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Posted March 13, 2013 by in Book Quotes
 
 

Marlon Brando Book Quote


Marlon Brando Book Quote

“Why one reads is important. If it’s just for escape, that’s all right, it’s like taking junk, it’s meaningless. It’s kind of an insult to yourself. Like modern conversation—it’s used to keep people away from one another, because people don’t feel assaulted by conversation so much as silence. People have to make conversation in order to fill up this void. Void is terrifying to most people. We can’t have a direct confrontation with somebody in silence—because what you’re really having is a full and more meaningful confrontation.”

- Marlon Brando


Nick

 
My name is Nick, and I am a student at the University of Pennsylvania. I am an as-of-yet undeclared English major, but for all intents and purposes that is what I study. I have been an avid reader since the second grade, and am an amateur writer (mostly of poetry, and I'm slowly but surely breaking out into prose writing.) I have several literary heroes, all of whom are writers of literary criticism. As such, writing criticism for me is both a way to appreciate art in and of itself, as well as pay homage to a wonderful tradition of free-thinking, analytic creativity.