Quotes by: Daniel Day Lewis
At some point in your life, if you're lucky, you get to design the way in which things evolve.
I'm very often still very much alive for that other being and that other world long after the film is finished.
Where I come from, it was a heresy to say you wanted to be in movies, leave alone American movies.
Periodically over the years I've always taken periods of time away from acting.
When I did make the decision to focus on acting, I think my mother was just relieved for me that I had finally started to focus.
The last time I was on a small set would've been probably My Left Foot.
As a member of the audience I don't like it that I can't see what's going on in the eyes and in the face and in the most subtle responses of a performer when I'm more than a few rows back. I find it very frustrating.
It didn't occur to me that it was possible to breathe life into Abraham Lincoln.
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.
I'm not really a storyteller myself - I tend to get all tangled up when I try and tell stories.