In the most recent episode of the PBS animated series “Blank on Blank“, the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman discusses the concept of happiness in relation to himself, his childhood and his children in this 2012 interview with author Simon Critchley conducted at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.
You know how people always say life is short. That’s kind of the phrase. Life is short. Time is short. And it does. As we get older, time does quicken. It’s long, and it’s long pertaining to that thought, that the past is not done with you because you can’t rid of it. And so therefore, it just starts to drag. You get a glimpse of what you might have wanted, or what it could’ve been, and you can start to have it right here in your life now, but then the past does creep in pretty quickly. And that is a very difficult one, on how to keep it there and not have it kind of ruin it.
The original interview in its entirety.