"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."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Cate Blanchett on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Cate Blanchett on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Cate Blanchett on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Cate Blanchett on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Cate Blanchett on Winston Churchill
"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."