Charlie Chaplin Quotes

Charlie Chaplin Quote: Look up to the sky You'll never find rainbows If you’re looking down.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
Charlie Chaplin (My Autobiography, 1964)
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Charlie Chaplin
In the end, everything is a gag.
Charlie Chaplin (My Life in Pictures, 1975)
I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
Charlie Chaplin
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.
Charlie Chaplin (American Magazine, 1918)
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Charlie Chaplin
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 (Acceptance speech of an Academy award, 1972)
I am what I am: an individual, unique and different.
Charlie Chaplin (My Autobiography, 1964)
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 (My Autobiography, 1964)
This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.
Charlie Chaplin (Monsieur Verdoux, 1947)
Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
Charlie Chaplin (Monsieur Verdoux, 1947)
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator, 1940)
You can always stoop and pick up nothing.
Charlie Chaplin (Quoting his mother in "My Autobiography", 1964)
We think too much and feel too little.
Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator, 1940)
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 (The Great Dictator, 1940)
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.
Charlie Chaplin
By simple common sense I don't believe in God, in none.
Charlie Chaplin (Quoted in Manual of a Perfect Atheist, 1989)
Wars, conflict, it's all business. "One murder makes a villain. Millions a hero". Numbers sanctify.
Charlie Chaplin (Monsieur Verdoux, 1947)
My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a non-conformist.
Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator, 1940)
Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish... The trouble is you won't fight. You've given up. But there's something just as inevitable as death. And that's life. Think of the power of the universe; turning the Earth, growing the trees. That's the same power within you, if you'll only have the courage and the will to use it.
Charlie Chaplin (Answer to the character Terry's question: "What is there to fight for?" in Limelight, 1952)
I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone.
Charlie Chaplin
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
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.
Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator, 1940)
I am an individual and a believer in liberty.
Charlie Chaplin (Quoted in The Guardian, 1952)
To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.
Charlie Chaplin (My Autobiography, 1964)
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
Charlie Chaplin


A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
Charlie Chaplin (My Autobiography, 1964)
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 (Quoted in The Observer, 1960)
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Charlie Chaplin (Quoted in The Guardian, 1970)
This is a story of a period between two World Wars - an interim in which insanity cut loose. Liberty took a nose dive, and humanity was kicked around somewhat.
Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator, 1940)
In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator, 1940)
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Charlie Chaplin
I hope we shall abolish war and settle all differences at the conference table...
Charlie Chaplin (Response to a Journalist, 1959)
Look up to the sky
You'll never find rainbows
If you’re looking down.
Charlie Chaplin (The Circus, 1969)
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.
Charlie Chaplin
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
Charlie Chaplin
We think too much and feel to little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindess and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost...
Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator, 1940)
I am for people. I can't help it.
Charlie Chaplin (Quoted in The Observer, 1952)
Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.
Charlie Chaplin


Charlie Chaplin Biography

Born: April 16, 1889
Died: December 25, 1977

Charlie Chaplin was an English comic actor during the silent era. He became one of the most famous film stars in the world during the early 19th century. His acting is hallmarked by mime and slapstick.

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