CHARLIE CHAPLIN

Some of Charlie Chaplin quotes:

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.

I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.

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.

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.

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.

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!

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

Why should poetry have to make sense?