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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.
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.

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.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
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.
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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