Beauty is an omnipresence of death and loveliness, a smiling sadness that we discern in nature and all things, a mystic communion that the poet feels.
The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
In the end, everything is a gag.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.
What can stars do? Nothing..But sit on their axis!
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
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.
Why should poetry have to make sense?
I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
We think too much and feel too little.
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born.
Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
I am for people. I can't help it.
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.
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
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.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.