Clown Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Angela Carter

Nobody likes a clown at midnight     

Stephen King

A clown is like aspirin, only he works twice as fast     

Groucho Marx

A clown makes you laugh it doesn't mean he knows how to perform a surgery.     

Kambiz Shabankareh

The clown waits for the river to run itself dry     


Once you are clown you can never go back. You know too much.     

Jango Edwards

A clown's makeup and character, that's all he has to sell. He loves and believes in that character.     

Emmett Kelly

Be a clown, be a clown, All the world loves a clown. Act the fool, play the calf, And you'll always have the last laugh.     

Cole Porter

A clown enriched knows neither relation nor friend.     


Clowns are vicious--they're all nefarious grins--and if you hung out with a bunch of clowns in a bar, pretty soon it would turn into a horror movie. Nefarious means evil. It's nothing to do with Rastas.     

Jenni Fagan

A red nose is the clown's mask and my moustache is mine.     

Nuno Roque