"I spent a little time in Germany as a schoolboy learning German, and it's a country I knew very well, spent a lot of time in. I knew the history very well. I've always wanted to do a piece of work about the post-war period, of one sort or another."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Stephen Daldry on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Stephen Daldry on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Stephen Daldry on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Stephen Daldry on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Stephen Daldry on Earl Nightingale
"I never want to make a film. I don't wake up in the morning going, 'Ooh, I'd really love to be on set making a film today'. I'm aware that other contemporary film directors perceive film-making as what they do, as what they have to do. But I would hope that I am more catholic in my tastes."
"I am, in fact, Superman. Every morning I wake up and go into a telephone booth and change my costume, and then go to work."
"There are a few writers that one has a relationship with that means, basically, you do whatever they say. One is Caryl Churchill, and the other is David Hare."
"I love changing. I hate it when people try to box me in to a relationship or in a work context. Any situation where I feel boxed in freaks me out. And I feel the need to reinvent myself or I'll get bored."