I am not a political man and I have no political convictions. I am an individual and a believer in liberty. That is all the politics I have.

I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.

I tell them to bring him in. He comes in smiling in triumph. And he can't speak English. After his hours of waiting we cannot talk. I feel rather sorry for him and we do our best. Finally, with the aid of about everyone in the hotel he manages to ask: "Do you like France?" "Yes," I answer. He is satisfied.

Laugher is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.

Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.

In the end, everything is a gag.

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.

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection WISDOM OF THE HEART.

I remember when one dressed the part for the West End, and strolled with yellow gloves and a walking-stick. But that world has gone, and another takes its place, eyes see differently, emotions react to other themes. Men weep at jazz, and violence has become sexual. Time marches on.

Worry more about your conscience than your reputation. Because your conscience is what you are, your reputation is what others think of you. And what others think of you is their problem.

You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.

Think about yourself at least once in your life otherwise you may miss the best comedy in this world.

The people are applauding you because none of them understands you and applauding me because everybody understands me.

Let us fight for a new world, a decent world!

I will not join any club who will take me as a member.

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.

I do not need drugs to be a genius, do not take a genius to be human, but I need your smile to be happy.

I don't think the real America is in New York or on the Pacific Coast; personally, I like the Middle West much better, places like North and South Dakota, Minneapolis and Saint Paul. There, I think, are the true Americans.

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.

You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down.

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.

More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.

I love rain because tears can not be seen in rain.

Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.

Simplicity is not a simple thing.

I walk in the Rain, so people won't see my tears.

The glamour of it all! New York! America!

It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.

You have the love of humanity in your hearts. In the seventeenth chapter of saint Luke it is written the kingdom of god is in men. Not in one man nor a group of men but in all men.

After all, there are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.

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.

Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.

I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.

If people know how it's done, all the magic goes.

I have many problems in life. But my lips don't know that. They always smile.

And I am going to have another opportunity. I am going to have a week-end with him at his home in Easton, a week-end with Wells at home, with just his family. That alone is worth the entire trip from Los Angeles to Europe.

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.

Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.

Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.

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.

You will find that life's still worthwhile... if you just smile!

The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs.

Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.

They will always criticize you, speak badly of you, it'll be hard to meet someone who will like you as you are, so live, do what your hear tells you to do ... Life is like a play that does not allow testing. So sing, cry, dance, laugh and live intensely every day of your life, before the curtain closes and the piece ends with no applause.

In the end everything is a gag.