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Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
H. L. Mencken
Animal abuse is rampant in the U.S., right under everyone's eyes, for the entertainment of the public. The brutal confinement and pain of training methods of wild animals in the circus, the aquatic and theatrical shows, leads to retaliation by the animals. Eventually they find the right time to strike out, and they will.
Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.
Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.
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
I look like a casual, laid-back guy, but it's like a circus in my head.
My people. I have given them a sense of individuality, integrity. I have not made them slaves of any god or any religion. Nor of any holy book or any priest. I have certainly not replaced their god. They are all a part of what I call my traveling circus.
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.
I have always been a romantic, one of those people who believes that a woman in pink circus tights contains all the secrets of the universe.
Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung.
P. T. Barnum
Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.
E. W. Howe
People speak of the fear of the blank canvas as though it is a temporary hesitation, a trembling moment of self-doubt. For me it was more like being abducted from my bed by a clown, thrust into a circus arena with a wicker chair, and told to tame a pissed-off lion in front of an expectant crowd.
Being an actor is well paid, but it's a bit like being a circus traveler.
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.
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.
You realize that for all the shenanigans that go on in the big circus of politics, everybody wakes up and goes to work.
Just as people can watch spellbound a circus artist tumbling through the air in a phosphorized costume, so they can listen to a preacher who uses the Word of God to draw attention to himself. But a sensational preacher stimulates the senses and leaves the spirit untouched. Instead of being the way to God, his 'being different' gets in the way.
Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going, don't take anything too seriously, it'll all work out in the end.
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.
Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim.
E. B. White
What a circus act we women perform every day of our lives. Look at us. We run a tightrope daily, balancing a pile of books on the head. Baby-carriage, parasol, kitchen chair, still under control. Steady now! This is not the life of simplicity but the life of multiplicity that the wise men warn us of.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy the Church. America Hollywood.
In Roslyn, Pennsylvania, we started our real-life family circus. They provided the inspiration for my cartoons. I provided the perspiration.
Going back to Georgiana Drew and John Drew, and my great-grandfather Maurice Barrymore, and it was such a sort of circus of odd, interesting people that loved acting.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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