As a kid, I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
Alfredo James Pacino is an American film and theater actor, director and screenwriter. He is best known for his gangster roles for which he has received numerous recognitions, including an Oscar.
Here are some of his famous quotes:
“I don’t need a pretty woman, who can be bought with money. I don’t need wealth. I already have everything. I don’t need attachment: because almost all women become mine for a handful of dollars, and those who aren’t interested in me I can win whenever I want to. I need a stable woman. Loyalty and good name can’t be bought, not even for all the money in the world. “
“Never make excuses or explain yourself to anyone. Everyone will understand how it suits them!”
“As a kid, I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.”
“The first rule is: never give up. The second rule is: Always remember the first rule!”
“It’s easy to fool the eye, but it’s hard to fool the heart.”
” 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. “
” When my mother got home from work, she would take me to the movies. It was her way of getting out, and she would take me with her. I’d go home and act all the parts. It had a tremendous influence on my becoming an actor. “
“The key to success is desire. And it burns within me all the time!”
“They often tell me I’m boring, all-knowing and cynical. I warn you I’m much worse!”
“I don’t understand why people hate bisexuals, gays, and lesbians? There is no explanation for that. I don’t think it matters who you are in love with … a woman or a man. You love – that’s the most important thing!”
” It would be hard to play a character you don’t like – for me anyway – or can’t find something in them to like.”
” 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. “
” 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. “