Quotables: Ethan Hawke Has Some More Idiotic Words to Say Today
"People have such a childish view of monogamy and fidelity. 'He's cheated so he's bad, she's cheated so she's bad', as opposed to a recognition that our species is not monogamous. To act all indignant, that your world has been rocked because your lover wasn't faithful to you, is a little bit like acting rocked that your hair went grey. I am [monogamous], but in Before Midnight there is the threat of sexual attraction to others and maintaining your sexual identity with your partner over a long period of time. Human beings are sexual beings. My relationship with my present wife is thrilling to me and I'm committed to it. But neither she nor I know what shape the future will come in. Sexual fidelity can't be the whole thing you hang your relationship on. If you really love somebody you want them to grow, but you don't get to define how that happens. They do."
--Ethan Hawke explains how all of humankind works to the poor people from Mr. Porter.
Isn't it so great that Ethan knows all of this about our entire species though? It's like, whoa, so many of us have been living in monogamy, thinking that we like it or that it works for us, when actually, in reality, it is totally OK and understandable if we cheat on our partners. Not if we have an open relationship, mind you, but if we cheat. Because that's just how people grow, and if you really love someone, you'll understand if they cheat on you.
Aren't we just so lucky that Ethan took the time out of his day to explain all this to us? Now go out and grow, you insatiable humans!