"I discovered early on that some performers live their life in order to act, so all their relationships are simply an experience that they can feed back into their work. Which I find vampiric."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Cate Blanchett on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Cate Blanchett on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Cate Blanchett on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Cate Blanchett on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Cate Blanchett on Mark Twain
"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."