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Songs My Mother Taught Me Songs My Mother Taught Me by Marlon Brando
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“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, Songs My Mother Taught Me
“In the United States we think we have at our disposal virtually everything—and I emphasize the word “think.” We have big houses and cars, good medical treatment, jets, trains and monorails; we have computers, good communications, many comforts and conveniences. But where have they gotten us? We have an abundance of material things, but a successful society produces happy people, and I think we produce more miserable people than almost anyplace on earth. I’ve traveled all over the world, and I’ve never seen people who are quite as unhappy as they are in the United States. We have plenty, but we have nothing, and we always want more. In the pursuit of material success as our culture measures it, we have given up everything. We have lost the capacity to produce people who are joyful. The pursuit of the material has become our reason for living, not enjoyment of living itself.”
Marlon Brando, Songs My Mother Taught Me
“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, Songs My Mother Taught Me
“I've always found animals easy to love because their love is unconditional. They are trusting, loyal and undemanding except in wanting love in return.”
Marlon Brando, Songs My Mother Taught Me
“[...] I realize that to forgive with your mind is not always to forgive in your heart.”
Marlon Brando, Songs My Mother Taught Me
“In being a loving son, I suppose I was trying to become a loved son.”
Marlon Brando, Songs My Mother Taught Me
“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, Songs My Mother Taught Me
“People often say that an actor 'plays' a character well, but that's an amateurish notion. Developing a characterization is not merely a matter of putting on makeup and a costume and stuffing Kleenex in your mouth. That's what actors used to do, and then called it a characterization. In acting everything comes out of what you are, or some aspect of who you are.”
Marlon Brando, Songs My Mother Taught Me
“It must have been spring because the big tree in front of the house was shedding pods with two wings like a dragonfly, On days when there wasn't any wind, they would spin around in the air as they drifted softly to the ground.
I watched them float all the way down, sitting with my neck craned back until my mouth opened and holding out my hand just in case, but they never landed on it. When one hit the ground I'd look up again, my eyes darting, waiting for the next magical event, the sun warming the yellow hairs on my head.
Waiting like that for the next magic was as good a moment as any other that I can remember in the last sixty -five years.”
Marlon Brando, Songs My Mother Taught Me
“At Field Elementary School in Omaha, I'd been the only one in my class to flunk kindergarten; I don't remember why,”
Marlon Brando, Songs My Mother Taught Me
“I can still taste that first beer I bought with my own paycheck.”
Marlon Brando, Songs My Mother Taught Me
“[...] My sisters were either still at school or with friends, my mother was out drinking and my father was out whoring. As a result, I sought—as I still do— affection, loyalty and friendship from animals.”
Marlon Brando, Songs My Mother Taught Me
“Every spring the meadow in front of the house became an ocean of canary-colored mustard blossoms, and when a wind came up, it was like watching a sea of rippling golden waves rising and falling with the breeze like breakers just before they pound into a reef.”
Marlon Brando, Songs My Mother Taught Me