"I'm not keen on history being tampered with... to any extent."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Daniel Day-Lewis on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Daniel Day-Lewis on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Daniel Day-Lewis on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Daniel Day-Lewis on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Daniel Day-Lewis on Thomas Jefferson
"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."