Words matter. These are the best Dustin Hoffman Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can’t imagine how they had high hopes for me.
One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you’re a star you’re dead already. You’re embalmed.
Somehow I think it was declared very early on that I was the – if not the black sheep of the family, not a very good student.
I envy people who can just look at a sunset. I wonder how you can shoot it. There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.
A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
I decided to become an actor because I was failing in school and I needed the credits.
If there is no direct threat why are we invading?
I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost a spark that I’d had before. I thought I’d just try writing, and maybe start directing, but I did it very quietly.
I think the most insulting thing you can do to a director is to challenge when he or she is satisfied with your interpretation.
For me as an American, the most painful aspect of this is that I believe that that administration has taken the events of 9/11 and has manipulated the grief of the country and I think that’s reprehensible.
And that’s another reason to make this movie: We can put plays on film now, at a relatively small cost, and they will reach an audience they would never have reached otherwise.
I think there’s always going to be some kind of bigotry or some kind of racism. There has to be, because people can’t feel that they have any hero qualities unless there’s someone beneath them.
There’s a rebirth that goes on with us continuously as human beings. I don’t understand, personally, how you can be bored. I can understand how you can be depressed, but I just don’t understand boredom.
Life stinks, but that doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy it.
Blame is for God and small children.
I did a movie called Marathon Man and it was one of my best memories.
Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us.
I feel cheated never being able to know what it’s like to get pregnant, carry a child and breast feed.
In my room as a kid… I’d play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.
If you have this enormous talent, it’s got you by the balls, it’s a demon. You can’t be a family man and a husband and a caring person and be that animal. Dickens wasn’t that nice a guy.