12 Of The Most Profound Things Charlie Chaplin Ever Said

All the most popular quotes from Charlie Chaplin should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Charlie Chaplin quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

This list answers the questions, “What are the best Charlie Chaplin quotes?” and “What is the most famous Charlie Chaplin quote?”:

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

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Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.

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

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In the end, everything is a gag.

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

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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.

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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.

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I have no further use for America. I wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was President.

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I don’t believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.

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

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

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

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