42 Total Quotes

River Phoenix Quotes

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I have a lot of chameleon qualities, I get very absorbed in my surroundings.
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We were constantly moving to different countries and adjusting to new things. It was such a free feeling. I'm glad I didn't have a traditional upbringing.
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I'm really normal. I play football, go to the beach, drive. We have dogs. I can imagine people calling me a character, but I'm Joe Straight.
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#American Actor #Dogs

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It still strikes me as strange that anyone could have any moral objection to someone else's sexuality. It's like telling someone else how to clean their house.
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#American Actor #Sexuality

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Rich kids gave us their old clothes. They were the best clothes we ever had. We were these very pure, naive, poor children. The rich kids called us a lot of names but it never bothered us because we didn't know what the words meant.
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#American Actor #Clothes

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When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard.
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#American Actor #Irrational

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Commercials were too phony for me. I just didn't like selling products I didn't believe in.
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#American Actor #Believe

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I wouldn't eat a hamburger for 40,000 dollars.
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I sometimes lie, especially about personal things, because what does it matter? I am a kind of minute commodity, my name is no longer my own.
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#American Actor #Commodity

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I try to lie as much as I can when I'm interviewed. It's reverse psychology. I figure if you lie, they'll print the truth.
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#American Actor #Psychology

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I have twenty personalities on top of the ten I already have. So now I have thirty people in my head!
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Everything is ironic to me. There are moments I find hysterical, but I'm probably the only one who would find that, except for a few people.
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I don't want to die in a car accident. When I die it'll be a glorious day. It'll probably be a waterfall.
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When I was in first grade, everyone made fun of my name, of course. I think it's kind of a big name to hold up when you're nine years old. It seemed goofy. I used to tell people I wanted to change the world and they used to think, 'This kid's really weird'.
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#American Actor #Fun

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It's a great feeling to think that I can be a friend to so many people through my movies.
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I would never, never do anything unless I believed in it.
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After Stand By Me came out people were telling me, 'You're so good,' 'You're going to be a star,' and things like that. You can't think about it. If you take it the wrong way, you can really get high on yourself. People get so lost when that happens to them. They may think they have everything under control, but everything is really out of control. Their lives are totally in pieces.
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We are taught to consume. And that's what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it's just a mind set, that it's just an addiction, then we wouldn't be out there stepping on people's hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.
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#American Actor #Reason

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Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling.
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I did my best work in The Mosquito Coast. I know it wasn't such a big hit, but for me it was more meaningful than anything else I'd ever done.
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#American Actor #Work