Sunday, July 5, 2009
Charlie Chapin - The King of Tragedy
There is something in the fact that when the ten commandments where handed down to Moses, it said that there were six thousand souls (people and souls)and that these souls do somehow come back in different physical forms.And they are out there and if we're lucky enough we will sometimes get a glimpse of them. Usually they don't stay long...they're gone too soon. But other times they endure and last long enough set the stage for us.
And i have a list of few people that i think are a part of this sum of souls that are passing through just to wake us up from our dullness ignorance and i begin with ...Charlie Chaplin.
"Humour Heightens our sense of survival and preserves our sanity" These are the words of Charlie Chaplin. So are these written over 30 years ago: "we Think too much, and feel too little"? "More then machinery, we need humanity, more then cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without those qualities life will be violent and lost". "a day without laughter is day day wasted".
Humour and humanity, the embodied elements of Chaplin’s artistic conscious and his unparallel talent, as actor, writer, director, producer, composer and as someone one said "the greatest ballet dancer that ever lived"
Chaplin made more people laugh then anyone in history. Yet always, just beneath the highlaraty with the fears and sorrows, of every man.
He created an immortal character, The little Tramp. And here is how Chaplin described him : A tramp, gentlemen, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
He would have you believe he was a scientist, a musician, a duke, a polo player. However he's not above robbing a baby ofi ts candy and of course the occasional "kick a lady in the rear" But only n extreme anger.
The world responded, not only to the wonders humour of the little tramp, but also to the love and indomitability he represented, to Chaplin’s sorrowing theme that man's humanity to man, is greater then his inhumanity.
Chaplin has become more then a name. It is a word in the vocabulary of films, and anyone who has ever seen a movie, is in his dept.
He once said "my only enemy is time". Well i think that I’m not alone in saying " i respectfully disagree. For where ever and when ever there is communication, a screen and an audience, weather here on earth and now or some for away star, time is Charlie Chaplin's dearest and internal friend.
These are not my words, because i couldn't even start to pay homage to him with my own words, before they would seam so futile and feeble so i took the liberty of using someone else’s beautiful and rigcious vocabulary to pay tribute to this wonderful human being.
Here are some other famous quotes that i thought would be a wasted opportunity if i didn't put them here:
"A day without laughter is a day wasted
" Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference"
"Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people"
"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself"
"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."
"I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment."
"Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain"
"Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded"
"The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury. "
"To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune."
"We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery."
"What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning"