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#1. 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, - Author: Joe Randazzo
Jester quotes by Joe Randazzo
#2. A jester unemployed is nobody's fool! - Author: Danny Kaye
Jester quotes by Danny Kaye
#3. People need the court jester, so I keep that smile on and keep going out there to do what I do. - Author: Richard Simmons
Jester quotes by Richard Simmons
#4. I am learning a lot about Sam Gamgee on this journey. First he was a conspirator, now he's a jester. He'll end up by becoming a wizard or a warrior! - Frodo Baggins - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Jester quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#5. It is occasionally used to imitate the court jester, who plays the fool but knows he is smarter than the king. He talks and talks and entertains, and no one suspects that he is more than just a fool. - Author: Robert Greene
Jester quotes by Robert Greene
#6. My father was a small claims court jester. - Author: Steven Wright
Jester quotes by Steven Wright
#7. What is it you want from me, Hugh?"
"Short term, I'd like you to say my name with a please attached to it. I'd like to walk into Jester Park with you on my arm."
[ ... ]
"Long term, I want to win. And I will win, Kate. You'll put up a good fight, but eventually you'll be sleeping in my bed and fighting with me back to back. We'll be good together. I promise you."
"What part of no don't you understand?"
"The part where I don't get what I want. - Author: Ilona Andrews
Jester quotes by Ilona Andrews
#8. 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. - Author: E.B. White
Jester quotes by E.B. White
#9. An unemployed court jester is nobody's fool. - Author: Kevin Hart
Jester quotes by Kevin Hart
#10. Thanks to her, I began to learn about the Trickster, a common figure in Native myhtologies, a boundary crosser who can go anywhere. Unlike the Jester and the Clown, who are at the bottom of a hieractchical pile and surivive only by making the king laugh, the Trickster is free, a paradox, a break of boundaries who makes us laugh- and laughter lets the sacred it. - Author: Gloria Steinem
Jester quotes by Gloria Steinem
#11. Because of your arrogance you have become nothing but a puppet, a court jester who believes that he has no choice other than what you remembered you could do a long time ago. Your only reason for existence now is to keep men in fear of what we see as Demons. They are the ones who control what may happen to them if they choose to take, what we are led to believe is the wrong path. The trail leads us away from his protection.
You are arrogant and because of your vanity, you have become blinded to the truth. Do you not know that you cannot take a soul from a man whose future has already been set? I also know this is someone you cannot overrule have the power to overrule? Even if you tried to take me from here, your power would be overruled. You are the tool of the carpenter, not the carpenter. - Author: Peter Fryer
Jester quotes by Peter Fryer
#12. The jester walked in the garden:
The garden had fallen still;
He bade his soul rise upward
And stand on her window-sill.

It rose in a straight blue garment,
When owls began to call:
It has grown wise-tongued by thinking
Of a quiet and light footfall;

But the young queen would not listen;
She rose in her pale night-gown;
She drew in the heavy casement
And pushed the latches down... - Author: W.B. Yeats
Jester quotes by W.B. Yeats
#13. You are young to talk of dying," said the Emperor, looking at Jester. "Learn rather to live, to enjoy the gifts lavished so prodigally by an unknown god: the heat of the sun, the cool of the sea at noon, the scent of the forest in the evening, horses galloping across the plain. You are rich because you are alive. Even unhappiness is still life. Learn to love and enjoy, and learn also to suffer. And, when the time comes, you will learn to die. - Author: Jean D'Ormesson
Jester quotes by Jean D'Ormesson
#14. Despite my vanity, I fear for my sanity. - Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
Jester quotes by Pseudonymous Bosch
#15. My parents wanted me to have an honorable profession and not to be a jester. - Author: Philippe Petit
Jester quotes by Philippe Petit
#16. This is the Manifesto of Little Monster
There is something heroic about the way my fans operate their cameras. So precisely, so intricately and so proudly. Like Kings writing the history of their people, is their prolific nature that both creates and procures what will later be percieved as the kingdom. So the real truth about Lady Gaga fans, my little monsters, lies in this sentiment: They are the Kings. They are the Queens. They write the hisory of the kingdom and I am something of a devoted Jester. It is in the theory of perception that we have established our bond, or the lie I should say, for which we kill. We are nothing without our image. Without our projection. Without the spiritual hologram of who we percieve ourselves to be or rather to become, in the future.
When you are lonely,
I will be lonely too.
And this is the fame. - Author: Lady Gaga
Jester quotes by Lady Gaga
#17. -Cheap? I could have bought a whole pig
with that coin jester.
-Exactly my Lord. And while some may eat a mule, no one can ride a pig. - Author: Angelo Tsanatelis
Jester quotes by Angelo Tsanatelis
#18. 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. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
Jester quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#19. The first drops of rain started to fall.
'God's policemen,' said Jester.
'You what?'
'The police always used to pray for rain before any big demonstration because people wouldn't turn up. Nobody wants to run riot in the streets if it's pouring with rain. Who's going to want to fight in this? - Author: Charlie Higson
Jester quotes by Charlie Higson
#20. Oftentimes, actors are looked at as court jesters. They are not looked at as deep-thinking, smart people who do many other things or have gifts in other areas. - Author: Goldie Hawn
Jester quotes by Goldie Hawn
#21. 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. - Author: Charlie Higson
Jester quotes by Charlie Higson
#22. Think about the fool who by his virtue can be found in a most unusual situation playing jester to the clown. - Author: Gordon Lightfoot
Jester quotes by Gordon Lightfoot
#23. The jester is brother to the sage. - Author: Arthur Koestler
Jester quotes by Arthur Koestler
#24. Bravo," said Grimalkin, peering down from Cold Tom's chest. "The Winter prince and Oberon's jester agreeing on something. The world must be ending. - Author: Julie Kagawa
Jester quotes by Julie Kagawa
#25. 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. - Author: Comte De Lautreamont
Jester quotes by Comte De Lautreamont
#26. Have you brought the moon to me?" she asked. "Not yet," said the Court Jester, "but I will get it for you right away. How big do you think it is?" "It is just a little smaller than my thumbnail," she said, "for when I hold my thumbnail up at the moon, it just covers it." "And how far away is it? asked the Court Jester. "It is not as high as the big tree outside my window," said the Princess, "for sometimes it gets caught in the top branches." It will be very easy to get the moon for you," said the Court Jester. "I will climb the tree tonight when it gets caught in the top branches and bring it to you." The he thought of something else. "What is the moon make of, Princess?" he asked. "Oh," she said, "it's made of gold, of course, silly. - Author: James Thurber
Jester quotes by James Thurber
#27. The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true! - Author: Danny Kaye
Jester quotes by Danny Kaye
#28. Art,' she said.
'My second favorite subject.'
She gave him a shrewd look. 'You wish for me to ask you what your favorite is.'
'Am I so obvious?'
'You are only obvious when you wish to be.'
'And alas, it still doesn't work. You have not asked me what my favorite subject is.'
'Because,' she returned, sitting down, 'I am quite certain the answer will contain something highly inappropriate.'
He placed one hand on his chest, the dramatic gesture somehow restoring his equilibrium. It was easier to play the jester. No one expected as much from fools. 'I am wounded,' he proclaimed. 'I promise you, I was not going to say that my favorite subject was seduction, or the art of a kiss, or the proper way to remove a lady's glove, or for that matter the proper way to remove - '
'Stop! - Author: Julia Quinn
Jester quotes by Julia Quinn
#29. 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. - Author: Richard Simmons
Jester quotes by Richard Simmons
#30. 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. - Author: Richard Simmons
Jester quotes by Richard Simmons
#31. Lucien had taught him that fear was good; fear was an ally; that every lawyer was afraid when he stood before a new jury and presented his case. It was okay to be afraid - just don't show it. Jurors would not follow the lawyer with the quickest tongue or prettiest words. They would not follow the sharpest dresser. They would not follow a clown or court jester. They would not follow a lawyer who preached the loudest or fought the hardest. Lucien had convinced him that jurors followed the lawyer who told the truth, regardless of his looks, words, or superficial abilities. A lawyer had to be himself in the courtroom, and if he was afraid, so be it. The jurors were afraid too. - Author: John Grisham
Jester quotes by John Grisham
#32. As I drifted along with my bodiless invisibility, I felt myself more and more becoming an empty, floating shape, seeing without being seen and walking without the interference of those grosser creatures who shared my world. It was not an experience completely without interest or even pleasure. The clown's shibboleth of "here we are again" took on a new meaning for me as I felt myself a novitiate of a more rarified order of harlequinry. ("The Last Feast Of The Harlequin") - Author: Thomas Ligotti
Jester quotes by Thomas Ligotti
#33. When most dullards hear the words 'the theater,' they envision a twelve-screen multiplex where disaster porn entertains the culturally witless for 90 minutes at a time. Pfaugh. The word 'theater' has grandeur. Power. Back to its ancient Grecian origins, it means 'the seeing place.' A stage upon which actors and actresses use fiction to show us truths. - Author: Mark Waid
Jester quotes by Mark Waid
#34. Both the Gypsies of the 19th century and the Bohemian scribblers and court jester types share similar personality traits. Both groups were known as drifters, dancers, minstrels and troubadours. And for their cheerful and pleasant approach to poverty. They were also known for stalking members of the opposite sex. Alcohol, words and the hue and glow of the artist's easel were what they lived for - Author: Karl Wiggins
Jester quotes by Karl Wiggins
#35. I'm a master of story. Almost a living fiction myself, so resilient am I! Spider-Man beats me down, I rise! Daredevil imprisons me, I escape! That's because stories have power! He who controls the narrative controls the audience, and you're all the audience, every one of you. As they say, the world's a stage ... - Author: Mark Waid
Jester quotes by Mark Waid
#36. First of all I express sincerity. There's also that sense of humor, by which people sometimes learn to laugh about themselves. I mean, the situation is so serious that the people could go crazy because of it. They need to smile and realize how ridiculous everything is. A race without a sense of humor is in bad shape. A race needs clowns. In earlier days people knew that. Kings always had a court jester around. In that way he was always reminded how ridiculous things are. I believe that nations too should have jesters, in the congress, near the president, everywhere ... You could call me the jester of the Creator. The whole world, all the disease and misery, it's all ridiculous. - Author: Sun Ra
Jester quotes by Sun Ra
#37. An unemployed jester is nobody's fool. - Author: Danny Kaye
Jester quotes by Danny Kaye
#38. You should have been a jester instead of a knight. (Sin)
True, but jesters don't get to carry a sword. Personally, I like my sword. You know, the whole knight images really makes the ladies lust for me. Not that any have lusted for me recently, since I have only been in the company of married women, but one is ever hopeful ... Oh, wait, I'm in Scotland, where they hate us English. Damn, my chances with the women have just fallen to nil. Wasn't there a monastery a few leagues back? Mayhap I should go take my vows and just save myself the embarrassment of being sneered at. (Simon) - Author: Kinley MacGregor
Jester quotes by Kinley MacGregor
#39. 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. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
Jester quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#40. of course I'm going to heaven. God needs a court jester. - Author: Krissy Imperial
Jester quotes by Krissy Imperial
#41. The clown figure has had so many meanings in different times and cultures. The jolly, well-loved joker familiar to most people is actually but one aspect of this protean creature. Madmen, hunchbacks, amputees, and other abnormals were once considered natural clowns; they were elected to fulfill a comic role which could allow others to see them as ludicrous rather than as terrible reminders of the forces of disorder in the world. But sometimes a cheerless jester was required to draw attention to this same disorder, as in the case of King Lear's morbid and honest fool, who of course was eventually hanged, and so much for his clownish wisdom. Clowns have often had ambiguous and sometimes contradictory roles to play. ("The Last Feast Of The Harlequin") - Author: Thomas Ligotti
Jester quotes by Thomas Ligotti

Be you still, be you still, trembling heart;
Remember the wisdom out of the old days:
Him who trembles before the flame and the flood,
And the winds that blow through the starry ways,
Let the starry winds and the flame and the flood
Cover over and hide, for he has no part
With the lonely, majestical multitude.


The jester walked in the garden:
The garden had fallen still;
He bade his soul rise upward
And stand on her window-sill.
It rose in a straight blue garment,
When owls began to call:
It had grown wise-tongued by thinking
Of a quiet and light footfall;
But the young queen would not listen;
She rose in her pale night-gown;
She drew in the heavy casement
And pushed the latches down.
He bade his heart go to her,
When the owls called out no more;
In a red and quivering garment
It sang to her through the door.
It had grown sweet-tongued by dreaming
Of a flutter of flower-like hair;
But she took up her fan from the table
And waved it off on the air.
'I have cap and bells,' he pondered,
'I will send them to her and die';
And when the morning whitened
He left them where she went by.
She laid them upon her bosom,
Under a cloud of her hair,
And her red lips sang them a love-song
Till stars grew out of the air.
She ope - Author: W.B. Yeats
Jester quotes by W.B. Yeats
#43. 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. - Author: Seth Godin
Jester quotes by Seth Godin
#44. 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. - Author: Diablo Cody
Jester quotes by Diablo Cody
#45. It's been important to cultures throughout history with the court jester and the witch doctor and the shaman - all preach the same thing. - Author: RuPaul
Jester quotes by RuPaul
#46. 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. - Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
Jester quotes by Pseudonymous Bosch
#47. Humor was a good way to hide the pain. - Author: Rick Riordan
Jester quotes by Rick Riordan
#48. I would be more than her guardian and her champion and the jester who made her laugh. I would be her everything, if I could. -Puck - Author: Julie Kagawa
Jester quotes by Julie Kagawa
#49. SHUT UP," Carot Top say, the cocane now taking effect. "This isnt Poetry 101. People want to laugh. Your suposed to be a 'King' of Prop Comedy. But youve been acting more like a jester of prop comedy. - Author: Seinfeld 2000
Jester quotes by Seinfeld 2000
#50. be friends with everyone, make sure you know the friend before you become friends with them - Author: Caterina Jester
Jester quotes by Caterina Jester
#51. He stumbled, almost fell, and decided to sit down, with his back against the tunnel wall, his feet resting against the opposite wall. Roaring out of the morass of pity, terror, happiness, joy, sadness, elation that he had inherited - shooting forth from this void, the single sharp thought: She does not love me. It was almost more than he could take. But he was not the kind of person to fold, to crack, to be broken, and so instead, in those moments after the realization, he bent - and bent, and kept on bending beneath the pressure of this new and terrible knowledge. Soon he would bend into a totally new shape altogether. He welcomed that. He wanted that. Maybe the new thing he would become would no longer hurt, would no longer fear, would no longer look back down into the void and wonder what was left of him.

She did not love him. It made him laugh as he sat there -- great belly laughs that doubled him over in the dust, where he lay for a long moment, recovering. It was funny beyond bearing. He had fought through a dozen terrors all for love of her. And she did not love him. He felt like a character in a holovid - the jester, the clown, the fool. - Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Jester quotes by Jeff VanderMeer
#52. Jesus' throat hurt to speak. "I see you are disguising yourself in more humble appearance these days. Afraid of something?" "The jester from Galilee. I am impressed you can maintain your wits after so many days in my little home away from home." Belial spread his hands out, gesturing to the dry deadly expanse around them. "I will admit that the advance of civilization has made it somewhat disadvantageous for the Watchers to reveal our true nature or presence. Yes, we are working more behind the veil than we did in primeval days. On the other hand, the way things are going, I can foresee an age when humanity has turned religion into pretty fictions, and blinded themselves to our reality. Imagine the influence we will then have on ignorant fools who no longer believe in us. - Author: Brian Godawa
Jester quotes by Brian Godawa
#53. Day One, Morning The Dempsey Penthouse, New York On the morning the ships came, Meyer Dempsey found himself preoccupied with drugs, sex, and business. It would have been hard to believe that just six days later, only one of the three would seem to matter. "You're not listening to me, Heather," he said into the phone. "I'm going to be in LA from Friday to Tuesday. I've already booked time with the studio on Monday. The whole reason I'm coming early is - " Heather cut him off, probably to feed her need for a zinger more than a reply that couldn't wait. Heather was always "on," never really able to take a break and just be a person for once. It was one of the reasons they hadn't been able to stay married. It was like living with a jester. "Because you want to do the Walk - Author: Sean Platt
Jester quotes by Sean Platt
#54. This traffic-court jester did more than tell jokes; he plucked out your subconscious and beat you silly with it, not until you were unrecognizable, but until you were recognizable. - Author: Paul Beatty
Jester quotes by Paul Beatty
#55. Are you an evolutionist?
I'm an absurdist, ma'am. But let's suppose evolution is true; what about the monkeys today? Why can't we see them evolving? Are they still evolving? - Author: Harrison Wheeler
Jester quotes by Harrison Wheeler
#56. He actually preferred the idea that one of his victims had sent the messages, there was a risk of the police finding out, a risk of jail or another psychopathic stalker, but having to listen to his mother nag him for the rest of his life seemed infinitely worse. - Author: David Jester
Jester quotes by David Jester
#57. Right now, I've got the weight of several worlds on my shoulders. My best friend is living in a cancer ward, and there's nothing I can do for him. The Serpents have hired the Jester to spark race riots with faked news stories, and I don't know how to smoke him out. My enemies are hiding all around, watching everything I do, and I can't find them. For the first time in months I find myself in the familiar, paralyzing grip of overwhelming depression. - Author: Mark Waid
Jester quotes by Mark Waid
#58. How ill white hairs become a fool and jester! - Author: William Shakespeare
Jester quotes by William Shakespeare
#59. What do you call a person who keeps on talking even when people aren't interested? - A teacher! - Author: John Jester
Jester quotes by John Jester
#60. If heaven was created only for the most stupid clown, then Mr Bean could have been the only righteous man on earth. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
Jester quotes by Michael Bassey Johnson
#61. You have the inspiration of a jester, the soul of a backpacker and the heart of a warrior, and you've already done much better than you appreciate. You're supported more than you realise. You're in spitting distance now, just around the corner

Each and every one of you is a work of art. Not everyone's going to accept you, but the ones who do will never forget you. Come on, admit it, you're not like the others, are you? And that's not just okay, it's fucking beautiful!

Always remember, when you're stuck between two planets, the only thing you can do is try something absurd.

….. And you may just hear a river start. - Author: Karl Wiggins
Jester quotes by Karl Wiggins
#62. Goals and dreams are not purposed to please others. I'd rather be the jester who adds value to those around me than a King with no vision or intention of making a difference. - Author: Janna Cachola
Jester quotes by Janna Cachola
#63. Majesty,
A frozen swamp. Icicles on branches and uprooted trees. That was our crystal palace, once upon a time. I was your king and you were my queen. I promised you I'd always try to give you your desires. I meant that. And since you wanted Derek, I tried to get him for you. I tried to get Derek to see how beautiful, sweet and amazing you are, in spite of myself, in spite of my rending heart. He never saw you the way I did, and you never saw me at all. I thought maybe if I found love with someone else, I'd be rid of my feelings for you, but that empty relationship only made me long for you more. I've offered you the most support and devotion a person can give an unwanting heart, but all I get in return are your mocking advances, which blatantly scream and reiterate the fact that you'll never love me. It's been so excruciating to be around you lately. You're always teasing me, and it kills me. That's why I've been so irritable and angry. It's inconceivable to me how you could think I'd EVER hurt you, when all I've been living for is to try and make you happy. Well, I'm done. Your doubt has caused me more pain than anything I've ever known. I always thought we'd be life-long friends, but this fairytale has no happy ending. The crystal has shattered. I can't be your king anymore. Then again, I never really was. I've always been the lowly jester. And everyone knows a fool can never be with a queen.

Goodbye, Alec - Author: Courtney Vail
Jester quotes by Courtney Vail
#64. The hatred that I harbored for Lou and Paul faded into the background. The cold, lonely mountains which once filled my mouth and mind with the madness of Zarathustra shifted into a lithium passivity. Even Wagner was nothing more than a jester for some cathartic writing, allowing me to purge the bales of contempt that I had for the man. - Author: Dylan Callens
Jester quotes by Dylan Callens
#65. I was head over heels in love with her. No, that didn't describe it. I was tear my fucking heart out and throw it at her, beg her to take it into hers. I was falling from the greatest heights with no safety net below. I was giving everything of my own life for hers, giving up every inch of my soul so she could wear it proudly. I was a former king on my knees in front of the queen. A jester begging for a chance. I was powerless, helpless and at her mercy. - Author: Karina Halle
Jester quotes by Karina Halle
#66. In high school, I could get beaten up all the time, or I could be something better. I became the court jester. - Author: Richard Simmons
Jester quotes by Richard Simmons
#67. The laughing, joking court jester, who is in reality a Shaman, has all the respect of a king, for there has always been an element of danger lurking about beneath the surface of his smile - Author: Karl Wiggins
Jester quotes by Karl Wiggins
#68. When a person is dying inside, she doesn't need a jester." Biddy set the bandages in his hands. "She needs a champion. - Author: Sarah M. Eden
Jester quotes by Sarah M. Eden
#69. Kings kill; jesters don't; therefore the jesters of the kings are more valuable than the kings! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
Jester quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#70. God, O God, where art thou? Thou art as distant to me as the lady combing rice in the Yunnan Province of China or a piece of floating space debris circling Pegasi. In this feeling-dead world of post traumatic stress, skepticism is king, queen, and court jester. - Author: Chila Woychik
Jester quotes by Chila Woychik
#71. Also usually employed one or more resident physicians, barbers, priests, painters, musicians, minstrels, secretaries and copyists, an astrologer, a jester, and a dwarf, besides pages and squires. - Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Jester quotes by Barbara W. Tuchman
#72. You have made the moon," The Jester said. "That is the moon. - Author: James Thurber
Jester quotes by James Thurber
#73. Whether you sweep the toilet of a school or you make cloths. Whether you take pictures of dancers or you are a full-time house wife.

Whether you are a village jester or the president of a company, never trivialize what you do. Your work, no matter how small you think it is can make a difference in someone's life. It all begins with you. It's not what you do, it's how you do it.

I have seen a traffic police bring minutes of joy and happiness to people's lives in a way that Presidents of nations cannot. Anytime you trivialize what gives you an income, you sell yourself cheap and lose your dignity. Do your work with all excitement, joy and positivity. Learn and grow from it. And if you haven't found a job to do, look for one with the same zeal as you would do the actual work. Good morning and may God bless our efforts. Emi Iyalla - Author: Emi Iyalla
Jester quotes by Emi Iyalla

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