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10 inspirational nicolas cage quotes for success

  • I care about the connection with the audience. Film is such a powerful medium. Movies can change the way people think.
  • I know what it’s like to meet someone you admire and have them be a complete jerk.
  • I think it’s no secret that I’ve tried to take chances in my career and also in my life, and I believe to not live in fear.
  • I’ve always maintained that I see myself as a student. There’s always something to learn and be challenged by and hopefully grow from.
  • Picasso said, ‘Art is a lie that tells the truth.’ What if you just want to tell the truth and not lie about it?
  • When I work, I really try to get absorbed in the character. Unless I want to do something playful with the camera, I’m not too worried about where the camera is or positions.
  • I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.
  • To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.
  • I always say, “Well if you think it’s over the top, then tell me where the top is first. I don’t think anyone can, but if you can tell me where the top is, then I’ll tell you whether or not I’m over it.
  • I happen to still like really dark, dramatic, fractured characters. They’re the reason I got into movies.
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