It’s like God gave you something, man. All those stories you can make up. And He said, “This is what we got for ya, kid. Try not to lose it.” Kids lose everything unless there’s someone there to look out for them.
River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton
River Phoenix by Michael Tighe, 1993
People are going to look at the ashes of Westerburg and say, “Now, there is a school that self-destructed, not because society didn’t care, but because the school was society.” It’s pretty deep, huh?
Riv speaks out for the animals at ROCK AGAINST FUR
River in “The Mosquito Coast” (1986)