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Charlie Chaplin Quotes

The silent era in the film industry was amazing. Sir Charlie Spencer Chaplin, better known as Charlie Chaplin was a pacesetter during these wonderful times. Charlie Chaplin was an established composer, actor and filmmaker. While his silent films were instant hits, Charlie Chaplin quotes also took the limelight. He would insist to his fans that a single day should not go by without laughter. Charlie Chaplin quotes would also take on a more serious mien, and he would question why people struggled so hard to find meaning in life. He would insist that life is a desire, and as such, no meaning should be attached to it.

Charlie Chaplin Quotes

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

  •  A day without laughter is a day wasted.Charlie Chaplin Quotes

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

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

  •  A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.Charlie Chaplin Quotes

  •  We think too much and feel too little.

  •  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.Charlie Chaplin Quotes

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

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

  •  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.Charlie Chaplin Quotes

  •  Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’.

  •  Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.

  •  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.

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

  •  I have no further use for America. I wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was President.

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

  •  Why should poetry have to make sense?Charlie Chaplin Quotes

  •  The glamour of it all! New York! America!

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

  •  Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.Charlie Chaplin Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

  •  Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.Charlie Chaplin Quotes

  •  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 suppose that’s one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.

  •  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.

  •  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 am for people. I can’t help it.

  •  In the end, everything is a gag.Charlie Chaplin Quotes

  •  Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.

  •  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.Charlie Chaplin Quotes

  •  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.

  •  To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.Charlie Chaplin Quotes

  •  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.

  •  Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.

  •  I’d sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.Charlie Chaplin Quotes

  •  Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.

  •  Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves.

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