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"A jester, a bad character." - Blaise Pascal

"An unemployed jester is nobody's fool." - Danny Kaye

"A jester unemployed is nobodys fool." - Danny Kaye

"The jester is brother to the sage." - Arthur Koestler

"I consider myself a court jester." - Richard Simmons

"An unemployed court jester is nobody's fool." - Kevin Hart

"I consider myself a court jester - motivator." - Richard Simmons

"My father was a small claims court jester." - Steven Wright

"A jest loses its point when the jester laughs himself." - Friedrich Schiller

"How ill white hairs become a fool and jester!" - William Shakespeare

"The advertiser is the overrewarded court jester and court pander at the democratic court." - Joseph Wood Krutch

"As for myself, I am simply Hop-Frog, the jester - and this is my last jest." - Edgar Allan Poe

"[The advertiser] is the overrewarded court jester and court pander at the democratic court." - Joseph Wood Krutch

"My parents wanted me to have an honorable profession and not to be a jester." - Philippe Petit

"Just because you can laugh doesn't mean you can't tell the truth. Truth is often the jester." - Anonymous

"It's been important to cultures throughout history with the court jester and the witch doctor and the shaman - all preach the same thing." - RuPaul

"When the king gets depressed, he doesn't call for his wife. He doesn't call for the cook. He calls for the court jester." - Richard Simmons

"I do consider myself a clown and a court jester, and I do love to make people laugh, whether they're laughing with me or at me." - Richard Simmons

"People need the court jester, so I keep that smile on and keep going out there to do what I do." - Richard Simmons

"If you're demanding a rodeo jester be thrown in the dungeons for mocking the king, don't pretend you support a free country." - Steve Stockman

"Think about the fool who by his virtue can be found in a most unusual situation playing jester to the clown." - Gordon Lightfoot

"Although according to certain philosophers it is quite difficult to distinguish the jester from the melancholic, life itself being a comic drama or a dramatic comedy." - Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

"In high school, I could get beaten up all the time, or I could be something better. I became the court jester." - Richard Simmons

"From Shane's Point of View: Jester talking to Shane: "What's the matter? You afraid you'd bite your skinny little girlfriend?" Jester laughed. "She's already someone else's, you know. I can smell the bite on her. He's marked her." Myrnin. "Shut up," I said, and kicked him in the face." - Rachel Caine

"My way is the sensitive, emotional way, because that's who I am. A day doesn't go by where I don't sit and cry, listening to the stories. I try to be the clown and court jester and make people laugh." - Richard Simmons

"As our society gets more complex and our people get more complacent, the role of the jester is more vital than ever before. Please stop sitting around. We need you to make a ruckus." - Seth Godin

"A lot of people think that fame is the Band-Aid that cures their ills. I'm no kid, and I knew long before I got famous that wasn't the deal. I'm the court jester, not the queen." - Sharon Stone

"Fate is the malevolent little jester sitting up in the heavens and pondering over how ridiculous we humans are and he does his best to make fools out of all of us. And sooner or later he succeeds." - Lisa Kleypas

"Oh, talking is not so bad as that," said the Jester. "True, most people say only silly things when they speak. But it's easier to ignore them if you're saying silly things yourself." - Pseudonymous Bosch

"Laughing, laughing, laughing, laughing! It is the jester! A voice from the Void, to cheer poor Cicero! I accept your gift, dearest Night Mother. Thank you for my laughter. Thank you for my friend." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The essayist . . . can pull on any sort of shirt, be any sort of person, according to his mood or his subject matter - philosopher, scold, jester, raconteur, confidant, pundit, devil's advocate, enthusiast." - E B White

"In the name of God!" said Gurth, "how came they prisoners? and to whom?" "Our master was too ready to fight," said the Jester, "and Athelstane was not ready enough, and no other person was ready at all." - Walter Scott

"Satire must always accompany any free society. It is an absolute necessity. Even in the most repressive medieval kingdoms, they understood the need for the court jester, the one soul allowed to tell the truth through laughter," - Joe Randazzo

"A king's staff of office, the sign and symbol of his authority. It was originally a mace with which the sovereign admonished his jester and vetoed ministerial measures by breaking the bones of their proponents." - Ambrose Bierce

"The artist is still a little like the old court jester. He's supposed to speak his vicious paradoxes with some sense in them, but he isn't part of whatever the fabric is that makes a nation." - William Faulkner

"The essayist... can pull on any sort of shirt, be any sort of person, according to his mood or his subject matter - philosopher, scold, jester, raconteur, confidant, pundit, devil's advocate, enthusiast..." - E B White

"JESTER, n. An officer attached to the king's household to amuse the court by ludicrous actions and utterances... the king's own conduct and decrees [being] sufficiently ridiculous for the amusement not only of his court but of all mankind." - Ambrose Bierce

"JESTER, n. An officer attached to the king's household to amuse the court by ludicrous actions and utterances . . . the king's own conduct and decrees [being] sufficiently ridiculous for the amusement not only of his court but of all mankind." - Ambrose Bierce

"I'm a real paradox. Because I'm a very serious person, and I take my work very seriously. But I wrap it up in a court jester and a clown and make people laugh and make them feel good about themselves." - Richard Simmons

"He was the class clown, the court jester, because he'd learn early that if you cracked jokes and pretended you weren't scared, you usually didn't get beat up. Even the baddest gangster kids would tolerate you, keep you around for laughs. Plus, humor was a good way to hide the pain" - Rick Riordan

"If Love were jester at the court of Death, And Death the king of all, still would I pray, For me the motley and the bauble, yea, Though all be vanity, as the Preacher saith, The mirth of love be mine for one brief breath!" - Frederic Lawrence Knowles

"There was always a slug on the lettuce. This was too good to be true. He had never trusted Jester, and didn't trust David. He wasn't going to let his gaurd down just yet. Being carful had kept him alive this far. There was no reason to stop being careful now." - Charlie Higson

"I didn't even know how to talk to people, I didn't know how to talk to the press. I was just a jester. And I still feel that way. But, I mean, what haven't I learned? Everything that I know is new information because I was starting with nothing." - Diablo Cody

"I try to be the clown and court jester and make people laugh. At the same time, you have people in the hospital who have had gastric bypass or lap-band surgery and they still have to work out. If you don't work out and eat healthy, you'll look like a melted candle." - Richard Simmons

"The judgement makes no sense at all. It exposes the country, Turkey, to ridicule. It would have been so much better if Ahmet Davotgulu had behaved like a medieval jester, but no such luck for poor Turkey. Its Prime Minister is not taken seriously by too many people." - Tariq Ali

"One thing Della Valle taught me is the power to say no if something isn't right. That mattered even over sales. Now it's rolling and finally, after having been PR, boutique director, operator, messenger, and everything else, I'm finally in the role I like the most - court jester. And that's what I was doing at Chanel before." - Ines De La Fressange

"It is unpardonable conceit not to laugh at your own jokes. Joking is undignified; that is why it is so good for one's soul. Do not fancy you can be a detached wit and avoid being a buffoon; you cannot. If you are the Court Jester you must be the Court Fool." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I'm the out-of-court jester who won't settle, I up the vigilante, I'm a law unto myself but break it anyway! I made a forced landing on the Moebius Strip and now I want to know, which side are you on?" - Bob Black

"I was just a ham since about the age of five. If I was performing at Medieval Times or something, I'd be the court jester. That was always my defense mechanism. I was never all that funny; I was just obnoxious and loud." - Emma Stone

"The court jester had the right to say the most outrageous things to the king. Everything was permitted during carnival, even the songs that the Roman legionnaires would sing, calling Julius Caesar 'queen,' alluding, in a very transparent way, to his real, or presumed, homosexual escapades." - Umberto Eco

"Cicero is dead! Cicero is born! The laughter has filled me, filled me so very completely. I am the laughter. I am the jester. The soul that has served as my constant companion for so long has breached the veil of the Void finally and forever. It is now in me. It is me. The world has seen the last of Cicero the man. Behold Cicero, Fool of Hearts - laughter incarnate!" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"My way is the sensitive, emotional way, because that's who I am. I try to be the clown and court jester and make people laugh. At the same time, you have people in the hospital who have had gastric bypass or lap-band surgery, and they still have to work out. If you don't work out and eat healthy, you'll look like a melted candle." - Richard Simmons

"An art form requires genius. People of genius are always troublemakers, meaning they start from scratch, demolish accepted norms and rebuild a new world. The problem with cinema today is the dearth of troublemakers. There's not a rabble-rouser in sight. There was still one, but he went beyond troublemaker to court jester. He clobbered the status quo. That's Godard. We"re fresh out of "bad students." You"ll find students masquerading as bad ones, but you wo' find the real article, because a genuine bad student upends everything." - Henri Langlois

"Satire must always accompany any free society. It is an absolute necessity. Even in the most repressive medieval kingdoms, they understood the need for the court jester, the one soul allowed to tell the truth through laughter. It is, in many ways, the most powerful form of free speech because it is aimed at those in power, or those whose ideas would spread hate. It is the canary in the coalmine, a cultural thermometer, and it always has to push, push, push the boundaries of society to see how much it's grown." - Joe Randazzo

"An art form requires genius. People of genius are always troublemakers, meaning they start from scratch, demolish accepted norms and rebuild a new world. The problem with cinema today is the dearth of troublemakers. There's not a rabble-rouser in sight. There was still one, but he went beyond troublemaker to court jester. He clobbered the status quo. That's Godard. We're fresh out of 'bad students.' You'll find students masquerading as bad ones, but you won't find the real article, because a genuine bad student upends everything." - Henri Langlois

"Satire must always accompany any free society. It is an absolute necessity. Even in the most repressive medieval kingdoms, they understood the need for the court jester, the one soul allowed to tell the truth through laughter. It is, in many ways, the most powerful form of free speech because it is aimed at those in power, or those whose ideas would spread hate. It is the canary in the coalmine, a cultural thermometer, and it always has to push, push, push the boundaries of society to see how much it's grown." - Joe Randazzo

"Few, as I have said, are the humorists who can induce this state. To master and dissolve us, to give us the joy of being worn down and tired out with laughter, is a success to be won by no man save in virtue of a rare staying-power. Laughter becomes extreme only if it be consecutive. There must be no pauses for recovery. Touch-and-go humour, however happy, is not enough. The jester must be able to grapple his theme and hang on to it, twisting it this way and that, and making it yield magically all manner of strange and precious things." - Max Beerbohm



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