Top 50 Best Quotes on Charlie Chaplin

If you’re looking for a good laugh, look no further than the films of Charlie Chaplin. Quotes attributed to Chaplin range from humorous to profound, and his films continue to entertain audiences around the world. Here are some of our favorite Quotes on Charlie Chaplin.

Charlie Chaplin Quotes

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

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

“You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down”

“We think too much and feel too little.”

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

“You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.

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

“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.”

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

“Imagination means nothing without doing.”

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

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

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


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

“We think too much and feel too little. 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.”

“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.”

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

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

“In the end, everything is a gag.”

“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”

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

“Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.”

“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.”

“The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs.”

“Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.”

“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.”

“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.”

“More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness”

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

“It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.”

“A day without laughing is a day wasted”

“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”

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

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

“I like to walk in rain, so that nobody can see my tears.”

“From such trivia, I believe my soul was born.”

“In this desperate way, I started many a comedy.”

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

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

“Your Pain May Give Laugh To Somebody But Your Laugh Shouldn't Give Pain To Anybody”

“A day without laughing is a day wasted.”

“I have many problems in my life. But my lips don't know that". They just keep smiling.”

“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.”

“we must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature – or go insane.”

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

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

“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.”

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