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The Week in Black & White with Charlie Chaplin

August 16, 2010 by · 2 comments

Quotes and photos selected by Mariana Velichkova

Photo: surfstyle

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.

Photo: Refracted Moments™

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.

2005-06-19 - United Kingdom - England - London - Charlie Chaplin - Miscellenaeous
Photo: Colin Gregory Palmer

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.

Photo: southtyrolean

Why should poetry have to make sense?

Photo: emmyboop

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

Photo: omaniblog

We think too much and feel too little.

Photo: orangeacid

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

Photo: Sergio Tudela

Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.

Photo: The U.S. Army

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

Photo: milena mihaylova

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

Photo: Luke M. Schierholz

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.

Photo: digitalART2

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

Photo: kimdokhac

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