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“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.”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
“All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman, and a pretty girl.”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
“In the creation of comedy, it is paradoxical that tragedy stimulates the spirit of ridicule; because ridicule, I suppose is an attitude of defiance: we must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature - or go insane”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
“I like to walk in rain, so that nobody can see my tears.”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
“From such trivia, I believe my soul was born.”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
“In this desperate way, I started many a comedy.”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
“الواقع أن تأثير الإنسان في نفوس الناس يكون أعمق إذا احتفظ بمسافة بينه وبينهم.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“After all, there are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“we must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature – or go insane.”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
“I neither believe nor disbelieve in anything. That which can be imagined is as much an approximation to truth as that which can be proved by mathematics.”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
“I love rain because tears can not be seen in rain.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“وجهة النظر الأكثر بساطة هي الأفضل دائماً”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“During my incarceration Mother visited me. She had in some way managed to leave the workhouse and was making an effort to establish a home for us. Her presence was like a bouquet of flowers; she looked so fresh and lovely that I felt ashamed of my unkempt appearance and my shaved iodined head.
‘You must excuse his dirty face,’ said the nurse.
Mother laughed, and how well I remember her endearing words as she hugged and kissed me: ‘With all thy dirt I love thee still.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“ولكنني رجل أحب الأصدقاء كما أحب الموسيقى ، أي عندما يكون مزاجي مهيأ . فمد يد المساعدة إلي صديق محتاج إليها مسألة سهلة ، ولكن منحه وقتك ليس ممكنا في بعض الظروف .”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“في المبالغة في الجد يكمن السخف.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“Само интелект и никакви чувства - това е характерно за съвършения престъпник; само чувства и никакъв интелект - това е образецът на безвредния луд. Но когато интелектът и чувствата са идеално уравновесени, се получава отличният актьор.”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
“إنني لا أرى الفقر جذاباً، ولا بانياً للشخصية. فالفقر لم يعلمني شيئاً غير تشويه القيم والمقاييس، والتقدير المبالغ فيه لفضائل ومحاسن الأغنياء، والذين يطلق عليهم صف الطبقات الأرقى.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“In truth, real fame is never usurped; it only has a sense, a value and duration when it is turned to a good cause. And your victory is in the fact that you have human generosity and spontaneity that are not inhibited by rules or cleverness but stem from your own sufferings, your joys, hopes and disappointments; all that is understood by those who suffer beyond their strength and ask for pity, and who constantly hope to be comforted, to be made to forget for a moment, by that laughter which does not pretend to cure, but only to console.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“Vanderbilt sent me a series of picture postcards showing Hitler making a speech. The face was obscenely comic – a bad imitation of me, with its absurd moustache, unruly, stringy hair and disgusting, thin, little mouth. I could not take Hitler seriously. Each postcard showed a different posture of him: one with his hands claw-like haranguing the crowds, another with one arm up and the other down, like a cricketer about to bowl, and another with hands clenched in front of him as though lifting an imaginary dumb-bell. The salute with the hand thrown back over the shoulder, the palm upwards, made me want to put a tray of dirty dishes on it. ‘This is a nut!’ I thought. But when Einstein and Thomas Mann were forced to leave Germany, this face of Hitler was no longer comic but sinister.”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
“إن هذا الأتجاه نحو تصويرالفقر في صورة جذابة للآخرين أمر يبعث علي الضيق .. فلا أنا عرفت حتي الآن رجلا فقيرا يحن إلي الفقر ، أو يجد فيه حريته .. ولا مستر"موم" يستطيع أن يقنع أي فقير بأن الشهرة والثراء الفاحش يعنيان القيود .”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“كأن كل ما حدث لي في الماضي حلم. وكأن كل ما حدث لي في أمريكا هو فقط الواقع. ومع ذلك كان ينتابني طوال الوقت إحساس غير مريح بأن هذه الشوارع الفقيرة الرقيقة لديها القدرة حتى الآن على أن تطبق علي بيأسها كالرمال الناعمة.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“To me all palaces are preposterous, a tasteless, dreary expression of ostentation.”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
“لقد كنت ، من جهتي ، رجلا منضبطا ، وكنت اتعامل مع عملي بجدية ، ومثل باني بالزاك ، الذي كان يقدر ان ليلة حب تمثل التضحية بصفحة في رواية ، كنت اعتقد ايضا ان دلك يعني التضحية بيوم عمل جيد في الأستوديو”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“ومن الحقائق العجيبة في عالم الخلق الكوميدي أن المآسي عادة توحي بالسخرية : لأن السخرية في أعتقادي موقف من مواقف التحدي. فنحن نسخر في مواجهة القوي التي نقف أمامها عاجزين وإلا أصابنا الجنون .”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“It was strange to listen to slick young Nazis along Fifth Avenue haranguing small gatherings from little mahogany pulpits. One spiel went as follows: "The philosophy of Hitler is a profound and thoughtful study of this industrial age, in which there is little room for the middleman or Jew."

A woman interrupted. "What kind of talk is that!" she exclaimed. "This is America. Where do you think you are?"

The young man, an obsequious, good-looking type, smiled blandly. "I'm in the United States and I happen to be an American citizen," he said smoothly.

"Well," she said, "I'm an American citizen, and a Jew, and if I were a man I'd knock your block off!"

One or two endorsed the lady's threat, but most of them stood apathetically silent. A policeman standing by quieted the woman. I came away astonished, hardly believing my ears.”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
“I see so little of you these days; your presence is as rare as that of one’s discarded mistress.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“رفعت رأسي إلى النافذتين العلويتين. حيث كانت تجلس أمي، مكدودة،جائعة، وعقلها يفلت منها.كانتا مغلقتين الآن. لا تبوحان بشيء، ولا يبدو أنهما تكترثان للرجل الواقف طوال هذه المدةيحملق فيهما. ولكن صمتهما كان في الواقع يعبر عما هو أكثر من الكلمات.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“Although some we rarely see, the thought of them is comforting, like the pleasure of knowing there is a mooring somewhere, if occasionally we want to sail into port.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“حين يمتزج القدر بمصير الناس لا يعرف شفقة أو عدالة”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography
“I have admired the romantic elegance of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, have felt the mystic message from a thousand glittering windows at sunset in New York, but to me the view of the London Thames from our hotel window transcends them all for utilitarian grandeur - something deeply human.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography

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