"...and the funny thing was - seconds and inches, dude - I swear to God, we woke up this morning, and again she was the hottest fuckin' chick I ever saw. It was just like the first time I took her hand in the cigar bar in Montreal, 'cuz she had a headache and I had to get my hands on her anyway..."
"I'm married to a great woman, she gets to be my boss and we get to raise our baby together. That's the true center of my universe"
"There's no understanding for me of the bigger picture in real time in a hands-on way without her. Because it was the perfect, perfect, perfect matching of personalities and gifts."
"I can't ever imagine a life before her. I've certainly come to believe that Mrs. Downey and I together are definitely better than me alone or me and anybody else."
"There's something about her that is so pure and...right, but then there's the other stuff too, the shadowy side of her that is delightful and that she shows only to me."
"I get bored really easily. I get bored with people really easily. I get bored with routine easily. I don’t like things that are average, or normal. I care if I have the best – in the world about that - just wanting that great light that everybody looks at and goes ‘Ahhh’. I feel like that’s what I’ve found in my partner."
"she has inspired me to stay sober and drug-free ... she is my soul mate and my anchor."
"We fell in love immediately. Together we cry, laugh, confess our fears, doubts. What unites us? Honesty, humor, certain critical view of the world and a great love for cinema. I can make mistakes and experiment with her at the same time. It's the normal life that I never had. "
"Whatever I was hungry for when I met Susan, I couldn't have known how much more satisfying what I got would be."
"But first and foremost, there was that look in Susan Downey's eyes - just like, "Wow." It's so rare that this happens, that if you don't have someone to share it with when it does, it would be awful. Just appreciating that we have each other."
"She will be Mrs Downey for the rest of her days on earth if I have anything to say about it, my wedding ring means everything to me. I had it inscribed with the Latin for 'Until the wheels fall off' and I mean that."
"The truth is we have a lot of fun. We respect each other so much creatively that I honestly can't imagine myself without her involvement in some way just because we're partners."
"For whatever reason, when we came together, there was a sense of hope and excitement and possibility. If there was no Hollywood, no next movie, no deal at Warner Brothers, no place in Malibu or Venice, I would still be really happy."
"In my darkest hours she believed in me, she saved my life. I explicitly want to caution about taking me as a role model because of my past but my personal version of heaven is drawn by having found the right woman on my side."
"Things started to change when I met my life partner, Mrs. Downey. She told me, ‘I’m not doing that drug dance with you. I’m drawing a line in the sand here.’ She was absolutely clear about it. That doesn’t mean that other women, business associates, movie directors, insurance companies, judges and law enforcement hadn’t been clear about it too. It was that, before I met Mrs. Downey, I just didn’t give a goddamn. What changed is that I cared.”
“Susan is gorgeous, strong and clever. I didn’t expect to experience such a strong, radical feeling anymore.
Women are the real superheroes. Gwyneth and Hale Berry are friends of ours, but also many professionals who are struggling to make it in our industry. I’m an intermediary. My wife lives for cinema, but it’s amazing how she chose to put everything aside to have our first baby. I was a child in a particular era: there was drug, there was sexual freedom. My father lived all of this, and I lived it with him: I have always loved him. Last year, when Exton was born, I said to myself : never ask too many questions, never give too many answers. With my oldest son I managed to recover a bond: with the little I will be more present and mindful.
Our world doesn’t need Iron Man. It needs grants and daily aids. I have no objection if my character can make people dream, or make feel them stronger. But we must not forget the responsibility that we all have. As a father, I say this to parents; as Susan’s husband, I think about other couples. As a male I say: we have to help women to show their full strength. Because only they can give the right power to that superhero who they dared to daydream in their companion …”