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55 Amazing Quotes by Charlie Chaplin

Best Quotes by Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin was a British comedic actor who became famous with silent film era. He was one of the biggest stars of the 20th century. He became a universal icon through his on screen personality as well as is regarded as one of the largely chief figures in the history of the film industry. Below are some of the amazing quotes by Charlie Chaplin.

  1. “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” - Charlie Chaplin
  2. “You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.” - Charlie Chaplin
  3. “A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.” - Charlie Chaplin
  4. “I don’t believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.” - Charlie Chaplin
  5. “Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.” - Charlie Chaplin
  6. “Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.” - Charlie Chaplin
  7. “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!” - Charlie Chaplin
  8. “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.” - Charlie Chaplin
  9. “What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.” - Charlie Chaplin
  10. “Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’.” - Charlie Chaplin
  11. “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.” - Charlie Chaplin
  12. “Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.” - Charlie Chaplin
  13. “We think too much and feel too little.” - Charlie Chaplin
  14. “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.” - Charlie Chaplin
  15. “In the end, everything is a gag.” - Charlie Chaplin
  16. “I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.” - Charlie Chaplin
  17. “My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.” - Charlie Chaplin
  18. “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.” - Charlie Chaplin
  19. “Imagination means nothing without doing.” - Charlie Chaplin
  20. “Life can be wonderful if you’re not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination … and a little dough.” - Charlie Chaplin
  21. “I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.” - Charlie Chaplin
  22. “Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” - Charlie Chaplin
  23. “The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs.” - Charlie Chaplin
  24. “I believe in the power of laughter and tears as an antidote to hatred and terror.” - Charlie Chaplin
  25. “Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.” - Charlie Chaplin
  26. “Patriotism is too deep a feeling to depict in the posing for a photograph.” - Charlie Chaplin
  27. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.” - Charlie Chaplin
  28. “To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.” - Charlie Chaplin
  29. “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.” - Charlie Chaplin
  30. “I am for people. I can’t help it.” - Charlie Chaplin
  31. “A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.” - Charlie Chaplin
  32. “Life is a play that does not allow testing. So, sing, cry, dance, laugh and live intensely, before the curtain closes and the piece ends with no Applause.” - Charlie Chaplin
  33. “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
  34. “I do not need drugs to be a genius, do not take a genius to be human, but I need your smile to be happy.” - Charlie Chaplin
  35. “In the light of our egos, we are all dethroned monarchs.” - Charlie Chaplin
  36. “All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.” - Charlie Chaplin
  37. “You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” - Charlie Chaplin
  38. “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
  39. “I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” - Charlie Chaplin
  40. “Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.” - Charlie Chaplin
  41. “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.” - Charlie Chaplin
  42. “Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.” - Charlie Chaplin
  43. “I’d sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.” - Charlie Chaplin
  44. “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.” - Charlie Chaplin
  45. “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.” - Charlie Chaplin
  46. “Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.” - Charlie Chaplin
  47. “Why should poetry have to make sense?” - Charlie Chaplin
  48. “Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.” - Charlie Chaplin
  49. “Think about yourself at least once in your life otherwise you may miss the best comedy in this world.” - Charlie Chaplin
  50. “This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.” - Charlie Chaplin
  51. “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
  52. “Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves.” - Charlie Chaplin
  53. “That’s the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.” - Charlie Chaplin
  54. “There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.” - Charlie Chaplin
  55. “You need Power, only when you want to do something harmful otherwise Love is enough to get everything done.” - Charlie Chaplin

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