Born on April 16, 1889, Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin is one of the most prominent and iconic actors ever, having risen to fame in the "silent era" of cinema history.
Chaplin garnered worldwide popularity with his screen persona "The Tramp," which is considered one of the most iconic figures in the history of the film movie industry.
With a career that spanned more than 75 years, Chaplin was also a brilliant filmmaker and composer besides a comic actor. As the world celebrates the 127th birth anniversary of the legendary actor, here are some of his most memorable quotes:
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."
"A day without laughter is a day wasted."
"A man's true character comes out when he's drunk."
"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it."
"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles."
"In the end, everything is a gag."
"We think too much and feel too little."
"This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it."
"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."
"We might as well die as to go on living like this."
"The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury."
"All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl."
"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."
"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot."
"Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference."
Source: Brainy Quote