Sir Charles Spencer ‘Charlie’ Chaplin 16th April, 1889 – 25th December, 1977
GREAT WORDS OF A GREAT MAN
Sir Charlie Chaplin An English comic actorMost famous film star in the worldOne of the most creative and influential personalities‘‘Chaplin was not just big, he was gigantic’’ – Martin StieffIt is doubtful any individual has ever given more entertainment, pleasure and relief to so many human beings when they needed it the most‘‘The only genius to come out of the movie industry’’ – George Bernard Shaw
AND A MAN OF WORDWISDOMQUOTES
A day without laughter is a day wasted
Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courageto make a fool of yourself.
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 creator, than I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
I remain just one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.
In the end everything is gag.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Man as individual is genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Mildred Harris Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.
Paulette GoddardTo truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
What do you want a meaning for?Life is a desire, not a meaning.