Chaplin reportedly spent a full month writing and re-writing this speech so that not a single word would go to waste. Everything you hear in this scene came straight from Chaplin’s soul. This was the real Charlie Chaplin, speaking to the world. Not a fictional character.
“Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men–machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have a love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.”
“You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.”
This is one of the greatest speeches of all time!