"Since his death in 1993, something phenomenal has been happening. All over the world, men and women of different persuasions and colors, from different countries, with different religious beliefs and political backgrounds, are experiencing a confounding fascination with River Jude Phoenix. River has become more popular now than when he was a celluloid presence. This complex person calls from beyond the grave to say, “There was more to me than Hollywood.” - Barry C. Lawrence (Author of ‘In Search of River Phoenix: The Truth Behind The Myth.')
"Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?" That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.” - Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
"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."
FOR RIVER - ALWAYS AND FOREVER - WE WILL NEVER LET YOU BE FORGOTTEN