• We're fascinated by things that scare us, and one of the things that scares us is violence. Violence exists. It's a real part of our lives. We are obsessed with what we're scared of, but it certainly doesn't define us.

    "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.