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Quotations From CHARLIE CHAPLIN

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  • 1.
    The rights of citizenship will be taken away from all Jews and other non-Aryans. They are inferior and therefore enemies of the state. It is the duty of all true Aryans to hate and despise them.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British comic actor, filmmaker. Charles Chaplin. Garbitsch (Henry Danielle), The Great Dictator (1940). Chaplin plays dual role, Hynkel and the Jewish barber.

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  • 2.
    Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British comic actor, filmmaker. Charles Chaplin. Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin), The Great Dictator, posing as Hynkel (1940). Chaplin plays dual role, Hynkel and the Jewish barber.

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  • 3.
    We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British comic actor, filmmaker. Charles Chaplin. Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin), The Great Dictator, posing as Hynkel (1940). Chaplin plays dual role, Hynkel and the Jewish barber.

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  • 4.
    Have them all shot. I don't want any of my workers dissatisfied.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British comic actor, filmmaker. Charles Chaplin. Hynkel (Charles Chaplin), The Great Dictator, when told 3,000 workers are planning to strike (1940). Chaplin plays dual role, Hynkel and the Jewish barber.
  • 5.
    Brunettes are troublemakers. They're worse than the Jews.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British comic actor, filmmaker. Charles Chaplin. Garbitsch (Henry Danielle), The Great Dictator (1940).
  • 6.
    If anybody else says it's like old times, I'll jump out the window.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director. Calvero's Partner (Buster Keaton), Limelight, The partner's (Buster Keaton) wry remark to Calvero (Charles Chaplin) before the two perform on-stage together. (1952). This was the only time these two great comedians of the silent film era appeared together on-screen and the remark is ironic and self-parodying. Reportedly, Keaton was much funnier than Chaplin in their comedy music scene together and consequently a jealous Chaplin cut most of Keaton's material out of the final version of Limelight.
  • 7.
    I've arrived at the age where a platonic friendship can be sustained on the highest moral plane.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director. Calvero (Charles Chaplin), Limelight, to Terry (Claire Bloom) after the elderly clown invites the much-younger dancer to recuperate in his apartment (1952). Another moment of Chaplin's self-effacing irony when compared to his real-life and his tendency to be romantically involved with women considerably younger than himself.
  • 8.
    I'm an old sinner. Nothing shocks me.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, and director. Calvero (Charles Chaplin), Limelight, to Terry (Claire Bloom) as he tries to learn if she has a venereal disease (1952). Considering the scandals both sexual and political that plagued Chaplin throughout his career, this line is tinged with a certain irony.
  • 9.
    Live can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director. Calvero (Charles Chaplin), Limelight, to Terry (Claire Bloom) as he lectures her on what he's learned in his life (1952).

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  • 10.
    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.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British comic actor, filmmaker. Charles Chaplin. Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin), The Great Dictator, posing as Hynkel (1940). Chaplin plays dual role, Hynkel and the Jewish barber.

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