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Al Pacino quotes: Scarface actor’s top quotes for millionaires.

“The world is yours.”

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

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

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

“The thing is doing it, that’s what it’s all about.  Not in the results of it.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“It’s this effort.  If you get excited about a thing then things are generally a little easier.  If you get enthusiastic and you want to do something and you feel you are into something then things start to come.  But usually to find the enthusiasm and the appetite, that’s the challenge.”

“There is only one way of surviving all the early heartbreaks in this business.  You must have a sense of humor.  And I think it also helps if you are a dreamer.  I had my dreams all right.  And that is something no one can ever take away.  They cost nothing, and they can be as real as you like to make them.  You own your dreams and they are priceless.  I’ve been a lavatory attendant, a theater usher, a panhandler, all for real.  Now, as an actor, I can be a journalist today and a brain surgeon tomorrow.  That’s the stuff my dreams are made of.”

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

“On any given Sunday you’re gonna win or you’re gonna lose.  The point is – can you win or lose like a man?”

“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.”

“We start to realize that there are anodynes in life that help us through the day.  I don’t care if it’s a walk in the park, a look out the window, a good bubble bath – whatever.  Even a meal you like, or a friend you want to call.  That helps us solve all this stuff in our head.”

“He who persists at his folly will one day be wise.”

“You have to educate yourself.  You have to read.  You have to see things that are inspiring to you.”

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

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

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

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

“That’s the way to live – around people who care.  It may be a tough ride, but something is going to come out of it.”

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

“We live in a world where the more you’re working, the more things you do.  It’s a workaday world.”

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

“I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way.  So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.”

“My grandfather was a provider.  Work, any kind of work, was the joy of his life.  So I grew up having a certain relationship to work.  It was something that I always wanted.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Vanity is my favorite sin.”

“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.”

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

“I became more aware of myself, constantly reminded that I had this name because strangers kept calling me by it.  Being an outsider is part of being an artist.  You try to conform.  But some of us just can’t.  I didn’t know what was expected of me.  I still don’t.”

“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.”

“At this point in my career, I don’t have to deal with audition rejections.  So I get my rejection from other things.  My children can make me feel rejected.  They can humble you pretty quick.”

“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.”

“Either I act or I die.”

“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.”

“An actor with too much money will usually find a way to get rid of it.”

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

“It’s not personal, it’s strictly business.”

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