Quotes by Charlie Chaplin

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
– Charlie Chaplin
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
– Charlie Chaplin
Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.
– Charlie Chaplin
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
– Charlie Chaplin
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.
– Charlie Chaplin
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
– 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
I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
– 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
I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.
– 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.
– 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 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
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
– Charlie Chaplin
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
– Charlie Chaplin
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
– 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
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
– 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
In the end, everything is a gag.
– Charlie Chaplin