The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
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I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.
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All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
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Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
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Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
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In the end, everything is a gag.
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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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Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
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The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
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Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
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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.
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I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
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Chaplin, Charlie

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