Al Pacino Quotes That You Haven’t Heard Of

Al Pacino is one of the greatest American actors in the movie industry. Other than an actor, he is also a screenwriter and a filmmaker. He is one of the top icon in the film industry. He has become a legend with his commitment and love for movies. Talking about his personal life, did you know that Al Pacino never got married. He has children but never was he married in his life.

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Al Pacino has done so many movies and you will learn some Al Pacino quotes that you have never heard of.


“It’s easy to fool the eye but it’s hard to fool the heart.”


“I’m so shy now I wear sunglasses everywhere I go.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“I’m an actor, not a star. Stars are people who live in Hollywood and have heart-shaped swimming pools.”


“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?”


“I used to wear disguises, like hats and false beards, just to walk around and avoid attention.”


“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.”


“Money makes your life easier. If you’re lucky to have it, you’re lucky.”


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


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


“I’ve never liked the recognition, the questions, the publicity. I have often felt like running away and hiding.”


“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.”


“Vanity is my favourite sin.”


“The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful – my personal life suffers.”


“Shakespeare’s plays are more violent than ‘Scarface’.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


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


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


“I like, for instance, ‘Serpico.’ I enjoyed playing Serpico because Frank Serpico was there. He existed. He was a real life person and I could – I could embody him. I could, you know, I could work and get to know him and have him help me with the text, the script and become him. It’s almost like a painter having a model to become.”


“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.”


“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?”


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