“River and I would talk about getting old, being in our 50’s together, how it’d probably take us that long to get to work together. there was something gorgeous about us being old together. River will be missed — I mean now, more than ever I wish I could talk to him.”- Joaquin phoenixI don’t have any friends in the business. Just River. Oh where, oh where has my Juliet gone?” - keanu reeves
"When a role for a young guy is offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss" - Leonardo DiCaprio
"He was my brother and I loved him a great deal. It was just an awful, awful mistake. We fed off each other and learned a lot from each other." - Michael Stipe
“He was a great actor and a great young man; a great human being. He had a great family, a very level view of life, and a promising future” - Johnny Depp
"River was one of those people that had that strange magic glow around them; he could drive you crazy, or make you fall in love with him, sometimes in the same minute. I remember knowing he was special when in the first days of filming explorers - we were staying in a motel outside of San Francisco, and I saw him practicing his character’s walk in the parking lot one of the mornings before shooting began. uncommon behavior for a 13-year old. he had a big, beautiful family, and was the first vegetarian i ever met."- Ethan hawke
" I’m obsessed with “my own private idaho”, I recently created a film called “my own private River,” I was able to give more emphasis to the essential beauty of phoenix and his work. phoenix in my remix film, now the significance of “idaho” has changed because River is gone, but you want him to just be there, you want him to keep going, you want to see what he can do, and you want to find all that is still alive and is still around that exists of him. consequently, those moments that would immediately pull you out of a normal film, pull you into this film—at least they pulled me in—because river is walking around, he is alive again. what I mean is that you just want anything you can have of him - James franco
- David Niven (via elige)
Franz Kafka, the story goes, encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate.
Kafka offered to help her look for the doll and arranged to meet her the next day at the same spot. Unable to find the doll he composed a letter from the doll and read it to her when they met.
"Please do not mourn me, I have gone on a trip to see the world. I will write you of my adventures." This was the beginning of many letters. When he and the little girl met he read her from these carefully composed letters the imagined adventures of the beloved doll. The little girl was comforted.
When the meetings came to an end Kafka presented her with a doll. She obviously looked different from the original doll. An attached letter explained: “my travels have changed me… “
Many years later, the now grown girl found a letter stuffed into an unnoticed crevice in the cherished replacement doll. In summary it said: “every thing that you love, you will eventually lose, but in the end, love will return in a different form.”"
For me there are two wise lessons in this story: Grief and loss are ubiquitous even for a young child. And the way toward healing is to look for how love comes back in another form. - May Benatar(via mercurieux)