your imagination and inventiveness. Your unique expression of yourself is your creativity Creativity can be magic when visiting people who are ill. Patch Adams

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

The clown knows that life is cruel. The ancient jester’s motley coloured costume turned his usually melancholy expression in to a joke. The clown is used to loss. Loss is his prologue. John Berger

I was afraid of clowns. Haley Bennett

We are the craft of our towns. Vineet Raj Kapoor

I was obsessed with clowns I thought there were clowns under my bed for years. Haley Bennett

If a media is not criticizing the government, then that media is not a media but just a clown of the government! Mehmet Murat ildan

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am. Bob Dylan

You can make fun of yourself and people will laugh at you. If you’re smart, you’ll end up as a comedian. If you’re not, you’ll end up as a clown. Ljupka Cvetanova

Smart kid too, straight A student, I was just a class clown. Adrien Broner

Risking your own life in order to entertain others is the height of stupidity. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The point of clowns was that, after watching them, anything else that happened seemed enjoyable. Terry Pratchett

A red nose is the clown’s mask and my moustache is mine. Nuno Roque

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

I hate when I break my own rules. What’s the point of me being rational if I flail around like a clown? Jesse Ball

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

Sometimes It feels like time is an evil clown that we always imagine. It gives you everything you ask for, and when you are about to happily embrace every gift that you have received it snatches away everything laughing and clapping at you, watching you fall on your knees and break into pieces. Akshay Vasu

Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere. William Shakespeare

Captain Tervitt had been a real captain, for many years, on the lake boats. Now he had a job as a special constable. He stopped the cars to let the children cross the street in front of the school and kept them from sledding down the side street in winter. He blew his whistle and held up one big hand, which looked like a clown’s hand, in a white glove. He was still tall and straight and broad shouldered, though old and white haired. Cars would do what he said, and the children, too. Alice Munro

I think a lot of people assume from my music and stuff I’m constantly talking about deep and meaningful things, but then with my friends I’m just a class clown. Ella Henderson

Satisfy people’s desire for the ridiculous and they will accept your idea of the sublime. Maurice Willson Disher

Who are a little wise the best fools be. Dr. John Donne

I would have liked to cry the make up stopped me, it looked just right, with the cracks, with the places where it was beginning to flake off, tears would have ruined all that. I could cry later, if I still felt like it. Heinrich Böll

Being a funny person does an awful lot of things to you. You’re not entitled to be serious, you’re a clown. Fanny Brice

Who will be in the White House, as a president, a clown or a sober one? The Vote, indeed, decides that. Ehsan Sehgal

The clown may be the source of mirth, but who shall make the clown laugh? Angela Carter

Ronald, remember our deal? Keep feeding me the children. You’ll stay rich while I stay full. A.K. Kuykendall

Everything’s a lot tougher when it’s for real. Stephen King

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage. William Shakespeare

Never underestimate a clown with a book. Rawi Hage

Despair is the constant companion of the clown. Angela Carter

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it!  Charlie Chaplin

Good madonna, give me leave to prove you a fool. William Shakespeare

Kings kill; clowns don’t; therefore the clowns of the kings are more valuable than the kings! Mehmet Murat Ildan

The terror, which would not end for another twenty eight years if it ever did end began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain. Stephen King

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

Idealists are either blind or clowns; because they think it is possible to have a beautiful world with asshole creatures like humans. M.F. Moonzajer

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

Whatever. I know that when a monster is chasing you. You take your high heeled shoes off. I’ve learned that And you never, ever dangle your legs over the edge of the bed at night And clowns, well, you get rid of them right away; they are just way too freaky. If the monster doesn’t get you, the clown sure will. Patti Roberts

I’m gonna be a new kind of clown. I’m gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks. Harper Lee

To Sky, Clown had become something to be understood; something to be dissected and parameterised. Clown, he now recognised, was something like the bubble drawing the dolphin had made in the water a projection carved from light rather than sound. Alastair Reynolds

I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments. Jim Morrison