“The genius of clowning is transforming the little, everyday annoyances, not only overcoming, but actually transforming them into something strange and terrific … it is the power to extract mirth for millions out of nothing and less than nothing.”
These are the words of Swiss born Karl Adrien Wettach (Jan. 10, 1880 – July 14, 1959) known as Grock, the clown. Charlie Chaplin met him in 1931 and said to him: “If I’m the greatest comedian on-screen then you’re the greatest comedian on-stage.”
Grock received esteem throughout his life and even after his death when he was inducted into the Clown Hall of Fame in 1992.
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When I started loving myself!
Charlie Chaplin wrote a poem on his 70th birthday on April 16, 1959. It’s a great text about finding himself and growing his self-esteem. I love to share with you his wise words. Here they are:
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Charlie Chaplin may have been the ultimate cinematic comedian. In the last three quarters of a century his work lifted the spirits of countless people around the world.
But Chaplin was more than just a clown. His words were thoughtful and genuine and worth listening to. He used the medium of film to speak about important human topics.
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