r/OldSchoolCool Oct 02 '22

When Albert Einstein met Charlie Chaplin in 1931, Einstein said, “What I admire most about your art is its universality. You do not say a word, and yet the world understands you." “It's true.” Replied Chaplin, "But your fame is even greater. The world admires you, when no one understands you."




u/islaisla Oct 02 '22

This is not the true quote, and you can tell it's a little too perfect for an impromptu chat. No one else witnessed this conversation and it was first recorded by Charlie Chaplin in his articles as something Einstein's son said '“You are popular,” he said, “because you are understood by the masses. On the other hand, the professor’s popularity with the masses is because he is not understood.'”


u/Drago_TripleD Oct 02 '22

"I see your 160 IQ...and raise you 161"


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u/supermariobruhh Oct 02 '22

Yea I remember that. Lincoln posted about it I think. After all he did invent Facebook. Saw a quote about it online and everything you see online is true.


u/Buffalo-Castle Oct 02 '22


u/_Lord_Beerus_ Oct 02 '22

Yeah it looks like something a cringe corporate manager would put on LinkedIn for inspiration


u/BizzyM Oct 02 '22

a cringe corporate manager

That narrows it down by none.


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u/NomDeGuerrePmeDeTerr Oct 02 '22

Lol , legends both of them