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35 Inspirational Cate Blanchett Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational Cate Blanchett Quotes On Success

Catherine Elise Blanchett AC is an Australian actress, producer, and theatre director. Described as one of the best actresses of her generation, she is known for her wide range of roles in blockbusters and independent films, and on the stage. She has received numerous awards, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Film Awards. After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Blanchett began her acting career on the Australian stage, in Electra in 1992 and Hamlet in 1994. She came to international attention portraying Elizabeth I in the drama film Elizabeth (1998), for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress and received her first of seven Academy Award nominations. Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004) earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and she later won the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a neurotic former socialite in Woody Allen’s comedy-drama Blue Jasmine (2013). Blanchett’s most commercially successful films include Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit trilogy (2012–2014), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Cinderella (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Ocean’s 8 (2018). From 2008 to 2013, Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, were the artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company. Her stage roles during this period included performances in productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Uncle Vanya and The Maids. She made her Broadway debut in 2017 with The Present, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. The Australian government awarded Blanchett the Centenary Medal in 2001 and she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2017. In 2012, she was appointed Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government. She has been presented with honorary Doctor of Letters degrees from the University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and Macquarie University. In 2015, she was honoured by the Museum of Modern Art and received the British Film Institute Fellowship. Time magazine named Blanchett one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007, and in 2018, she was ranked among the world’s highest-paid actresses. May these Cate Blanchett Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Some ideas, like what you’re going to do with your life, take time to form.” Cate Blanchett

2. “I don’t like to reduce a role to fit me. The challenge to me is to expand to it. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. But that’s the challenge of it.” Cate Blanchett

3. “I am the age that I am and I am trying to do the best with what I got.” Cate Blanchett

4. “Happiness is fleeting – I think that’s the main lesson I have learned.” Cate Blanchett

5. “I think that’s what I love about my life. There’s no maniacal master plan. It’s just unfolding before me.” Cate Blanchett

6. “Lazy thinking is not creative or productive.” Cate Blanchett

7. “You learn an enormous lot through failure.” Cate Blanchett

8. “We’re constantly morphing into different outward manifestations of ourselves. That’s what I find curious about people.” Cate Blanchett

9. “Every director works differently.” Cate Blanchett

10. “It’s important to travel and move and have a continual set of experiences so you’ve got more to feed back into your work. For me, it’s a natural thing.” Cate Blanchett

11. “The more you can remove the obstacles between you and the world as a woman, the easier and simpler life becomes.” Cate Blanchett

12. “It was only when I realized how actors have the power to move people that I decided to pursue acting as a career.” Cate Blanchett

13. “If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously.” Cate Blanchett

14. “My husband keeps me really honest.” Cate Blanchett

15. “I think it’s always good to take on things that at first seem bigger than you. Then you just try and surmount them.” Cate Blanchett

16. “You can’t be trying to make a film that pleases all people, you know, so it’s not a concern of mine.” Cate Blanchett

17. “I’m of the opinion that it’s okay to be silent, to not speak if you don’t have anything to say.” Cate Blanchett

18. “Mind the gap – it’s the distance between life as you dream it and life as it is.” Cate Blanchett

19. “See the opportunity in the misstep.” Cate Blanchett

20. “I admire the work of brilliant actresses such as Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren, who have had such varied careers. They have never stopped working, and they are as great today as they ever were.” Cate Blanchett

21. “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.” Cate Blanchett

22. “Someone might have a germ of talent, but 90 percent of it is discipline and how you practice it, what you do with it. Instinct won’t carry you through the entire journey. It’s what you do in the moments between inspiration.” Cate Blanchett

23. “I believe that a creative career is only as good as the risks that you take with it.” Cate Blanchett

24. “A lot of people are frightened by old age – by being around people who are, basically, on their way out – but I’m fascinated by it. It’s an amazing thing to be around someone who has had a life well lived.” Cate Blanchett

25. “I think it’s so easy to be judgmental of other people’s decisions.” Cate Blanchett

26. “Violence and racism are bad. Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we should not turn a blind eye to them.” Cate Blanchett

27. “I love strange choices. I’m always interested in people who depart from what is expected of them and go into new territory.” Cate Blanchett

28. “We change people’s lives, at the risk of our own. We change countries, governments, history, gravity. After gravity, culture is the thing that holds humanity in place, in an otherwise constantly shifting and, let’s face it, tiny outcrop in the middle of an infinity of nowhere.” Cate Blanchett

29. “There’s an expression in Australia that’s called ‘Go Bush,’ which means to get out of the city and relax. I try and ‘go bush’ to places where there’s no cell reception. But, I don’t get to do that often, so for the most part, it’s just a state of mind.” Cate Blanchett

30. “Conservatism is affecting the way women perceive who they are in the world.” Cate Blanchett

31. “If you know why someone is doing what they’re doing, why they’re behaving the way they are, then that’s your job to reveal that, and often that’s situational. The storytelling does that, and then some of it’s your job as an actor to make that subtext come to life.” Cate Blanchett

32. “Things present themselves to you, and it’s how you choose to deal with them that reveals who you are. We all say a lot of things, don’t we, about who we are and how we think. But in the end it’s your actions, how you respond to circumstance that reveals your character.” Cate Blanchett

33. “To record something on your iPhone to be watched later, that’s like the opposite of theater. The joy of being there is experiencing it with other people. It doesn’t translate onto your phone. It’s about being present.” Cate Blanchett

34. “You can only desire something that you’ve already had in your life.” Cate Blanchett

35. “I’m not focused on what other people think of me.” Cate Blanchett

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