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 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.
Later Charlie Chaplin became an independent producer, so he could have more freedom in making his own movies.
He went on to make classics like “The Kid, “The Gold Rush”, “The Circus”, “City Lights”, “Modern Times”, “The Great Dictator” and others.
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.
“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.” – Charlie Chaplin
“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
(This quote is also found in: My Autobiography By Charlie Chaplin, Simon and Schuster, 1964, Eighteen; p.291)
“One cannot do humour without a great sympathy for one’s fellow man.” – Charlie Chaplin
(This 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)
“I do not care what other people do, but I believe my silence is more eloquent than my voice.” – Charlie Chaplin
“All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.” – Charlie Chaplin
(This quote is also found in: Charlie Chaplin: Interviews By Charlie Chaplin, Edited By Kevin J. Hayes, Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2005; Backcover)
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