Charlie Chaplin Quotes

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Charles Spencer Chaplin (Sir Charlie Chaplin)

Born: 16th April 1889 in London, England

Died: 25th December 1977 in Vevey, Switzerland

Profession: Actor

Famous for: Many silent comedy films.

Great quotes by Charlie Chaplin

[quote style=”boxed”]A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]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.[/quote]

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Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I am for people. I can’t help it.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I don’t believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I have no further use for America. I wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was President.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. [/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can’t help it. It’s the truth.[/quote]

[quote style=”boxed”]In the end, everything is a gag.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]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.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]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.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it![/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]We might as well die as to go on living like this.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]A day without laughter is a day wasted.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Brunettes are troublemakers. They’re worse than the Jews.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]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.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]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.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]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.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]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.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I’d sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]The glamour of it all! New York! America![/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others’ happiness, not by each others’ misery.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]We think too much and feel too little.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Why should poetry have to make sense?[/quote]