Never surrender to the momentum of mediocrity.— Marlon Brando
The most breathtaking Marlon Brando quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
Tell me, do you spend time with your family? Good.
Because a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.
An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so he must be willing to accept all experiences that life can offer.
I suppose the story of my life is a search for love, but more than that, I have been looking for a way to repair myself from the damages I suffered early on and to define my obligation, if I had any, to myself and my species.
Regret is useless in life. It's in the past. All we have is now.
Hey, you wanna hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.
I put on an act sometimes, and people think I’m insensitive.
Really, it’s like a kind of armor because I’m too sensitive. If there are two hundred people in a room and one of them doesn’t like me, I’ve got to get out.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
It's the hardest thing in the world, to accept a little success and leave it that way.
I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor.
That's my dream. That's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor and surviving.
We only have so many faces in our pockets
With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end.
I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.
Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences and I am not ashamed. But if there is someone who is convinced that Jack Nicholson and I are lovers, may they continue to do so. I find it amusing.
The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture.
The four pillars of wisdom that support journalistic endeavors are: lies, stupidity, money-grubbing, and ethical irresponsibility.
We make up any excuse to preserve myths about people we love, but the reverse is also true; if we dislike an individual we adamantly resist changing our opinion, even when somebody offers proof of his decency, because it's vital to have myths about both the gods and devils in our lives.
I refused to be a fool dancing on a string held by all of those big shots.
I don't apologise, that's my life
It's the hardest thing in the world to accept a 'little' success and leave it that way.
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.
Ask most kids about details about Auschwitz or about how the American Indians were assassinated as a people and they don't know anything about it. They don't want to know anything. Most people just want their beer or their soap opera or their lullaby.
I think awards in this country at this time are inappropriate to be received or given until the condition of the American Indian is drastically altered. If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.
The military mind has one aim, and that is to make soldiers react as mechanically as possible. They want the same predictability in a man as they do in a telephone or a machine gun, and they train their soldiers to act as a unit, not as individuals.
You've seen every single race besmirched, but you never saw an unfavorable image of a kike because the Jews are ever watchful for that. They never allowed it to be shown on the screen!
The only thing an actor owes his public is not to bore them.
Acting is an empty and useless profession.
People around me never say anything. They just seem to want to hear what I have to say. That's why I do all the talking.
Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.
Would people applaud me if I was a good plumber?
The most repulsive thing you could ever imagine is the inside of a camel's mouth. That and watching a girl eat octopus or squid.
Most writers write haphazardly. The actor is fighting unjustified words all the time.
I don't mind that I'm fat. You still get the same money.
There's a line in the picture where he snarls, 'Nobody tells me what to do.
' That's exactly how I've felt all my life.
Horror and moral terror are your friends.
It is a simple fact that all of us use the techniques of acting to achieve whatever ends we seek.
The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.
The power and influence of a movie star is curious: I didn't ask for it or take it; people gave it to me. Simply because you're a movie star, people empower you with special rights and privileges.
I don't stretch my hand out anymore, but I never get tired of waiting for the next magic.
George Bernard Shaw said that thinking was the greatest of all human endeavors, but I would say that feeling was. Allowing yourself to feel things, to feel love or wrath, hatred, rage.
(...the non-conformist, how do you keep from getting scarred?)/i don’t! i got a scar here…and uh i got a scar on my knee…and uh a few scars on my soul.
I thank you for not snoring.
Acting serves as the quintessential social lubricant and a device for protecting our interests and gaining advantage in every aspect of life.
If you're successful, acting is about as soft a job as anybody could ever wish for. But if you're unsuccessful it's worse than having a skin disease.
Mafia is the best example of capitalism we have.
If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
Even today I meet people who think of me automatically as a tough, insensitive, coarse guy named Stanley Kowalski. They can't help it, but, it is troubling.
I have eyes like those of a dead pig.
Only the one who walks his own way can't be overtaken.
What might be a brave choice for you, for another person they may simply not experience fear.
Do you remember when Marilyn Monroe died? Everybody stopped work, and you could see all that day the same expressions on their faces, the same thought: ‘How can a girl with success, fame, youth, money, beauty . . . how could she kill herself?’ Nobody could understand it because those are the things that everybody wants, and they can’t believe that life wasn’t important to Marilyn Monroe, or that her life was elsewhere
Every time you get knocked down you get up stronger.
Bertolucci is extraordinary in his ability to perceive, he's a poet...he is very easy to work for.