There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams—not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.
Twenty year old Lucille Ball in 1931.
I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn’t think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.
Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not “Mr. Lebowski”. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.
“I admire Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet.” — Catherine Deneuve
“I always say everyone was lucky enough to be in a Cate Blanchett movie.” — David Fincher
“She’s an actress that is not only gifted and talented. Cate Blanchett is above all a brave actress- One has to be brave, for example, to play in A Streetcar Named Desire in Broadway. I really admire her enormously, and I’d really love to resemble her”. — Meryl Streep
“I’ve heard the Meryl Streep comparison about Cate Blanchett, and I believe it to be absolutely correct and an extremely adequate thing to say about Cate.” — Kate Winslet
“Charlize Theron and Cate Blanchett are very good actresses.” — Jack Nicholson
“Cate is part of the heritage of great actresses. She’s a creative person and someone who is not interested in peddling the values of her persona. She brings her own oomph to a part.” — Geoffrey Rush
“I love Cate Blanchett! She is one of my favorite actresses.” — Amy Adams
“She’s very subtle, yet boiling away inside. And I admire the fact that she’s very private. You need to have that mystery.” — Eva Green, mentioning that Cate is her idol
“I will tell you right now, Cate will win the Oscar. She’s the best actor working today. Not actress, actor. Intimidating, in a way, to work with an actor that good.” — George Clooney
“You know, I gotta go to the movies. There are so many young kids I don’t know. Cate Blanchett is a good one.” — Denzel Washington
“Wow, there are a lot of actors who are so inspiring - Cate Blanchett.” — Marion Cotillard
“I love Cate Blanchett. I think she’s phenomenal, so stylish and a really good actress. There’s probably a young female doctor or teacher out there that’d be inspiring, but in terms of people who’re well-known it’d have to be Cate.” — Rachel Weisz
“Cate Blanchett is my favourite actress!” — Diane Kruger
“The first time I saw Cate was in Elizabeth (1998), and I was just amazed by her intelligence and strength.” — Nicole Kidman