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" A circus is like a mother in whom one can confide and who rewards and punishes. "
" 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
" As a kid, I used to be equal parts drawn to and horrified of the circus. They would have these beautiful canvas posters for Lobster Boy, bearded women, and this and that. "
" As a kid, the theatre always felt a bit like running away to join the circus. "
Robert Sean Leonard
" As incredible as television has become, it often feels like a sideshow in what has become a daily three-ring media circus. "
" At first, I didn't know what an actor was. I thought it was an acrobat. I saw acrobats at the circus, and I thought that was interesting. In my head, that was what I imagined I wanted to be when I grew up. Then I realized what an actor was, and I've gravitated to it ever since. "
" Being an actor is well paid, but it's a bit like being a circus traveler. "
" But I think the children of actors share a certain pragmatic approach. One is denied some of that 'running away with the circus' element of being an actor. "
" But the soul of touring and the heart of it is basically every day is like putting up a circus tent. "
" By the time 'Dumbo's Circus' wrapped production of its 120 episodes, I had an agent, and I had scored my first feature film gig. "
" Cirque du Soleil distinguished itself by being a circus with no animals. Before then, circus was partly about showing how man can tame other species. "
" Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung. "
P. T. Barnum
" Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim. "
E. B. White
" Dad was never a Mr. Mum-type of person who'd stay at home. It was a big thing when he was home - he was a circus. "
" Damn everything but the circus. "
" Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy the Church. America Hollywood. "
" Fame hasn't really affected me. I have a really close knit group around me, and my sister is always with me, so it's like a bit of a travelling circus. "
" For better or worse, I have a lot of vaudeville circus skills that you just can't showcase in Aaron Sorkin's work. "
" From 1840 to 1940, the circus was the biggest form of entertainment in the country. People were starting to have money, starting to have half a Saturday off. In an era before people went on vacations much, the big deal was when the circus came through town. "
" 'Geronimo' was a huge amount of work. That involved 80-piece orchestras and Indians and Tuvans and all kinds of crazy people on that thing. That's a real circus, that score. "
" How can you have a rock n' roll circus without a midget? "
" I avoid the media circus, keep my head down and try to keep growing and learning things. "
" I could spend my whole life photographing circuses. They combine everything I'm interested in - they're ironic, poetic, and corny at the same time. There's also something about a circus that's magical, sentimental, and almost tragic, like a Fellini film. "
Mary Ellen Mark
" I don't get to do a lot of fight scenes on 'Sanctuary,' but I'm a trained fighter; I've been doing martial arts for years and, you know, I'm very active physically; I used to be a circus performer. "
" I don't think the media circus has ever been a shock to my life seeing as I was with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor when I was 17. "
" I don't want to end up being a circus act, doing my most famous tricks when I'm 70. "
" I dress well. I travel; I seem to be relatively glamorous for a film guy - which, to me, is like being the fastest midget in the circus. "
" I enjoy being a hyphenate. I've always thought of my career as a plate spinner in the circus. "
Neil Patrick Harris
" I feel 'The Night Circus' has a complete story arc in one book. I like it as a single volume. It feels complete to me, and I wouldn't want to stretch it out into something it's not. "
" If I had been born in the circus, my parents would have pushed me on that little high wire at four years old. That's when the body is most limber to learn those acrobatics. "
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