Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during 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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

I am for people. I can't help it.

In the end everything is a gag.

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.

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

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.

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

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

Why should poetry have to make sense?

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

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

We think too much and feel too little.

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