Philip Seymour Hoffman Quotes

Philip Seymour Hoffman Quotes: I know that obviously, that if you want to get the story, if you want to get close to somebody, if you want to find out what is really the truth or what's really interesting, you have to create a trust between these two things, between the journalist and the subject.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Quote: The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool.
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Quotes about Philip Seymour Hoffman: To have that concentration to act well is like lugging things up staircases in your brain. I think that's a thing people don't understand. It is that exhausting. If you're doing it well, if you're concentrating the way you need to, if your will and your concentration and emotional and imagination and emotional life are all in tune, concentrated and working together in that role, that is just like lugging weights upstairs with your head... And I don't think that should get any easier.
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Quote about Philip Seymour Hoffman: When you see the carrot at the end of the stick, what do you do to get it? These kinds of things that come up, that come up in the story of Capote writing
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Sayings: Film's hard when you don't have any relationship with the director at all and you just show up. Then you really are just a gun for hire.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Saying: I have an awful memory, and I have a great memory. Meaning that, if I'm trying to remember something, I can't remember it. But my recall is fantastic.
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Sayings about Philip Seymour Hoffman: I have so much empathy for these young actors that are 19 and all of a sudden they're beautiful and famous and rich. I'm like, 'Oh my God, I'd be dead.'
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Saying about Philip Seymour Hoffman: I've worked with a lot of characters that are unhinged. I've played characters that are unhinged. That's, like, my job.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Quotes: For me, acting is torturous, and it's torturous because you know it's a beautiful thing. I was young once, and I said, that's beautiful and I want that. Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great - well, that's absolutely torturous.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Quote: There are characters in movies who I call 'film characters.' They don't exist in real life. They exist to play out a scenario. They can be in fantastic films, but they are not real characters; what happens to them is not lifelike.
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Quotes about Philip Seymour Hoffman: Sometimes it's hard to say no. Ultimately, if you stick to your guns, you have the career that you want. Don't get me wrong. I love a good payday and I'll do films for fun. But ultimately my main goal is to do good work. If it doesn't pay well, so be it.
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Quote about Philip Seymour Hoffman: Bob Glaudini, the writer, he's a wonderfully talented man and all his plays and his screenplays, they all have sense of something bigger, even though you're looking at something very simple.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Sayings: a self-awareness moment. All of a sudden everything he has done comes flashing into his mind, a self-criticism that is unbearable.
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