"At every turn, when humanity is asked the question, 'Do you want temporary economic gain or long-term environmental loss, which one do you prefer,' we invariably choose the money."
"The environment is everything that isn't me."Ethan Hawke on Albert Einstein
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."Ethan Hawke on Margaret Mead
"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."Ethan Hawke on John Muir
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."Ethan Hawke on Henry David Thoreau
"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools."Ethan Hawke on John Muir
"If my kids are doing well, then my life is going pretty well. And if my kids aren't doing well, it doesn't matter how the other elements of my life are. It's kind of amazing to have a context like that. This is really wonderful."
"In New York, you've got Donald Trump, Woody Allen, a crack addict and a regular Joe, and they're all on the same subway car."
"It was never in my dreams to make my personal life anybody else's business."
"I've had a lot of experience in independent film, and about how to choose. You've got to be very discerning about where you put your five bucks, and where you cut and what you don't cut."
"The biggest problem in my life is trying to be the kind of man that I want to be, the father that I want to be, and how to process the failure of my marriage."