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73 Legendary Marlon Brando Quotes You Should Read

Dec 30, 2021

Marlon Brando is an American actor who has been regarded one of the most influential actors in the world. Brando was also an activist in Native American movements and civil rights movements. Marlon Brando was amongst some of the first to do Stanislavski system of acting and method acting; to the mainstream audiences. Brando is most famous for ‘The Godfather’ films.

Here are some awesome quotes by Marlon Brando on success!

1. “Too much success can ruin you as much as too much failure.” – Marlon Brando

2. “This is no fantasy, no careless product of wild imagination.” – Marlon Brando

3. “If there’s anything unsettling to the stomach, it’s watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.” – Marlon Brando

4. “I was forever being sent to the principal’s office to be disciplined.” – Marlon Brando

5. “It’s the hardest thing in the world to accept a little success and leave it that way.” – Marlon Brando

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

7. “Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings.” – Marlon Brando

8. “Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite.” – Marlon Brando

9. “If you’ve never known love, you never know where it is, you don’t know what it looks like or it sounds like, you look in the most unlikely places to find it.” – Marlon Brando

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

11. “I don’t know what people expect when they meet me.” – Marlon Brando

12. “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

13. “Working with any actor is like working with a monkey.” – Marlon Brando

14. “We don’t go anywhere. Going somewhere is for squares. We just go!” – Marlon Brando

15. “Most writers write haphazardly. The actor is fighting unjustified words all the time.” – Marlon Brando

16. “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

17. “Do you spend time with your family? Good. Because a man that doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.” – Marlon Brando

18. “People will like you who never met you in life, they think you’re absolutely wonderful; and then people also will hate you, for reasons that have nothing to do with any real experience with you.” – Marlon Brando

19. “I don’t mind that I’m fat. You still get the same money.” – Marlon Brando

20. “This is a false world. It’s been a struggle to try to preserve my sanity and sense of reality taken away by success.” – Marlon Brando

21. “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

22. “I refused to be a fool dancing on a string held by all of those big shots. I don’t apologize, that’s my life.” – Marlon Brando

23. “I don’t see anybody as evil. When you start seeing people as evil, you’re in trouble.” – Marlon Brando

24. “America has been good to me, but that wasn’t a gift.” – Marlon Brando

25. “We’d all like to be certain of what we know, but I think the most important question is to ask yourself do you really know what you know?” – Marlon Brando

26. “I realize that to forgive with your mind is not always to forgive in your heart.” – Marlon Brando

27. “In the United States we think we have at our disposal virtually everything—and I emphasize the word think.” – Marlon Brando

28. “If you want something from an audience, you give blood to their fantasies. It’s the ultimate hustle.” – Marlon Brando

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30. “An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.” – Marlon Brando

31. “I’m getting too old for this nonsense.” – Marlon Brando

32. “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

33. “Regret is useless in life. It’s in the past.” – Marlon Brando

34. “Hey, you wanna hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.” – Marlon Brando

35. “Would people applaud me if I were a good plumber?” – Marlon Brando

36. “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

37. “Sometimes you just get the feeling that here it is 11 o’clock in the morning and you’re not in school.” – Marlon Brando

38. “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

39. “The only reason I’m in Hollywood is that I don’t have the moral courage to refuse the money.” – Marlon Brando

40. “All I want to be is normally insane.” – Marlon Brando

41. “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” – Marlon Brando

42. “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

43. “An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so he must be willing to accept all experiences that life can offer.” – Marlon Brando

44. “Everybody has their own value in different ways, and I don’t like to think who’s the best at this. I mean, what’s the point of it?” – Marlon Brando

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

46. “You have a right to kill me but you have no right to judge me.” – Marlon Brando

47. “In being a loving son, I suppose I was trying to become a loved son.” – Marlon Brando

48. “The more sensitive you are, the more certain you are to be brutalized, develop scabs, never evolve.” – Marlon Brando

49. “The pursuit of the material has become our reason for living, not enjoyment of living itself.” – Marlon Brando

50. “I got a scar on my knee… and uh a few scars on my soul.” – Marlon Brando

51. “Only the one who walks his own way can’t be overtaken.” – Marlon Brando

52. “The principal guiding feature of all interviews today is money.” – Marlon Brando

53. “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

54. “Everybody ought not to turn his back on the phenomenon of hatred in whatever form it takes.” – Marlon Brando

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56. “‎We only have so many faces in our pockets” – Marlon Brando

57. “All we have is now.” – Marlon Brando

58. “A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults.” – Marlon Brando

59. “Never allow yourself to feel anything, because you always feel too much.” – Marlon Brando

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

61. “Mafia is the best example of capitalism we have.” – Marlon Brando

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

63. “An actor’s a guy who, if you ain’t talking about him, ain’t listening.” – Marlon Brando

64. “Every tier of society in almost every culture tries to dominate a group it perceives as beneath it.” – Marlon Brando

65. “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

66. “If the vacuum formed by Dr. Martin Luther King’s death isn’t filled with concern and understanding and a measure of love, then I think we all are really going to be lost here in this country.” – Marlon Brando

67. “I’ve always found animals easy to love because their love is unconditional.” – Marlon Brando

68. “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

69. “If we are not our brother’s keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.” – Marlon Brando

70. “Never tell outside the family what you are thinking.” – Marlon Brando

71. “Never hate your enemies, it affects your judgment.” – Marlon Brando

72. “People don’t want to lose their enemies. We have favorite enemies, people we love to hate and we hate to love. If they do something good, we don’t like it.” – Marlon Brando

73. “If I spill, my life ain’t worth a nickel.” – Marlon Brando

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