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A list of the best Charlie Chaplin quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Charlie Chaplin quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Charlie Chaplin quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Charlie Chaplin should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Charlie Chaplin quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Charlie Chaplin quotes?" and "What is the most famous Charlie Chaplin quote?"

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63 4
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. Charlie Chaplin

40 2
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. Charlie Chaplin

40 3
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. Charlie Chaplin

18 1
I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose. Charlie Chaplin

36 5
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury. Charlie Chaplin

35 5
In the end, everything is a gag. Charlie Chaplin

27 3
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. Charlie Chaplin

22 4
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage. Charlie Chaplin

19 3
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. Charlie Chaplin

19 4
I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career. Charlie Chaplin

16 3
The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting. Charlie Chaplin

20 7
I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President. Charlie Chaplin