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1. "My favorite favorites are people like Bunuel, Fellini and Charlie Chaplin."
Author: Alex Winter
2. "I wanted to live where I could pop to the bar that Humphrey Bogart took Lauren Bacall to, or the little restaurant where Charlie Chaplin had a booth."
Author: Ashley Jensen
3. "I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying."?Charles Chaplin"
Author: Charles Chaplin
4. "I watched every single Charlie Chaplin film."
Author: Chevy Chase
5. "Comedy comes from a place of hurt. Charlie Chaplin was starving and broke in London, and that's where he got his character 'the tramp' from. It's a bad situation that he transformed into comedic one."
Author: Chris Tucker
6. "Gillette--The best a man can get."I stared at the screen. What happened to me? I was meant to be one of those guys, vigorous and athletic and successful and, most of all, American. I was going to walk on the moon, be a movie star or a rock got or a comedian. I was going to have an amazing life and kids with Helen and die like Chaplin a thousand years from now in my Beverly Hills mansion surrounded by my adoring family, with the grieving world media standing by. Instead, I was just another show-business mediocrity. A drunk who shat his pants and ran for help. My life had been careless and selfish. Pleasure in the moment was my only thought, my solitary motivation. I had disappointed whoever had been foolish enough to love me, and left them scarred. I was a very long way from being the best a man can get."
Author: Craig Ferguson
7. "In my day, the only people who achieved real independence were my father, Mary Pickford and Charles Chaplin, who, with D. W. Griffith, formed United Artists. Other than that, everybody belonged to the big studios. They had no say in their own careers."
Author: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
8. "I'd like to produce, direct, write, score, and star in a film in exactly the way Chaplin did. I'll do that before I'm thirty."
Author: Eddie Murphy
9. "He's my favorite! He wrote and produced, and starred in and cast all of his movies! Can you imagine? I get really excited when I talk about Charlie Chaplin."
Author: Emma Stone
10. "I love 'Chaplin'; I mean I really love 'Chaplin.' I just think there's a grace and an elegance that's almost never been matched."
Author: Gary Ross
11. "I'm in the back of a limousine with Charlie Chaplin and it's 1928. Charlie is beautiful; his body language seems to skip, and reel and rhyme, heartbreaking and witty at the same time. It seems to promise a better world."
Author: Geoff Ryman
12. "If people don't sit at Chaplin's feet, he goes out and stands where they are sitting."
Author: Herman J. Mankiewicz
13. "She sort of tilted he head and looked up at me. "You? With someone from the University?""Yeah," I said. "You'd never of thought it would you? His name's Larry, and he's really clever. He's professor. History of Art. he likes Charlie Chaplin.""I bet he does! How on earth did you two meet?"I thought of what Larry said when Mrs. Cartwright asked, so I said, "Through art."
Author: J.L. Merrow
14. "Bob Dylan may be the Charlie Chaplin of rock n' roll. Both men are regarded as geniuses by their entire audience. Both were proclaimed revolutionaries for their early work and subjected to exhaustive attack when later works were thought to be inferior. Both developed their art without so much as a nodding glance toward their peers."
Author: Jon Landau
15. "I think physical comedy is an amazing asset because it tells a story that's more universal than just language and dialogue. I grew up watching Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. They're very powerful figures in my life."
Author: Josh Gad
16. "My idol growing up was Charlie Chaplin. I was obsessed with him. I mean, while other kids were watching Jim Carrey and the likes in the '90s, I was watching Charlie Chaplin films, because I was a bit of a geek. I became obsessed with this idea of physical comedy."
Author: Josh Gad
17. "In our household, which was essentially under an evil spell, my father 'Chaplin' was all the magic. A great man draws magic into himself, like reverse lightning. There's nothing to spare for anyone else."
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
18. "I discovered the 7th art at home when I was kid, through Charlie Chaplin's movies and those of my father who shot documentaries. He was my biggest influence. So I took his camera and started shooting."
Author: Lasse Hallstrom
19. "The real good comedians, like Chaplin, would make you laugh and a second later, cry."
Author: Martin Landau
20. "La légende dit que Charlie Chaplin et Adolf Hitler se changeaient en lions à la nuit tombante ; l'un a concentré son énergie vers la création, l'autre vers la destruction. Pourtant, dans leur forme animale, il était quasiment impossible de les discerner l'un de l'autre."
Author: Mathias Malzieu
21. "The event that will light the way for immigration in North America is the talking picture. The silent film brings nothing but entertainment—a pie in the face, a fop being dragged by a bear out of a department store—all events governed by fate and timing, not language and argument. The tramp never changes the opinion of the policeman. The truncheon swings, the tramp scuttles through a corner window and disturbs the fat lady's ablutions. These comedies are nightmares. The audience emits horrified laughter as Chaplin, blindfolded, rollerskates near the edge of the unbalconied mezzanine. No one shouts to warn him. He cannot talk or listen. North America is still without language, gestures and work and bloodlines are the only currency."
Author: Michael Ondaatje
22. "When you speak of silent movies, everyone thinks of Charlie Chaplin first."
Author: Michel Hazanavicius
23. "I grew up on Harold Lloyd, Charles Chaplin, and Buster Keaton, and those were the ones who inspired me."
Author: Navid Negahban
24. "When people say 'Charlie Chaplin' I still think now of the guy in the moustache and bowler hat and funny walk - I don't think of an old man who was my grandfather."
Author: Oona Chaplin
25. "As I don't know what life would be like without my Chaplin connections, I work with them. I'm just really happy it's a family I can be proud of; it's not as if I'm related to some Z-list celebrity."
Author: Oona Chaplin
26. "My mother doesn't have much of a social life with other A-list people. Which in a way I'm very grateful for, because if I do make something of my career I will be able to say it wasn't because I was a Chaplin."
Author: Oona Chaplin
27. "I don't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with Charles Chaplin."
Author: Stan Laurel
28. "People try to put ownership on things: 'That's mine, that's my joke.' No such thing. Like if you tripped or stumbled and people go, 'Oh, that's Charlie Chaplin.' You know what I mean? You can't own a joke. You can be the guy that tells it the best, but you can't own a joke. Nowhere can you own a laugh."
Author: Tommy Chong

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