Once when we were fifteen, River and I went out for a fancy dinner in Manhattan, and I ordered soft-shell crabs. He left the restaurant and walked around on Park Avenue, crying. I went out and he said, ‘I love you so much, why?…’ He had such pain that I was eating an animal, that he hadn’t impressed on me what was right.
― River Phoenix’s first girlfriend, Martha Plimpton, on Phoenix’s love for animals.
It’s that feeling of ease when you’ve done a full day’s work and don’t need to worry about anything at all, because you’ve earned it.