Quotes About Daniel Day-Lewis

“Everybody has to know for themselves what they’re capable of.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I live in a landscape, which every single day of my life is enriching.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“Acting is about people. Other people. Otherwise, you’re not acting, you’re doing monologues.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

Acting is about people. Other

“I like things that make you grit your teeth. I like tucking my chin in and sort of leading into the storm. I like that feeling. I like it a lot.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I like things that make you grit your teeth. I like tucking my chin in and sort of leading into the storm. I like that feeling. I like it a lot.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“A voice is such a deep, personal reflection of character.” ~ 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 suppose I have a highly

“The more articulate somebody is, the more suspicious I am of them. I like to feel that the important things remain unsaid.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“When I was younger, I made some decisions that I shouldn’t have. And, in hindsight, I’ve almost always been wrong when I haven’t listened to myself.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“For as long as I can remember, the thing that gave me a sense of wonderment and renewal… has always been the work of other actors.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I love to sit and watch people. I love to sit and listen to people.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

I love to sit and watch

“I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people.” ~ 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 see a lot of movies. I love films as a spectator, and that’s never obscured by the part of me that does the work myself. I just love going to the movies.” ~ 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

At some point in your life,

“If you remain unsettled by a piece of writing, it means you are not watching the story from the outside; you’ve already taken a step towards it.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“If you remain unsettled by a piece of writing, it means you are not watching the story from the outside; you’ve already taken a step towards it.” ~ 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

“As actors, we’re all encouraged to feel that each job is the last job. They plant some little electrode in your head at an early stage and you think, ‘Be grateful, be grateful, be grateful.'” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

As actors, we're all encouraged

“I didn’t like the idea of being foolish, but I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I find it difficult to be in rooms now for long periods of time. I can usually take it for about an hour. Then I stride out.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I don’t like to rehearse. And I couldn’t understand how you could go through eight weeks of rehearsal, without exhausting every possibility. To the point where, you know, you would just lie gasping on the floor!” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“If you have a milkshake and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw and my straw reaches across the room and starts to drink your milkshake… I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

If you have a milkshake and

“How people are around a director, it really does affect everything, every detail of the life of the movie.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“Actors should never give interviews.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I’m woefully one-track-minded.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I suppose the place where I live is fairly remote, it would seem remote to some people.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

I suppose the place where

“I would wish for any one of my colleagues to have the experience of working with Martin Scorsese once in their lifetime.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I’m a little bit perverse, and I just hate doing the thing that’s the most obvious.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I was a savage for so many years of my life. There was some seed of determination in me that I was not conscious of. I was mostly consciously getting into trouble and drunk.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I don’t deal at all well with the relative amount of stuff I have to face already.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

I don't deal at all well

“I have always been intrigued by these lives I have never experienced.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I avoid talking about the way I work. But in avoiding it I seem only to have encouraged people to focus their fantasies about me in an ever more fantastical way.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“You don’t merely give over your creativity to making a film – you give over your life! In theatre, by contrast, you live these two rather strange lives simultaneously; you have no option but to confront the mould on last night’s washing-up.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I’d always felt very strongly in the power of vocation.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

I'd always felt very strongly

“It’s a source of great sadness to me that my father died without having seen me do anything worthwhile. He was constantly having to make excuses for me.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis

“I’ve been very lucky.” ~ 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

My Preference is that, that day

“It’s easy to love humanity when you’re this far away from it.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis