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Charlie Chaplin
(1889-1977) born on
Apr 16
English actor, director, composer. He is considered the greatest comic actor of silent movies, e.g., "The Kid," 1920 and "The Gold Rush," 1924.
         
   
F
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.

R
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.
A
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
N
I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Ladies' Home Journal."
R: In "Reader's Digest," 1 Jan 1982.
A: "My Autobiography," ch. 10, 1964.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "Simpson's Contemporary Quotations," by James B. Simpson, 1988.
   


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