FAMOUS QUOTE OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN

 

 

Discover the most famous quotes and proverbs of Charlie CHAPLIN, british actor and a great master of silent film, famous for his pantomime and clowning.


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A day without laughter is a wasted day

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Life is a tragedy when you see it in close-up, but a comedy when you look at it over the long term.

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Nothing is permanent in this horrible world, not even our worries.

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To really laugh, you have to be able to grasp your problems and play with them.

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I'm just a clown, who makes people laugh... and that puts me on a higher step than politicians.

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All I need to do a sketch is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.

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The saddest thing that could happen to me would be to get used to the luxury

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A man's true character comes out when he drinks too much.

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We think too much and do not feel enough.

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I am at peace with God, my conflicts are with men.

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I have forgiven almost unforgivable mistakes, tried to replace irreplaceable people and forgotten unforgettable people.
I acted on impulse, I was disappointed by people I thought could not do it, but I disappointed people too.
I held someone in my arms to protect him.
I have made eternal friends.
I laughed when I didn't have to.
I loved and I was loved and I was loved and I was loved and I was loved and I was loved and I was loved and I was loved and I was loved and I was loved and I was loved and I was loved and I was loved.
I was loved and I didn't know how to love.
I shouted and jumped from so many joys, I lived with love and made eternal promises, but I broke my heart so many times!
I cried while listening to music or looking at pictures.
I called just to hear a voice, I've already fallen in love with a smile.
I have already thought I would die from so much nostalgia.
I was afraid of losing someone very special (whom I ended up losing).............
But I survived!
And I'm still alive!
And I never get tired of life...................
And you shouldn't get tired of it either. Live!!!!!

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What is really good is to fight with persuasion, embrace life and live with passion, lose with class and win by daring.......... because the world belongs to the one who dares!
Life is far too beautiful to be insignificant!"

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The day I really loved myself, I understood that in all circumstances, I was in the right place at the right time. And, then, I was able to relax.

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The day I really loved myself, I was able to perceive that my anxiety and emotional suffering were nothing more than a signal when I went against my convictions.

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The day I really loved myself, I stopped wanting a different life and began to see that everything that happens to me contributes to my personal growth.

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The day I really loved myself, I began to perceive abuse in forcing a situation, or a person, for the sole purpose of getting what I want, knowing full well that neither the person nor I are ready and that this is not the time.

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The day I really loved myself, I began to free myself from everything that was not beneficial to me, people, situations, anything that lowered my energy. At first, my reason called it selfishness.

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The day I really loved myself, I stopped being afraid of free time and stopped making big plans, I gave up the mega projects of the future. Today, I do what is right, what I like, when I like it and at my own pace.

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The day I really loved myself, I stopped trying to always be right and realized how many times I was wrong.

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The day I really loved myself, I stopped reliving the past and worrying about the future. Today, I live in the present, where all life happens.

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Today, I only live one day at a time, and it's called... Plenitude.

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The day I really loved myself, I realized that my head could deceive me and disappoint me, but if I put it at the service of my heart, it becomes a very precious ally.

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Life is like a play, but without rehearsals. So sing, cry, dance, laugh and live before the curtain closes and the play ends without applause.

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That's what we all are, amateurs, you never live long enough to be something else.

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From chaos is born a star.

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A man's value is not measured by his clothes or the goods he owns. The true value of man is his character, his ideas and the nobility of his ideals.

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I like to walk in the rain because no one can see my tears.

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A day without a smile is a lost day

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We are too educated and lack tenderness and kindness. Without these human qualities, life is nothing but violence and everything is lost.

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My suffering may be the reason why a person laughs, but my laughter should never be the reason why a person suffers

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We must learn, not for the sake of knowledge, but to defend ourselves against the contempt in which the world holds the ignorant.

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I must now put an end to this odyssey I have been through. I realize that time and circumstances have favoured me. Yes, the world has given me the best and almost spared me the worst. Despite all my vicissitudes, I believe that fortune and misfortune fall on you at random, like clouds of rain. Knowing this, I am never too upset by what happens to me that is boring, and I am pleasantly surprised by what happens to me that is good. I have no art of living, no philosophy: wise or crazy, we all have to fight with life. I stagger under the contradictions: sometimes small details annoy me and disasters leave me indifferent.

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Sentiment is more attractive than intelligence and makes a greater contribution to a work of art.

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Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it.

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All children have genius, the key is to make it appear.

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Humour strengthens our survival instinct and safeguards our mental health.

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Laughter is the most direct way between two people.

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Life is a tragedy when it sees in close-up, but it is a comedy in close-up.

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Life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost our way. Greed has poisoned the human soul, it has erected barriers of hatred in the world, it has made us walk at the pace of the goose towards misery and massacre.

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Success is wonderful, but it involves the effort to follow the rhythm of this unfaithful nymph that is popularity.

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We must not be afraid to confront each other....

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Humour develops our sense of proportion and reveals to us that the absurd always lurks behind an exaggerated gravity.

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I cannot believe that our existence is meaningless, that it is just a pure accident, as some scholars would like to tell us. Life and death are events too precise, too implacable to be accidental.

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My mirror is my best friend, because when I cry, he never laughs.

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As I get older, I become more and more concerned about faith. It plays a more important role in our lives than we think and allows us to accomplish more than we imagine. I believe that faith is the precursor to all our ideas. Without faith, hypotheses, theories, sciences and mathematics could never have been invented. I am convinced that faith is an extension of the spirit. To deny faith is to condemn oneself and the spirit that generates all our creative forces.

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I have faith in the unknown, in everything that we do not understand by reason I believe that what is beyond our understanding is a simple fact in other dimensions, and that in the kingdom of the unknown there are immense reserves of energy for good.

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Celebrity gives you the impression that everyone knows you, but in reality, you don't know anyone.

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Life is a tragedy when it is observed in close-up. But it is a comedy when seen from afar.

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I am sad because I became rich by playing the role of poor.

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Persistence is the path to success.

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When a world of disappointment and trouble falls upon you, if you do not give in to despair, you turn either to philosophy or to humour.

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I then understood what perfect happiness was: something very close to sadness.

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Over the years, I have discovered that ideas come to you when you have an intense desire to find them; the mind thus becomes a kind of watchtower from which you are on the lookout for any incident that might excite the imagination: music, a sunset can give an image to an idea.

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

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We kill a man, we're a murderer. We kill millions of men, we're a conqueror.

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When the cause is just, you don't have to persuade people; you just have to tell them the facts, so they decide for themselves.

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We need gentleness and kindness more than intelligence.

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We must strive for the impossible: the great achievements throughout history have been the conquest of what seemed impossible.

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Man is only a half tamed animal, which for generations has governed others through deceit, cruelty and violence.

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I sometimes sit on our terrace at sunset, contemplating the vast expanse of green grass and the lake in the distance, and beyond the lake, the reassuring presence of the mountains, and I stay there thinking of nothing, enjoying their magnificent serenity.

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I don't think we can teach people how to act. I've seen smart people who can't do it and fools who play very well.

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"It's not the reality that counts in a film, but what imagination can do with it."

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I am surprised to hear some critics say that my camera technique is out of date, that I don't fit in with my time. What time? What time? My technique is the result of personal meditations, it is the result of my own logic and point of view; it owes nothing to what others do.

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The backside, there is the seat of dignity!

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It was difficult for artists not to drink at that time, because alcohol was sold in all theatres, and when they had finished their act it was normal for them to go to the theatre bar to drink with the audience. Some music halls made more profits at the bar than at the cash register, and some stars received big salaries, not only for their talent, but because they spent most of their money at the theatre bar. As a result, many an artist found himself ruined by alcoholism: and my father was one of them. He died of alcoholism at the age of thirty-seven.

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"I have forgiven almost unforgivable mistakes, I have tried to replace irreplaceable people and forget unforgettable ones. I acted on impulse, I was disappointed by people I thought could not do it, but I disappointed people too. I held someone in my arms to protect him. I laughed when I shouldn't have. I have made eternal friends. I loved and was in return, but I was also rejected. I was loved and I didn't know how to love. I shouted and jumped from so many joys, I lived with love and made eternal promises, but I broke my heart so many times! I cried while listening to music or looking at pictures. I called just to hear a voice, I've already fallen in love with a smile. I once thought I would die from so much nostalgia and I was afraid of losing someone very special (whom I ended up losing)... But I survived! And I'm still alive!

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And life, I can't do without it...
And you shouldn't do without it either. Live!!!!! ..

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What is really good is to fight with persuasion, embrace life and live with passion, lose with class and win by daring, because the world belongs to the one who dares and LIFE IS MUCH TOO MUCH to be meaningless.

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That's what we all are, amateurs, you never live long enough to be something else.

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"What is really good is to fight with persuasion, embrace life and live with passion, lose with class and win by daring, because the world belongs to the one who dares! Life is far too beautiful to be insignificant!

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The knowledge of man is the basis of all success.

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Sexuality is not the most important element of behaviour, but cold, hunger, and shame born of poverty are more likely to affect psychology.

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Man is an animal with primitive survival instincts. His ingenuity developed first, and then his soul.

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Frankly, I enjoy my comedies even more than the audience.

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Whatever it is like when you leave relatives and friends, it only makes it more painful if they come with you to the station.

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When fate interferes with the fate of men, it knows neither mercy nor justice.

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Dictators liberate themselves but they enslave the people. Let us now fight to liberate the world, to defeat hatred between nations, to put an end to greed, hatred and intolerance. Let us fight for a model built on reason, a world where science and progress lead to universal happiness (Dictator's Final Speech, 1940)

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Life is like a play but without rehearsals. So sing, cry, dance, laugh and live before the curtain closes and the play ends without applause.

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The fact is that I am not a patriot: not only for moral or intellectual reasons, but simply because it is a feeling I do not have. How can we tolerate patriotism when six million Jews were massacred in its name? I will be told that it was in Germany; nevertheless, these murderous instincts lie at the heart of every nation.

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In the creation of a comedy, it is paradoxical, but tragedy stimulates the sense of ridicule; because ridicule, undoubtedly, is an attitude of challenge: we must laugh in front of our helplessness before the forces of nature... or go mad.

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Unlike Freud, I don't believe that sexuality is the most important element of behaviour. Cold, hunger and shame born of poverty are more likely to affect psychology.

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As my mother used to say, guests are like cakes: if you keep them too long, they turn rancid and become inedible.

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We left for Naples where I said goodbye to my partner. But this time, she was in a happy mood. No more tears. I think she was resigned and even relieved, because since our stay in Switzerland, our attraction for each other had become somewhat diluted, and we were both aware of it. So we separated as good friends. As the boat moved away, she imitated Charlot's approach on the dock. That was the last image I had of her.

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I hate to be told that I have to kill and why I have to die... and all in the name of patriotism.

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It is a mistake to linger long in the adulation of the audience; like a soufflé that we let wait, it does not take long to deflate. So it was with the welcome I received: it was suddenly cool.

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I have never met a poor person who is nostalgic for poverty or who finds freedom there.

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My method of organizing the plot of a comedy was simple: it was to get characters into trouble and out of it.

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Elimination after accumulation is how you can discover what you want.

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We lock a guy in a rocket and launch to see how high he can go... and tell him to count the distance. Then he starts counting: 25,000.... 30000... 100000... 500000. When he got there, he said, "God damn it," and a very soft voice said, "Yes."

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Someone said that the art of acting is the art of relaxing.

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I was almost unknown in Berlin on my first trip in 1921: very few of my films had been screened there during the war. But today things are different. I was informed that I am successful there and that I should therefore expect an extremely warm welcome.

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Humour strengthens our survival instinct and safeguards our sanity. It is also the most beautiful definition of generosity

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We can afford to be ourselves even when we are successful.

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Once again, the same depressing question arose: should I make another silent film? I knew I would take a big risk by doing it. If I spoke, I would become an actor like the others. These were the melancholic problems I faced. The inspiration suddenly came to me. Of course! Of course! In the role of Hitler, I could harass the crowds in a jargon of my invention and talk as I please. And in the role of Charlot, I could remain more or less silent. A scenario about Hitler was suitable for burlesque and pantomime. So I came back to Hollywood in a hurry and full of enthusiasm, and started writing a script. It took me two years.

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"Life is like a play, but without rehearsals. So sing, cry, dance, laugh and live before the curtain closes and the play ends without applause.

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It is not the reality that counts in a film, but what imagination can do with it.

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A message awaits me when I arrive in Rome, announcing the possibility of an interview with Mussolini. It finally doesn't happen, because I only spend two days in the capital, too short a time for Il Duce to give me his precious time.