Dustin Hoffman quotes

Born
August 8, 1937, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actor, director.

Dustin Hoffman is an American actor and director.

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 did some writing and bought a book, and have been working on that as a film to act and direct in.
– Dustin Hoffman
I did a movie called Marathon Man and it was one of my best memories.
– 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
Depressed, anxious, sad, frightened? Yes. But I’ve never been bored.
– 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
A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
– Dustin Hoffman
I decided to become an actor because I was failing in school and I needed the credits.
– 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
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
The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk.
– Dustin Hoffman
Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us.
– Dustin Hoffman
I lived below the official American poverty line until I was 31.
– 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
I feel cheated never being able to know what it’s like to get pregnant, carry a child and breast feed.
– Dustin Hoffman
It’s true what they say about failure. You don’t learn from success.
– 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
Blame is for God and small children.
– Dustin Hoffman
I knew I finally made it as a performer when I began hearing rumors that I was gay.
– 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
If there is no direct threat why are we invading?
– 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 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
This is your life. Now go make it the one you’ve always wanted.
– 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
Life stinks, but that doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy it.
– Dustin Hoffman