Friedrich Schiller

Man only plays when he is in the fullest sense of the word a human being, and he is only fully a human being when he plays.

Henry Miller

“A clown is a poet in action. He is the story which he enacts.
The clown teaches us to laugh at ourselves.

Joy is like a river : it flows ceaselessly. It seems to me that this is the message which the clown is trying to convey to us, that we should participate through the ceaseless flow and movement, that we should not stop to reflect, compare, analyse, possess, but flow on and through, endlessly, like music. This is the gift of surrender, and the clown makes it symbolically.”

Edgar Degas

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.

George Bernard Shaw

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

A. Simon “La planète des clowns”

“The art of the clown consists of freeing ourselves from all roles except one : Our own. ”

Stephen Nachmanovitch, in Free Play (1990)

The only road to strength is through vulnerability.

Victor Borge

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people”