Charlie Chaplin's 129th birth anniversary: 10 quotes that remind us of him

Charlie Chaplin Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Apr 16, 2018, 04.50 PM (IST)

Charlie Chaplin, the man and the legacy he left behind is ageless and continues to live in the hearts of every cinema lover. Spanning decades, Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin’s works have brought together generations of cinema lovers -- with artists of each generation post his death trying to bring him to life with the help of his work in cinema. 

An English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film, Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "The Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry.

Today, on his 129th birth anniversary, we take a look back at some of the most compelling things he said while entertaining the masses. 

Thus, 10 quotes that prove that Charlie Chaplin was a boss: 

We think too much and feel too little.

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.

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

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

That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am 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.

To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.

I’d sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.

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.
 

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