75 Famous quotes and sayings by Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin was born in London, England. He was a composer, an English comic actor, and a filmmaker. Charlie Chaplin rose in the silent film category and became a worldwide icon because of his screen character. May these Charlie Chaplin quotes about happiness give you insights that will help you have a meaningful life.

Famous quotes and sayings by Charlie Chaplin
1. “You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

3. “I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.” – Charlie Chaplin

4. “A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

6. “I have many problems in my life. But my lips don't know that. They just keep smiling.” – Charlie Chaplin

7. “Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.” – Charlie Chaplin

8. “You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down.” – Charlie Chaplin

9. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.” – Charlie Chaplin
Famous quotes and sayings by Charlie Chaplin
10. “More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

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

13. “I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.” – Charlie Chaplin

14. “Think about yourself at least once in your life otherwise you may miss the best comedy in this world.” – Charlie Chaplin
Famous quotes and sayings by Charlie Chaplin
15. “Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

17. “You need power, only when you want to do something harmful otherwise love is enough to get everything done.” – Charlie Chaplin

18. “That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.” – Charlie Chaplin

19. “We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.” – Charlie Chaplin
Famous quotes and sayings by Charlie Chaplin
20. “My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.” – Charlie Chaplin

21. “Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is Elephant.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

23. “Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.” – Charlie Chaplin

24. “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
Famous quotes and sayings by Charlie Chaplin
25. “After all, there are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.” – Charlie Chaplin

26. “We must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature or go insane.” – Charlie Chaplin

27. “I am not a political man and I have no political convictions. I am an individual and a believer in liberty. That is all the politics I have.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

29. “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

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

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31. “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

32. “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

34. “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

35. “Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men. Machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men!” – Charlie Chaplin

36. “Simplicity of approach is always best.” – Charlie Chaplin

37. “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

38. “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.” – Charlie Chaplin

39. “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

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

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

42. “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

43. “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

44. “Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

46. “Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

48. “One murder makes a villain, millions a hero. Numbers sanctify.” – Charlie Chaplin

49. “Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

51. “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

52. “Why should poetry have to make sense?” – Charlie Chaplin

53. “Simplicity is a difficult thing to achieve.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

55. “I am a citizen of the world.” – Charlie Chaplin

56. “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

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

58. “I hope we shall abolish war and settle all differences at the conference table.” – Charlie Chaplin

59. “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

60. “Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination, and a little dough.” – Charlie Chaplin

61. “The world is not composed of heroes and villains, but of men and women with all the passions that God has given them. The ignorant condemn, but the wise pity.” – Charlie Chaplin

62. “All artists experience a lull in their work. It is a period of replenishing the soil – of plowing in and turning under our past experiences and watering them afresh with new ones.” – Charlie Chaplin

63. “What a sad business, being funny.” – Charlie Chaplin

64. “I neither believe nor disbelieve in anything. That which can be imagined is as much an approximation to truth as that which can be proved by mathematics.” – Charlie Chaplin

65. “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

66. “In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.” – Charlie Chaplin

67. “Machinery should be a blessing to mankind and not a curse.” – Charlie Chaplin

68. “The deeper the truth in a creative work, the longer it will live.” – Charlie Chaplin

69. “The mystic urge to gamble is as deep in man as the instinct to survive. It is as much a part of him and as unavoidable as breathing, for whomever lives, gambles with life.” – Charlie Chaplin

70. “If you're really truthful with yourself, it's a wonderful guidance.” – Charlie Chaplin

71. “Imagination means nothing without doing.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

73. “Time is the great author. Always writes the perfect ending.” – Charlie Chaplin

74. “I am at peace with God. My conflict is with man.” – Charlie Chaplin

75. “The persecution of any minority is inhuman and unnatural. That belief is timeless and beyond change.” – Charlie Chaplin

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