Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He 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. Profoundly inspirational Charlie Chaplin quotes will fire up your brain and inspire you to look at life differently while making you laugh.
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Famous Charlie Chaplin Quotes
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.
What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.
They cheer me because they all understand me, and they cheer you because no one understands you.
I’ve arrived at the age where a platonic friendship can be sustained on the highest moral plane.
Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.
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.
Hair is vitally personal to children. They weep vigorously when it is cut for the first time; no matter how it grows, bushy, straight or curly, they feel they are being shorn of a part of their personality.
Nothing is more important than the moving image; except for my cup of coffee in the morning.
You need Power, only when you want to do something harmful otherwise Love is enough to get everything done.
More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
The best thing in life is to go ahead with all your plans and your dreams, to embrace life and to live everyday with passion, to lose and still keep the faith and to win while being grateful. All of this because the world belongs to those who dare to go after what they want. And because life is really too short to be insignificant.
My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.
In the creation of comedy, it is paradoxical that tragedy stimulates the spirit of ridicule; because ridicule, I suppose is an attitude of defiance: we must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature – or go insane
I do not wish to lose my temper because very shortly I will lose my head. Nevertheless, upon leaving this spark of earthly existence, I have this to say: I shall see you all very soon … very soon.
One murder makes a villain: millions, a hero.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Inspirational Charlie Chaplin Quotes
We must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature, or go insane.
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.
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.
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.
To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.
3 is a prime, 5 is a prime, 7 is a prime, 9 is the next prime after 8.
Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish… The trouble is you won’t fight. You’ve given in, continually dwelling on sickness and death. But there’s something just as inevitable as death, and that’s life. Life, life, life. Think of all the power that’s in the universe, moving the earth, growing the trees. That’s the same power within you if you only have courage and the will to use it.
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
Think about yourself at least once in your life otherwise you may miss the best comedy in this world.
I am known in parts of the world by people who have never heard of Jesus Christ.
That’s the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
In the light of our egos, we are all dethroned monarchs.
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.
Imagination means nothing without doing.
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.
I hate the sight of blood, but it’s in my veins.
Dictators free themselves by enslaving others. They work not for your benefit, but their own.
Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!
Moving pictures need sound as much as Beethoven symphonies need lyrics.
I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. 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. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. 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.
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
What a sad business is being funny!
A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.
Funny Charlie Chaplin Quotes
Through humor, we see in what seems rational, the irrational; in what seems important, the unimportant
The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs.
In this desperate way, I started many a comedy.
Why should poetry have to make sense?
By simple common sense I don’t believe in God, in none.
Simplicity of approach is always best.
I will not join any club who will take me as a member.
There is greatness in everyone.
I’d sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.
In the work of the greatest geniuses, humble beginnings will reveal themselves somewhere, but one cannot trace the slightest sign of them in Shakespeare … I am not concerned with who wrote the works of Shakespeare … but I can hardly think it was the Stratford boy. Whoever wrote them had an aristocratic attitude.
Why not? After all, it belongs to him.
As for politics, I’m an anarchist. I hate governments and rules and fetters. Can’t stand caged animals. People must be free.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
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.
There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.
It isn’t the ups and downs that make life difficult; it’s the jerks.
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
Ability to think, like the violin or piano, requires daily practice
Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
You have to believe in yourself. That’s the secret.