"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."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Walt Disney
"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."