"I find increasingly that the more extreme are the things going on in your life, the more cultural reference points fail you. More mythical reference points actually help, and you realise that's what myths are for. It's for human beings to process their experience in extremis."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Michael Sheen on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Michael Sheen on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Michael Sheen on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Michael Sheen on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Michael Sheen on Mark Twain
"Although my family - parents and sister - all work in the personnel management business, their real passion is performing, amateur operatic societies and so on."
"When you look at all the miracles attributed to Jesus, they're all about change."
"When I was at drama school, I wanted to change the world, and thought I had some great wisdom to impart to people about humanity. Now that I'm older, I know enough to realise that I know nothing at all."
"My dad is a Jack Nicholson lookalike and a frustrated performer, my mother's into reading and poetry. I suppose the thing I owe them most is my confidence."
"We see death constantly on film."