Philip Seymour Hoffman Quotes

I know I wasn’t as handsome as some other guys, but I was OK with that.

Well, I think everyone struggles with self-love

Being unemployed is not good for an actor. No, it isn’t, no matter how unsuccessful you are. Because you always remember getting fired from all the restaurants. You remember that stuff very, very strongly.

Being unemployed is not good

You can look at anything as a cult. Churches are cults in their own way.

You can look at anything as a cult. Churches are cults in their own way.

Creating something is all about problem-solving.

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.

The only true currency in

I think you should be serious about what you do because this is it. This is the only life you’ve got.

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.

Sometimes I have a great day of filming and sometimes the theater strikes me better. It just depends.

People actually live with their id exposed. They’re not good at concealing what’s going on inside.

People actually live with

My soul is in good shape

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

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.

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.

I like to come to the set with

I know some really great actors who are pretty judgmental people, pretty critical people. But they’re great actors. When they’re acting, that’s the craft.

Films are always a fiction, not documentary. Even a documentary is a kind of fiction.

Good work is the only thing that would make me feel jealous or envious.

Actors are responsible to the people we play.

Actors are responsible

I didn’t have any idea that I would be able to have a career in film.

If you’re a human being walking the earth, you’re weird, you’re strange, you’re psychologically challenged.

In film, you have to let go sometimes.

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.

I work constantly but I work

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.

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 size of my head though is pretty abnormal.

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.

There are a lot of things

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

If I was a little bit younger I would worry more. I’d want to do one thing at a time but now I try to do a bunch of different things at a time if I can.

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

The drama nerd comes out in me when I’m in a theater.

The drama nerd comes out

I don’t get nervous when I’m directing a play. It’s not like acting.

In life, do you ever really know if you’re missing an opportunity? No, you really don’t.

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.

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

Life's pretty funny when

I don’t have a specific thing I want anyone to get out of anything I do.

My girlfriend’s a costume designer in the theater.

I didn’t really buy LPs or go to concerts.

I didn't really buy LPs

I’ve never been on a cruise.