"I met a lot of famous people when I was about 24. And none of them seemed very appealing. And so I didn't know why I would struggle to be that kind of person."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Ethan Hawke on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Ethan Hawke on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Ethan Hawke on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Ethan Hawke on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Ethan Hawke on Ambrose Bierce
"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."
"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."
"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."