43 Inspiring Al Pacino Quotes That Will Change Your Life

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Al Pacino is an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning American actor, filmmaker, and screenwriter. Born in 1940, he was raised in a poor family in The Bronx. He joined the theater company called “The Actors’ Playhouse” at age 19. His first movie “Me, Natalie” was released in 1969.

Being a talented actor, he has also been a prolific filmmaker. He wrote and directed several films throughout the years, including: “And Justice for All,” “Scent of a Woman,” and “Angels in America.”

He is one of the most influential American actors of all time who starred in over 115 films throughout his career, including “The Godfather,” “Scarface,” and “Glengarry Glen Ross, and many more.

Check out this list of his most famous and inspirational quotes. They will change your mindset and make you want to do better things with your life.

43 Inspiring Al Pacino Quotes That Will Change Your Life

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

“Either we heal now, as a team, or we will die as individuals.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“Forget the career, do the work. If you feel what you are doing is on line and you’re going someplace and you have a vision and you stay with it, eventually things will happen.”

“There is no happiness. There is only concentration.”

“I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.”

“I hope the perception is that I’m an actor, I never intended to be a movie star.”

“The camera can film my face but until it captures my soul, you don’t have a movie.”

“Sometimes the only way you can get an audience is at an audition.”

“They say we die twice – once when the last breath leaves our body and once when the last person we know says our name.”

“If something is working, don’t fix it. Keep going. Go with the glow.”

“You’ll never be alone if you’ve got a book.”

“I believe in one day at a time; you’ve got TODAY, that’s what you’ve got.”

“It turned out that time doesn’t heal the wound, but in its so merciful way, blunts the edges ever so slightly.”

“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.”

“I’m constantly striving to break through to something new. You try to maintain a neutral approach to your work, and not be too hard on yourself.”

“Be careful how you judge people, most of all friends. You don’t sum up a man’s life in one moment.”

“I don’t regret anything. I feel like I’ve made what I would call mistakes. I picked the wrong movie, or I didn’t pursue a character, but everything you do is part of you and you get something from it.”

“Sometimes it’s better to be with the devil u know than the angel u didn’t know.”

“There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

“Opinions I have about anything are in my personal life.”

“My best advice to any young person is, if you want kids, be careful who you have them with. That’s my mantra.”

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

“You’re only as good as the chances you take.”

“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.”

“If you can identify with people, you can empathize with people and therefore you understand things.”

“You need people who can tell you what you don’t want to hear.”

“The only thing in this world that gives orders is balls.”

“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.”

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

“Who put this thing together? Me, that’s who! Who do I trust? Me!”

“The literal, basic thing of the stage is really like a magnet. It brings me back to earth.”

“The difference between the actor and the painter is that the actor would buy somebody a knish in order to have them watch him act.”

“Sometimes it’s better to be with the devil you know than the angel you didn’t know.”

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

“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.”

“Look, but don’t touch. Touch, but don’t taste. Taste, but don’t swallow.”

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

“They say we die twice – once when the last breath leaves our body and once when the last person we know says our name.”

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