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Charlie Chaplin Quotations

Date of Birth:  April 16, 1889     Date of Death:  December 25, 1977

Charlie Chaplin was born in London England to Charles Spencer Chaplin, Sr., a vocalist and actor and Hannah Chaplin, a singer and actress. His parents separated when Charlie was only three years old. He lived with his mentally disturbed mother, moving quite often until she was sent to an asylum. Charlie lived for a brief time with his alcoholic father and half brother until they were sent away to a boys’ school. Orphaned at the age of twelve, Charlie lived in a school for paupers. In 1903 he landed the role of Billy the Pageboy in Sherlock Holmes, thus beginning his brilliant career as a great silent film comedian actor, a composer, producer and director.




You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.  ~ Charles Chaplin


A day without laughter is a day wasted.  ~ Charles Chaplin


Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.  ~ Charles Chaplin


We think too much and feel too little.  ~ Charles Chaplin


That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.  ~ Charles Chaplin


Imagination means nothing without doing.  ~ Charles Chaplin


It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.  ~ Charlie Chaplin


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


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


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


A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.  ~ Charles Chaplin


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


Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves.  ~ Charles Chaplin


I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.  ~ Charles Chaplin


In the end, everything is a gag.  ~ Charles Chaplin


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


To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.  ~ Charles Chaplin



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