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All Quotes by author - Cate Blanchett
" A lot of people are frightened by old age - by being around people who are, basically, on their way out - but I'm fascinated by it. It's an amazing thing to be around someone who has had a life well lived. "
" An actress once advised me, 'Make sure you do your own laundry - it will keep you honest.' "
" Don't you find that work, if you love it, is actually really invigorating? "
" I am happiest when I don't know what's coming next. "
" I applaud Women in Film - not only for celebrating the successes of women, but for providing a safety network to mentor women and to discuss the particular issues that arise in a very male-dominated industry. "
" I don't like a heavy mask of make-up day or night - mascara and a bit of bronzer. "
" If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state. "
" If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles - you're lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers; you're brother and sister. That's what intimacy is, if you're with your soulmate. "
" If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously. "
" I look forward to the holiday season every year. "
" I'm always without sleep. I've got two kids. I understand sleep deprivation on a profound level. "
" I'm from Australia, where the film industry is potent but small. "
" I'm not interested in playing characters who see the world through my prism; I think the journey of understanding any character is to see how they tick and how they differ from you. "
" It was only when I realized how actors have the power to move people that I decided to pursue acting as a career. "
" I want to see a connected and progressive future for Australia, where we harness our greatest natural resources: sun, wind, and brain power. "
" People love events - they love performances, they love music - and I think Australians are great entertainers. "
" People who say, 'There's nothing to fear from spiders' have clearly never been to Australia. "
" The power of the story sheds a light and great perspective on well known facts. The power of cinema draws on that collective history. "
" There's an expression in Australia that's called 'Go Bush,' which means to get out of the city and relax. I try and 'go bush' to places where there's no cell reception. But, I don't get to do that often, so for the most part, it's just a state of mind. "
" Things present themselves to you, and it's how you choose to deal with them that reveals who you are. We all say a lot of things, don't we, about who we are and how we think. But in the end it's your actions, how you respond to circumstance that reveals your character. "
" Those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences - they are not. Audiences want to see them and, in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people. "
" Violence and racism are bad. Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we should not turn a blind eye to them. "
" We've enshrined the purity, sanctity, value, and importance of bringing children into the world, yet we don't discuss death. There used to be an enshrined period where mourning was a necessary part of going through the process of grieving; death wasn't considered morbid or antisocial. But that's totally gone. "
" When a gift is difficult to give away, it becomes even more rare and precious, somehow gathering a part of the giver to the gift itself. "
" When you're a performer, of course you want an audience, but it's very, very different from courting fame. "
" When you're stretching yourself, as a role like 'Blue Jasmine' did for me, you risk falling flat on your face. "
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