Daniel Day-Lewis quotes

Born
29 April 1957, Kensington, London, England.

Occupation
Actor.

Daniel Day-Lewis is an English actor.

God knows, I haven’t always been successful.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
The last time I was on a small set would’ve been probably My Left Foot.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
Well, we all have murderous thoughts throughout the day, if not the week.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
At a certain age it just became apparent to me that this was probably the work that I would have to do.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I live in a landscape, which every single day of my life is enriching.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
At some point in your life, if you’re lucky, you get to design the way in which things evolve.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
If you have a certain wildness of spirit, a cabinet maker’s workshop is not the place to express it.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I became conflicted in my late teens.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I like to learn about things.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
The one thing that I appear to have been given, bearing in mind that I am capable of being very, very scatty and extremely lazy, is the ability to concentrate on something I choose to give my time to.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I’m not keen on history being tampered with… to any extent.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
Many years ago, I really didn’t know where the next work was coming from.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I come from not just a household but a country where the finesse of language, well-balanced sentence, structure, syntax, these things are driven into us, and my parents, bless them, are great custodians of the English language.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
Perhaps I’m particularly serious, because I’m not unaware of the potential absurdity of what I’m doing.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
You can never fully put your finger on the reason why you’re suddenly, inexplicably compelled to explore one life as opposed to another.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I think some actors thrive on working at a much greater pace than I do.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I don’t torture myself.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I’m a warrior when it comes to pursuing roles.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
Making a film, setting it up and getting it cast and getting it together, is not an easy thing.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it’s no problem for me to believe that I’m somebody else!
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I’m very often still very much alive for that other being and that other world long after the film is finished.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
England is obsessed with where you came from, and they are determined to keep you in that place, be it in a drawing room or in the gutter.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
Periodically over the years I’ve always taken periods of time away from acting.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
Actors should never give interviews.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
Where I come from, it was a heresy to say you wanted to be in movies, leave alone American movies.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
A lot of guys in jail tattoo their hands.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I still relate to my father very much. I mean, I talk to him in a certain way, as we do talk to the dead.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
My preference is that, that day when someone sticks a tripod in front of you with a camera on the top, it is not day one.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I think I have a strange relationship with time. I’m not really aware of that time passing. I don’t feel that I’m wasteful with time. But I’m not aware of it passing.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
Everybody has to know for themselves what they’re capable of.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
Ireland was a place for the renewal of hope and I still see it like that.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I love to sit and watch people. I love to sit and listen to people.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
A voice is such a deep, personal reflection of character.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I’ve been very lucky.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
Shoes are strange things. If you take your shoes off in a situation in which you’re vulnerable, you’ll feel 10 times more vulnerable.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
There must’ve been some part of me that wanted to make my mark. But there was never a defining moment.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I feel less often compelled to do the work than I was in the past.
– Daniel Day-Lewis
I’m not picky, quite honestly.
– Daniel Day-Lewis