Acting is an empty and usless profession.

-Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando

All I want to be is normally insane.

Marlon Brando
At Paramount, I sat at lunch with John Wayne. I couldn't even talk.
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
(...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

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
When I lie on the beach there naked, which I do sometimes, and I feel the wind coming over me and I see the stars up above and I am looking into this very deep, indescribable night, it is something that escapes my vocabulary to describe. Then I think: 'God, I have no importance. Whatever I do or don't do, or what anybody does, is not more important than the grains of sand that I am lying on, or the coconut that I am using for my pillow.' So I really don't think in the long sense.
Marlon Brando

Horror... and moral terror... are your friends.

Marlon Brando
Never surrender to the momentum of mediocrity.
Marlon Brando

Hollywood is run by Jews, it is owned by Jews...

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.