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Nicolas Cage quotes

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.

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.

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

All of my characters have a glint of madness.

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

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 came out of independent film, that's my roots.

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

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.

Having been a father for 19 years I realise fatherhood has changed me.

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.

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.

I like fantasy. I like horror, science fiction because I can get avant-garde with those performances in those movies.

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.

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

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.

Actors have an opportunity to use storytelling as a way to solve pain.

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

Disney has a great tradition of enchanting children and giving them something to behold.

How do you rebel in a family of rebels?