Josephine Demott Robinson


Josephine Demott Robinson Quotes

  • ''There are so bewilderingly many laws in the Outside World. We of the circus know only one law—simple and unfailing. The Show must go on.''
    Josephine Demott Robinson (1865-1948), U.S. circus performer. The Circus Lady, ch. 1 (1926).
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  • ''...deep down, deeper than everyday gets me, I am still one of them and will be till I die. In my heart and soul I belong to the lot and the red wagons and the Big Top.''
    Josephine Demott Robinson (1865-1948), U.S. circus performer. The Circus Lady, ch. 16 (1926). After a successful childhood career as a circus performer, followed by marriage and fifteen years in retirement, Robinson had returned to circus performing, a decision that eventually broke up her marriage.
  • ''Never mind if you fall far short of the thing you want to do,—encourage your effort. If no one else will say it to you, say it to yourself. "Not so bad." It will make the next effort easier and better.''
    Josephine Demott Robinson (1865-1948), U.S. circus performer. The Circus Lady, ch. 11 (1926). On beginning to train once again as a circus performer after being retired for fifteen years.
  • ''Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world.''
    Josephine Demott Robinson (1865-1948), U.S. circus performer. The Circus Lady, ch. 16 (1926). During her circus career, she performed on horseback.

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