Below are my selected best 5 Charlie Chaplin quotations to share with you.
London-born Charles Spencer Chaplin started off as a professional entertainer when he was a member of a juvenile group called “The Eight Lancashire Lads”.
He was then known for his tap dancing skill.
From then Chaplin went on to become a comedian in vaudeville, which eventually took him to the United States.
From there he was discovered a movie contract. But it was on November 10, 1913, Chaplin signed up with Mack Sennett and the Keystone Film Company.
With an overnight success, Chaplin was approached by many film producers.
It was in 1915, he then crossed over to Essanay Company.
Next this talented English lad appeared in many motion pictures, which include: “The Floorwalker”, “One A.M.”, “The Fireman”, “The Vagabond”, “The Count”, “The Pawnshop”, “The Tramp“, “Easy Street”, and many more.
The Tramp character from his the movie, which he wrote and directed, is the most known even till today.
He went on to make classics like “The Kid, “The Gold Rush”, “The Circus”, “City Lights”, “Modern Times”, “The Great Dictator” and other classics.
Besides acting, directing and writing for movies, Chaplin wrote books, and composed songs as well.
Sir Charlie Chaplin died on Christmas day 1977, survived by eight children from his last marriage with Oona O’Neill, and one son from his short marriage to Lita Grey.
Best 5 Charlie Chaplin Quotations
Here are best five Charlie quotations which I have selected.
“Whether it is tragedy or comedy depends on how you look at it. There is not a hair’s breadth between them.” – Charlie Chaplin
(Charlie Chaplin’s Own Story: Being A Faithful Recital Of A Romantic Career, Beginning With Early Recollections Of Boyhood In London And Closing With The Signing Of His Latest Motion-Picture Contract By Charlie Chaplin, Rose Wilder Lane, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1916, Ch.I, P. 11) source
(The quote is also found in: Charlie Chaplin’s Own Story By Charlie Chaplin, Edizioni Savine, 2015, Ch. I) source
“I believe that faith is a precursor of all our ideas. Without faith, there never could have evolved hypothesis, theory, science or mathematics. I believe that faith is an extension of the mind. It is the key that negates the impossible. To deny faith is to refute oneself and the spirit that generates all our creative forces.” – Charlie Chaplin
(My Autobiography By Charlie Chaplin, London: Melville House Publishing, 2012, Eighteen, P. 282) source
(The quote is also found in: My Autobiography By Charlie Chaplin, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964, Eighteen, P. 291) source
“One cannot do humour without a great sympathy for one’s fellow man.” – Charlie Chaplin
(Ageless Master’s Anatomy of Comedy: Chaplin, An Interview By Richard Meryman, Life Magazine, Vol. 62, March 10, 1967, P. 83) source
(The quote is also found in: Charlie Chaplin: Interviews By Charlie Chaplin, Edited By Kevin J. Hayes, Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2005, Ageless Master’s Anatomy of Comedy: Chaplin, An Interview Richard Meryman/1967, P. 131) source
“I do not care what other people do, but I believe my silence is more eloquent than my voice.” – Charlie Chaplin
(Chaplin Again Denies He Will ever Make Sound Productions By United Press, San Bernardino Sun, Volume 65, Number 150, 28 January 1930, P. 17) source
“All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.” – Charlie Chaplin
(My Autobiography By Charlie Chaplin, London: Melville House Publishing, 2012, Ten, P. 160) source
(The quote is also found in: Charlie Chaplin: Interviews By Charlie Chaplin, Edited By Kevin J. Hayes, Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2005; Backcover) source
(Another source: My Autobiography By Charlie Chaplin, Ne York: Simon and Schuster, 1964, Ten, P. 159) source
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