Charlie Chaplin

Actor. Director. Composer. Screenwriter. Producer. Editor

April 16, 1889 - December 25, 1977

April 16, 1889 - December 25, 1977

Actor. Director. Composer. Screenwriter. Producer. Editor


58 Greatest Quotes By Charlie Chaplin

My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain. Charlie Chaplin
More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Charlie Chaplin
It isn't the ups and downs that make life difficult; it's the jerks. 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
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
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure. Charlie Chaplin
What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning. Charlie Chaplin
You need Power, only when you want to do something harmful otherwise Love is enough to get everything done. Charlie Chaplin
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone. Charlie Chaplin
I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch. Charlie Chaplin
You have to believe in yourself. That's the secret. Charlie Chaplin
Why should poetry have to make sense? Charlie Chaplin
The glamour of it all! New York! America! Charlie Chaplin
As for politics, I’m an anarchist. I hate governments and rules and fetters. Can’t stand caged animals. People must be free. Charlie Chaplin
Time is the best author. It always writes the perfect ending. Charlie Chaplin
I like to walk in rain, so that nobody can see my tears. Charlie Chaplin
Judge a man not by how he treats his equals but by how he treats his inferiors. Charlie Chaplin
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it! 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
Unless I write every day, I don't feel I deserve my dinner. Charlie Chaplin
I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man. Charlie Chaplin
Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference. Charlie Chaplin
There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books. Charlie Chaplin
You are only as good as the woman you are standing beside. Charlie Chaplin
Think about yourself at least once in your life otherwise you may miss the best comedy in this world. Charlie Chaplin
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman, and a pretty girl. Charlie Chaplin
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'. Charlie Chaplin
Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul. Charlie Chaplin
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. Charlie Chaplin
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment. Charlie Chaplin
I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President. Charlie Chaplin
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. Charlie Chaplin
You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile. Charlie Chaplin
The heart and the mind, what an enigma. Charlie Chaplin
Ability to think, like the violin or piano, requires daily practice. Charlie Chaplin
Tomorrow, the birds will sing. Be brave. Face life. Charlie Chaplin
Life laughs at you when you are unhappy; Life smiles at you when you are happy; But life salutes you when you make other happy. 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
This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it. Charlie Chaplin
The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs. Charlie Chaplin
Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing. Charlie Chaplin
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage. Charlie Chaplin
To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune. 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
We might as well die as to go on living like this. Charlie Chaplin
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
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury. Charlie Chaplin