Charlie Chaplin quotes

Day without laughter is a day wasted. -Charlie Chaplin


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


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


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


Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone. -Charlie Chaplin


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


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


We think too much and feel too little. – Charlie Chaplin


We think too much and feel too little. -Charlie Chaplin


The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’. -Charlie Chaplin


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

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. -Charlie Chaplin


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


Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. -Charlie Chaplin


I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man. – Charlie Chaplin

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


In the end, everything is a gag. – Charlie Chaplin


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


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


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


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


Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference. – Charlie Chaplin


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


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


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


I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment. – Charlie Chaplin



Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people. -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



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


Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage. -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 have no further use for America. I wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was President. -Charlie Chaplin


The glamour of it all! New York! America! – Charlie Chaplin


Why should poetry have to make sense? -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


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


I am for people. I can’t help it. -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


If they don’t get it they reject themselves. -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


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


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

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