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Best 100 Charlie Chaplin Quotes on Laughter, Sadness, Life

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Charlie Chaplin Quotes

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

2. I am for people. I can’t help it. – Charlie Chaplin

3. Why should poetry have to make sense? – Charlie Chaplin

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

5. A day without laughter is a day wasted. – Charlie Chaplin

6. Imagination means nothing without doing. – Charlie Chaplin

7. The heart and the mind … what an enigma. – Charlie Chaplin

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

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

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

11. You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down. – Charlie Chaplin

12. It’s easy to judge. It’s not so easy to understand. – Charlie Chaplin

13. You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down. – Charlie Chaplin

14. Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. – Charlie Chaplin

15. I like friends as I like music; when I am in the mood. – Charlie Chaplin

16. You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! – Charlie Chaplin

17. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people. – Charlie Chaplin

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

19. In the light of our egos, we are all dethroned monarchs. – Charlie Chaplin

20. Brunettes are troublemakers. They’re worse than the Jews. – Charlie Chaplin

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

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

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

24. You are only as good as the woman you are standing beside. – Charlie Chaplin

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

26. That’s the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves. – Charlie Chaplin

27. Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing! Even to a jellyfish! – Charlie Chaplin

28. Time is the best author. It always writes the perfect ending. – Charlie Chaplin

29. You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile. – Charlie Chaplin

30. Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’. – Charlie Chaplin

31. I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying. – Charlie Chaplin

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

33. The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs. – Charlie Chaplin

34. Life and death are too resolute, too implacable to be accidental. – Charlie Chaplin

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

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

37. The mirror is my best friend, because when I cry it never laughs. – Charlie Chaplin

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

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

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

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

42. Anyone can make them cry, but it takes a genius to make them laugh. – Charlie Chaplin

43. It isn’t the ups and downs that make life difficult; it’s the jerks. – Charlie Chaplin

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

45. To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it. – Charlie Chaplin

46. Look up to the sky You’ll never find rainbows If you’re looking down. – Charlie Chaplin

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

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

49. Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage. – Charlie Chaplin

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

51. The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting. – Charlie Chaplin

52. Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves. – Charlie Chaplin

53. Patriotism is too deep a feeling to depict in the posing for a photograph. – Charlie Chaplin

54. I have many problems in my life. But my lips don’t know that. They always smile. – Charlie Chaplin

55. I believe in the power of laughter and tears as an antidote to hatred and terror. – Charlie Chaplin

56. That’s all any of us are: amateurs. We don’t live long enough to be anything else. – Charlie Chaplin

57. Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul. – Charlie Chaplin

58. That is all there is in life — beauty. You find that and you have found everything. – Charlie Chaplin

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

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

61. Time heals, and experience teaches that the secret of happiness is in service to others. – Charlie Chaplin

62. I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. – Charlie Chaplin

63. Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express. – Charlie Chaplin

64. I’ve arrived at the age where a platonic friendship can be sustained on the highest moral plane. – Charlie Chaplin

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

66. Think about yourself at least once in your life otherwise you may miss the best comedy in this world. – Charlie Chaplin

67. Through humour, we see in what seems rational, the irrational; in what seems important, the unimportant – Charlie Chaplin

68. I do not need drugs to be a genius, do not take a genius to be human, but I need your smile to be happy. – Charlie Chaplin

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69. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. – Charlie Chaplin

70. So when I cease to be I want to go back…to the sea! Oh for the life of a sardine! That is the life for me! – Charlie Chaplin

71. My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain. – Charlie Chaplin

72. You need Power, only when you want to do something harmful otherwise Love is enough to get everything done. – Charlie Chaplin

73. Life can be wonderful if you’re not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination … and a little dough. – Charlie Chaplin

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

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

76. 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

77. 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

78. 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

79. Let us strive for the impossible. The great achievements throughout history have been the conquest of what seemed the impossible. – Charlie Chaplin

80. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose. – Charlie Chaplin

81. 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

82. 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

83. One cannot always approach truth through reason; it confines us to a geometric cast of thought that calls for logic and credibility. – Charlie Chaplin

84. 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

85. 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

86. Beauty is an omnipresence of death and loveliness, a smiling sadness that we discern in nature and all things, a mystic communion that the poet feels. – Charlie Chaplin

87. 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

88. 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. – Charlie Chaplin

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89. As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it ‘maturity’. – Charlie Chaplin

90. 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

91. Worry more about your conscience than your reputation. Because your conscience is what you are, your reputation is what others think of you. And what others think of you is their problem. – Charlie Chaplin

92. Man is an animal with primary instincts of survival. Consequently his ingenuity has developed first and his soul afterwards. The progress of science is far ahead of man’s ethical behavior. – Charlie Chaplin

93. We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS LIFE – Charlie Chaplin

94. Love is life on a higher plain of existence, working through man to unite the forces of nature into a perfect whole. It is the merging force binding every element in existence into a perfect whole. – Charlie Chaplin

95. 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

96. You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. – Charlie Chaplin

97. As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection WISDOM OF THE HEART – Charlie Chaplin

98. As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it ‘FULFILLMENT’ – Charlie Chaplin

99. Like everyone else I am what I am: an individual, unique and different, with a lineal history of ancestral promptings and urgings; a history of dreams, desires, and of special experiences, all of which I am the sum total. – Charlie Chaplin

100. 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

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