Gaby Hoffmann Quotes
Acting was something that I grew up just doing. I certainly never thought about it.
All my cousins steal things. They're just a bunch of thieves. My whole family is like that. You put something down for a second, and they steal it. You never see it again.
Going into my 20s, I was uncertain, trying to figure out what my relationship to acting is.
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.
I basically took six or seven years off, but then I had another five or four of me not working at all because I was in school. It was really 13 years of me not working at all... I really couldn't even think about it.
I curate my T.V.-watching quite carefully.
I don't know how people do this waxing thing. Now I just have all these bumpy ingrown hairs.
I don't know if I'd say I feel green, but I'm getting to know myself as an actor now in a way that I never did as a kid.
I don't think it should be allowed for people to start working at a young age and not take the time to just be living as themselves in the real world, especially now in this new age of new media and the obsession with celebrity. I think it's a real crime.
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.
I had a world of people raising me; it was like a little village.
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.
I started missing acting when I was in school, and I realized after being in the business after however many years that I was really interested in film.
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.
I think I happened to work with sort of a bunch of slightly difficult male directors when I was a kid. I've since worked with lots of male directors that I love, so I no longer see the distinction gender-wise.
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.
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.
I was watching 'Pulp Fiction' when we were making 'Now and Then'. I didn't care about 'Now and Then,' you know?
I went to school to study literature and writing, even though I didn't end up really doing that in the end.
I'd started acting as a child. But I wanted to see if it was something my true personality was interested in. I stepped away from offers when I took five years off to go to college. I've only really just decided to whole-heartedly embrace acting.
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January 8, 1982
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