Top 35 Inspiring Al Pacino Quotes On Patience

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Al Pacino is a popular actor. He is widely recognized for his role as Michael Corleone in The Godfather. His role in this movie is regarded as one of the greatest in film history. Al Pacino has received several awards including as Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Tony Awards. Here are some Al Pacino quotes that will inspire you.

Inspiring Al Pacino Quotes

“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.” – Al Pacino

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

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

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

“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?” – Al Pacino

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

“You need some insecurity if you’re an actor. It keeps the pot boiling.”


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

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

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


“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.” – Al Pacino

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

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

“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.”


“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.” – Al Pacino

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

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


“When I was a younger actor, I would try to keep it serious all day. But I have found, later on, that the lighter I am about things when I’m going to do a big scene that’s dramatic and takes a lot out of you, the better off I am when I come to it.” – Al Pacino

“Vanity is my favourite sin.” – Al Pacino

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

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


“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.” – Al Pacino

“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.” – Al Pacino

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“The fruit falls off the tree. You don’t shake it off before it’s ready to fall.” – Al Pacino

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

“Love is overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate.” – Al Pacino

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

“Our life is looking forward or looking back, that’s it. Where is the moment?”


“It used to worry me what people said about me. I’m learning not to worry as much. Sometimes you feel critics are wrong all the time, but I don ‘t take objection to it, because that’s the way it goes. They can be wrong, they can be right. They can be cruel, they can be kind.” – Al Pacino

“Sometimes you’re fighting corporations and forget that people can talk to each other.” – Al Pacino

“If you get all tangled up, just tango on.” – Al Pacino

“Failure’s relative. I’ve always felt, even early on, if I lose the freedom to fail, something’s not right about that. It’s how you treat failure, too. There’s something to learn from it. I’ve had movies that have failed colossally, so you kind of analyze your failures: What kind of failure was it? A failure because it’s misunderstood by others? A failure because you misunderstood it yourself?” – Al Pacino

“The thing is doing it, that’s what it’s all about. Not in the results of it. After all what is a risk? It’s a risk not to take risks. Otherwise, you can go stale and repeat yourself. I don’t feel like a person who takes risks. Yet there’s something within me that must provoke controversy because I find it wherever I go. Anybody who cares about what he does takes risks.” – Al Pacino

“I want to be a great actor someday, and I’ve decided there’s no use philosophizing; the only way is to work at my craft.” – Al Pacino

“Acting is hard work. At times, it’s very energizing and enervating. It’s childish. It’s also responsible. It’s illuminating, enriching, joyful, drab. It’s bizarre, diabolical. It’s exciting.” – Al Pacino

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