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Nicolas Cage Quotes





As a teenager I was more of an anarchist, but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious.
 

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.
 

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.
 

I think I jump around more when I'm alone.
 

I try to do as many stunts as they'll let me do. I think it's important for an audience to feel that the actor's really doing it.
 

I wanted to make an image for myself as an outlaw type. A kind of rock 'n' roll sensibility.
 

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
 

I'm sad about this, but we shouldn't have been married in the first place.
 

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.
 

My father was always getting excited about something. It's genetically inside me somewhere.
 

Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.
 

Shock is still fun. I won't ever shut the door on it.
 

There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.
 

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.