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Charlie Chaplin quotes

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

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.

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

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

Brunettes are troublemakers. They're worse than the Jews.

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

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.

Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.

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

In the end, everything is a gag.

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.

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.

Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.

We might as well die as to go on living like this.

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

I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.

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

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

The glamour of it all! New York! America!

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