Philip Seymour Hoffman Quotes

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Quotes

Directing is a really kind of amazing thing, because youre helping others and, in the middle of that, you have to worry about yourself.
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No one wants to be pretentious about what they do or take it seriously, because that is just weird.

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Well, I think everyone struggles with self-love.

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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.'

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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.

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When you have a child, as anyone knows who has them, that's basically all you want to talk about.

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To act well isn't an easy thing.

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In film, you have to let go sometimes.

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For me, acting is torturous, and it's torturous because you know it's a beautiful thing. I was young once, and I said, that's beautiful and I want that. Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great - well, that's absolutely torturous.

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You have to have a personal connection. You have to really want to do it, because if you don't, investing yourself personally, your thoughts, your emotions, yourself into a part, is something you're not going to want to do as much.

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Was I happy? Or was I just not aware?

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I would definitely say pleasure is not happiness. Because I think I kill pleasure. Like I take too much of it in, and therefore make it un-pleasurable, like too much coffee, and you're miserable.

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I think I would have drank myself to death, literally, if I didn't just stop, once and for all when I did. I am not ever going to preach to anyone about drugs or drinking. But, for me, when they were around, I had no self control.

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I have three children and I think I'm happy when I'm with them and they're okay. When I see them enjoying each other in front of me, and then they let me enjoy them in turn. That brings a feeling which I would say is happiness.

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I would never not work on the part without it playing. That's what being an actor is. You use everything that's influenced you to help you get out of yourself or be more creative.

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Life is short. Time is short. As we get older, time does quicken. It's long, and it's long pertaining to that thought, that the past is not done with you because you can't rid of it.

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I think you gotta have an honesty and a humility about human nature and that it's not about you at the end of the day.

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