"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Kiefer Sutherland on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Kiefer Sutherland on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Kiefer Sutherland on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Kiefer Sutherland on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Kiefer Sutherland on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."
"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."