Gaby Hoffmann Quotes
I think it's great anytime somebody can be in control of their own distribution.
History is weirdly dismissed as not having anything to do with the present moment.
I wanted to live in the suburbs and have a white picket fence and my own bedroom. And a staircase - I thought having a staircase meant that you were a normal family. I thought somehow if you could transplant us to the suburbs, we would become a normal family. But in retrospect, I'm so grateful I grew up in the Chelsea.
I know that in my own personal life, the people who I have dated who are funny can get away with a lot more than the people who aren't.
When I was a kid, I wasn't making my choices based on anything other than 'Did I want to work that day?' or 'Did being in school sound more fun?' And I don't remember ever reading a script and thinking, 'Is this going to be a fun part to play?'
I was obsessed with the idea of going to college. And I took many years off after that, so I sort of missed the weird, crazy transition that was what making movies was in the nineties to what's happening now.
Playing dysfunctional characters or crazy characters is only fun if they're well written. So I have been lucky enough to be asked to play crazy people who are very well written.
Here in America, just as we see such incredible progress happening in one state, we see another state passing absolutely disgusting and oppressive laws against the rights of all sorts of people - transgender people, gay people, women.
You can do your job and be yourself and be comfortable all at the same time!
I went to school to study literature and writing, even though I didn't end up really doing that in the end.
I was given an incredible gift growing up in the Chelsea, a space where it is completely fine to be yourself - you just had to figure out what that was. You didn't have to figure that out in the face of opposition at every turn.
I'm basically useless in interviews because I don't remember anything. But I find it very peaceful, actually, because I have a sort of busy mind. I'm like, 'This is great!'
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.
My mom grew up in a strict Catholic family and moved to New York and became part of the Warhol factory.
We lived in a classless society. We'd spend a summer at Gore Vidal's house in Italy, but we were on and off welfare.
As an actress, vanity is your enemy. If you're thinking about how you look, you're not going to give a good performance. Once I realized, 'Hmm, I guess I'm not that vain,' it's like something I wanted to protect. I can't imagine anyone could give the full dynamic performance they're capable of and still be vain.
I just had fun making the movies - just being on set - but I didn't really care about the acting part.
I certainly don't have any boundaries myself, but I think I'm very aware of other people's.
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