Al Pacino Quotes

32 Al Pacino Quotes That Uncovers His Philosophy

Al Pacino Quotes

This post is about some popular Al Pacino Quotes collected from his most successful movies and interviews.

Alfredo James “Al” Pacino ; born April 25, 1940 is an American actor and filmmaker. In a career spanning over five decades, he has received several accolades, including an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, and two Prime-time Emmy Awards, becoming one of the few performers to have received the Triple Crown of Acting.[1]

1- It’s easy to fool the eye but it’s hard to fool the heart. 

2-Vanity is my favourite sin.

3-The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You’re in a conversation and everybody’s agreeing with what you’re saying – even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don’t want to hear.

4-I don’t ever give my opinion. Opinions I have about anything are in my personal life.

This is one of my favorite Al Pacino Quotes 🙂

5-The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I’m talking about.

6- The truth is, you know, we need our anodynes. You know that word, anodynes? We need that in life some times. A good warm bath can be one for you, or a whatever.

7-I don’t think actors should ever expect to get a role, because the disappointment is too great. You’ve got to think of things as an opportunity. An audition’s an opportunity to have an audience.

8-There has been a lot of self-doubt and unwelcome events in my life.

9-My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the army. After World War II he became an insurance salesman. Really, I didn’t know my dad very well. He and my mother split up after the war. I was raised by my maternal grandmother and grandfather, and by my mother.

10-I was not prepared for fame. It hit me hard, and I did not have the capacity to cope.

11-There has been a lot of self-doubt and unwelcome events in my life.

12-Shakespeare’s plays are more violent than ‘Scarface.’

13-All due respect and trying to be as modest as I can be, I am a dancer. But I don’t think I would be on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ mainly because I would be too shy.

14-When I was younger, I would go to auditions to have the opportunity to audition, which would mean another chance to get up there and try out my stuff, or try out what I learned and see how it worked with an audience, because where are you gonna get an audience?

15-You do get very tired sometimes, when you’re sitting around for hours in movies. You get depleted.

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16-In America most everybody who’s Italian is half Italian. Except me. I’m all Italian. I’m mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me.

17-My weaknesses… I wish I could come up with something. I’d probably have the same pause if you asked me what my strengths are. Maybe they’re the same thing.

18-Playing a character is an illusion, and I feel that when you know too much about a person, possibly part of that illusion is disrupted.

19-I’ve often said there’s two kinds of actors. There’s a more gregarious type and the shy type.

20-My first language was shy. It’s only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.

21-You do get very tired sometimes, when you’re sitting around for hours in movies. You get depleted.

22-I don’t need bodyguards. I’m from the South Bronx.

23-You need some insecurity if you’re an actor. It keeps the pot boiling. I haven’t yet started to think about retiring. I was shocked when I heard about Paul Newman retiring at age 82. Most actors just fade away like old soldiers.

24-I remember acting in a school play about the melting pot when I was very little. There was a great big pot onstage. On the other side of the pot was a little girl who had dark hair, and she and I were representing the Italians. And I thought: Is that what an Italian looked like?

25-Some of the roles that are challenging are more in theater and TV. In movies, there’s a tendency to cast actors in roles that have been successful for them. It has to pay for itself.

This is one of the most surprising Al Pacino Quotes…He started as a comic…can you believe that!

26-Did you know I started out as a stand-up comic? People don’t believe me when I tell them. That’s how I saw myself, in comedy.

27-I’ve always been in the theater. I’ve always gone to it. That’s been my way to cope. Early on in my career, I remember running – fleeing – to the theater as a way of coping with all the meshugaas that was going on for me.

28-Money makes your life easier. If you’re lucky to have it, you’re lucky.

29-There are a lot of roles in Shakespeare, basically. If I feel that the script is a movie, I would be interested in doing any role of Shakespeare’s.

30-That’s where humour lives for me. In the body. The Steve Martin kind of stuff or Jim Carrey, that’s what I like. I’ve always felt that’s what I would like to do.

31-Explain to me what Italian-American culture is. We’ve been here 100 years. Isn’t Italian-American culture American culture? That’s because we’re so diverse, in terms of intermarriage.

32-Theater for me at one point was a lifestyle, too.

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