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Here is a choice selection of Dustin Hoffman quotes.
‘Acting didn’t solve much! If it did, I would have ended up much less crazy than I am today, but I’m not. At least for me, acting is a relief – a relief to be able to admit certain things about myself and disguise in my work, in my characters.’
‘I started junior college in Los Angeles because I didn’t have the grades to go to university and I didn’t want to go into the military. So in my first year of junior college I’m failing and I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to get a job, I want to be a student, and a friend says, “Take acting, because they don’t flunk you – it’s like gym, nobody gets an F.” I took it and suddenly it was the first thing I ever did that wasn’t painful. Where I held focus. And suddenly, rehearsing with somebody – learning lines – hours could pass by. And I begged my parents to let me go to this acting school, because I knew I couldn’t fail.’
‘There’s a rebirth that goes on with us continuously as human beings. I don’t understand, personally, how you can be bored. I can understand how you can be depressed, but I just don’t understand boredom.’
‘I do believe I represent a certain segment of society that find the humor in anything, because it’s the only revenge you have against mortality. If I had my choice, I’d like the die having just finished a joke that worked.’
‘A waiter is treated especially badly by people and I had a tendency to strike back, with humor. I’d give the customers some smartassed remark. But if I knew I was about to be fired, I’d go all out to get fired in style.’
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