Emmett Kelly - Quotes

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By laughing at me, the audience really laughs at themselves, and realizing they have done this gives them sort of a spiritual second wind for going back into the battles of life. ---->>>

'Weary Willie' is very real to me. He is a man who has given up. The boat has gone and left him. The cards are stacked against him. He's content to make out with what he's got. He knows he'll go no further. ---->>>

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

Incongruity, they say, is one of the main ingredients of humor. Maybe it's because everybody can feel superior to me. I honestly don't know. ---->>>

I haven't had a stationary home since going with the circus, but since my parents lived in Lafayette about 25 years ago and my sister lives here now, I always claim it as home. ---->>>


Emmett Kelly profile (emmett-kelly.jpg)
Nationality: American
Born: December 9, 1898
Birthplace: Sedan, Kansas
Die: 03-28, 1979
Occupation: Entertainer

Emmett Leo Kelly (December 9, 1898 – March 28, 1979) was an American circus performer, who created the memorable clown figure "Weary Willie", based on the hobos of the Depression era.(wikipedia)