"I'd always felt very strongly in the power of vocation."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Daniel Day-Lewis on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Daniel Day-Lewis on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Daniel Day-Lewis on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Daniel Day-Lewis on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Daniel Day-Lewis on Booker T. Washington
"At a certain age it just became apparent to me that this was probably the work that I would have to do."
"Where I come from, it was a heresy to say you wanted to be in movies, leave alone American movies."
"When I've gone back to work, it's always with that sense of inevitability. That may be a complete delusion, but it's the one that I need to get out of bed and go about my business. That sense that I can't avoid this thing. I better just get on with it."
"At some point in your life, if you're lucky, you get to design the way in which things evolve."
"I would wish for any one of my colleagues to have the experience of working with Martin Scorsese once in their lifetime."