Charlie Chaplin


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  • ''Whiskey! Never tasted such beastly stuff in my life! In a civilized country they drink wine.''
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director. King Shadov (Charles Chaplin), A King in New York, after barely being able to drink a glass of whiskey for a television commercial (1957).
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  • ''Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.''
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to Annabella Bonheur (Martha Raye) as Verdoux tries to steer her away from swindlers to swindles of his own (1947).
  • ''The roses you lifted to your lips ... lucky roses!''
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to Marie Grosnay (Isobel Elsom) as he tries to seduce her (1947).
  • ''Nothing is permanent in this wicked world—not even our troubles.''
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to The Girl (Marilyn Nash) as Verdoux contemplates murdering her to test out a new poison (1947).
  • ''This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.''
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to The Girl (Marilyn Nash) as Verdoux contemplates murdering her to test a new poison (1947). Compare these cynical thoughts to Chaplin's plea for human kindness at the end of The Great Dictator.
  • ''Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.''
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to The Girl (Marilyn Nash) after she has become wealthy and Verdoux has given up murder (1947).
  • ''I suppose that's one of the ironies of life—doing the wrong thing at the right moment.''
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to Marie Grosnay (Isobel Elsom) as he tries to seduce her (1947).
  • ''No doubt you were extremely beautiful as a young girl, but your youth could never compete with your age now.''
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to Marie Grosnay (Isobel Elsom) as he tries to seduce her (1947).
  • ''One murder makes a villain, millions a hero. Numbers sanctify, my good fellow.''
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to a reporter (Herb Vigran) before Verdoux is led to the guillotine (1947).
  • ''I do not wish to lose my temper because very shortly I will lose my head. Nevertheless, upon leaving this spark of earthly existence, I have this to say: I shall see you all very soon ... very soon.''
    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to the court after he is sentenced to death for his string of "Bluebeard" murders (1947).

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