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26 Profound Hayao Miyazaki Quotes To Get You Through Anything

Famous As: One of the Most Accomplished Filmmakers in the History of Animation
Born On: January 5, 1941
Born In: Bunkyo City, Tokyo, Japan
Founder / Co Founder: Studio Ghibli
Age: 82 Years
Hayao Miyazaki is a legendary Japanese filmmaker who is known for his significant contributions to the animation world. He was fascinated by animation since an early age and famous filmmakers like Akira Kurosawa and others ignited his fascination further. This passion landed him in a job as an animator at a big animation company of Japan. He started working on various projects like ‘Wolf Boy Ken’ and also gave a convincing end to the project ‘Gulliver Travels to the Moon’ which was appreciated by his colleagues. He went on to become the chief animator and scene designer for a couple of projects. He further shifted to another animating firm where he worked on the globally renowned series ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ and ‘Animal Treasure Island’. His animation career witnessed a promotion as a co-director which helped him make various other successful animation projects. Hayao’s experimental direction brought him many awards including multiple ‘Ofuji Noburo Awards’. He has given expression to his thoughts and ideas through his art. Things said by the characters that he has created or his own words have become popular as his quotes. We have collected Hayao Miyazaki's quotes from his work, interviews and characters of his art. Go through the amazing quotations and thoughts by Hayao Miyazaki on happiness, inspiration, airplanes, engineering, war, feminism, support, rich, arrogance, perspective and princess.
The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos.

The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos.

Hayao Miyazaki
I would like to make a film to tell children

I would like to make a film to tell children "it's good to be alive".

Hayao Miyazaki
Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same.

Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same.

Hayao Miyazaki
Modern life is so thin and shallow and fake. I look forward to when developers go bankrupt, Japan gets poorer and wild grasses take over.

Modern life is so thin and shallow and fake. I look forward to when developers go bankrupt, Japan gets poorer and wild grasses take over.

Hayao Miyazaki
Life is a winking light in the darkness.

Life is a winking light in the darkness.

Hayao Miyazaki
We depict hatred, but it is to depict that there are more important things. We depict a curse, to depict the joy of liberation.

We depict hatred, but it is to depict that there are more important things. We depict a curse, to depict the joy of liberation.

Hayao Miyazaki
I'm not going to make movies that tell children,

I'm not going to make movies that tell children, "You should despair and run away".

Hayao Miyazaki
Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.

Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.

Hayao Miyazaki
Do everything by hand, even when using the computer.

Do everything by hand, even when using the computer.

Hayao Miyazaki
But remember this, Japanese boy... airplanes are not tools for war. They are not for making money. Airplanes are beautiful dreams. Engineers turn dreams into reality.

But remember this, Japanese boy... airplanes are not tools for war. They are not for making money. Airplanes are beautiful dreams. Engineers turn dreams into reality.

Hayao Miyazaki
We live in an age when it is cheaper to buy the rights to movies than to make them.

We live in an age when it is cheaper to buy the rights to movies than to make them.

Hayao Miyazaki
Cut off a wolf's head and it still has the power to bite.

Cut off a wolf's head and it still has the power to bite.

Hayao Miyazaki
I do believe in the power of story. I believe that stories have an important role to play in the formation of human beings, that they can stimulate, amaze and inspire their listeners.

I do believe in the power of story. I believe that stories have an important role to play in the formation of human beings, that they can stimulate, amaze and inspire their listeners.

Hayao Miyazaki
Yet, even amidst the hatred and carnage, life is still worth living. It is possible for wonderful encounters and beautiful things to exist.

Yet, even amidst the hatred and carnage, life is still worth living. It is possible for wonderful encounters and beautiful things to exist.

Hayao Miyazaki
Chihiro, huh? Her real name's Chihiro? Can't beat the power of love.

Chihiro, huh? Her real name's Chihiro? Can't beat the power of love.

Hayao Miyazaki
The greatness of a mind is determined by the depth of its suffering.

The greatness of a mind is determined by the depth of its suffering.

Hayao Miyazaki
See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in that which is good.

See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in that which is good.

Hayao Miyazaki
Our lives are like the wind... or like sounds.

We come into being, resonate with each other...

Then fade away

Our lives are like the wind... or like sounds. We come into being, resonate with each other... Then fade away

Hayao Miyazaki
Those are shrines. Some people believe spirits live in them.

Those are shrines. Some people believe spirits live in them.

Hayao Miyazaki
Producing an animation series merely to fill time slots in the broadcast schedule is like generating cultural pollution.

Producing an animation series merely to fill time slots in the broadcast schedule is like generating cultural pollution.

Hayao Miyazaki
Once you have met someone, you never really forget them.

Once you have met someone, you never really forget them.

Hayao Miyazaki
In this world of ours, the sparrow must live like a hawk if he is to fly at all.

In this world of ours, the sparrow must live like a hawk if he is to fly at all.

Hayao Miyazaki
My process is thinking, thinking and thinking - thinking about my stories for a long time.

My process is thinking, thinking and thinking - thinking about my stories for a long time.

Hayao Miyazaki
First don't panic, second don't panic and third DID I MENTCHIN NOT TO PANIC?!

First don't panic, second don't panic and third DID I MENTCHIN NOT TO PANIC?!

Hayao Miyazaki
Jiji: [after hearing that Kiki plans on leaving town for her witch training] I'm going to put my paws together and pray that you're not serious!

Jiji: [after hearing that Kiki plans on leaving town for her witch training] I'm going to put my paws together and pray that you're not serious!

Hayao Miyazaki
The winds of time eventually turn them into the tools of industrial civillisation. It's never unscathed.

The winds of time eventually turn them into the tools of industrial civillisation. It's never unscathed.

Hayao Miyazaki