Quotes by: 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.
I can't honestly account for the very personal response that I have to one story and not another, a sense of an orbit, the orbit of a world that draws me as my own life recedes.
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.
Films exhaust me, they do, and I often want nothing more to do with them, but I'm continually surprised at the resurgence of the impulse to come back and do it all over again.
I don't know what impression you might have of the way I live. I live in a quiet place. I do not live as a hermit, though other people would prefer it if I did.
I would wish for any one of my colleagues to have the experience of working with Martin Scorsese once in their lifetime.
The whole thing of weight, I guess it's because there is a wider fascination we all have with weight.
At a certain age it just became apparent to me that this was probably the work that I would have to do.
There are always practical decisions to be made about any character you're playing.
One of the great privileges of having grown up in a middle-class literary English household, but having gone to school in the front lines in Southeast London, was that I became half-street-urchin and half-good-boy at home. I knew that dichotomy was possible.
I never retreat from films, as it were, I simply indulge in other interests, that's all.
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.
If people take an interest in you and they think there's half a chance, they might hang on. It's dreadful.
I'm a little bit perverse, and I just hate doing the thing that's the most obvious.
Perhaps I'm particularly serious, because I'm not unaware of the potential absurdity of what I'm doing.
There must've been some part of me that wanted to make my mark. But there was never a defining moment.
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.