Andy Garcia, American Actor ( April 12, 1956 - )

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Every family is dysfunctional.~Andy Garcia

Family Dysfunctional Every

In a marriage, in any long-term relationship, not to bother with lying. There's no time for that. If you have any sort of secret life, it will come back to haunt you.~Andy Garcia

Life Marriage Time

They say a lot of women would like to see me naked, but there's not a lens long enough for that.~Andy Garcia

Women Me Long

The reality is that the work I do is not private work. I bring all my secrets, my life, to my work. Anybody who's seen my work knows everything about me.~Andy Garcia

Life Work Reality

I'm an exile. My father had the courage to leave with his wife, his mother and three children under twelve. It took more courage to leave, to sacrifice everything for freedom, than to stay.~Andy Garcia

Mother Wife Children

Freedom is not negotiable.~Andy Garcia


When you commit to something, you don't want to let your fellow people and yourself down.~Andy Garcia

Yourself People Want

It's better not to work than to work in something you don't want to be working in.~Andy Garcia

Work Better Want

I love to cook, and my wife loves to cook. Sometimes it's the appeal of the simplest of dishes - things you've grown up with in your life. Your emotional memory - something that not only affects your taste buds but that you've got an emotional attachment to.~Andy Garcia

Life Love Wife

I'm a staunch anti-Castro individual.~Andy Garcia

Individual Staunch

She is Cuba. If you want to love her, you have to be with her, but you can't be with her in her current state. It's the point of view of all exiles - you have to leave the thing you cherish most.~Andy Garcia

Love View Want

Everything I do in my life is very instinctual and in the moment. If I'm attracted to something, that's it. If I have reservations, those don't change till they're resolved. My first impression is how I go.~Andy Garcia

Life Change Moment

My first interest was always music, and somehow that channelled itself into films and acting. I don't know what the natural transition of it was. I mean I acted a little bit when I was young and like any kid would in a community theatre.~Andy Garcia

Music Community Transition

I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life.~Andy Garcia

Life Children Choices

My grandfather was a very elegant individual. My father also. He was a lawyer and farmer in Cuba. In Miami, he had to go to work wherever he could. But whenever it was time to go out, you saw how they cared for how they looked.~Andy Garcia

Work Time Father

Children make you a better everything. Daughters open up a whole different sensibility to you. When you have children, it focuses you on them as opposed to on yourself.~Andy Garcia

Children Yourself Better

If you want to experiment, do something temporary.~Andy Garcia

Want You Temporary

You have to love the guy that you play, even if you play the villain, you've got to love him.~Andy Garcia

Love You Play

I don't think lying has any ultimate justification. I don't think it ever leads to anything positive. The good fight to have is not to lie. That's one of the challenges in a way.~Andy Garcia

Positive Good Fight

You can't say one thing and behave another way. Kids learn more from watching you in life than what you say to them.~Andy Garcia

Life Learn You

You are defined by who you are, by your choices in life, in all regards, not just in doing movies.~Andy Garcia

Life Choices Doing

My uncle, who was a little more flamboyant, always said the guy who dressed the best was Fred Astaire.~Andy Garcia

Best Said Uncle

I wish we didn't have to tell this story.~Andy Garcia

Wish Story I Wish

I think it's most important for children to understand the concept of respect and manners and also work ethic. I have a responsibility to those who came before me.~Andy Garcia

Work Children Respect

Everybody has a dream, and everybody knows people who have a dream that they don't want to share with anybody because they're too embarrassed to share.~Andy Garcia

People Dream Want

It's impossible for everybody to be in sync, even the most proper family.~Andy Garcia

Family Impossible Most