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Dustin Hoffman Quotes and Sayings

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I decided to become an actor because I was failing
in school and I needed the credits.
- Dustin Hoffman

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.
- Dustin Hoffman

Blame is for God and small children.
- Dustin Hoffman

Myth is supposed to bring us together,
but fantasy alienates us.
- Dustin Hoffman

 

I feel cheated never being able to know what it's like to get pregnant,
carry a child and breast feed.
- Dustin Hoffman

I did some writing and bought a book,
and have been working on that as a film to act and direct in.
- Dustin Hoffman

In my room as a kid...
I'd play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.
- Dustin Hoffman

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Life stinks, but that doesn't mean you don't enjoy it.
- Dustin Hoffman

A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
- Dustin Hoffman

Well this is aptly called a junket, for both of us.
I have never been to a house of prostitution,
but I understand that you get in more than seven minutes.
- Dustin Hoffman

Well first of all, it's hard to shoot a movie and break
for a long time and then come back and do,
in a sense, one of the biggest scenes that each character had.
- Dustin Hoffman

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.
- Dustin Hoffman

I believe - though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert -
that this war is about what most wars are about:
hegemony,
money, power and oil.
- Dustin Hoffman

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.
- Dustin Hoffman

I did a movie called Marathon Man and it was one of my best memories.
- Dustin Hoffman

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.
- Dustin Hoffman

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.
- Dustin Hoffman

I think the most insulting thing you can do to a director
is to challenge when he or she is satisfied with your interpretation.
- Dustin Hoffman

If there is no direct threat why are we invading?
- Dustin Hoffman

The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk.
- Dustin Hoffman

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.
- Dustin Hoffman

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.
- Dustin Hoffman

I mean, I don't think I'm alone when I look at the
homeless person or the bum or the psychotic or the
drunk or the drug addict or the criminal and see their
baby pictures in my mind's eye.
You don't think they were cute like every other baby?
- Dustin Hoffman

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.
- Dustin Hoffman

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.
- Dustin Hoffman

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

History is the version of past events
that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together.
I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
- Martin Puryear

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale,
you could not ignore its beauty.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I think the game has opened up, and that's why I decided
to come back and try to be a part of it.
- Mario Lemieux

I was obliged to stand there, holding the leash of
this creature for their welcoming publicity shots,
implying that this was some kind of image the decided to have of me.
- Barbara Steele

I always wanted to ride a dragon myself,
so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.
- Cornelia Funke

I was thinking about what I wanted to write next,
after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted
to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it.
- Joan D. Vinge

When I decided to go to a country that subsidized music,
I went to the Soviet Union for two years.
- Alex North

While I was at college studying design I decided to paint.
I was also greatly inspired by the colours that I had
seen on my travels in the Brazilian Rain forest.
- John Dyer

I suppose if I was to have to pick a few,
Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list.
It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author.
- Sarah Zettel

So, not for lack of love of language,
but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation,
I decided to make films without words.
- Godfrey Reggio

It wasn't until my last year of college,
1976, that I decided well, maybe he's right.
Delbert had been pushing me since high school to put 100% into my music.
- Cheryl Lynn

After about a year or so, I was in L.A.;
I'd decided to try to get a band together out there.
- Stephen Stills

I've traveled around the world and made love with many satisfied women.
So I decided to share my story.
- Rick Fox

I chose to be Mrs.
Johnny Cash in my life.
I decided I'd allow him to be Moses and I'd be Moses' brother Aaron,
picking his arms up and padding along behind him.
- June Carter Cash

No agent wants to see a book until he or she has decided
whether to pursue the relationship.
- Sara Paretsky

I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting,
and a result of that, I didn't do another film for two to three years,
and I don't blame it on anybody but myself.
- Bobby Darin

I don't think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way.
He just decided to exit when he wanted to.
- Eric Burdon

It helped me when I decided that we're on this planet
to learn to live together and get along.
- Greta Scacchi

I decided law was the exact opposite of sex;
even when it was good,
it was lousy.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

Well, I decided to stop.
And I did.
I stopped smoking, and I stopped speed at the same time.
- Larry Hagman

I decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them,
and enjoyed them.
- Nora Roberts

I think we're entering a very dangerous time.
The West has set itself up, decided it's in charge,
not for good intentions, not for the benefit of mankind.
- Thom Yorke

I have decided to end my participation in public affairs
and to resign my role as premier of Quebec.
- Lucien Bouchard

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children
were an unnatural strain on parents.
So they provided jails called schools,
equipped with tortures called an education.
- John Updike

It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune,
to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.
- Charles Simmons

After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers,
he had decided to write for Posterity.
- George Ade

And I think that when I finally decided to let go and
let God and allow that to happen,
I became a lot more successful than I could have done
if I had planned it all myself.
- Clay Aiken

They had me on the operating table all day.
They looked into my stomach, my gall bladder,
they examined everything inside of me.
Know what they decided? I need glasses.
- Joe E. Lewis

So, what you can do in Microsoft Word is what Bill Gates has decided.
What you can do in Oracle Database is what Larry Ellison
and his crew have decided.
- Ted Nelson

When I first saw a Fellini movie, I came out of the
movie theatre and decided to become a lawyer!
I thought to myself, it's impossible to make something so beautiful!
- Roberto Benigni

So I decided the only place I can speak to the world is from outside Israel.
- Mordechai Vanunu

I truly don't know why it was ended,
though.
It was suddenly decided that that would be it.
They never said particularly why, because they were cut off in their prime.
- Derek Jacobi

They have decided to tour under the name of Ten Years
After which I don't think is very cool.
To be honest, they have had to do that as it's the
only way they can get any work.
- Alvin Lee

I didn't want to make it a lifetime thing.
I don't believe in statutory term limits,
but people can limit themselves if they want to,
and that's what I decided to do.
- George J. Mitchell

But you're right, I did think about acting more and then decided against it.
- Todd Solondz

I am a gambler.
I decided to go in with Company E in the first wave.
- Robert Capa

I had never done any serious acting before,
but I decided that it was a chance that I should take.
- Helena Christensen

When you get cancer, it's like really time to look
at what your life was and is,
and I decided that everything I've done so far is not
as important as what I'm going to do now.
- Herbie Mann


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