Charlie Chaplin Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You
A day without laughter is a day wasted. I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man. I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. 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. Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. 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. 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 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. Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone. 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. Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’. 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. Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded. To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune. 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. Brunettes are troublemakers. They’re worse than the Jews. All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. 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 have no further use for America. I wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was President. What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people. We think too much and feel too little. This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it. Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves. 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. I’d sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch. In the end, everything is a gag. Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing. Why should poetry have to make sense? Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage. My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain. A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk. I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying. Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles. A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure. Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
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