36 Total Quotes

Dustin Hoffman Quotes

Next to that kid, we all look like onions.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

If there is no direct threat why are we invading?
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

Life stinks, but that doesn't mean you don't enjoy it
Dustin Hoffman
#Life

Blame is for God and small children.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor #Children

A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor #Execution

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
#American Actor #Envy

The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor #Life

were playing their best tennis since turning 30.
Dustin Hoffman
#Tennis

If I were to be asked to be a model selling clothes, it would be worth millions of dollars,
Dustin Hoffman
#Clothes

Well, I was more ugly. It's true. If God had come down and said, 'The three of you sign a contract now, you will never get very far, but you'll work. I'll give you a part in an off, off Broadway show for the rest of your life,' we would've signed in a New York minute. I still don't understand it [the success].
Dustin Hoffman
#God

[Bruce's controversial life was chronicled in the 1974 movie] Lenny ... Honey: The Life & Loves of Lenny's Shady Lady.
Dustin Hoffman
#Life

I believe - though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert - that this war is about what most wars are about: hegemony, money, power and oil.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor #War

For me as an American, the most painful aspect of this is that I believe that that administration has taken the events of 9/11 and has manipulated the grief of the country and I think that's reprehensible.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

In my room as a kid... I'd play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

Life stinks, but that doesn't mean you don't enjoy it.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

And that's another reason to make this movie: We can put plays on film now, at a relatively small cost, and they will reach an audience they would never have reached otherwise.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

I feel cheated never being able to know what it's like to get pregnant, carry a child and breast feed.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can't imagine how they had high hopes for me.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

I decided to become an actor because I was failing in school and I needed the credits.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

I did a movie called Marathon Man and it was one of my best memories.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

I did some writing and bought a book, and have been working on that as a film to act and direct in.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

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
#American Actor

I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost a spark that I'd had before. I thought I'd just try writing, and maybe start directing, but I did it very quietly.
Dustin Hoffman
#American Actor

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
#American Actor