Memoirs of a Geisha


• “I see now why you like Sumo, you can never judge a man’s power by his appearance alone.”


                This quote really caught my attention, not only in the list of quotes, but in the movie as well.  It was said by Sayuri.  This quote caught my attention because it is so true.  All kinds of people in everyday life can be misjudged by their appearance.  Every single person in the world immediately judges someone by the way they look.  That is always the first impression, whether you talk to them or not.  The quote about sumo wrestlers is true in a way that you never know which one is going to win.  They are both big massive guys, so it is hard to tell.  I think that that applies to everyone.  Just because someone looks a certain way, doesn’t mean that they act that way or are that way. 

                For us, Memoirs of a Geisha, could be just a movie about prostitution.  But to the Chinese, it is a movie about their heritage and their culture.  There is a huge difference in how we would perceive paying money for sex, than the way they look at it.  To us, it is illegal, wrong, and looked down upon.  To them, it is a way of life.  We cannot simply judge them because of how it is in our society.  But, we have to be able to try to understand where they come from and accept their views.


One Response to “Memoirs of a Geisha”

  1. mrueter1 Says:

    This quote was my second choice of quote; needless to say that I really like it. I totally agree with you that even though we may not like to admit judgements are made on appearance. But I sometimes think that it is interesting to see how different people are from their appearances.

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