"Planning cities is a necessary but risky business."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Cate Blanchett on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Cate Blanchett on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Cate Blanchett on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Cate Blanchett on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Cate Blanchett on Abraham Lincoln
"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."