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Philip Seymour Hoffman – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Philip Seymour Hoffman

 

It’s important to say that actors can’t act alone, it’s impossible. What we have to do is support each other.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


Directing is a really kind of amazing thing, because you’re helping others and, in the middle of that, you have to worry about yourself.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn’t think that, there would be something wrong with me. I’m grateful and thankful for what I’ve got.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


To be fair to my dad, he is one of the brightest men I’ve ever met.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


I have a family.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


I have so much empathy for these young actors that are 19 and all of a sudden they’re beautiful and famous and rich. I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I’d be dead.’

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


Life’s pretty funny when you’re objectively on the outside looking at it.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


People used to be funny about approaching me, but now they seem to think I’m as sane as anyone who’s done what I’ve done in movies can be.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


I think directors should be confident in their leadership capabilities. I think directors should be confident in what they want to do.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


People aren’t going to throw the kind of money at certain people that they used to.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


I work constantly but I work at a lot of different things. You know, I run a theater company in New York, I direct plays, act in plays, in movies, so I try to keep it eclectic.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


There are characters in movies who I call ‘film characters.’ They don’t exist in real life. They exist to play out a scenario. They can be in fantastic films, but they are not real characters what happens to them is not lifelike.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


You have to understand that crew members make movies so they’re seeing a lot of actors all the time in their career acting.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


I like so many different kinds of music just because all I did was listen to the radio as a kid.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


Film’s hard when you don’t have any relationship with the director at all and you just show up. Then you really are just a gun for hire.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


One person’s religion is another person’s cult.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


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