River Phoenix Quotes.
People wonder if I’ll always be a part of this family and the answer is yes. My family has a lot of good energy going in one direction and because of it, we get a lot of things done. That’s why I’ll always spend a lot of time at Camp Phoenix.
We are taught to consume. And that’s what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it’s just a mind set, that it’s just an addiction, then we wouldn’t be out there stepping on people’s hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.
I can’t on my own change the regime in South Africa or teach the Palestinians to learn to live with the Israelies, but I can start with me.
I don’t want to die in a car accident. When I die it’ll be a glorious day. It’ll probably be a waterfall.
I did my best work in The Mosquito Coast. I know it wasn’t such a big hit, but for me it was more meaningful than anything else I’d ever done.
I sometimes lie, especially about personal things, because what does it matter? I am a kind of minute commodity. My name is no longer my own. I try to lie as much as I can when IвЂ™m interviewed. ItвЂ™s reverse psychology. I figure if you lie, theyвЂ™ll print the truth.
I wouldn’t eat a hamburger for 40,000 dollars.
IвЂ™ve learned that if you canвЂ™t get it all together to accomplish this thing called peace, you do at least your part in your life, because thatвЂ™s where you can truly make an immediate difference.
I project a definite innocence. A lot of that is just the way I grew up.
I’ve been wanting to go into music ever since I can remember. I mean even before I became an actor. I just thought it would be a tough field to break into, so I became an actor instead.
Sometimes I wish I wasn’t as conscious as I am. It would be so much easier.
When I was in first grade, everyone made fun of my name, of course. I think it’s kind of a big name to hold up when you’re nine years old. It seemed goofy. I used to tell people I wanted to change the world and they used to think, ‘This kid’s really weird’.
When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard.
Run to the rescue with love/and peace will follow
We need an extreme movement because what is happening to animals is so extreme. Some misinformed people claim that animal rights activists are terrorists, but these people are simply ignorant of who the real terrorists are – the companies and industries that torture literally billions of animals each year.
We were constantly moving to different countries and adjusting to new things. It was such a free feeling. I’m glad I didn’t have a traditional upbringing.
I’d like to play every type of character, but only once. I like to expierence things.
I like girls who are natural because I am natural in everything I do. If I meet a girl who is snobby and wants special treatment, she’s not going to get it from me because she hasn’t earned it. But I’ve been basically lucky because I’ve mostly met nice girls – and that’s what attracts me.
Life is multi-layered and there’s no way I could do my life justice in one pat answer.
Everything is ironic to me. There are moments I find hysterical, but I’m probably the only one who would find that, except for a few people.
I would never, never do anything unless I believed in it.
I’m really normal. I play football, go to the beach, drive. We have dogs. I can imagine people calling me a character, but I’m Joe Straight.
Music is a hobby, because I’m not making any money out of it, but I put just as much conviction into that as I do into my acting.
It still strikes me as strange that anyone could have any moral objection to someone else’s sexuality. It’s like telling someone else how to clean their house.
I try to lie as much as I can when I’m interviewed. It’s reverse psychology. I figure if you lie, they’ll print the truth.
Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.
Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling.
Animals are not our playthings. We are on this earth to protect them. It’s our duty.
In simplicity there is truth.