Charlie Chaplin 125th birthday: Famous quotes of the actor-director

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, more famous as Charlie Chaplin, was born on April 16, 1889 in London. He was a renowned comic actor, director, producer, screenwriter, editor and composer, but was most popular playing the character of a tramp in popular movies like Modern Times, City Lights, The Circus, The Great Dictator and countless others.

Following are some of Charlie Chaplin’s most famous quotes:

“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.”

“Cruelty is a basic element in comedy. What appears to be sane is really insane, and if you can make that poignant enough they love it.”

“I think life is a very wonderful thing, and must be lived under all circumstances, even in misery.”

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