Circus Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old circus quotes, circus sayings, and circus proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Ben Hecht

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

Ernst Lubitsch

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

Akilnathan Logeswaran

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

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

Steve Maraboli

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

Janusz Korczak

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

Erin Morgenstern

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

George Carlin

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

Walter Moers

Despair is the constant companion of the clown.

Angela Carter

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

Denis Lavant

The circus itself is my personal ideal entertainment venue.     

Erin Morgenstern