"It's not the normal way to look at things but I experienced death at a really young age and because of that it's been part of my mental landscape that death is really very possible."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Cate Blanchett on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Cate Blanchett on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Cate Blanchett on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Cate Blanchett on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Cate Blanchett on Robert Frost
"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."
"I've an enormous respect for my mother who at the age of 39 raised three children, and I grew up with my grandmother in the household. And so it was a really strong household of women - my poor brother! It was great growing up with so many generations of women."
"My everyday beauty routine is always rushed and pretty simple."
"Well, I've never looked upon myself as being a beauty, per se."
"Planning cities is a necessary but risky business."
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