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Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin was a comedic actor and director, usually known by his stage name of Charlie Chaplin.
Found 45 thoughts of Charlie Chaplin

In the end, everything is a gag.

Charlie Chaplin

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

Charlie Chaplin

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

Charlie Chaplin

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

Charlie Chaplin

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

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

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

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

Charlie Chaplin

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.

Charlie Chaplin

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

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

Charlie Chaplin

We think too much and feel too little.

Charlie Chaplin

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

Charlie Chaplin

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

Charlie Chaplin

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

Charlie Chaplin

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.

Charlie Chaplin

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

Charlie Chaplin

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Charlie Chaplin

The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.

Charlie Chaplin

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

Charlie Chaplin

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

Charlie Chaplin

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

Charlie Chaplin

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

Charlie Chaplin

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

Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.

Charlie Chaplin
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