Charlie Chaplin Quotes

You have one failing you must overcome, one thing you must learn if you are to be a completely happy woman, maybe the most important lesson in living – you must learn to say no. You do not know how to say no, Sophia, and that is a serious deficiency. (To Sophia Loren)

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

No matter how desperate the predicament is, I’m always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot

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.

I have no further use for America. I wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was President.

You have to believe in yourself, that’s the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world.