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27 Notable Quotes By Nicolas Cage

Famous As: Actor & Producer
Born On: January 7, 1964
Born In: Long Beach, California, United States
Age: 58 Years

Nicolas Kim Coppola, distinguished as Nicolas Cage, is a well-known American filmmaker and actor. For his performance in ‘Leaving Las Vegas,’ he bagged in a ‘Golden Globe,’ a ‘Screen Actors Guild Award,’ and also an ‘Academy Award.’ He reached out to wider audiences with mainstream films like ‘Snake Eyes,’ ‘The Rock,’ ‘City of Angels,’ and ‘Face/Off.’ For his performance in ‘Adaption,’ he earned his second ‘Academy Award’ nomination. Some of his other notable works include ‘Shadow of The Vampire,’ ‘Ghost Rider,’ ‘Sonny,’ ‘The Life of David Gale,’ ‘The Frozen Ground,’ ‘Kiss-Ass,’ ‘Dog Eat Dog,’ ‘Mandy,’ ‘National Treasure,’ and many more. Here is a corpus of famous sayings by Nicolas Cage on acting, passion, cage, chance, family, mind, adventure, intelligence, training, etc.

Killing me won't bring back your goddamn honey!

Killing me won't bring back your goddamn honey!

Nicolas Cage
I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.

Nicolas Cage
Generally my instinct is to not do biographical movies. I want to build characters and not be locked into playing a part in history.

Generally my instinct is to not do biographical movies. I want to build characters and not be locked into playing a part in history.

Nicolas Cage
For me, acting was a way of taking destructive energy and doing something productive with it, and in that way it was quite a life saver.

For me, acting was a way of taking destructive energy and doing something productive with it, and in that way it was quite a life saver.

Nicolas Cage
First of all the criteria that I have that goes into any career decision is whether or not I have the life experience, emotional resources to play the part truthfully or the imagination. Second, would be the director.

First of all the criteria that I have that goes into any career decision is whether or not I have the life experience, emotional resources to play the part truthfully or the imagination. Second, would be the director.

Nicolas Cage
Film has lost something in the translation to high tech. It's become so super-real. It's with digital this and stereo that, and everything's like a CD.

Film has lost something in the translation to high tech. It's become so super-real. It's with digital this and stereo that, and everything's like a CD.

Nicolas Cage
Film acting is one of the only industries where you're criticized for working hard. In any other industry, it's considered a quality and something to behold.

Film acting is one of the only industries where you're criticized for working hard. In any other industry, it's considered a quality and something to behold.

Nicolas Cage
Everything we do impacts someone else's life.

Everything we do impacts someone else's life.

Nicolas Cage
Every great story seems to begin with a snake.

Every great story seems to begin with a snake.

Nicolas Cage
Don't lose the best thing in your life just because you are not sure.

Don't lose the best thing in your life just because you are not sure.

Nicolas Cage
Disney has a great tradition of enchanting children and giving them something to behold.

Disney has a great tradition of enchanting children and giving them something to behold.

Nicolas Cage
Children, to me, are of the utmost importance. They're really the future, aren't they?

Children, to me, are of the utmost importance. They're really the future, aren't they?

Nicolas Cage
Celebrity is a word I take great umbrage with. I'm actively anti-celebrity.

Celebrity is a word I take great umbrage with. I'm actively anti-celebrity.

Nicolas Cage
At a young age, I was interested in comic books, which was really how I learnt to read. The name Cage came from a comic book character called Power Man.

At a young age, I was interested in comic books, which was really how I learnt to read. The name Cage came from a comic book character called Power Man.

Nicolas Cage
As I got older, with my work, I became aware of the responsibility of film, and I feel one of the best ways I can apply myself as an actor, is to go beyond movie stardom and celebrity.

As I got older, with my work, I became aware of the responsibility of film, and I feel one of the best ways I can apply myself as an actor, is to go beyond movie stardom and celebrity.

Nicolas Cage
As a teenager I was more of an anarchist, but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious.

As a teenager I was more of an anarchist, but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious.

Nicolas Cage
All of my characters have a glint of madness.

All of my characters have a glint of madness.

Nicolas Cage
All movies on some level can aspire to be more than just whatever the label is of the movie.

All movies on some level can aspire to be more than just whatever the label is of the movie.

Nicolas Cage
Actors, their greatest tool, their greatest resource is imagination. You can take things, power objects, you can recruit your dreams, you can access your memories and get there. So the idea is not to act but to just be.

Actors, their greatest tool, their greatest resource is imagination. You can take things, power objects, you can recruit your dreams, you can access your memories and get there. So the idea is not to act but to just be.

Nicolas Cage
Actors work with their look. I come from the Lon Chaney Sr. school of acting. I'll wear wigs, I'll wear nose pieces, I'll wear green contact lenses in my eyes. I'll do whatever I need to do to create a character.

Actors work with their look. I come from the Lon Chaney Sr. school of acting. I'll wear wigs, I'll wear nose pieces, I'll wear green contact lenses in my eyes. I'll do whatever I need to do to create a character.

Nicolas Cage
Actors have an opportunity to use storytelling as a way to solve pain.

Actors have an opportunity to use storytelling as a way to solve pain.

Nicolas Cage
Acting is like any other art form, in that you have the option to go very big or go very small.

Acting is like any other art form, in that you have the option to go very big or go very small.

Nicolas Cage

'Knowing' is one of those movies where you're going to get the spectacle, and you're going to have the entertainment in the grand science fiction tradition. But also, it will perhaps stimulate some discussion to help you sort out on your own where you might choose to go in terms of your own needs. Now, I say that without preaching.

Nicolas Cage

Acting is always at the core of my life, but I'm also excited about producing. I'm excited about directing, and I have a life in the filmmaking world, and so I want to explore all aspects of it, not just the acting, but acting is the root.

Nicolas Cage

And what I like about it is it makes me happy and I think it makes a lot of people happy to go to the movies and to not think about the problems of the day or the problems of tomorrow or the yesterday and just go on for the ride and have the fun of losing oneself in a fantasy.

Nicolas Cage

As a child, these colourful superheroes that could fly, or were horrifying like Ghost Rider and the Hulk, with this tremendous rage or these supernatural powers, provided an escape for me from my mundane existence, from my lack of friends or my inability to communicate well with people. They liberated me.

Nicolas Cage

Feel like real time unfolding. It's going to smack of reality and feel as real as it can ... The buildings themselves aren't (shown) ... The movie's about what happened amongst this handful of men when the buildings came down.

Nicolas Cage