Charlie Chaplin Quotes Life and Happiness

Charlie Chaplin was a master of wit and wisdom, and his quotes are as relevant today as they were when he first uttered them. Here are some of our favorite Charlie Chaplin quotes on happiness, success, and life.

Charlie Chaplin Quotes

Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in London, England on April 16th, 1889 to parents Hannah Hill and Charles Chaplin, Sr. Chaplin began performing on stage at the age of five and soon became known for his comedic talents. In 1914, he made his motion picture debut in “Making a Living”.

Chaplin went on to become one of the most famous and beloved actors in the world, starring in films such as “The Kid”, “The Gold Rush” and “City Lights”. He was also a noted filmmaker, producer and composer.

He lived a colorful life, full of highs and lows. Tragically, he passed away on December 25th, 1977 at the age of 88.

Here are some of the best Charlie Chaplin quotes to get you inspired and motivated.

52 Charlie Chaplin Quotes

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

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

3. “Imagination means nothing without doing.”

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

5. “My only enemy is time.”

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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Famous Charlie Chaplin Quotes

13. “After all, there are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.”

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

15. “My happiest days are those in which I do good work.”

16. “Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves.”

17. “The deeper the truth in a creative work, the longer it will live.”

18. “A day without laughing is a day wasted”

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

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

21. “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.”

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

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Charlie Chaplin Quotes on Life

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

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

26. “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.”

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

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

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

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

30. “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”

31. “If you’re really truthful with yourself, it’s a wonderful guidance.”

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

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

Inspirational Positive Charlie Chaplin Quotes

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

35. “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.”

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

37. “Time is the great author. Always writes the perfect ending.”

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

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

40. “More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.”

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

42. “Machinery should be a blessing to mankind and not a curse.”

43. “Simplicity is not a simple thing.”

44. “after all, in all truth there is the seed of falsehood.”

Mind-Provoking Charlie Chaplin Quotes

45. “We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that.”

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

47. “What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.”

48. “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.”

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

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

51. “The world is not composed of heroes and villains, but of men and women with all the passions that God has given them. The ignorant condemn, but the wise pity.”

52. “I walk in the Rain, so people won’t see my tears.”

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