Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning!
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.
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.
This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.
What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
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.
We think too much and feel too little.
Brunettes are troublemakers. They're worse than the Jews.
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
In the end, everything is a gag.
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.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.
I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.
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.
Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.
I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
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.