Quotes / Circus of Fear

Welcome to the lower berth,
The greatest show unearthed:
We appear without a sound,
The darkest show around,
We will leave you in a daze -
Madness, murder, dismay!
We will disappear at night,
With blood on the concrete
Creature Feature, "The Greatest Show Unearthed"

We are thieves, Jamie. We steal something more precious than life; if only it were as simple as killing those who fall into our trap! Each part of the show is designed to part the tricks with the most precious thing they have: the human soul, Jamie. We steal them by the dozen. It began a long time ago: Kurt Pilo Senior established the circus as a farm for human souls, and that is what it remains...

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the most terrifying show on the planet earth; Professor Screweyes Eccentric Circus! We will scare you ! We will frighten you ! We will shock you witless with our dreadful, terrifying, vile, monstrous program. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, we give you the infernal grand demon parade.
Professor Screweyes, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story

You've made it to our main attraction:
The Three-Ring Circus in the Big Top tent!
We hope our clowns will entertain you
Before making you the main event!

For centuries, almost millennia, it has traveled the backroads and byways of the World of Darkness. And as it wandered, the stain on its festival soul thickened. Now it answers to the name of Anastagio's Olde Time Lunar Carnival and Midnight Circus. Its taste for souls has grown ever keener, and it's still hungry. The calliope beckons like a lorelei... will you enter? Within the tents and sideshows of the Midnight Circus lurk horrors and visions that stretch and defy imagination. But the Circus is not managed by mortals, oh no. Fae glamours mix with eldritch magicks; the Kindred quietly stroll along the midway while the Restless Dead flit through the carnival air. Garou or mage, undead or living, there's something to suit everybody's tastes in the Midnight Circus. And the ticket's a bargain at twice the price! Just watch where you step and what you look at, because not all the attractions are free...

This is the dark fantastic! This is how we celebrate the kill! This is the CARNIVAL. OF. CARNAGE!!!

The circus has traveled far and we have brought joy to many sad people. They join us now like a big family, growing week by week! Now they feel no pain, they know nothing of misery. I call them my Dollotrons. To each new home, we move at night, finding a fresh patch of earth to inhabit: secret places in forgotten parts of town, ugly wastelands where the locals stumble unawares into our candy-stripe tent. The Dollotrons are the first to greet them, with open arms and... perfect faces! The climax of the show is when I take them to see Mother! Oh, I tell you, they are amazed by my imagination, confounded by my dexterity as each is transformed into a beautiful work of art! But, Mother is hard to please! She wants more, always more, never satisfied, always driving me to work harder, to obtain perfection! And I will! Night has drawn its curtains yet again and the circus moves on, our numbers swollen, to a different patch of earth. On the dark horizon, the building tops glimmer, the heat and smog of industry shrouds a den of criminals and beasts. Gotham is her name! Janosz, I tell you, the circus has come home!
Professor Pyg, Batman: Arkham Knight