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I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born.
I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.
I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
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