Chaplin began performing at an early age, touring music halls and later working as a stage actor and comedian. Charlie Chaplin became an iconic figure of the silent-film era and one of film’s first superstars, elevating the industry in a way few could have ever imagined.
Charlie Chaplin's Billion Dollar Thoughts
(1) I have many problems in my life. But my lips don’t know that. They just keep smiling.
(2) A day without laughter is a day wasted.
(3) My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh, but my laugh should never be the reason for somebody’s pain.
(4) I like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
(5) To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.
(6) The mirror is my best friend, because when I cry it never laughs.
(7) Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in a long shot.
(8) You need power only when you want to do something harmful. Otherwise love is enough to get everything done.
(9) Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our problems.
(10) Life can be wonderful if you’re not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination and a little dough.
(11) Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
(12) Look up to the sky. You will never find rainbows if you are looking down.
(13) The best thing in life is to go ahead with all your plans and your dreams, to embrace life and to live everyday with passion, to lose and still keep the faith and to win while being grateful. All of this because the world belongs to those who dare to go after what they want. And because life is really too short to be insignificant.
(14) 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.
(15) As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
(16) As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it ‘MATURITY’.
(17) As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is Love of Oneself.
(18) As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART.”
(19) Think about yourself at least once in your life otherwise you may miss the best comedy in this world.
(20) Time heals, and experience teaches that the secret of happiness is in service to others.
(21) Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.
(22) Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
(23) We think too much and feel too little.
(24) I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life – doing the wrong thing at the right moment.
(25) Let us strive for the impossible. The great achievements throughout history have been the conquest of what seemed the impossible.
(26) Anyone can make them cry, but it takes a genius to make them laugh.
(27) I believe in the power of laughter and tears as an antidote to hatred and terror.
(28) You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.
(29) There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.
(30) Life laughs at you when you are unhappy. Life smiles at you when you are happy. But life salutes you when you make others happy.
(31) We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today i know “that is life.”
(32) Patriotism is too deep a feeling to depict in the posing for a photograph.
(33) Imagination means nothing without doing.
(34) It isn’t the ups and downs that make life difficult; it’s the jerks.
(35) I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.
(36) Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
(37) Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
(38) The saddest thing i can imagine is to get used to luxury.
(39) Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing! Even to a jellyfish!
(40) Life and death are too resolute, too implacable to be accidental.
(41) In the light of our egos, we are all dethroned monarchs.
(42) All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.
(43) A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.
(44) To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.
(45) As I began to love myself, I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is authenticity.
(46) By simple common sense, I don’t believe in god, in none.
(47) You are only as good as the woman you are standing beside.
(48) Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.
(49) One cannot always approach truth through reason; it confines us to a geometric cast of thought that calls for logic and credibility.
(50) Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.
(51) That is all there is in life — beauty. You find that and you have found everything.
(52) 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.
(53) I am what I am: an individual, unique and different.
(54) In the end, everything is a gag.
(55) 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.