"In all of our society, but especially in Hollywood, there is an obsession with perfection that can lead to self-loathing and neurosis and all that kind of stuff."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Ethan Hawke on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Ethan Hawke on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Ethan Hawke on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Ethan Hawke on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."