Zitat des Tages von Charlie Chaplin:
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.
Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
I am for people. I can't help it.
Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.
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 don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
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.
Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
In the end, everything is a gag.
I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.
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.
I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.
We might as well die as to go on living like this.
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
Why should poetry have to make sense?
Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.
The glamour of it all! New York! America!
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
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.
This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
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.
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery.
To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.
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.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
We think too much and feel too little.