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Do you ever have the feeling that your clown talks too much?

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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.

“Falling silent should be cultivated, the way the woods fall silent in the snow. Messages you can’t send any other way can be heard.

Phyllis Theroux, The Journal Keeper: A Memoir

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“It was probably my mother’s screaming that frightened the cat. It’s just a guess. No one knows for sure why a cat fell from a ten-storey building onto my head.”

― J.E. Fison, Tiger Terror

Overheard at O’Banion’s Beer Emporium: “Pardon me, darlin’, but I’m writin’ a telephone book. C’n I have yer number?” ―

Henry D. Spalding, Lilt of the Irish: Encyclopaedia of Irish Folklore and Humour

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“Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.”
― W.B. Yeats

 

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.

– Edward Hoagland “Dogs and the Tug of Life”

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“I am not a smart man, particularly, but one day, at long last, I stumbled from the dark woods of my own, and my family’s, and my country’s past, holding in my hands these truths: that love grows from the rich loam of forgiveness; that mongrels make good dogs; that the evidence of God exists in the roundness of things. This much, at least, I’ve figured out. I know this much is true.”

― Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True