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From Tramp to Philosopher: Charlie Chaplin’s Top 10 Timeless Quotes

February marks the anniversary of the release of several of Charlie Chaplin’s most memorable films. Here’s Chaplin’s top 10 timeless quotes to inspire you.

  “Time is the great author. Always writes the perfect ending.”

-Charlie Chaplin


It’s a historic month for fans of the silver screen! This month marks the release of some of Charlie Chaplin’s most iconic films, including The Kid (6 February 1921), Modern Times (5 February 1936), The Pilgrim (26 February 1923), and Making a Living (2 February 1914).


The Tramp

Today marks another special event- 109 years ago, on this day in 1914, an iconic character was born. English actor, comedian, and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin introduced the world to his timeless character, “The Tramp,” in the film “Kid Auto Races at Venice.”

The now famous “Tramp” costume debuted in this film marked the beginning of a legendary career for Chaplin. This iconic figure, known for his distinctive mustache, bowler hat, and shuffling walk, went on to become one of the most recognized and beloved characters in the history of cinema.

These timeless classics, featuring Charlie Chaplin’s iconic character The Tramp, have left a lasting impact on the world of comedy and continue to captivate audiences nearly a century later. His contribution goes far beyond simply making people laugh, he also left us with some of the most moving and inspirational quotes.

To commemorate this screen icon, we’ve come up with Charlie Chaplin’s top 10 timeless quotes that have stayed with us to date.


1. “Life can be wonderful if you’re not afraid of it.”


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2. “You’ll never find rainbows if you’re looking down.”


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3. “We think too much and feel too little.”


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4. “Making fun is serious business.”


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5. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.”



6. “A man is what a woman makes him and a woman makes herself.”



7. “Simplicity is a difficult thing to achieve.”



8. “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.”


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9. “Faith is a precursor of all our ideas.”



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




The ‘Charlie’ Motiva

All these timeless quotes are included in the Charlie Motiva, along with some additional compelling quotes that have left a mark on us.

Motiva acknowledges Charlie Chaplin’s immeasurable contribution to cinema and the art of comedy. The ‘Charlie’ Motiva was created by the talented graphic designer, illustrator, and artist Noma Bar. Noma’s stunning illustration is combined with Chaplin’s most famous quotes to create a unique narrative in mixed media.

The Charlie Motiva art piece is more than just a representation of an iconic figure. It is an ode to a true master of the craft. With its bold, graphic style and playful use of negative space, this Motiva captures the essence of Charlie Chaplin’s timeless appeal. And the joy he brought to millions of people through his films.

This unique and visually stunning piece is a fitting tribute to Chaplin’s talent and skill and serves as a reminder of his enduring impact on popular culture. Whether you are a fan of Chaplin’s work or simply appreciate the art of storytelling, the Charlie Chaplin Motiva sparks inspiration.