Charlie Chaplin quotes

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

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

— Charlie Chaplin

 quotes - A man's true character comes out when he's drunk. Share

“A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.”

— Charlie Chaplin

 quotes - We think too much and feel too little. Share

“We think too much and feel too little.”

— Charlie Chaplin

 quotes - A day without laughter is a day wasted. Share

“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! Share

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

— Charlie Chaplin

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

— Charlie Chaplin

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

— 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

“Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.”

— Charlie Chaplin

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

— 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'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.”

— Charlie Chaplin

“Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.”

— Charlie Chaplin

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

— 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

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

— 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

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

— Charlie Chaplin

“Brunettes are troublemakers. They're worse than the Jews.”

— Charlie Chaplin

“Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.”

— Charlie Chaplin

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

— Charlie Chaplin

“I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.”

— Charlie Chaplin

“ I am for people. I can't help it.”

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

— 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

“I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.”

— 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

“In the end, everything is a gag.”

— Charlie Chaplin

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

— Charlie Chaplin