Top 35 Inspring Cate Blanchett Quotes On Success

Catherine Blanchett is an Australian actress, theatre director and producer. She is known as one of the best actresses in her generation. She has starred in several movies and stage performances. Blanchett has also received several awards including two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Here are some Cate Blanchett quotes that will inspire you.

Inspiring Cate Blanchett Quotes

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“You learn an enormous lot through failure.”


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

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“Every director works differently.” Cate Blanchett

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

“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

“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

“My husband keeps me really honest.” Cate Blanchett

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


“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

“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

“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

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

“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

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“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

“See the opportunity in the misstep.”


“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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

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


“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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

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