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

Famous As: One of the Finest and Most Versatile Actresses of Her Generation
Born On: May 14, 1969
Born In: Ivanhoe, Australia
Age: 53 Years

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!

I'm so misunderstood!

Cate Blanchett
Every director works differently.

Every director works differently.

Cate Blanchett
My husband keeps me really honest.

My husband keeps me really honest.

Cate Blanchett
I'm scared of actors with a scheme.

I'm scared of actors with a scheme.

Cate Blanchett
See the opportunity in the misstep.

See the opportunity in the misstep.

Cate Blanchett
Being on stage a lot is quite physical.

Being on stage a lot is quite physical.

Cate Blanchett
You learn an enormous lot through failure.

You learn an enormous lot through failure.

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

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

Cate Blanchett
Lazy thinking is not creative or productive.

Lazy thinking is not creative or productive.

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

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

Cate Blanchett
The word 'circumnavigate' is quite a beautiful word.

The word 'circumnavigate' is quite a beautiful word.

Cate Blanchett
Planning cities is a necessary but risky business.

Planning cities is a necessary but risky business.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Cate Blanchett
My everyday beauty routine is always rushed and pretty simple.

My everyday beauty routine is always rushed and pretty simple.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.'

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cate Blanchett
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.

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.

Cate Blanchett
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.

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.

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.

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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