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75 Top Quotes By Charlie Chaplin That Will Leave You In Splits

Famous As: The Greatest Comic Artist Ever & One of the Most Important Figures in Motion-Picture History
Born On: April 16, 1889
Died On: December 25, 1977
Born In: Walworth, London, England
Died At Age: 88

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, who was better known as Charlie Chaplin, was an actor, music composer and movie producer, who went on to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during first half of the 20th century and is still considered one of its biggest icons. Chaplin grew up in extreme poverty and went through a lot of hardship during his childhood; however at the same time he became an actor on stage as well as a comedian. However, it was after moving to the United States that his fortunes soared and eventually he became the biggest star in Hollywood due to the hugely popular tramp character that he played in most of his films. Most of his films went on to become big hits and are still regarded as masterpieces. Chaplin’s first film in America was The Kid, released in 1921, which is regarded as one of his best films. Other famous films include ‘Modern Times’, ‘Gold Rush’, ‘City Lights’, ‘The Great Dictator’ and ‘A Woman in Paris’. Chaplin became one of the biggest icons of the world during his lifetime and remains so to this day. He was a deep thinker and he left behind a big collection of quotes. Here are the selected ones.

Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.

Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.

Charlie Chaplin
You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down

You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down

Charlie Chaplin
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.

I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.

Charlie Chaplin
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.

A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.

Charlie Chaplin
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.

Charlie Chaplin
We think too much and feel too little.

We think too much and feel too little.

Charlie Chaplin
You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.

You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.

Charlie Chaplin
My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh.
But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.

My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.

Charlie Chaplin
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charlie Chaplin
Imagination means nothing without doing.

Imagination means nothing without doing.

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

Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.

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

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

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

Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough

Charlie Chaplin
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.

That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.

Charlie Chaplin
You need Power, 
only when you want
to do something harmful
otherwise
Love is enough to get everything done.

You need Power, only when you want to do something harmful otherwise Love is enough to get everything done.

Charlie Chaplin
Lifecould be wonderfulif peoplewould leaveyou alone

Lifecould be wonderfulif peoplewould leaveyou alone

Charlie Chaplin
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 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
In the end, everything is a gag.

In the end, everything is a gag.

Charlie Chaplin
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.

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
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!

Charlie Chaplin
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.

Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.

Charlie Chaplin
In the light of our egos, we are all dethroned monarchs

In the light of our egos, we are all dethroned monarchs

Charlie Chaplin
Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.

Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.

Charlie Chaplin
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.

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
The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs.

The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs.

Charlie Chaplin
Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves.

Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves.

Charlie Chaplin
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.”
―Charles Chaplin

I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” ―Charles Chaplin

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

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

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

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

Charlie Chaplin
More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness

More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness

Charlie Chaplin
It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Charlie Chaplin
A day without laughing is a day wasted

A day without laughing is a day wasted

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

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

Charlie Chaplin
I believe in the power of laughter and tears as an antidote to hatred and terror

I believe in the power of laughter and tears as an antidote to hatred and terror

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

I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.

Charlie Chaplin
In this desperate way, I started many a comedy.

In this desperate way, I started many a comedy.

Charlie Chaplin
From such trivia, I believe my soul was born.

From such trivia, I believe my soul was born.

Charlie Chaplin
Think about yourself at least once in your life otherwise you may miss the best comedy in this world.

Think about yourself at least once in your life otherwise you may miss the best comedy in this world.

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

Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.

Charlie Chaplin
I like to walk in rain, so that nobody can see my tears.

I like to walk in rain, so that nobody can see my tears.

Charlie Chaplin
There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.

There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.

Charlie Chaplin
Simplicity is not a simple thing.

Simplicity is not a simple thing.

Charlie Chaplin
My lips never know my problem they just always smile

My lips never know my problem they just always smile

Charlie Chaplin
The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way.

The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way.

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.

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
Your Pain May Give
Laugh To Somebody
But
Your Laugh Shouldn't
Give Pain To Anybody

Your Pain May Give Laugh To Somebody But Your Laugh Shouldn't Give Pain To Anybody

Charlie Chaplin
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.

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
We must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature – or go insane.

We must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature – or go insane.

Charlie Chaplin
I love rain because tears can not be seen in rain.

I love rain because tears can not be seen in rain.

Charlie Chaplin
After all, there are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.

After all, there are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.

Charlie Chaplin
I have many problems in my life. But my lips don't know that

I have many problems in my life. But my lips don't know that". They just keep smiling.

Charlie Chaplin
By simple common sense I don't believe in God, in none.

By simple common sense I don't believe in God, in none.

Charlie Chaplin
You will find that life's still worthwhile... if you just smile!

You will find that life's still worthwhile... if you just smile!

Charlie Chaplin
That’s all any of us are: amateurs. We don’t live long enough to be anything else.

That’s all any of us are: amateurs. We don’t live long enough to be anything else.

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

Patriotism is too deep a feeling to depict in the posing for a photograph.

Charlie Chaplin
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.

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
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.

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
Mirror is my
Best Friend because 
when i Cry 
it never Laughs.

Mirror is my Best Friend because when i Cry it never Laughs.

Charlie Chaplin
My only enemy is time.

My only enemy is time.

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

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

Charlie Chaplin
Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.

Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.

Charlie Chaplin
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.

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
You will never find a rainbow if you are looking down

You will never find a rainbow if you are looking down

Charlie Chaplin
More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness.

More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness.

Charlie Chaplin
If people know how it’s done, all the magic goes.

If people know how it’s done, all the magic goes.

Charlie Chaplin
I see so little of you these days; your presence is as rare as that of one’s discarded mistress.

I see so little of you these days; your presence is as rare as that of one’s discarded mistress.

Charlie Chaplin
Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.

Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.

Charlie Chaplin
Life could be wonder full 
if people would leave you alone...

Life could be wonder full if people would leave you alone...

Charlie Chaplin
The people are applauding you because none of them understands you and applauding me because everybody understands me. [Charlie Chaplin to Albert Einstein]

The people are applauding you because none of them understands you and applauding me because everybody understands me. [Charlie Chaplin to Albert Einstein]

Charlie Chaplin
Although some we rarely see, the thought of them is comforting, like the pleasure of knowing there is a mooring somewhere, if occasionally we want to sail into port.

Although some we rarely see, the thought of them is comforting, like the pleasure of knowing there is a mooring somewhere, if occasionally we want to sail into port.

Charlie Chaplin
Procreation is nature’s principal occupation, and every man, whether he be young or old, when meeting every woman measures the potentiality of sex between them.

Procreation is nature’s principal occupation, and every man, whether he be young or old, when meeting every woman measures the potentiality of sex between them.

Charlie Chaplin