"Where I come from, it was a heresy to say you wanted to be in movies, leave alone American movies."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Daniel Day-Lewis on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Daniel Day-Lewis on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Daniel Day-Lewis on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Daniel Day-Lewis on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Daniel Day-Lewis on Marilyn Monroe
"At a certain age it just became apparent to me that this was probably the work that I would have to do."
"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."
"It is awesome to feel you are carrying on the family name."