"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.'"
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Ambrose Bierce
"It's important to say that actors can't act alone, it's impossible. What we have to do is support each other."
"Directing is a really kind of amazing thing, because you're helping others and, in the middle of that, you have to worry about yourself."
"I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn't think that, there would be something wrong with me. I'm grateful and thankful for what I've got."
"To be fair to my dad, he is one of the brightest men I've ever met."
"I have a family."