"Well, I've never looked upon myself as being a beauty, per se."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Cate Blanchett on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Cate Blanchett on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Cate Blanchett on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Cate Blanchett on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Cate Blanchett on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"Planning cities is a necessary but risky business."