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21 quotations by River Phoenix

QuoteWhen 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.Quote

QuoteWe 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.Quote

QuoteWe 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.Quote

QuoteVegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace.Quote

QuotePeople 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.Quote

QuoteMusic is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling.Quote

QuoteMusic 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.Quote

QuoteIt's a great feeling to think that I can be a friend to so many people through my movies.Quote

QuoteIt still strikes me as strange that anyone can have any moral objection to someone else's sexuality. It's like telling someone else how to clean their house.Quote

QuoteI'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.Quote

QuoteI'd like to play every type of character, but only once. I like to expierence things.Quote

QuoteI wouldn't eat a hamburger for 40,000 dollars.Quote

QuoteI would never, never do anything unless I believed in it.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI have a lot of chameleon qualities, I get very absorbed in my surroundings.Quote

QuoteI don't want to die in a car accident. When I die it'll be a glorious day. It'll probably be a waterfall.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteEverything 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.Quote

QuoteCommercials were too phony for me. I just didn't like selling a product I didn't believe in.Quote