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Old 28 September 2013, 06:02 PM
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Glasses Einstein and Chaplin

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Einstein said to Chaplin: "What I most admire about your art, is your universality. You don't say a
word, yet the world understands you"

"It is true", answered Chaplin, "but your glory is even greater: The whole
world admires you, even though they don't understand a word of what you
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Old 29 September 2013, 04:05 PM
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Mensch Einstein (German) at least wirtes something similar:
Chaplin an Einstein: „Mir jubeln sie zu, weil mich jeder versteht und Ihnen, weil sie keiner versteht.“
Something like:
Chaplin to Einstein: They cheer/admire me, because everybody understands me, and they cheer/admire you, because nobody understands you.
Albert Einstein Anecdotes - The Gold Scales writes:
IN 1931 Charlie Chaplin invited Albert Einstein, who was visiting Hollywood, to a private screening of his new film City Lights. As the two men drove into town together, passersby waved and cheered. Chaplin turned to his guest and explained:

"The people are applauding you because none of them understands you and applauding me because everybody understands me."
Besides the different order (first you/Einstein, then Chaplin/me) it's similar to the German text.
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