"A lot of film directors are quite scared of actors. They are a bit of a nightmare sometimes, but I like them. It looks like cunning, but you try to get extra things from them all the time, by stealth, by making them feel confident, so they trust you and you can push a bit."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Danny Boyle on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Danny Boyle on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Danny Boyle on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Danny Boyle on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Danny Boyle on Golda Meir
"I've sort of escaped my background, as people often do, through art and culture."
"My dad was a labourer and my mum had exactly the same job as Noel Gallagher's mum - she was a dinner lady at our local school. Everyone comes over from Ireland and they get the same jobs."
"Some of us are interested in directors, but really the vast majority of us are interested in actors. You experience the films through the actors, so they're all locked into your imagination in some kind of layer of fantasy or hatred or wherever they settle into your imagination."
"I don't want people to sit there and objectively watch the film. I want them to experience it as something that's under their skin, so you try to make the films really tactile."
"You experience the films through the actors, so they're all locked into your imagination in some kind of layer of fantasy or hatred or wherever they settle into your imagination."