Seeing Compassion

Eyes of Compassion


I made connection with a pair of eyes, and I thought, "This is incredible; these eyes are penetrating me."  I went through the whole performance just relating to those eyes, giving the whole thing to those eyes.  When curtain call finally came, I looked in the direction of those eyes, and it was a seeing eye dog…. I couldn't get over it–the compassion and intensity and understanding in those eyes, and it was a dog.

~ Al Pacino


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