• Nightmares are a strange thing. Your worst fear is sometimes something you enjoy thinking about, for some strange reason. I don't know why that is, but it's some kind of fantasy that people play out. "What would I do to protect my children? I'd do anything." And then, you watch it play out. I'm petrified of such a thing.

    "Ethan Hawke Talks THE PURGE, Making Genre Movies, What the Film Says about Society, Violence in the Media, the Rating System, and More". Interview with Christina Radish, June 3, 2013.