Charlie Chaplin Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Charlie Chaplin quotes and Charlie Chaplin sayings, and Charlie Chaplin proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry.

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

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

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

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

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

"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. "

"I’d sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch. "

"I am for people. I can’t help it. "

"Why should poetry have to make sense? "

"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. "

"The glamour of it all! New York! America! "

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

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

"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. "

"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. "

"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. "

"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. "

"Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. "

"We might as well die as to go on living like this. "

"Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference. "

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

"Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people. "

"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. "

"In the end, everything is a gag. "

"Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded. "

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

"We think too much and feel too little. "

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

"This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it. "

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

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