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Daniel Day-Lewis Quotes


29 Daniel Day-Lewis quotes:



"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."
"Everybody has to know for themselves what they're capable of."
"How people are around a director, it really does affect everything, every detail of the life of the movie."
"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 find it easier to work when it's quiet."
"I made the film in spite of Harvey, not because of Harvey."
"I think some actors thrive on working at a much greater pace than I do."
"I try to honor that bargain that I made with myself that I wouldn't do this work unless I really felt the need to. I just didn't see the point."
"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."
"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."
"I'm very often still very much alive for that other being and that other world long after the film is finished."
"If people take an interest in you and they think there's half a chance, they might hang on. It's dreadful."
"It's a complete illusion, this notion. We create for ourselves this strange delusion that we exchange our lives for someone else's."
"Making a film, setting it up and getting it cast and getting it together, is not an easy thing."
"My curiosity sustains me for the period of the shoot."
"The last time I was on a small set would've been probably My Left Foot."
"The whole thing of weight, I guess it's because there is a wider fascination we all have with weight."
"When I've gone back to work, it's always with that sense of inevitability. That may be a complete delusion, but it's the one that I need to get out of bed and go about my business. That sense that I can't avoid this thing. I better just get on with it."
"I would wish for any one of my colleagues to have the experience of working with Martin Scorsese once in their lifetime."
"I suppose the place where I live is fairly remote, it would seem remote to some people."



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