"I'd be lying if I said I had confidence in every choice I've made, that I have faith in every film I do on every shot."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Ethan Hawke on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Ethan Hawke on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Ethan Hawke on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Ethan Hawke on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Ethan Hawke on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."