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River Phoenix Quotes and Sayings

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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.
- River Phoenix

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.
- River Phoenix

Music is a whole oasis in my head.
The creation process is so personal and fulfilling.
- River Phoenix

Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace.
- River Phoenix

 

It's a great feeling to think that I can be a friend
to so many people through my movies.
- River Phoenix

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.
- River Phoenix

I have a lot of chameleon qualities,
I get very absorbed in my surroundings.
- River Phoenix

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I'd like to play every type of character,
but only once.
I like to expierence things.
- River Phoenix

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.
- River Phoenix

I can't on my own change the regime in South Africa
or teach the Palestinians to learn to live with the Israelies,
but I can start with me.
- River Phoenix

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.
- River Phoenix

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.
- River Phoenix

I wouldn't eat a hamburger for 40,000 dollars.
- River Phoenix

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.
- River Phoenix

Music is a hobby, because I'm not making any money out of it,
but I put just as much conviction into that as I do into my acting.
- River Phoenix

I would never, never do anything unless I believed in it.
- River Phoenix

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.
- River Phoenix

Commercials were too phony for me.
I just didn't like selling products I didn't believe in.
- River Phoenix

Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.
- River Phoenix

Music is my main goal, but I'm not going to rush a record out.
There are so many actors who have come out with albums these days.
I don't want to do it because it's the thing to do.
I want to wait until the time is right.
- River Phoenix

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'.
- River Phoenix

People wonder if I'll always be a part of this family and the answer is yes.
My family has a lot of good energy going in one direction and because of it,
we get a lot of things done.
That's why I'll always spend a lot of time at Camp Phoenix.
- River Phoenix

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.
- River Phoenix

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.
- River Phoenix

I've been wanting to go into music ever since I can remember.
I mean even before I became an actor.
I just thought it would be a tough field to break into,
so I became an actor instead.
- River Phoenix

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.
- River Phoenix

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Can you achieve your goals?
You can't reach your goal if you haven't
defined your goals.
And you can't succeed if you don't try -
and then pick yourself up
and try again each time you fail.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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