Ethan Hawke quotes

Born
November 6, 1970, Austin, Texas, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Ethan Hawke is an American actor.

Time is what creates trust.
– Ethan Hawke

Everything is so finite but that’s what makes our time and specific moments so important.
– Ethan Hawke

Life’s hard. It’s supposed to be. If we didn’t suffer, we’d never learn anything.
– Ethan Hawke

There’s something about knowing life is finite that makes it so precious.
– Ethan Hawke

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.
– Ethan Hawke

It is very difficult for any couple who are married if both people are ambitious. I don’t know if it’s just too hard to be married to a woman that wants to be a movie star.
– Ethan Hawke

If I do three movies in a year, I don’t feel like acting ever again.
– Ethan Hawke

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.
– Ethan Hawke

If you don’t risk doing something foolish, you’ll never do anything special.
– Ethan Hawke

In your mid-twenties, the paint is still wet on who you are.
– Ethan Hawke

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.
– Ethan Hawke

Success isn’t measured by what you achieve, it’s measured by the obstacles you overcome.
– Ethan Hawke

I think that if you walk through this life and I end up being a bad father, then it won’t matter anything else I achieved in my life. It will all be irrelevant.
– Ethan Hawke

You can’t keep wanting to be 20 years old. Everybody knows that, but what’s in the next room?
– Ethan Hawke

I think having nature be a part of people’s lives helps all of us see ourselves as part of something larger.
– Ethan Hawke

My relationship to reality has been so utterly skewed for so long that I don’t even notice it any more. It’s just my reality.
– Ethan Hawke

A good movie humanizes people.
– Ethan Hawke

It was never in my dreams to make my personal life anybody else’s business.
– Ethan Hawke

I think that as soon as you think of yourself as a famous person or anything like that, you’re objectifying yourself in some weird way.
– Ethan Hawke

I have had so many bad auditions.
– Ethan Hawke

The older I get, the more I realize how rare it is to meet a kindred spirit.
– Ethan Hawke

When an analogy is really singing, it’s what you want it to be.
– Ethan Hawke

It’s so hard for every young person, trying to figure out the adult you want to be.
– Ethan Hawke

Directing is like putting together a collage.
– Ethan Hawke

My favorite stories are human, so I’m always looking for…
– Ethan Hawke

You don’t need other people to affirm that you’re a valuable person.
– Ethan Hawke

Sometimes people, their creative drive comes from an energy to try to heal themselves.
– Ethan Hawke

Some people burn out, and some people like Clint Eastwood, he was a wild, international movie star in his 30s, and he’s doing the best work of his life now. Go figure.
– Ethan Hawke

I kill flies, I eat meat, you know, whatever.
– Ethan Hawke

You know, I auditioned for ‘Titanic.’ Sometimes I muse on what would have happened. That would have been such a different life.
– Ethan Hawke

It just makes sense to remember gratitude and the place that gratitude should have in your life, and that none of us are owed these wonderful experiences, and we should always make the best of them.
– Ethan Hawke

Right now, if you’re interested in being a dramatic actor, they’re not making that many just regular dramas. Movies have to have some other thing going on.
– Ethan Hawke

I think that as soon as you think of yourself as a famous person or anything like that, you’re objectifying yourself in some weird way.
– Ethan Hawke

If you don’t give inspiration an opportunity, it will never arrive.
– Ethan Hawke

Right now, if you’re interested in being a dramatic actor, they’re not making that many just regular dramas. Movies have to have some other thing going on.
– Ethan Hawke

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.
– Ethan Hawke