"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."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Damian Lewis on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Damian Lewis on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Damian Lewis on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Damian Lewis on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Damian Lewis on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."
"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."
"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."