"I've sort of escaped my background, as people often do, through art and culture."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Danny Boyle on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Danny Boyle on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Danny Boyle on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Danny Boyle on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Danny Boyle on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"The extraordinary thing about India is that it's such a family place. It's full of families everywhere."