"I've just bought 800 acres of forest on the border of Panama and Costa Rica. I want to buy the last 'first growth forest' and turn it into a national park. It's a human tragedy of immense proportions. Many native Indians in that region are losing their homes daily, and it's going to affect both you and me, because that's where most of the world's oxygen comes from. The Amazon rain forests are the world's lungs and without them we will not be able to breath. It's a very scary thought and it's not too far off."
"Once, we were on the way to 'The Great Greek Restaurant' and he wanted to drive my car. As we were driving I said, "I gotta stop at my bank, I have to go to the ATM." So we are driving, here comes my bank. "There's my bank, there's my bank," I shouted. He keeps driving, and he doesn't stop. Now to River, that was his way of saying that he'll be paying for the meal. That was his way of doing it."
"If I have some celebrity, I hope I can use it to make a difference. The true social reward is that I can speak my mind and share my thoughts about the environment and civilisation itself. There's so much shit happening with people who are exploiting their positions and creating a lot of negativity"...... River Phoenix
"There's nothing more important than the earth, the sky and the water"..... River Phoenix
"We need an extreme movement because what is happening to animals is so extreme. Some misinformed people claim that animal rights activists are terrorists, but these people are simply ignorant of who the real terrorists are - the companies and industries that torture literally billions of animals each year"..... River Phoenix
"I don't want people to forget me"..... River Phoenix