"I've never tried to find my real parents. I'm very grateful to my mum and dad for adopting me - they're completely incredible people. It was my dad who encouraged me to question everything, to forge my own path, to think, to read. I always felt it was my right to question everything."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Dan Stevens on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Dan Stevens on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Dan Stevens 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."Dan Stevens on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Dan Stevens on Friedrich Nietzsche
"All my early school reports from the age of 5 were 'Daniel must learn not to distract others.'"
"At the age of 11 I was about 6 ft. tall and my voice had completely broken. That caused problems. I was this gangly, spotty, very unattractive kid. I wasn't cool and I wasn't a nerd. I didn't even want to fit in with anyone."
"I never quite toed the line. I was a bit disruptive. All my early school reports from the age of 5 were 'Daniel must learn not to distract others.' And now, that's what I do for a living."
"Theatre, when it is at its best, takes a lot of beating - the live experience and the shared collective experience of live storytelling is really special when it is good. Particularly here in New York because the audiences are amazing, very vocal and very engaged, and that makes theatre very exciting."
"Every night, half an hour before curtain up, the bells of St. Malachy's, the Actors' Chapel on New York's 49th Street, peal the tune of 'There's No Business Like Show Business.' If you walk the streets of the theatre district before a show and see the vast, enthusiastic lines it sounds like a calling: there is certainly no place like Broadway."