Dustin Hoffman Quotes

“Depressed, anxious, sad, frightened? Yes. But I’ve never been bored.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“This is your life. Now go make it the one you’ve always wanted.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“I don’t like the fact that I have to get older so fast, but I like the fact that I’m aging so well.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“You spend so much of your life basing yourself on what you think other people think of you. Then you realise that maybe one of the purposes of life is not to care.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

You spend so much of

“I knew I finally made it as a performer when I began hearing rumors that I was gay.” ~ 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

“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me… aren’t you?” ~ Dustin Hoffman

Mrs. Robinson, you're

“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 love acting, and I`m not going to determine what I do based on what I fear other people might think. I do what I want to do.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“If you’re waiting for the job, you’re dead.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“37 seconds, well used, is a lifetime.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

37 seconds, well used, is

“Blame is for God and small children.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“I got into acting so that I could meet girls. Pretty girls came later. First, I wanted to start off with someone with two legs, who’d smile at me and look soft.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“To have a successful marriage, a man must, on a fundamental level be scared shitless of his wife.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“If you can get out there and say I’m going to…I’m willing to fail at what I feel is right, that’s it.” ~ 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

I think the most insulting

“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

“Many actors want to play Hamlet and Macbeth. Ever since I became an actor, from the very beginning I just wanted to play a Shetland pony. I cannot explain why” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“But I would reinvent myself if I could. As a sexy leading man! We all would like that, but I don’t know how to.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

But I would reinvent myself if

“In my room as a kid… I’d play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“We need to band together as a unit every day, especially to conquer the strength of the AIDS virus.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“There’s too many interesting women I haveā€¦not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“I lived below the official American poverty line until I was 31.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

I lived below the official

“There is something unnatural about marriage. These two people are not going to be the same people in a few years. The trick is to live your own life while sharing the same space.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“Life stinks, but that doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy it.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“If there is no direct threat why are we invading?” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“The better you are as a parent, the richer the nest you’ve built, the more difficult it is for your kids to leave. So they have to invent things to dislike about you. And they’re brilliant at it.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

The better you are as a parent,

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

“Poverty is not dated. Homeless people have looked the same since the thirteenth century. Go back to the times of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Look at photographs. It’s amazing. The face on a homeless person is timeless.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

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

“A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

A good review from the

“Canada is like a nice family living over a biker bar . . . They keep telling the downstairs neighbors to keep down the noise, people are trying to sleep.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“There’s a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what’s the problem?” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“That’s what we’re all looking for, the place where the work leads us.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

That's what we're all looking

“A “take” is an opportunity to fail … and we think that we have to get it right all the time.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“I decided a long time ago but sometimes it takes you 40 years to get around to doing something – and that’s the truthful answer.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

“One of the things you can do as an actor, is compensate for the things you can’t do in life.” ~ Dustin Hoffman

One of the things you can

“The Academy Awards are obscene, dirty . . . no better than a beauty contest.” ~ Dustin Hoffman