Philip Seymour Hoffman Quotes

Who is Philip Seymour Hoffman?

Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles.

He typically played lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies and misfits.

Hoffman won an Oscar for his performance in Capote based on the life of Truman Capote.

Born July 23, 1967
Died February 02, 2014

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Best 16 Quotes by Philip Seymour Hoffman

“Creating anything is hard.”

“Creating something is all about problem-solving.”

“Don't let people treat you like a cigarette, they only use you when they're bored and step on you when they're done. Be like drugs, let them die for you.”

“I think I would have drank myself to death, literally, if I didn't just stop, once and for all when I did. I am not ever going to preach to anyone about drugs or drinking. But, for me, when they were around, I had no self control.”

“I think part of why I have so many books around me and why I read every day is because I mythologize the writer. I don’t do that with any other artists.”

“If you're a human being walking the earth, you're weird, you're strange, you're psychologically challenged.”

“Learning how to die is therefore learning how to live.”

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“Life's pretty funny when you're objectively on the outside looking at it.”

“One person's religion is another person's cult.”

“Something that could bring you wealth and fame could also be your end, your undoing.”

“Study, find all the good teachers and study with them, get involved in acting to act, not to be famous or for the money. Do plays. It's not worth it if you are just in it for the money. You have to love it.”

“Success isn't what makes you happy. It really isn't. Success is doing what makes you happy and doing good work and hopefully having a fruitful life. If I've felt like I've done good work, that makes me happy.”

“To be loved, I think, is the thing that gets you up in the morning.”

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

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

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

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“A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.”


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