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

THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

― Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus

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“No clowns were funny. That was the whole purpose of a clown. People laughed at clowns, but only out of nervousness. The point of clowns was that, after watching them, anything else that happened seemed enjoyable”

― Terry Pratchett, The City Watch Trilogy: A Discworld Omnibus.

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