Quotes by Charlie Chaplin (Actor/English).

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What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.
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To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.
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Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
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Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.
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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.
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Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
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I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.
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Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
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We think too much and feel too little.
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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.
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Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
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Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.
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Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
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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.
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A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
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I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.
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Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.
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I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.
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The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
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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.
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Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
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I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
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All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
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A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
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We might as well die as to go on living like this.
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