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33 quotations by Charlie Chaplin

QuoteWords are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.Quote

QuoteWe think too much and feel too little.Quote

QuoteWe 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.Quote

QuoteTo truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!Quote

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

QuoteThis is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.Quote

QuoteThe saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.Quote

QuoteThe 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.Quote

QuoteThe glamour of it all! New York! America!Quote

QuoteRemember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.Quote

QuoteNothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.Quote

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

QuoteLife is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.Quote

QuoteLaughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.Quote

QuoteIn the end, everything is a gag.Quote

QuoteI'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.Quote

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

QuoteI 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.Quote

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

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.Quote

QuoteFailure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.Quote

QuoteDictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.Quote

QuoteDespair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.Quote

QuoteBrunettes are troublemakers. They're worse than the Jews.Quote

QuoteAll 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.Quote

QuoteAll I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.Quote

QuoteA tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.Quote

QuoteA man's true character comes out when he's drunk.Quote

QuoteA day without laughter is a day wasted.Quote