Tuesday 25 September 2012

Todays Inspiration - Charlie Chaplin

Todays Inspiration - Charlie Chaplin

I was strongly in need of an inspiration and now the credit goes to Charlie Chaplin, the man who is known for his laughter and comedy.

Some of the famous quotes by him

"You have to believe in yourself, that's the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world. I had to feel the exuberance that comes from utter confidence in yourself. Without it, you go down to defeat."

Your thoughts can shield you from the worst of difficulties as long as you believe in yourself.

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.

These quotes and his life teach us  that  self belief and a positive approach to life enable people to overcome all adversities in life.

His real life story

Chaplin was born in Walworth. His mother and father were stage performers but they got divorced when Charlie was young.   As a child Chaplin went to the orphanage because his parents were unable to look after him. His mother fell ill and was in and out of an asylum while his father became an alcoholic and died when Charlie was 14.  Throughout his life Charlie Chaplin struggled with challenges. Born to an alcoholic father and a mother who suffered mental illness, Charlie Chaplin was supposed to be written off by the society; but he knew that the power of thoughts and laughter could overcome any challenge in life.

Chaplin's first stage appearance came at five years old as replacement to his mother when she was ill. The young boy confidently entertained the crowd, and received laughter and applause

He did not worry about the problems that he had, but with strong mind he struggled hard to make his way.
His lesson proves that the only barrier we face is the limitations we impose on our self-belief.

The Great Dictator is a comedy film by Charlie Chaplin released in October 1940. Like most Chaplin films, he wrote, produced, and directed, in addition to starring as the lead.

In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

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