Words matter. These are the best Philip Seymour Hoffman Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Sometimes I’m uncomfortable with the level of fame I’ve got! It all depends on the day and what’s going on. I don’t desire any more fame. I don’t need it.
The ambition, the drive, the wanting to be the center of attention, the wanting to succeed… They’re all inside me somewhere.
Ultimately what I’ll do next is up in the air for me.
I got sober when I was 22 years old.
Creating anything is hard.
I got into plays in high school then I ended up going to college for it.
You can look at anything as a cult. Churches are cults in their own way.
Yeah, writers do hate writing.
One person’s religion is another person’s cult.
No one wants to be pretentious about what they do or take it seriously, because that is just weird.
People actually live with their id exposed. They’re not good at concealing what’s going on inside.
There’s nothing risky in talking about your personal life. People do it all the time.
If you’re a human being walking the earth, you’re weird, you’re strange, you’re psychologically challenged.
You have to understand that crew members make movies so they’re seeing a lot of actors all the time in their career acting.
I think therapy is a helpful thing. I think everyone knows it. You do it for your life, you do it for yourself, because you want to explore some things, and get at the bottom of some things. It’s about your life, the quality of your life.
Films are always a fiction, not documentary. Even a documentary is a kind of fiction.
I think part of being an actor is staying private.
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.
I think directors should be confident in their leadership capabilities. I think directors should be confident in what they want to do.
In life, do you ever really know if you’re missing an opportunity? No, you really don’t.
My ideal weight is 205, actually.
It’s important to say that actors can’t act alone, it’s impossible. What we have to do is support each other.
The weight comes off, you know? If you stop with the bread and the pie, it really does. It really works.
I try not to plan that too much.
There are a lot of things going on with my life right now that don’t just have to do with career. So I have a hard time making decisions about work. That’s really a luxury problem.
I think you ultimately have to love who you’re playing. You have to have that kind of feeling. You have to have passion for the person.
My love for the theater has always been a priority. That hasn’t changed. I got into acting that way. The film work that came up was really a surprise.
To be fair to my dad, he is one of the brightest men I’ve ever met.
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.
The idea that you have a vision of what you’re supposed to be, or going to be, or where your kids are going to be – and that that doesn’t work out – is always going to be something that’s going to affect people and move people.
I think I’m less anonymous than I was.
I’ve never been on a cruise.
I don’t get nervous when I’m directing a play. It’s not like acting.
When you become a parent, you look at your parents differently. You look at being a child differently. It’s an awakening, a revelation that you have.
When you’re playing someone who really lived, you carry a burden, a burden to be accurate. But it’s one that you have to let go of ultimately.
The drama nerd comes out in me when I’m in a theater.
I don’t want to repeat myself.
In a film there a lot of people scheduling, you know.
When people don’t know who you are, they’re seeing your work for the first time. But if they’ve seen a lot, getting certain things across is a more difficult.
It’s hard for anybody who works a lot and has children. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I like so many different kinds of music just because all I did was listen to the radio as a kid.
I didn’t have any idea that I would be able to have a career in film.
Why you do something is always kind of a mystery to me.
Creating something is all about problem-solving.
My girlfriend’s a costume designer in the theater.
The size of my head though is pretty abnormal.
I like to come to the set with very strong ideas and strong opinions about how to do things. And I like also dealing with somebody who’s like that.
It’s really hard to watch things and then not think about anything afterwards.
People aren’t going to throw the kind of money at certain people that they used to.
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.