"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Ethan Hawke on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Ethan Hawke on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Ethan Hawke on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Ethan Hawke on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Ethan Hawke on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."