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Nicholas Cage is one of the most interesting actors in Hollywood. His unique style and choice of roles has kept audiences engaged for decades. In this quotes compilation, we’ll take a look at his life and career, and explore why he’s one of the most fascinating actors in history.

We are glad to present you the most inspiring Work, Films, Love, Movies, Life, Family, Character quotes from Nicholas Cage, and much more.


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About Nicholas Cage

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January 7, 1964

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Actor, Filmmaker

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I love England–it’s no secret. — Nicolas Cage

I have a love/ hate relationship with the city of New Orleans, which is the strongest kind of relationship. — Nicolas Cage

I’m always fearful of something happening to people I love. That doesn’t go away. — Nicolas Cage

Sometimes I do love to rehearse, but I always switch it up depending on whom I’m working with. — Nicolas Cage

I do enjoy animated movies. I really love anime and movies like ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘Howl’s Moving Castle.’ — Nicolas Cage

I’m not an anarchist any more. I still love the Sex Pistols, but I don’t want to be a punk rocker all the time, but I do want to carry on exploring new forms of acting. — Nicolas Cage


How do you rebel in a family of rebels? — Nicolas Cage

How do you rebel in a family of rebels? That’s the age–old question. I guess I could have by not going into the arts, but the thing is, I couldn’t do anything else. — Nicolas Cage

Just because you’re a man doesn’t mean that you can’t raise your kid. I think that families should stay together, but if you are a single father, don’t give up no matter what they say. — Nicolas Cage

These so called Popcorn movies, or family movies, actually provide something quite beautiful and something quite necessary, which is a family bonding experience. — Nicolas Cage

People are losing jobs, people need to be entertained, and I want to make movies that parents and children can look forward to seeing, that can become a kind of family ritual. — Nicolas Cage

I had been making a lot of family oriented movies, which I also like. But I still have a passion for the midnight audience and for midnight movies. — Nicolas Cage


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It’s a family that’s loaded with grudges and passion. We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy, you know. Killers, even. — Nicolas Cage

I like the idea of being involved in pictures that can entertain the entire family and can stimulate youngsters into looking at picture books. There’s nothing wrong with that. — Nicolas Cage

I bought a Yamaha–1 and I was doing 180 miles per hour home on the 405 and that’s really, really crazy but I did it. — Nicolas Cage


Don’t lose the best thing in your life just because you are not sure. — Nicolas Cage

Everything we do impacts someone else’s life. — Nicolas Cage

Idris Elba is a grand actor. He’s very larger than life; he’s bigger than life. — Nicolas Cage

I’m legally unable to ride motorcycles. It’s a contract that I have with my life insurance, so whenever I get a chance to do a movie and ride a bike I go for it. — Nicolas Cage

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. — Nicolas Cage

I love all animals. I have a fascination with fish, birds, whales–sentient life–insects, reptiles. — Nicolas Cage

Personally, my interests are ancient history and ancient civilizations. In my own life, I’d like to go to places like Easter Island. — Nicolas Cage

For me, acting was a way of taking destructive energy and doing something productive with it, and in that way it was quite a life saver. — Nicolas Cage


All of my characters have a glint of madness. — Nicolas Cage

When I play supernatural characters in ‘Ghost Rider’ or ‘City Of Angels,’ the possibilities are limitless. The possibilities are endless, you can do so much with that. — Nicolas Cage

I do like characters that have flaws, some sort of pathos to them that they are trying to sort out. — Nicolas Cage

I happen to still like really dark, dramatic, fractured characters. They’re the reason I got into movies. — Nicolas Cage

I think that the best characters are the ones who both manage to be attractive and repulsive at the same time. — Nicolas Cage

The fact that ‘Astro Boy’ appealed to me as a boy in America was proof that the story and character transcend cultural stereotypes. — Nicolas Cage

I don’t want a perfect character, I want a character who has, as strange as it sounds, some humanity, some flaws, some needs. — Nicolas Cage

I’ve gotten pretty good at leaving characters on the set. I go home and try to relax and regroup and be ready for the next day. — Nicolas Cage

There is a misperception, if you will, in critical response or even in Hollywood, that I can only do exaggerated characters. Or what they would call over–the–top performances. Well, this is completely false. — Nicolas Cage

I find it inspiring and I always think when I’m working on something new, whether it’s a new kind of character or a new kind of story or new kind of camera, it gets my creative wheels spinning. — Nicolas Cage

At a young age, I was interested in comic books, which was really how I learnt to read. The name Cage came from a comic book character called Power Man. — Nicolas Cage

Hollywood didn’t know if I was an actor or a nut or if I was this crazy character I was playing. I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual, different and wild. — Nicolas Cage

I try to keep my characters raising more questions than giving answers. I don’t want to leave too much on the table. I want you to have your connection and your secret understanding of the character. — Nicolas Cage


I don’t want to just do independent movies and I don’t want to just do adventure films. I enjoy both, and I think both are cogent. — Nicolas Cage

I came out of independent film, that’s my roots. — Nicolas Cage

Film has lost something in the translation to high tech. It’s become so super–real. It’s with digital this and stereo that, and everything’s like a CD. — Nicolas Cage

I came out of independent film, that’s my roots. I used my independent film as a laboratory, and used what I could discover in that laboratory. — Nicolas Cage

When I won the Oscar, I made a point of actively going against that and doing adventure films like ‘Con Air’ and ‘Gone in 60 Seconds,’ not what would be expected. — Nicolas Cage

Most of my favourite moments in film have been when I’ve had an opportunity to say something from scratch, something original, whether I jotted down a few lines or it came out in improvisation. — Nicolas Cage

God bless the popcorn film. Especially movies where you can take the kids, because I remember looking forward to seeing these movies with my parents, and if I can give that back, I’m gonna do it. — Nicolas Cage

Film acting is one of the only industries where you’re criticized for working hard. In any other industry, it’s considered a quality and something to behold. — Nicolas Cage

One of the great bonuses of being a film actor is that I get to go to different places, meet inspiring people and learn different things. So all those details add up. — Nicolas Cage

I love it all. I don’t want to go through my career with one hand tied behind my back. I love making kids happy. I love the midnight audience. I like intense dramas. And I like high–adrenaline action films. — Nicolas Cage

I care about the connection with the audience. Film is such a powerful medium. Movies can change the way people think. — Nicolas Cage

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I got a little tired of movies where I had to shoot people. I got to thinking about the power of film and what that power is. The power is in fact that it really can change people’s minds. — Nicolas Cage

I may be alone in this, but I do sense the power of film, in that movies have the ability to literally change people’s minds. That’s pretty powerful stuff when you consider that. — Nicolas Cage


The movies I cannot go without and that I watch annually are ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ ‘Scarface’ and ‘Fantasia.’ — Nicolas Cage

I want people to discover my movies, and however they choose to receive it is their business. — Nicolas Cage

I have eclectic tastes in the movies I want to do. — Nicolas Cage

I don’t think movies are the reason why this violence exists, I think it’s going to happen whether movies are there or not. — Nicolas Cage

I like fantasy. I like horror, science fiction because I can get avant–garde with those performances in those movies. — Nicolas Cage

All movies on some level can aspire to be more than just whatever the label is of the movie. — Nicolas Cage

I’m the first to admit that I like going to, or my memories at least of going to Clint Eastwood movies or Charles Bronson or James Bond. — Nicolas Cage

I really think it’s important that my beliefs don’t impinge upon what you get from the movie. It’s your opinion that matters and it’s far more interesting than mine. — Nicolas Cage

I think a good movie is a good movie whether that falls into a genre or not. — Nicolas Cage

Nobody can make a movie as exciting as Jerry Bruckheimer. When it’s a Jerry Bruckheimer movie that it’s going to have lots of chrome and gloss, it’s going to be sexy, and it’s going to be big and fun. — Nicolas Cage

We’ve become so glorified in the movie–star system that it’s become this artificial royalty. The truth is that we’re circus clowns. — Nicolas Cage

I like movies where you feel like you’re going into another world, and no matter how many times you watch it, you’re gonna see something new in that world. That level of detail really inspires me. — Nicolas Cage

I went to New Orleans for the first time for Wild at Heart, and I kept going back to make more movies there. I’ve become very close to the city and part of me does feel like a New Orleanian. — Nicolas Cage

Generally my instinct is to not do biographical movies. I want to build characters and not be locked into playing a part in history. — Nicolas Cage

In this day and age, where you have a lot of comic book movies made every day, and most of them are really good boys, it’s important to have a couple bad boys out there, too. — Nicolas Cage

I will promise you that if I can give you two good scenes––which is what I always try to do in every movie––then I feel like I’m doing my job. — Nicolas Cage

I always wanted to find a way to apply my acting in a big mad monster movie where I was transforming into this scary entity. — Nicolas Cage

I think that if you go about making movies to win Oscars, you’re really going about it the wrong way. — Nicolas Cage

When you have 400 people watching you making a movie, it doesn’t go where you want it to go. It’s a lot of pressure. — Nicolas Cage

The only reason why I tend to pass on a movie is either I don’t think I’m right for the material and can’t play it honestly, or because of time constraints with personal things in my life. — Nicolas Cage

I just want to keep making movies that hopefully makes some kids smile. — Nicolas Cage

I want to make all kinds of movies. I do want to make big movies that are a lot of fun to go to, but I also want to make movies that are going to stimulate some thought and maybe raise some awareness. — Nicolas Cage

I do like to move and get physical in my movies. — Nicolas Cage

I never studied dance, but if you look at ‘Wild At Heart,’ my mother saw that movie and said, ‘You are a dancer. Look at how you’re moving: all that strange energy is like modern dance.’ — Nicolas Cage


I’ve been lucky to work with some of the most creative people and it’s true that I enjoy filmmaking and I’m an enthusiast. — Nicolas Cage

I would love to work with Tim Burton. I think we would be very good together. — Nicolas Cage

I try to make two movies a year. To me, that’s not too much. On top of that, I like to work. — Nicolas Cage

It’s important to keep the eccentric spirit alive, because when that goes, the work will go. — Nicolas Cage

You can choose your family sometimes. You can choose people, it could be a teacher, it could be a professor, it could be someone you work with that actually genuinely cares about you and wants you to succeed. — Nicolas Cage

The computer is never a neutral tool. It influences, for better or worse, the way a person works and thinks. — Nicholas Carr

I like to work with young people, because young people haven’t had their dreams kicked out of them yet. Full of confidence, and imagination, and vision, and when they score that all gets empowered. — Nicolas Cage

I’m sticking my tongue out in scenes to try to make that work in 3D. I’m thinking I’ll try to get my tongue all the way out to the second row of the audience. — Nicolas Cage

Movies work, in my opinion, on the best level when they’re more enigmatic, when we don’t say it’s this or that and where it raises more questions than answers. — Nicolas Cage

As I got older, with my work, I became aware of the responsibility of film, and I feel one of the best ways I can apply myself as an actor, is to go beyond movie stardom and celebrity. — Nicolas Cage

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. — Nicolas Cage

My father was always getting excited about something. It’s genetically inside me somewhere. — Nicolas Cage

Zoology has always been interesting to me. Nature is fascinating. — Nicolas Cage

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