Inspirational Quotes from Chazz Palminteri

The saddest thing in life is wasted talent and the choices you make will shape your life forever.

Chazz Palminteri

I’m very proud of being Italian-American, but people don’t realize that the mafia is just this aberration. The real community is built on the working man, the guy who’s the cop, the fireman, the truck driver, the bus driver.

Chazz Palminteri

My mother and father told me I was god. I was a good Italian boy who hung out with the same four guys. I was a little god.

Chazz Palminteri

Yeah, I like to gamble.

Chazz Palminteri

I like playing roulette, I like dice. I grew up with gamblers.

Chazz Palminteri

I love people who just started making movies – first-timers, second-timers. They take chances.

Chazz Palminteri

I’ve always been successful. Now I’m famous and successful.

Chazz Palminteri

Italian-Americans are not the Mafia.

Chazz Palminteri

I always knew I was going to make it, without doubt.

Chazz Palminteri

My mom was Sicilian, my dad was Sicilian. Mom was a great cook, but all the women were.

Chazz Palminteri

Mental violence is as bad as physical violence. You don’t see that very often in movies, so it was a good subject to tackle.

Chazz Palminteri

I get the beginning. I get the end. Then I write the middle. That’s how I do it.

Chazz Palminteri

I came here knowing nobody. I worked clubs as a singer and even the doors a few times before I landed some TV roles.

Chazz Palminteri