Born on April 16, 1889, in London, England as Charles Spencer Chaplin Jr. He was a comic actor, filmmaker, and composer. Chaplin gained worldwide recognition for his screen persona in the film The Tramp (1915). A silent comedy film that follows Chaplin’s character around like a vagrant.
While Chaplin is known for his comedy, he often talks about life. This collection of quotes from Charlie Chaplin will prove how much he loved life and how one must enjoy it. He was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975.
COMPILATION OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN QUOTES
Enjoy these inspiring quotes from Charlie Chaplin. Learn more about him in this autobiography about him.
“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.”
“Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.”
“We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.”
“If you’re really truthful with yourself, it’s wonderful guidance.”
“The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs.”
“We think too much and feel too little.”
“Think about yourself at least once in your life otherwise, you may miss the best comedy in this world.”
“This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.”
“A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.”
“Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.”
In the mid-1970s, Chaplin suffered from several strokes. He was too frail to kneel during his knighthood but stayed in his wheelchair. In October 1977, he became weaker and needed care round the clock. On Christmas day of 1977, he died in his sleep from a stroke.