"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?"
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Cate Blanchett on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Cate Blanchett on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Cate Blanchett on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Cate Blanchett on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Cate Blanchett on Maya Angelou
"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."
"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."
"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."