"It's a source of great sadness to me that my father died without having seen me do anything worthwhile. He was constantly having to make excuses for me."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Daniel Day-Lewis on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."Daniel Day-Lewis on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."Daniel Day-Lewis on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."Daniel Day-Lewis on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."Daniel Day-Lewis on Khalil Gibran
"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."