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Cate Blanchett quotes and saying on life, love, racism, aging, fear, power, acting, career and more.

198 Notable Quotes By Cate Blanchett That Give A Glimpse Into Her Beautiful Mind

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actress

Born On: May 14, 1969

Born In: Melbourne

Australian actress Catherine Elise Blanchett wanted to become an architect; instead she became an actress. A self-confessed ‘part extrovert and part wallflower’ in her childhood, she worked in a nursing home, studied economics and fine arts in Melbourne, played the role of American cheerleader in Egypt, before joining the show business. Now resettled in Australia, the award-winning star is also known as an established theatre director. In her interviews, she had offers a glimpse into her thoughts, talking about her life, her beauty routine, her likes and dislikes.  Through her quotes, we also come to know what she thinks about aging, feminism, refugee problems etc.  

I'm so misunderstood!

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Every director works differently.

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My husband keeps me really honest.

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I'm scared of actors with a scheme.

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See the opportunity in the misstep.

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Being on stage a lot is quite physical.

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You learn an enormous lot through failure.

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Wouldn't it be nice if the internet blew up?

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Lazy thinking is not creative or productive.

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I'm not focused on what other people think of me.

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Planning cities is a necessary but risky business.

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The word 'circumnavigate' is quite a beautiful word.

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I feel like I've been marinated in Australian theatre.

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Look, I live in the modern world as much as anyone else.

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If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously.

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If I'm not good at acting, I'm not good at anything else.

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I'm one of those strange beasts who really likes a corset.

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I don't tell the truth, I tell what ought to be the truth.

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I'm a horrible person. And it's just coming out in my work.

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I just don't see myself as the heroine in my own narrative.

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I think most beauty tips that work and last are kind of old.

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There is not a lot of separation between work and home life.

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Well, I've never looked upon myself as being a beauty, per se.

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My everyday beauty routine is always rushed and pretty simple.

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When I have my moments of insomnia, youll find me on style.com.

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You can only desire something that you've already had in your life.

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There's a lot of anti-Semitism, and it's not just against the Jewish.

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There's not a long, entrenched tradition of theatergoing in Australia.

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I am the age that I am and I am trying to do the best with what I got.

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When something is a vocation, you don't really make a decision about it.

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Don't you find that work, if you love it, is actually really invigorating?

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Some ideas, like what you're going to do with your life, take time to form.

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Theater is all about foyers and conversation and digesting what you've seen.

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Working with Woody [Allen] is like an emotional strip club without the cash.

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There are certain things in ancient practices that are not worth adhering to.

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If you only exercise your soloist muscles, the other muscles quickly atrophy.

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I'm not particularly interested in playing characters that think the way I do.

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I'm incredibly lucky that my profession allows me to be where I choose, really.

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I was but three when he passed by, but I shall be grateful until the day I die.

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Mind the gap - it's the distance between life as you dream it and life as it is.

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I don't understand a way to work other than bold-facedly running towards failure.

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The one thing that all great cities have in common is that they are all different

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In the current climate, things that are true, brave human stories become political.

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I do tend to move on anyway. This is a part of my life, but it doesn't rule my life.

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I believe that a creative career is only as good as the risks that you take with it.

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I don't consciously think of how parenthood has changed me but I'm sure it must have.

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Audiences want to see them, and in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people.

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To those who voted for me, thank you. And to those who didn't, better luck next year!

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The less one can think about oneself, the more interesting and attractive one becomes.

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You have to surrender less when you see a film than when you go and see something live.

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I think you need to have a healthy sense of doubt because I think doubt leads to inquiry.

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An actress once advised me, 'Make sure you do your own laundry - it will keep you honest.'

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Becoming artistic directors is an enormous responsibility and not one that we take lightly.

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Everyone gets obsessed with anti-aging but I'd rather look as good as I can at the age I am.

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I think Pilates is great, especially when you can do it with a trainer who keeps you on track.

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If you over plan New Year's Eve it's going to be a disaster so you have to be alive to changes.

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I'm of the opinion that it's okay to be silent, to not speak if you don't have anything to say.

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Culture civilizes us, and that's why every single despotic regime has tried to smash [the arts].

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I'm always without sleep. I've got two kids. I understand sleep deprivation on a profound level.

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Particularly at the moment, it's an incredibly optimistic thing to bring children into the world.

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When you're directing something, you absolutely have to be involved in all layers of the process.

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I think good theaters are really important. They allow you to exist in a space with other people.

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I think when something is apolitical and it gets politicised, then it's incredibly disappointing.

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After a run of several night events, you begin to appreciate the solitude and the quiet backstage.

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It's been a long time since universal suffrage, and I'm sick of the old white men running the show.

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You can't be trying to make a film that pleases all people, you know, so it's not a concern of mine.

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For me, I think the bigger something is, the more difficult it is to make it nimble and fleet afoot.

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You can't really watch a theater performance by yourself. You can watch a movie by yourself, though.

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Oftentimes you walk on set and then suddenly you're in bed with someone who you've never met before.

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To become a painter or a sculptor or a graphic designer is quite an isolated way to spend your life.

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I'm partial to a nice cup of vodka. I normally just drink it really simple with a little bit of lemon.

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Sometimes I think it's so good not to win those things. And, anyway, who wants to peak when they're 28?

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I think the downside of the Internet is that speaking-or writing-has become the point in and of itself.

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My kids don't watch any TV, but they watch videos and films. I'm sure they watch it at friends' houses.

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I'm the age I am, but my skin is in pretty good condition because I've been consistent with my skincare.

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I think that's what I love about my life. There's no maniacal master plan. It's just unfolding before me.

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I couldn't possibly have played someone with feelings towards a woman unless I had those feelings myself.

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When you're a performer, of course you want an audience, but it's very, very different from courting fame.

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I'm not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn't do, but I know what works for me.

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When I was younger, I was actually looking forward to getting older, to have more insight, more understanding.

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People love events - they love performances, they love music - and I think Australians are great entertainers.

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Yaron has elevated the way Australia perceives circus, both nationally and internationally ... I mean remarkable.

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It was only when I realized how actors have the power to move people that I decided to pursue acting as a career.

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Working with Martin Scorsese was an absolute minute-by-minute education without him ever being grandiose about it.

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I think often women can feel isolated and feel like they get into a rut and don't quite know how to get out of it.

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All cities do face similar, significant trends in the future... most importantly global warming and climate change.

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I think it's always good to take on things that at first seem bigger than you. Then you just try and surmount them.

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When I see daughters with their fathers I wonder what that would be like, although not in a way that immobilises me.

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When you're onstage, you're acutely aware of the reaction of a particular group of people, because it's like a wave.

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Violence and racism are bad. Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we should not turn a blind eye to them.

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Marriage is a risk; I think it's a great and glorious risk, as long as you embark on the adventure in the same spirit.

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You do get scrutinized in the digital age. You know they're zooming in on every pore, which you've got to forget about.

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Onscreen, babies and animals are my inspiration. They're so alive and there and not messed up in the head the way I am.

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I think when you have a character as richly drawn, I suppose then there are subconscious, mental notes that you've made.

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I think at the prospect of bringing children into the world, your mortality comes very much to the forefront, absolutely.

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I think we should stop drinking bottled water. There's no need to be drinking it if you're living in western communities.

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I love strange choices. I'm always interested in people who depart from what is expected of them and go into new territory.

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Any industry loses its innovation and loses its access to creative juices if you don't have progressive thinking and diversity.

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I'm not dressing for anyone else. I don't really subscribe to other people's idea of what is beautiful. I just want to feel good.

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It's interesting when you get those roles, which seem like nothing on the page, and you kind of subvert them. It's hard to say no.

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I've reprised roles in the theatre, which is somehow more accepted, and where one can automatically go deeper and further into the role.

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Every single pore - not on the men, but on the women - is scrutinized, so I am really grateful that I feel very confident in my own skin.

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I think referendums are fantastic as long as the question is phrased in a way which is not meant to deliberately confuse or confound people.

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I went through a mod and goth-phase when I decided that I wouldn't ever be the bronzed beach-bunny. I started going as pale as I possibly could.

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