85 Best Charlie Chaplin Quotes on Smile, Love, Success, Life, Acting

Charlie Chaplin was an English filmmaker, comic, composer and actor. He was born in 16th of April, 1889,  in England.  The reason behind his worldwide fame is his extra-ordinary work in silent films and here are names of some of his famous and best movies: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, City Lights, The Kid, The Circus, A King in New York, The Gold Rush, Tillie’s Punctured Romance, Chaplin and Limelight etc. So after some Introduction now I am going towards my topic which is Charlie Chaplin quotes on Smile, wisdom, love, success, life and Acting etc.

Inspirational Charlie Chaplin Quotes on Love, Life, Acting, Success, Smile 

Charlie Chaplin Quotes

1. “Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.”

2. “Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.”

3. “Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.”

4. “Life can be wonderful if you’re not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination … and a little dough”

5. “A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.”

6. “You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down”

7. “As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

8. “Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself”

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9. “A day without laughing is a day wasted” Inspirational quotes by Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin Quotes on Smile

10. “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease from pain.”

11. “That’s the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.”

12. “You need Power,
only when you want
to do something harmful
Love is enough to get everything done.”

13. “Faith is a precursor of all our ideas.”

14. “Because of humor we are less overwhelmed by the vicissitudes of life.”

15. “Our existence is a half-dream … it is difficult to know where the dream ends and reality begins.”

16. “I’m an old weed. The more I’m cut down, the more I spring up again.”

17. “You have the love of humanity in your hearts. In the seventeenth chapter of saint Luke it is written the kingdom of god is in men. Not in one man nor a group of men but in all men. In you”

18. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.”

19. “It is always the unexpected that happens, both in moving pictures and in real life.”

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20. “I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” Charlie Chaplin Quotes

Charlie Chaplin Quote about walking in Rain

21. “You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.”

Charlie Chaplin Quotes on Smile

22.  “Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone”

23. “Imagination means nothing without doing.”

24. “Like everyone else I am what I am: an individual, unique and different, with a lineal history of ancestral promptings and urgings; a history of dreams, desires, and of special experiences, all of which I am the sum total.”

25. “My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh.
But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.”

26. “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.”

27. “I have that priceless quality of being curious about life and things which keeps up my enthusiasm.”

28. “What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.”

29. “More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.”

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30. “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.” Charlie Chaplin Quotes

Famous Charlie Chaplin Quotes on Life

31. “Our tragedies are only as big as we make them.”

32. “In the light of our egos, we are all dethroned monarchs”

33. “Time heals, and experience teaches that the secret of happiness is in service to others.”

34. “In the end, everything is a gag.”

35. “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”

36. “Life is a play that does not allow testing. So, sing, cry, dance, laugh and live intensely, before the curtain closes and the piece ends with no applause.”

37. “Life and death are too resolute, too implacable to be accidental.”

38. “Let us strive for the impossible. The great achievements throughout history have been the conquest of what seemed the impossible.”

39. “One murder makes a villain, millions a hero. Numbers sanctify.”

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40. “We think too much and feel too little.” – Best Charlie Chaplin Quotes

“We think too much and feel too little.” Charlie Chaplin Quotes

41. “Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’.”

42. “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.”

43. “I neither believe nor disbelieve in anything. That which can be imagined is as much an approximation to truth as that which can be proved by mathematics.”

44. “Patriotism is too deep a feeling to depict in the posing for a photograph.”

45. “There is a fraternity of those who passionately want to know.”

46. “I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.”

47. “As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”

48. “I am not a political man and I have no political convictions. I am an individual and a believer in liberty. That is all the politics I have.”

49. “Worry more about your conscience than your reputation. Because your conscience is what you are, your reputation is what others think of you. And what others think of you is their problem.”

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50. “Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves.” Famous Charlie Chaplin Quotes

Charlie Chaplin Quotes on Actors

51. “I am an artist, not a politician.”

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

53. “I am an artist. I am interested in life.”

54. “Art was an additional emotion applied to skillful technique.”

55. “I believe in the power of laughter and tears as an antidote to hatred and terror”

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

57. “The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.”

58. “Think about yourself at least once in your life otherwise you may miss the best comedy in this world.”

59. “A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.”

60. “There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.”

61. “Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world – to do away with national barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!”

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62. “The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs.” Famous Quotes by Charlie Chaplin

63. “I do not need drugs to be a genius, do not take a genius to be human, but I need your smile to be happy.”

64. “That’s all any of us are: amateurs. We don’t live long enough to be anything else.”

65. “I don’t think the real America is in New York or on the Pacific Coast; personally, I like the Middle West much better, places like North and South Dakota, Minneapolis and Saint Paul. There, I think, are the true Americans”

66. “In the creation of comedy, it is paradoxical that tragedy stimulates the spirit of ridicule; because ridicule, I suppose is an attitude of defiance: we must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature – or go insane”

67. “Whether sage or fool, we must all struggle with life.”

68. “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.”

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69. “Simplicity is not a simple thing.” Charlie Chaplin Quotes

70. “my lips never know my problem they just always smile”

71. “My only enemy is time.”

72. “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.”

73. “I see so little of you these days; your presence is as rare as that of one’s discarded mistress.”

74. “The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way.”

75. “Although some we rarely see, the thought of them is comforting, like the pleasure of knowing there is a mooring somewhere, if occasionally we want to sail into port.”

76. “To me all palaces are preposterous, a tasteless, dreary expression of ostentation.”

77. “When I realize how distorted even recent events have become, history as such only arouses my skepticism. Whereas a poetic interpretation achieves a general effect of the period. After all, there are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.”

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78. “Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.” – Charlie Chaplin Quotes

79. “And I am going to have another opportunity. I am going to have a week-end with him at his home in Easton, a week-end with Wells at home, with just his family. That alone is worth the entire trip from Los Angeles to Europe.”

80. “Fortune and ill-fortune drift upon one haphazardly as clouds.”

81. “It was strange to listen to slick young Nazis along Fifth Avenue haranguing small gatherings from little mahogany pulpits. One spiel went as follows: “The philosophy of Hitler is a profound and thoughtful study of this industrial age, in which there is little room for the middleman or Jew.”

82. “They will always criticize you, speak badly of you, it’ll be hard to meet someone who will like you as you are, so live, do what your hear tells you to do … Life is like a play that does not allow testing. So sing, cry, dance, laugh and live intensely every day of your life, before the curtain closes and the piece ends with no applause.”

83. “I’ve arrived at the age where a platonic friendship can be sustained on the highest moral plane.”

84. “People’s affection hurts me but it’s a beautiful pain.”

85. “Beauty is the object or the consciousness which amplifies the feeling of universality in man.”

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