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Charlie Chaplin Quotes

(1889-1977), British Comic Actor, Filmmaker

The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.

Category: Acting And Actors

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

Category: America

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

Category: Comedy And Comedians

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

Category: Comedy And Comedians

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

Category: Future

In the end, everything is a gag.

Category: Humor

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.

Category: Jokes And Jokers

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

Category: Laughter

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

Category: Luxury

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

Category: Movies

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.

Category: Patience

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

Category: Public