Charlie Chaplin - Quotes

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A day without laughter is a day wasted.

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it! ---->>>

We think too much and feel too little. ---->>>

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles. ---->>>

A man's true character comes out when he's drunk. ---->>>

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

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 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.

Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.

Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.

Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.

Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery.

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery.

In the end, everything is a gag.

In the end, everything is a gag.

That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head. ---->>>

Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.

Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.

This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it. ---->>>

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.

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. ---->>>

Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.

Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. ---->>>

Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves. ---->>>

The glamour of it all! New York! America! ---->>>

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.

Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'. ---->>>

I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment. ---->>>

I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.

I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.

Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people. ---->>>

Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage. ---->>>

To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune. ---->>>

I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career. ---->>>

Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing. ---->>>

I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch. ---->>>

Why should poetry have to make sense?

Why should poetry have to make sense?

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. ---->>>

All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.

All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.

We might as well die as to go on living like this. ---->>>

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 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 have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President. ---->>>

I am for people. I can't help it. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: April 16, 1889
Birthplace: in Walworth, London, The United Kingdom
Die: 12-25, 1977
Occupation: Actor

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era of silent film. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry (wikipedia)