Dustin Hoffman Quotes

Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and a director, with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. Hoffman has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1980 for Kramer vs. Kramer, and in 1989 for Rain Man.

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Dustin Hoffman


“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


“Because, ... he believes in the Mets.”

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“I feel cheated never being able to know what it's like to get pregnant, carry a child and breast feed”

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

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“Next to that kid, we all look like onions.”

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“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.”

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“If there is no direct threat why are we invading?”

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“If you have this enormous talent, it's got you by the balls, it's a demon. You can't be a family man and a husband and a caring person and be that animal. Dickens wasn't that nice a guy.”

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“I decided to become an actor because I was failing in school and I needed the credits”

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It's true what they say about failure. You don't learn from success.

Dustin Hoffman


Peter Pan, prepare to meet thy doom.

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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


Euthanasia is legal in Hollywood. They just kill the film if it doesn't succeed immediately.

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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.

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Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me... aren't you?

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