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Charlie Chaplin Quotes

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'A day without laughter is a day wasted.'

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

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

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

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

'Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.'

'It takes courage to make a fool of yourself'

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

'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.'

'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.'

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

'In the end, everything is a gag.'

'Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.'

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

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

'To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!'

'We think too much and feel too little.'

Born in Kennington, London
More about Charlie Chaplin

Links:
http://www.charliechaplin.com/article.php3?id_article=3 Biography site
http://www.chaplinmuseum.com/ Chaplin Museum

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Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. - Daphne du Maurier
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