COSTNER: Well, there's something about just having your own --I know I'm not. I know I'm not. I, but, you know, I'm … I'm just … you didn't get the poetry in my story.
CHAMPION: I did get it. (LAUGH) I got it. But I'm trying to get a great line out of you. I'm trying to get one of these great lines to end the interview. I got the poetry of the story.
COSTNER: Well … the great ending is not for me. It's for people. The great ending is not … for me. I don't have to be endorsed. I know what I did and I know the people around me know what I did. So … the great ending, you know, it'd be selfish to make it a personal ending.
It's more about what's going to happen and what are we going to do about it. And the American people, … if government and if industry hooks up right now, Americans can begin to put away their rubber boots and their pitch forks and their straw.
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