~ A day without laughter is a day wasted.
~ You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.
~ A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
~ I don’t believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
~ Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
~ Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.
~ To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
~ Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
~ What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.
~ Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’.
~ Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
~ Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
~ We think too much and feel too little.
~ The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
~ In the end, everything is a gag.
~ I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.
~ My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.
~ 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.
~ Imagination means nothing without doing.
~ Life can be wonderful if you’re not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination … and a little dough.
~ I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.
~ Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
~ The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs.
~ I believe in the power of laughter and tears as an antidote to hatred and terror.
~ Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
~ Patriotism is too deep a feeling to depict in the posing for a photograph.
~ Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.
~ To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.
~ The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
~ I am for people. I can’t help it.
~ A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.
~ 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.
~ All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.
~ I do not need drugs to be a genius, do not take a genius to be human, but I need your smile to be happy.