Charlie Chaplin

Calvero (Charlie Chaplin) –  Limelight (1952)

“We think too much and feel too little.”

“Imagination means nothing without doing.”

“What do you want meaning for?

Life is desire, not meaning!”

“That’s all any of us are: amateurs.

We don’t live long enough to be anything else.”

“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.”

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

“You have to believe in yourself, that’s the secret.

Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat,

even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world.”

Auguste Rodin

“L’Art n’est que sentiment. Mais sans la science des volumes, des proportions, des couleurs, sans l’adresse de la main, le sentiment le plus vif est paralysé. Que deviendrait le plus grand poéte dans un pays dont il ignorerait la langue ?

Dans la nouvelle génération d’artistes, il y a nombre de poètes qui, malheureusement, refusent d’apprendre à parler.

De la patience ! Ne comptez pas sur l’inspiration. Elle n’existe pas. Les seules qualités de l’artiste sont sagesse,attention, sincérité, volonté. Accomplissez votre besogne comme d’honnêtes ouvriers.”