Humor is kindly. Wit…

IMAGE: Humor is kindly. Wit is caustic.

Humor is kindly. Wit is caustic. – Charlie Chaplin [Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin] (1889 – 1977) (Image by DarkWorkX from Pixabay) / (Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay) (Text-to-Speech by Sound of Text, using the engine from Google Translate) More »

That which is…

IMAGE: That which is apparent ends. That which is subtle is never-ending.

That which is apparent ends. That which is subtle is never-ending. – Charlie Chaplin [Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin] (1889 – 1977) (Image by KatinkavomWolfenmond from Pixabay) / (Image by kytalpa from Pixabay) (Text-to-Speech by Sound of Text, using the engine… More »

Comedy must be true…

IMAGE: Comedy must be true to life. There must be realism in comedy. It is ever more necessary than in drama.

Comedy must be true to life. There must be realism in comedy. It is ever more necessary than in drama. – Charlie Chaplin [Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin] (1889 – 1977) / (Washington Times, January 26, 1915) (Image by Wilfried Pohnke… More »

That’s all any of us…

IMAGE: That's all any of us are - amateurs. We don't live long enough to be anything else.

That’s all any of us are – amateurs. We don’t live long enough to be anything else. – Calvero — Charlie Chaplin [Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin] (1889 – 1977): Limelight (Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay) / (Image by mohamed Hassan… More »

People miss…

IMAGE: People miss happiness by chasing after false values and repressing the feelings that make life valuable and beautiful. When you get up in the morning feeling fine your experience during just those few minutes or hours when you are reacting happily to life is an end in itself.

People miss happiness by chasing after false values and repressing the feelings that make life valuable and beautiful. When you get up in the morning feeling fine your experience during just those few minutes or hours when you are reacting… More »

Laughter is very…

IMAGE: Laughter is very close to tears and vice versa.

Laughter is very close to tears and vice versa. – Charlie Chaplin [Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin] (1889 – 1977) (Image by Виктория Бородинова from Pixabay) (Text-to-Speech by Sound of Text, using the engine from Google Translate) More »

Restraint is a great…

IMAGE: Restraint is a great word, not only for actors but for everybody to remember. Restraint of tempers, appetites, desires, bad habits, and so on, is a mighty good thing to cultivate. One of the reasons I hated the early comedies in which I played was because there wouldn't be much "restraint" in hurling custard pies! One or two custard pies are funny, perhaps: but when nothing but custard pies is used to get laughs, the picture becomes monotonous.

Restraint is a great word, not only for actors but for everybody to remember. Restraint of tempers, appetites, desires, bad habits, and so on, is a mighty good thing to cultivate. One of the reasons I hated the early comedies… More »

We must laugh in the…

IMAGE: We must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature -- or go insane.

We must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature — or go insane. – Charlie Chaplin [Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin] (1889 – 1977) (Image by Hermann Traub from Pixabay) (Text-to-Speech by Sound of Text, using… More »

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