"Acting can be a narrow and isolated experience, because you only examine your particular part."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Damian Lewis on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Damian Lewis on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Damian Lewis on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Damian Lewis on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Damian Lewis on Mark Twain
"If you think you don't want to play another psychopath, but the script is amazing, and the director is fantastic, and the story is incredible, then you may end up playing your third psychopath in a row."
"I've always had a 'Work hard, play hard' attitude to life - I still do - but sometimes you get involved in something that needs a calm, methodical approach."
"I'm not an American, but I have this weird connection to America in different ways through my dad living here for five years, my godfather being an American who I'm very close to."
"You know, this idea of going around the world imposing democracy by growing a middle-class, a trading merchant class that is independent of your faith, is a good notion, but we're all partially different - it's no good imposing systems on people that it doesn't suit."
"I have a three-year-old and a four-year-old at home, and my mornings are about just dealing with the fact of that. I oddly enjoy it."