History Quotes / SadClown

6th Dec '17 1:31:36 PM Tacitus
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-->--''Manga/{{Trigun}}''

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-->--''Manga/{{Trigun}}''
-->-- ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''



->I lose a lot, guys. No matter what I do, I always seem to lose. But I refuse to be beaten. So I make jokes. I get up right in life's face and mock it into oblivion. Because when I do that, I show life that it won't beat me. Ever. [...] Also, my jokes are amazing and it would be a crime against the universe not to utter them. [[BlatantLies Wolverine thought I was hilarious.]] He's dead now, so you can't ask him, but he said it all the time.

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->I lose a lot, guys. No matter what I do, I always seem to lose. But I refuse to be beaten. So I make jokes. I get up right in life's face and mock it into oblivion. Because when I do that, I show life that it won't beat me. Ever. [...] Also, my jokes are amazing and it would be a crime against the universe not to utter them. Franchise/{{Wolverine}} [[BlatantLies Wolverine thought I was hilarious.]] He's dead now, so you can't ask him, but he said it all the time.



->'''Cloud:''' Come on, let's head into the arena and ask if anyone's seen [[EverybodysDeadDave aaaanythinnnnng]]...\\
'''Cait Sith:''' Well geez, don't all speak up at once! Hahahaha! I am sorry, sometimes you just gotta laugh at death.\\
'''[[TheEeyore Mog]]:''' [[AC:And cry at life.]]
-->-- ''WebVideo/FinalFantasyVIIMachinabridged''



->'''Kirito:''' You, uh, you okay, buddy?\\
'''Corvatz:''' Do not fear, my friends... [[FamousLastWords Corvatz... can never... d-]] (''shatters to one last guitar strum'')\\
'''Kirito:''' H-huh, wow, I guess you could say... he went out on a high note?\\
'''Klein:''' Really, man?! A pun?!\\
'''Kirito:''' What, what's- what's wrong, I'm, I'm a funny guy, it's what I do...\\
'''ALF RedShirt:''' ''Someone help me! Please!''\\
'''Kirito:''' I-I mean, what do you expect from me? [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial It's not like I]] '' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial care]]'' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial about any of this.]]\\
'''ALF Red Shirt:''' ''Please, I don't wanna die!''\\
'''Kirito:''' I mean why would I care, I shouldn't care, [[BlatantLies I DON'T CARE!]]\\
'''ALF Red Shirt:''' ''Noooooooo!''\\
'''Kirito:''' [[BigDamnHeroes RRRRGGGHHH!!]]
-->-- ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged''



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-->--''Film/BreakfastOnPluto''

->'''Deadpool:''' Ripley! From Film/Alien3!
->'''Negasonic Teenage Warhead:''' Fuck, you're old.
->'''Deadpool:''' Ha ha! Fake laugh... hiding real pain.
-->--''Film/Deadpool2016''

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-->--''Film/BreakfastOnPluto''

-->-- ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto''

->'''Deadpool:''' Ripley! From Film/Alien3!
->'''Negasonic
''Film/Alien3!''\\
'''Negasonic
Teenage Warhead:''' Fuck, you're old.
->'''Deadpool:'''
old.\\
'''Deadpool:'''
Ha ha! Fake laugh... hiding real pain.
-->--''Film/Deadpool2016''
-->-- ''{{Film/Deadpool|2016}}''



->In a cruel land, you either learned to laugh at cruelty or spent your life weeping.
-->-- '''Robert Jordan''', ''A Crown of Swords''

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->In a cruel land, you either learned to laugh at cruelty or spent your life weeping.
-->-- '''Robert Jordan''', ''A Crown of Swords''



->For your race, in its poverty, has unquestionably one really effective weapon--laughter. Power, Money, Persuasion, Supplication, Persecution--these can lift at a colossal humbug,--push it a little-- crowd it a little--weaken it a little, century by century: but only Laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of Laughter nothing can stand.

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->If you can't keep the bad thoughts out, at least you can make fun of them while they're there.
-->-- '''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]''', ''Literature/TurnCoat''

->For your race, in its poverty, has unquestionably one really effective weapon--laughter. weapon -- laughter. Power, Money, Persuasion, Supplication, Persecution--these Persecution -- these can lift at a colossal humbug,--push humbug, -- push it a little-- little -- crowd it a little--weaken little -- weaken it a little, century by century: but only Laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of Laughter nothing can stand.



->''"If you can't keep the bad thoughts out, at least you can make fun of them while they're there."''
-->-- '''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]''', ''Literature/TurnCoat''

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->''"If ->In a cruel land, you can't keep the bad thoughts out, either learned to laugh at least you can make fun of them while they're there."''
cruelty or spent your life weeping.
-->-- '''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]''', ''Literature/TurnCoat''
''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime A Crown of Swords]]''



[[folder:Live-action TV]]

->Yeah, I find I have to be the sad clown: laughing on the outside, crying on the inside.
-->-- '''[[Series/TheSopranos Tony Soprano]]'''

->What do I "think"? I think I'm tired. I think I'm sick and tired of wearing bells on my toes and making like everything's gonna be O.K. I think it's ''pathetic'' that lately I'm too scared and sad to tell people the truth so I just [[LiesToChildren say what they wanna hear]] instead. Most of all, I think the term '[[DrowningMySorrows Happy Hour]]' should be banned from the English language. There's nothing happy about this hour or any other. What I know is I started drinking the moment that I found out that a girl I loved was gonna die. Every time I get to the bottom of the glass, I hope that that last drop is gonna take me the distance. A simple plan that failed utterly, which is why I'm gonna heave my tuchus off this stool, strap the bells on, and with a smile and a quip, go back into the belly of a very ugly beast and pretend like I can help. 'Cause that's what [[FunPersonified the green guy]] does."''
-->--'''Lorne''', ''{{Series/Angel}}'' ("Underneath")

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[[folder:Live-action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->Yeah, I find I have to be the sad clown: laughing on the outside, crying on the inside.
-->-- '''[[Series/TheSopranos Tony Soprano]]'''

->What do I "think"? I think I'm tired. I think I'm sick and tired of wearing bells on my toes and making like everything's gonna be O.K. I think it's ''pathetic'' that lately I'm too scared and sad to tell people the truth so I just [[LiesToChildren say what they wanna hear]] instead. Most of all, I think the term '[[DrowningMySorrows Happy Hour]]' should be banned from the English language. There's nothing happy about this hour or any other. What I know is I started drinking the moment that I found out that a girl I loved was gonna die. Every time I get to the bottom of the glass, I hope that that last drop is gonna take me the distance. A simple plan that failed utterly, which is why I'm gonna heave my tuchus off this stool, strap the bells on, and with a smile and a quip, go back into the belly of a very ugly beast and pretend like I can help. 'Cause that's what [[FunPersonified the green guy]] does."''
does.
-->--'''Lorne''', ''{{Series/Angel}}'' ("Underneath")
''{{Series/Angel}}'', "Underneath"



->'''Aaron Pittman:''' "And the punchline was the Blackout. When the world went back to being one giant schoolyard, and the [[TheBully Billy Underwood]]s are in charge and I am weak and afraid."
-->--''Series/{{Revolution}}'', "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E3NoQuarter No Quarter]]"

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->'''Aaron Pittman:''' "And ->And the punchline was the Blackout. When the world went back to being one giant schoolyard, and the [[TheBully Billy Underwood]]s are in charge and I am weak and afraid."
-->--''Series/{{Revolution}}'',
afraid.
-->-- '''Aaron Pittman''', ''Series/{{Revolution}}'',
"[[Recap/RevolutionS1E3NoQuarter No Quarter]]"
Quarter]]"


->Yeah, I find I have to be the sad clown: laughing on the outside, crying on the inside.
-->-- '''[[Series/TheSopranos Tony Soprano]]'''



-> ''There's some sad things known to man\\
But ain't too much sadder than\\
The tears of a clown\\
When there's no one around.
-->-- "Tears of a Clown," '''Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.'''

->''Inside, my heart is breaking\\
My makeup may be flaking\\
But my smile still stays on...''
-->-- "The Show Must Go On", '''{{Music/Queen}}'''

->''"Although I laugh and I act like a clown\\
Beneath this mask, I am wearing a frown"''

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-> ''There's some sad things known to man\\
But ain't too much sadder than\\
The tears of a clown\\
When there's no one around.
-->-- "Tears of a Clown," '''Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.'''

->''Inside, my heart is breaking\\
My makeup may be flaking\\
But my smile still stays on...''
-->-- "The Show Must Go On", '''{{Music/Queen}}'''

->''"Although
->Although I laugh and I act like a clown\\
Beneath this mask, I am wearing a frown"''frown



->''The children love the show, but they fail to see the anguish in my eyes''
-->--'''Music/MarilynManson''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DNf-udrmN8 "Dope Hat"]]''

->''"Five days a workweek\\

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->''The children love the show, but they fail to see the anguish in my eyes''
-->--'''Music/MarilynManson''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DNf-udrmN8 "Dope Hat"]]''

->''"Five
->Five days a workweek\\



It sucks to be a clown"''

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It sucks to be a clown"''clown



->''"'Ha! Marshall you're so funny man\\

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->''"'Ha! ->Ha! Marshall you're so funny man\\



I just hide behind the tears of a clown"''
-->-- '''''Music/{{Eminem}}''''', ''Beautiful''

->''"'Tomorrow comes tomorrow goes, but the cloud remains the same.\\

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I just hide behind the tears of a clown"''
clown
-->-- '''''Music/{{Eminem}}''''', ''Beautiful''

->''"'Tomorrow
'''Music/{{Eminem}}''', "Beautiful"

->Tomorrow
comes tomorrow goes, but the cloud remains the same.\\



He was forever feeling drowned, Tears of a clown. "''
-->-- '''''Music/IronMaiden''''', ''Tears of a Clown''

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He was forever feeling drowned, Tears of a clown. "''
clown.
-->-- '''''Music/IronMaiden''''', ''Tears '''Music/IronMaiden''', "Tears of a Clown''
Clown"

->The children love the show, but they fail to see the anguish in my eyes
-->-- '''Music/MarilynManson''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DNf-udrmN8 "Dope Hat"]]

->Inside, my heart is breaking\\
My makeup may be flaking\\
But my smile still stays on...
-->-- '''{{Music/Queen}}''', "The Show Must Go On"

->There's some sad things known to man\\
But ain't too much sadder than\\
The tears of a clown\\
When there's no one around.
-->-- '''Smokey Robinson and the Miracles''', "Tears of a Clown"



->''"Though your wife ran away with a soldier that day,\\
And took with her your trifle of money;\\
Bless your heart, they don't mind \\
They're exceedingly kind \\
They don't blame you as long as you're funny!"''
-->-- '''Jack Point''', ''Theatre/TheYeomenOfTheGuard''

->''"And if [[CommediaDellArte Harlequin shall steal your Columbine]],\\

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->''"Though your wife ran away with a soldier that day,\\
And took with her your trifle of money;\\
Bless your heart, they don't mind \\
They're exceedingly kind \\
They don't blame you as long as you're funny!"''
-->-- '''Jack Point''', ''Theatre/TheYeomenOfTheGuard''

->''"And
->And if [[CommediaDellArte Harlequin shall steal your Columbine]],\\



Laugh at the grief that poisons your heart!"''
-->-- English translation of '''Canio''''s ''Vesti la giubba'', from Ruggero Leoncavello's ''Theatre/{{Pagliacci}}''

->''"There's always a funny man in the game,\\

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Laugh at the grief that poisons your heart!"''
heart!
-->-- English translation of '''Canio''''s ''Vesti "Vesti la giubba'', giubba," from Ruggero Leoncavello's ''Theatre/{{Pagliacci}}''

->''"There's ->There's always a funny man in the game,\\



They don't see his painted heart break."''

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They don't see his painted heart break."''



->Though your wife ran away with a soldier that day,\\
And took with her your trifle of money;\\
Bless your heart, they don't mind \\
They're exceedingly kind \\
They don't blame you as long as you're funny!
-->-- '''Jack Point''', ''Theatre/TheYeomenOfTheGuard''



-> '''Warden:''' This is the part where you deflect questions with humour?\\

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-> '''Warden:''' ->'''Warden:''' This is the part where you deflect questions with humour?\\



[[folder:Web original]]

->By now you know that Creator/RobinWilliams has committed suicide, but I'm not here to talk about him. He's gone, and you're still here, and suicidal thoughts are so common among our readers and writers that our message board has a hidden section where moderators can coordinate responses to suicide threats...Now do you want me to tell you how many messages/comments/emails we get from fans telling a writer to 'kill yourself' because said writer [[{{Troll}} wrote a joke they didn't like?]] When I ban them, they always act confused as to why.
-->--'''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/robin-williams-why-funny-people-kill-themselves/ "Robin Williams and Why Funny People Kill Themselves"]]

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[[folder:Web original]]

Original]]

->By now you know that Creator/RobinWilliams has committed suicide, but I'm not here to talk about him. He's gone, and you're still here, and suicidal thoughts are so common among our readers and writers that our message board has a hidden section where moderators can coordinate responses to suicide threats...threats [...] Now do you want me to tell you how many messages/comments/emails we get from fans telling a writer to 'kill yourself' because said writer [[{{Troll}} wrote a joke they didn't like?]] When I ban them, they always act confused as to why.
-->--'''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', -->-- ''{{Website/Cracked}}'', [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/robin-williams-why-funny-people-kill-themselves/ "Robin Williams and Why Funny People Kill Themselves"]]



-->--'''[[http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2014/08/robin-williams-a-night-at-the-met-changed-my-life.html Drew Magary]]'''

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-->--'''[[http://www.-->-- '''[[http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2014/08/robin-williams-a-night-at-the-met-changed-my-life.html Drew Magary]]'''



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[[folder:real life]]
[[folder:Real Life]]

->Wanting to please people, to only tell them what they wanted to hear, became very deeply a part of me, as it probably did with most children who felt uncertain of the tactic needed to avoid a blow. [...] That's how it is with incomplete personalities.
-->-- '''Creator/TomBaker''', ''Who On Earth is Tom Baker?''

->As a great admirer of the late Creator/BennyHill, I was looking forward to working with him and getting to know him. The first part was a pleasure but the second part was impossible. Benny was very pleasant to all of us -- unfailingly courteous, kind and professional, but it was not possible to make any real contact with him. He was a truly solitary soul and never mixed with the cast socially, even when we were all staying together at the same hotel. Like a lot of comedians I have known, Benny seemed a sad person.
-->-- '''Creator/MichaelCaine''' on the making of ''Film/TheItalianJob''

->Being funny is not the same as being happy.
-->-- '''Dana Gould'''

->I adored Sammy, but he was wary of that kind of affection; He came with a lot of baggage. Onstage, he was a star. Offstage, he [[DudeWheresMyRespect had to use a maintenance door to get into his hotel room]] at night.
-->--'''Alan King''' on Music/SammyDavisJr, ''Name Dropping''



-->--'''UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln'''

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-->--'''UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln'''
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln'''

->Comedy is the blues for people who can't sing.
-->-- '''Creator/ChrisRock'''

->...look at the blood on the mans hands. 900 years, countless very selfish choices, and hes literally blown planets up. His own race, you know, thats all on his hands. Which is why I think he has to make silly jokes and wear a fez. Because if he didn't, hed hang himself.
-->-- '''Creator/MattSmith''', on [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]



-->--'''Creator/MarkTwain'''

->Wanting to please people, to only tell them what they wanted to hear, became very deeply a part of me, as it probably did with most children who felt uncertain of the tactic needed to avoid a blow....That's how it is with incomplete personalities.
-->--'''Creator/TomBaker''', ''Who On Earth is Tom Baker?''

->I adored Sammy, but he was wary of that kind of affection; He came with a lot of baggage. Onstage, he was a star. Offstage, he [[DudeWheresMyRespect had to use a maintenance door to get into his hotel room]] at night.
-->--'''Alan King''' on Music/SammyDavisJr, ''Name Dropping''

->As a great admirer of the late Creator/BennyHill, I was looking forward to working with him and getting to know him. The first part was a pleasure but the second part was impossible. Benny was very pleasant to all of us -- unfailingly courteous, kind and professional, but it was not possible to make any real contact with him. He was a truly solitary soul and never mixed with the cast socially, even when we were all staying together at the same hotel. Like a lot of comedians I have known, Benny seemed a sad person.
-->-- '''Creator/MichaelCaine''' on the making of ''Film/TheItalianJob''

->Comedy is the blues for people who can't sing.
-->-- '''Creator/ChrisRock'''

->Being funny is not the same as being happy.
-->-- '''Dana Gould'''

->...look at the blood on the mans hands. 900 years, countless very selfish choices, and hes literally blown planets up. His own race, you know, thats all on his hands. Which is why I think he has to make silly jokes and wear a fez. Because if he didn't, hed hang himself.
-->--'''Creator/MattSmith''', on [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]

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-->--'''Creator/MarkTwain'''

->Wanting to please people, to only tell them what they wanted to hear, became very deeply a part of me, as it probably did with most children who felt uncertain of the tactic needed to avoid a blow....That's how it is with incomplete personalities.
-->--'''Creator/TomBaker''', ''Who On Earth is Tom Baker?''

->I adored Sammy, but he was wary of that kind of affection; He came with a lot of baggage. Onstage, he was a star. Offstage, he [[DudeWheresMyRespect had to use a maintenance door to get into his hotel room]] at night.
-->--'''Alan King''' on Music/SammyDavisJr, ''Name Dropping''

->As a great admirer of the late Creator/BennyHill, I was looking forward to working with him and getting to know him. The first part was a pleasure but the second part was impossible. Benny was very pleasant to all of us -- unfailingly courteous, kind and professional, but it was not possible to make any real contact with him. He was a truly solitary soul and never mixed with the cast socially, even when we were all staying together at the same hotel. Like a lot of comedians I have known, Benny seemed a sad person.
-->-- '''Creator/MichaelCaine''' on the making of ''Film/TheItalianJob''

->Comedy is the blues for people who can't sing.
-->-- '''Creator/ChrisRock'''

->Being funny is not the same as being happy.
-->-- '''Dana Gould'''

->...look at the blood on the mans hands. 900 years, countless very selfish choices, and hes literally blown planets up. His own race, you know, thats all on his hands. Which is why I think he has to make silly jokes and wear a fez. Because if he didn't, hed hang himself.
-->--'''Creator/MattSmith''', on [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]
'''Creator/MarkTwain'''
5th Sep '17 9:30:36 AM NoxSky12599
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-->- '''ComicBook/SpiderMan''', ''Inhuman Special''

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-->- -->-- '''ComicBook/SpiderMan''', ''Inhuman Special''
Special''

->I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed, life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in threatening world. Doctor says, ''"Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town. Go see him. That should pick you up."'' Man bursts into tears. ''"But doctor,"'' he says, ''"I am Pagliacci."''\\
Good joke. Everybody laughs. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.
-->-- '''Rorschach''', ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''
14th May '17 9:12:10 PM nombretomado
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-->--''{{Trigun}}''

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-->--''{{Trigun}}''
-->--''Manga/{{Trigun}}''
12th Mar '17 9:15:58 PM IchigoMontoya
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->I mean, when you look at me, you wouldn't think that I'm anything but a fun-loving, happy-go-lucky joker. But that isn't the real me. Behind all the quips and laughs, I'm a mess of hang-ups.
-->-- '''Prompto Argentum''', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''
4th Mar '17 10:57:51 AM nombretomado
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-->--'''MarkTwain'''

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-->--'''MarkTwain'''
-->--'''Creator/MarkTwain'''
12th Oct '16 3:49:56 AM ThePat
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[[folder: Fan Works]]

->Yes, it's all true. You can see behind Mitsuzane's smile are stained with a clown's tears.
-->-- '''[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Takatora Kureshima]]''', ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/119/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series Metroid: Kamen Rider Generations]]''

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3rd Oct '16 1:43:37 PM StFan
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->As a great admirer of the late BennyHill, I was looking forward to working with him and getting to know him. The first part was a pleasure but the second part was impossible. Benny was very pleasant to all of us - unfailingly courteous, kind and professional, but it was not possible to make any real contact with him. He was a truly solitary soul and never mixed with the cast socially, even when we were all staying together at the same hotel. Like a lot of comedians I have known, Benny seemed a sad person.
-->--'''Creator/MichaelCaine''' on the making of ''Film/TheItalianJob''

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->As a great admirer of the late BennyHill, Creator/BennyHill, I was looking forward to working with him and getting to know him. The first part was a pleasure but the second part was impossible. Benny was very pleasant to all of us - -- unfailingly courteous, kind and professional, but it was not possible to make any real contact with him. He was a truly solitary soul and never mixed with the cast socially, even when we were all staying together at the same hotel. Like a lot of comedians I have known, Benny seemed a sad person.
-->--'''Creator/MichaelCaine''' -->-- '''Creator/MichaelCaine''' on the making of ''Film/TheItalianJob''
8th Jun '16 7:46:03 PM Prfnoff
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->''"'Tomorrow comes tomorrow goes, but the cloud remains the same.//
Wonder why hes feeling down? Tears of a clown.//
Maybe its all just for the best, lay his weary head to rest.//

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->''"'Tomorrow comes tomorrow goes, but the cloud remains the same.//
\\
Wonder why hes feeling down? Tears of a clown.//
\\
Maybe its all just for the best, lay his weary head to rest.//\\
15th May '16 9:08:41 PM azraelfinalstar
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->''"'Tomorrow comes tomorrow goes, but the cloud remains the same.//
Wonder why hes feeling down? Tears of a clown.//
Maybe its all just for the best, lay his weary head to rest.//
He was forever feeling drowned, Tears of a clown. "''
-->-- '''''Music/IronMaiden''''', ''Tears of a Clown''
10th May '16 2:50:13 AM Trogdor7620
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->'''Deadpool:''' Ripley! From Film/Alien3!
->'''Negasonic Teenage Warhead:''' Fuck, you're old.
->'''Deadpool:''' Ha ha! Fake laugh... hiding real pain.
-->--''Film/Deadpool2016''
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