"I did a play called Throne of Straw when I was 11, at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. It became really clear to me at that point that I enjoyed acting more than any other experience I was having."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Kiefer Sutherland on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Kiefer Sutherland on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Kiefer Sutherland on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Kiefer Sutherland on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Kiefer Sutherland on Mark Twain
"When I was younger, my whole sense of self-worth was based on whether or not I was working, which was awful. And I had a baby at 20 years old, so it wasn't just about me. At around the age of 30 there was a stretch where I wasn't working - certainly not on anything I liked, anyway - and I started to do other things."
"Youth is an amazing thing: I think back on when we did The Lost Boys, and I didn't think I could do anything wrong."
"I've had some amazing people in my life. Look at my father - he came from a small fishing village of five hundred people and at six foot four with giant ears and a kind of very odd expression, thought he could be a movie star. So go figure, you know?"
"There are a lot of movies I'd like to throw away. That's not to say that I went in with that attitude. Any film I ever started, I went in with all the hope and best intentions in the world, but some films just don't work."
"There's a confidence that comes from youth and not knowing better. But there comes a point, as an actor, when you do know better, and that is when the fear starts."