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.
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.
It's a long climb up Fools' Hill.
If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
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.
Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite. Marlon Brand
The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.
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 somethin
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.
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.
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!
My mind is always soothed when I imagine myself sitting on my South Sea island at night,
If the expenditure of money for entertainment in America is any indication of taste, clearly the majority of us are addicted to trash.
In a close-up, the audience is only inches away, and your face becomes the stage.
If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner. Marlon Brand
(...the non-conformist, how do you keep from getting scarred?)/i donâ€™t! i got a scar hereâ€¦and uh i got a scar on my kneeâ€¦and uh a few scars on my soul.
Food has always been my friend. When I wanted to feel better or had a crisis in my life, I opened the icebox.
Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent. Marlon Brand
Never surrender to the momentum of mediocrity.
I have eyes like those of a dead pig. Marlon Br
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.
An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.
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.
Sometimes you just get the feeling that here it is 11o'clock in the morning and you're not in school.
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.
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.
Hollywood is run by Jews, it is owned by Jews...
Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings.
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.