Dustin Hoffman Quotes

Who on Earth is Dustin Hoffman?

Short American actor known for The Graduate, All The President's Men and Rain Man.

Born August 08, 1937

Best 23 Quotes by Dustin Hoffman

“I think 'retirement' goes hand in hand with people who make a living by having a 'job.' I don't think we-the .00001 percent of the population who are so fortunate to love passionately what we do -consider it a 'job'.”

Dustin Hoffman

“Blame is for God and small children.”

Dustin Hoffman

“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

“Depressed, anxious, sad, frightened? Yes. But I've never been bored.”

Dustin Hoffman

“God knows I've done enough crap in my life to grow a few flowers.”

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 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

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

Dustin Hoffman

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

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

“I wanted to be a jazz pianist, but I wasn't good enough. I got into city college because I didn't have the grades to get into university. I took acting because it was a way to get three credits. I just needed three credits and my friend told me to take acting because it was like gym - nobody fails you. I took it and that's literally how I got involved in acting.”

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

“Life stinks, but that doesn't mean you don't enjoy it.”

Dustin Hoffman

“Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us.”

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“There's too many interesting women I have… not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed.”

Dustin Hoffman

“This is your life. Now go make it the one you've always wanted.”

Dustin Hoffman

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

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