Marlon Brando Quotes

Best 24 Quotes by 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.”

“All I want to be is normally insane.”

“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.”

“Every time you get knocked down you get up stronger.”

“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.”

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

“If you want something from an audience, you give blood to their fantasies. It's the ultimate hustle.”

“In a close-up, the audience is only inches away, and your face becomes the stage.”

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

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

“Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings.”

“Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.”

“Never surrender to the momentum of mediocrity.”

“Only the one who walks his own way can't be overtaken.”

“Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.”

“Regret is useless in life. It's in the past. All we have is now.”

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“The four pillars of wisdom that support journalistic endeavors are: lies, stupidity, money-grubbing, and ethical irresponsibility.”

“The Jews control Hollywood and use it to promote their own agenda.”

“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.”

“The only thing an actor owes his public is not to bore them.”

“The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.”

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

“What might be a brave choice for you, for another person they may simply not experience fear.”

“Would people applaud me if I was a good plumber?”

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