Charlie Chaplin: “Life is a play that does not allow testing. So, sing, cry, dance, laugh and live intensely, before the curtain closes and the piece ends with no applause.”
“Think about yourself at least once in your life otherwise you may miss the best comedy in this world.”
“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.”
“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.”
“Life can be wonderful if you’re not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination … and a little dough.”
“Imagination means nothing without doing.”
“You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.”
“My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.”
“A day without laughing is a day wasted.”
“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!”
“You need Power, only when you want to do something harmful. Otherwise Love is enough to get everything done.”
“Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.”
“Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.”
“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE!”
“I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.”
“The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs.”
“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.”
“That’s the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.”
“Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.”
“I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.”
Charlie Chaplin: A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
“Like everyone else I am what I am: an individual, unique and different, with a lineal history of ancestral promptings and urgings; a history of dreams, desires, and of special experiences, all of which I am the sum total.”
“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.”
“Simplicity is not a simple thing.”
“In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want, our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity, more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness; without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.”