15 Famous Quotes from Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett

15 Famous Quotes from Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress that has achieved many accolades throughout her career. She has taken home a number of awards, including three Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and three BAFTA Awards. Most recently, the pretty actress won the award for her work in “Blue Jasmine” at the Oscars 2014.

Following are 15 famous quotes from Cate Blanchett.

“Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That’s not what life’s about. If you starve yourself to the point where your brain cells shrivel, you will never do good work. And if you’re overly conscious of your arms flapping in the wind, how can you look the other actor in the eye to respond to them?”

“You know you’ve made it when you’ve been moulded in miniature plastic. But you know what children do with Barbie dolls – it’s a bit scary, actually.”

“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.”

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

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

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“It’s important to travel and move and have a continual set of experiences so you’ve got more to feed back into your work, … For me, it’s a natural thing.”

“Someone might have a germ of talent, but 90 percent of it is discipline and how you practice it, what you do with it. … Instinct won’t carry you through the entire journey. It’s what you do in the moments between inspiration.”

“I don`t have a sense of entitlement or that I deserve this. You`d be surprised at the lack of competition between nominees – I think a lot of it`s imposed from the outside. Can I have my champagne now?”

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

“Look, it’s one of the great mysteries of the world, I cannot answer that question. I think I’m vaguely blonde. To be perfectly frank, I don’t know.”

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

“I had never done anything with blue screen before, or prosthetics, or anything like that. Lord of the Rings was like stepping into a videogame for me. It was another world completely. But, to be honest, I basically did it so that I could have the ears. I thought they would really work with my bare head.”

“The more you do it, the more you learn to concentrate, as a child does, incredibly intensively and then you sort of have to relax. I remember the first film I did, the lead actor would in between scenes be reading a newspaper or sleeping and I`d think, ‘How can you do that?’”

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

“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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