Gaby Hoffmann Quotes

Gabriella Mary "Gaby" Hoffmann (born January 8, 1982) is an American film and television actress best known for her roles on Sleepless in Seattle, Transparent and Girls, which garnered her nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015, respectively. Additionally, she is remembered as a child actress from the films Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now and Then, and Volcano.

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I was never that famous, but I do think going to college and really getting away from the business and taking a true break is incredibly, incredibly important if you start acting at a young age.

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I had a world of people raising me; it was like a little village.

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I always knew when I graduated from high school, I'd go to college. I never thought about what I was walking away from... I just wanted to study literature and writing.

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I was watching 'Pulp Fiction' when we were making 'Now and Then'. I didn't care about 'Now and Then,' you know?

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When people are struggling, that's a painful place to be in, to not know who you are and where you belong and what you desire.

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I don't watch a lot of T.V. I only watch things via Netflix, so I only watch the things that I'm choosing to watch.

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I think being on a set where people aren't being treated as equals, and with just a common level of decency and respect, is really uncomfortable.

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I think that every young person is a little mentally ill, you know? If we're not totally shutting down, we're all a little bit mentally ill in our twenties and maybe into our early thirties.

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I've been told by many people that if I had a Twitter account, I would be making five hundred thousand dollars more a year.

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There's plenty of great independent films to do, but you can't support yourself making independent film as an actress.

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I don't know how people do this waxing thing. Now I just have all these bumpy ingrown hairs.

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I have a teacher friend who gets nervous when there's $200 in her account. But at least she knows that in a week, she'll get another paycheck. I have no idea.

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I got into cooking and I went and cooked in Italy. I became a doula for a while. I built stone walls one summer, and I read a lot, and I swam a lot, and I spent a lot of time thinking.

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The early part of my career was the 1990s, and I was living in New York working as an actor. It was the world I was in. A lot of companies had a great deal of money.

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I curate my T.V.-watching quite carefully.

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