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I hope we shall abolish war and settle all differences at the conference table... I hope we shall abolish all hydrogen and atom bombs before they abolish us first.
 

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.
[Politicians]
 

I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.
 

I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
 

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.
 

I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.
 

In the end, everything is a gag.
 

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

Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
 

Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish. ... The trouble is you won't fight. You've given up. But there's something just as inevitable as death. And that's life. Think of the power of the universe - turning the Earth, growing the trees. That's the same power within you - if you'll only have the courage and the will to use it.
[Life]
 

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

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

Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
 

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.
 

Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.
 

That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.
 

The glamour of it all! New York! America!
[America]
 

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
 

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
 

This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.
 


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