Charlie Chaplin Quotes & Wallpapers

Charlie Chaplin
Total Quotes: 192


Simplicity of approach is always best. Charlie Chaplin

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it 'maturity'. Charlie Chaplin

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

As for politics, I'm an anarchist. I hate governments and rules and fetters. Ca' stand caged animals. People must be free. Charlie Chaplin

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health - food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is Love of Oneself. Charlie Chaplin

Where words leave off, gesture begins. Don't we speak of a person being speechless with rage, dancing with impatience, setting his teeth? The final motions of the soul are speechless, animal, grotesque, or of an incomparable beauty. Charlie Chaplin

You have to believe in yourself, that's the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world. I had to feel the exuberance that comes from utter confidence in yourself. Without it, you go down to defeat. Charlie Chaplin

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

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. Charlie Chaplin

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 cinema is little more than a fad. It's canned drama. What audiences really want to see is flesh and blood on the stage. Charlie Chaplin

Look up to the sky You'll never find rainbows If you're looking down. Charlie Chaplin

I have found that great ideas come when you have a great desire to have them. Charlie Chaplin

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

It isn't the ups and downs that make life difficult; it's the jerks. Charlie Chaplin

Moving pictures need sound as much as Beethoven symphonies need lyrics, Charlie Chaplin

Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. Charlie Chaplin

The building is a special place because of its architecture; But it's people who make it special by participating in it. Charlie Chaplin

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

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

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. Charlie Chaplin

I don't think the real America is in New York or on the Pacific Coast; personally, I like the Middle West much better, places like North and South Dakota, Minneapolis and Saint Paul. There, I think, are the true Americans Charlie Chaplin

Had I known of the actual horrors of the German concentration camps, I could not have made The Great Dictator, I could not have made fun of the homicidal insanity of the Nazis. Charlie Chaplin

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

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

Over the years I have discovered that ideas come through an intense desire for them; continually desiring, the mind becomes a watchtower on the lookout for incidents that may excite the imagination. Charlie Chaplin

Man is an animal with primary instincts of survival. Consequently his ingenuity has developed first and his soul afterwards. The progress of science is far ahead of man's ethical behavior. Charlie Chaplin

Unless I write every day, I don't feel I deserve my dinner. Charlie Chaplin

As long as men die, liberty will never parish. Charlie Chaplin

Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone Charlie Chaplin

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. Charlie Chaplin

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. Charlie Chaplin

Soldiers! In the name of democracy, let us all unite! Charlie Chaplin

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

Quebec from the boat looked like the ramparts where Hamlet's ghost might have walked. Charlie Chaplin

Words seem so futile, so feeble. You are all such lovely, beautiful people ... thank you. Charlie Chaplin

In Philadelphia, I inadvertently came upon an edition of Robert Ingersoll's Essays and Lectures. This was an exciting discovery; his atheism confirmed my own belief that the horrific cruelty of the Old Testament was degrading to the human spirit. Charlie Chaplin

Wars, conflict, it's all business. One murder makes a villain. Millions a hero. Numbers sanctify. Charlie Chaplin

I am what I am: an individual, unique and different, with a lineal history of an ancestral promptings and urgings, a history of dreams, desires, and of special experiences, of all of which I am the sum total. Charlie Chaplin

Hynkel, the dictator, ruled the nation with an iron fist. Under the new emblem of the double cross, liberty was banished, free speech was suppressed and only the voice of Hynkel was heard. Charlie Chaplin

We think too much and feel too little. Charlie Chaplin

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

This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it. Charlie Chaplin

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

I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man. Charlie Chaplin

What can stars do? Nothing..But sit on their axis! Charlie Chaplin

I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career. Charlie Chaplin

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

I am for people. I can't help it. Charlie Chaplin

Ability to think, like the violin or piano, requires daily practice Charlie Chaplin

The rights of citizenship will be taken away from all Jews and other non-Aryans. They are inferior and therefore enemies of the state. It is the duty of all true Aryans to hate and despise them. Charlie Chaplin

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 Charlie Chaplin

You the people have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.. Charlie Chaplin

I don't need interesting camera angles, I am interesting. Charlie Chaplin

So when I cease to be I want to go back...to the sea! Oh for the life of a sardine! That is the life for me! Charlie Chaplin

Do' fight for slavery! Fight for LIBERTY! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Charlie Chaplin

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

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

The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood, for the unity of us all. Charlie Chaplin

There is greatness in everyone. Charlie Chaplin

Friends have asked how I came to engender this American antagonism. My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a non-conformist. Although I am not a Communist I refused to fall in line by hating them. Secondly, I was opposed to the Committee on Un-American Activities - a dishonest phrase to begin with, elastic enough to wrap around the throat and strangle the voice of any American citizen whose honest opinion is a minority of one. Charlie Chaplin

You are only as good as the woman you are standing beside. Charlie Chaplin

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

Simplicity is a difficult thing to achieve. Charlie Chaplin

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. 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

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

I am known in parts of the world by people who have never heard of Jesus Christ. Charlie Chaplin



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