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Quotes of the Day for 16 April 2002 – Charlie Chaplin

Charles Spencer Chaplin was born at London, England on this day in 1889. He grew up in poverty, when his mother couldn't support him he went first to a workhouse and then to a school for orphans. But he made it to the stage and became the leading star of silent film. Perhaps his devotion to pantomime explains why his quotes are all short.

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The quotes:

The cinema is a little more than a fad. It's canned drama. What audiences really want to see is flesh and blood on stage.

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

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

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

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
     - Today's quotes are all from Charlie Chaplin, 1889 - 1977


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