- 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.
- As quoted in Vanity Fair, Vol. 62, (1999)
- Thank you of course to Miss Hepburn. The longevity of her career I think is inspiring to everyone. But most importantly and on behalf of everyone I know in The Aviator, thank you to Martin Scorsese. I hope my son will marry your daughter.
- I think marriage is all about timing. Getting married is insanity; I mean, it's a risk – who knows if you're going to be together forever? But you both say, 'We're going to take this chance, in the same spirit.
- "Cate Blanchett: 'Getting Married Is Insanity'". People Magazine. 12 January 2007. Retrieved on 26 February 2007.
- What interested me was how much of a departure this was in that you have three interesting, across the generations, female characters, literally riding alongside the male characters. Also the emotional and psychological depth of the characters was, for me, a lot richer than I've seen in a western. But never once did it sacrifice the thrill of the chase. So it was a journey into the unknown for me.
- Stephen Applebaum. "Cate Blanchett, The Missing interview". BBC. Retrieved on 26 February 2007.
- People assume actors are born liars but I’d argue the actor’s job is to tell the truth. And I’ve realised I’m not a good liar.
- Jon Wilde (21 September 2013). Inside the head of Cate Blanchett. The Mail on Sunday. Daily Mail. Retrieved on 29 January 2015.
- [Aging] is something that not only women but men are utterly terrified about it. No one talks about it – everyone just goes and injects themselves with stuff ... You look at a man or woman in their 50s and all I see when they’ve brushed it all away is self-obsession and fear and that’s not particularly attractive. I don’t think I would ever want to alter my face that way. You see the history of a person through their face and it reveals so much. I wouldn’t want to erase that.
- Cate Blanchett: From 'The Hobbit' to latest thriller 'Carol'. Static Multimedia. Retrieved on 29 January 2015.
- I remember when I came out of drama school I’d seen a lot of actors, brilliant actors who didn’t work very often. And when you’re starting out, there’s more rejection than there is acceptance, and I said to myself, “I’ll give it five years. I don’t think I have a strong enough mettle to deal with the rejections."
- Manelis, Michele. Cate Blanchett. GoldenGlobes.com. Retrieved on 27 February 2015.