Quotes by Nicolas Cage

As a teenager I was more of an anarchist, but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious.
– Nicolas Cage
Classes were always a bore to me. I wanted to learn things on my own, not by presentations.I was a loudmouth and a clown. It came as a surprise to me, later, that I could be serious and still get attention.
– Nicolas Cage
I cry a lot. My emotions are very close to my surface. I don't want to hold anything in so it it festers and turns into pus - a pustule of emotion that explodes into a festering cesspool of depression.
– Nicolas Cage
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.
– Nicolas Cage
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
My father was always getting excited about something. It's genetically inside me somewhere.
– Nicolas Cage
One of the first signs of being depressed is that you lose interest in things. That's why I think it is important to stay passionate.
– Nicolas Cage
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.
– Nicolas Cage
Shock is still fun. I won't ever shut the door on it.
– Nicolas Cage
It's amazing marrying someone who wants nothing to do with Hollywood.
– Nicolas Cage
If I could have been a marine biologist I would have, but I didn't have that kind of intelligence. Numbers were never my strong point.
– 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'm an enormous admirer of Christopher Lee. He's somebody, along with Vincent Price, who I celebrate, and I wanted my movies to show that celebration and that honoring of these great film stars that were unafraid to go into horror and Grand Guignol and the macabre.
– 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 think I jump around more when I'm alone.
– 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
I like fantasy. I like horror, science fiction because I can get avant-garde with those performances in those movies.
– Nicolas Cage
I hit the ground running, without a lot of training, so I had to do whatever I could do to survive as a professional, and if that meant being that character 24/7 and acting out, I was going to do that. I lived those characters, I brought them home with me.
– Nicolas Cage
I have eclectic tastes in the movies I want to do.
– 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