"Temperamentally I'm not a natural producer, because I don't have the patience."
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."Damian Lewis on Carl Jung
"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."Damian Lewis on Robert H. Schuller
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."Damian Lewis on Napoleon Hill
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."Damian Lewis on Helen Keller
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"Damian Lewis on William Shakespeare
"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."