Quotation by Robert Benchley

The way to go to the circus, however, is with someone who has seen perhaps one theatrical performance before in his life and that in the High School hall.... The scales of sophistication are struck from your eyes and you see in the circus a gathering of men and women who are able to do things as a matter of course which you couldn't do if your life depended on it.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. Life magazine (April 14, 1921). Benchley at the Theater, "Rustlings of Spring," Ipswich Press (1985).
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