"I was, if you like, a successful schoolboy in that I had a degree of talent in all the required things that make you a success at school."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Damian Lewis on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Damian Lewis on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Damian Lewis on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Damian Lewis on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Damian Lewis on Winston Churchill
"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."
"Acting can be a narrow and isolated experience, because you only examine your particular part."
"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."