81+ Marlon Brando Quotes On Acting, Waterfront And Charismatic

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Top 10 Marlon Brando Quotes (BEST)

  1. Never surrender to the momentum of mediocrity.
  2. 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.
  3. An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so he must be willing to accept all experiences that life can offer.
  4. Hey, you wanna hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.
  5. I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
  6. 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.
  7. ‎We only have so many faces in our pockets
  8. 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.
  9. The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
  10. The four pillars of wisdom that support journalistic endeavors are: lies, stupidity, money-grubbing, and ethical irresponsibility.

Marlon Brando Short Quotes

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  • It's the hardest thing in the world to accept a 'little' success and leave it that way.
  • 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?
  • I don't mind that I'm fat. You still get the same money.
  • Horror and moral terror are your friends.
  • The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.
  • I thank you for not snoring.
  • Mafia is the best example of capitalism we have.
  • In a close-up, the audience is only inches away, and your face becomes the stage.
  • The Jews control Hollywood and use it to promote their own agenda.
 quote Regret is useless in life. It's in the past. All we have is now.
Regret is useless in life. It's in the past. All we have is now.

Marlon Brando Quotes On Acting

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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. — Marlon Brando

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication. — Marlon Brando

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. — Marlon Brando

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It's the hardest thing in the world, to accept a little success and leave it that way.

Acting is an empty and useless profession. — Marlon Brando

It is a simple fact that all of us use the techniques of acting to achieve whatever ends we seek. — Marlon Brando

Acting serves as the quintessential social lubricant and a device for protecting our interests and gaining advantage in every aspect of life. — Marlon Brando

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. — Marlon Brando

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis. — Marlon Brando

Acting is the least mysterious of all crafts. Whenever we want something from somebody or when we want to hide something or pretend, we're acting. Most people do it all day long. — Marlon Brando

Nobody "becomes" a character. You can't act unless you are who you are. — Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando Quotes On Actors

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The only thing an actor owes his public is not to bore them. — Marlon Brando

Most writers write haphazardly. The actor is fighting unjustified words all the time. — Marlon Brando

If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives. — Marlon Brando

An actor's a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening. — Marlon Brando

The close-up says everything, it's then that an actor's learned, rehearsed behavior becomes most obvious to an audience and chips away, unconsciously, at its experience of reality. In a close-up, the audience is only inches away, and your face becomes the stage. — Marlon Brando

Working with any actor is like working with a monkey. — Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando Quotes On Life

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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. — Marlon Brando

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. — Marlon Brando

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 — Marlon Brando

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. — Marlon Brando

I don't stretch my hand out anymore, but I never get tired of waiting for the next magic. — Marlon Brando

Regret is useless in life. It's in the past. All we have is now. — Marlon Brando

Food has always been my friend. When I wanted to feel better or had a crisis in my life, I opened the icebox. — Marlon Brando

I had to read Wuthering Heights for English and I never enjoyed a book in all my life as much as that one. — Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando Famous Quotes And Sayings

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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. — Marlon Brando

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. — Marlon Brando

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. — Marlon Brando

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. — Marlon Brando

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! — Marlon Brando

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. — Marlon Brando

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. — Marlon Brando

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. — Marlon Brando

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. — Marlon Brando

(...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. — Marlon Brando

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. — Marlon Brando

A sensitive person receives fifty impressions where somebody else may only get seven. Sensitive people are so vulnerable; they're so easily brutalized and hurt just because they are sensitive. The more sensitive you are, the more certain you are to be brutalized, develop scabs.Analysis helps. It helped me. But still, the last eight, nine years I've been pretty messed up, a mess pretty much. — Marlon Brando

It really don't matter what you're thinking about, as long as you're thinking about something. — Marlon Brando

All I want to be is normally insane. — Marlon Brando

Acting, in general, is something most people think they're incapable of, but they do it from morning to night. The subtlest acting I've ever seen is by ordinary people trying to show they feel something they don't, or trying to hide something. It's something everyone learns at an early age. — Marlon Brando

It's a long climb up Fools' Hill. — Marlon Brando

Elvis Presley... had nothing to do with excellence, just myth. — Marlon Brando

The more sensitive you are, the more certain you are to be brutalized, develop scabs, never evolve. Never allow yourself to feel anything, because you always feel to much. — Marlon Brando

Bertolucci is extraordinary in his ability to perceive, he's a poet...he is very easy to work for. — Marlon Brando

Every time you get knocked down you get up stronger. — Marlon Brando

I believe I did what honor dictated and that belief sustains me, except for a slight desire to be dead which I'm sure will pass. — Marlon Brando

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 — Marlon Brando

Too much success can ruin you as surely as too much failure. — Marlon Brando

Sometimes you just get the feeling that here it is 11o'clock in the morning and you're not in school. — Marlon Brando

Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings. — Marlon Brando

I have eyes like those of a dead pig. — Marlon Brando

The close-up says everything. — Marlon Brando

I only mean forty per cent of what I say. — Marlon Brando

I don't think I was constructed to be monogamous. I don't think it's the nature of any man to be monogamous. Men are propelled by genetically ordained impulses over which they have no control to distribute their seed into as many females as possible. — Marlon Brando

If there are two hundred people in a room and one of them doesn't like me, I've got to get out. — Marlon Brando

What might be a brave choice for you, for another person they may simply not experience fear. — Marlon Brando

Only the one who walks his own way can't be overtaken. — Marlon Brando

Hollywood is run by Jews, it is owned by Jews. — Marlon Brando

I value each woman for what she has to offer whether it be charm-beauty-wit-intelligence or humor but warmth is the quality I value most. — Marlon Brando

I don't know what people expect when they meet me. They seem to be afraid that I'm going to piss in the potted palm and slap them on the ass. — Marlon Brando

I think Robert F. Kennedy really, finally, cared; he realized that all of the rhetoric had to be put down into some form of action. That's perhaps the reason they killed him. They don't care what you say, you can say as much as you want to, provided you don't do anything. If you start to do something and your shuffling raises too much dust, they will disestablish you. That's what happened to Martin Luther King. — Marlon Brando

If the expenditure of money for entertainment in America is any indication of taste, clearly the majority of us are addicted to trash. — Marlon Brando

Life Lessons by Marlon Brando

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  1. Marlon Brando taught us to be true to ourselves and to never compromise our values or beliefs. He showed us that it is important to stay true to our convictions and to never give up on our dreams.
  2. He also showed us the importance of standing up for what we believe in, no matter how difficult it may be. He was a passionate advocate for civil rights and social justice, and he used his influence to fight for those who were not able to fight for themselves.
  3. Finally, Brando taught us the power of humility and self-reflection. He was never afraid to admit his mistakes and to learn from them, and he showed us that it is important to always strive to be a better version of ourselves.

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