Words matter. These are the best Hayao Miyazaki Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I get inspiration from my everyday life.
Sometimes I test myself saying, ‘If I get a death sentence if I don’t make this movie, would I still make this movie?’
People in Japan have experienced many tsunamis and various earthquakes throughout the ages.
I’d like more of the world go back to being wild.
My process is thinking, thinking and thinking – thinking about my stories for a long time.
I think it’s really good for a family or children to have a dog, cat, bird or whatever to grow up with.
I create women characters by watching the female staff at my studio. Half the staff are women.
All my films are all my children.
I am an animator. I feel like I’m the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I’m rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work.
Plants exist in the weather and light rays that surround them – waving in the wind, shimmering in the sunlight. I am always puzzling over how to draw such things.
Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same.
I think we should stop using nuclear power plants because it’s an old system that we can’t control.
I can’t do a film after having debated it. I am unable to do a film while discussing it with my team. I issue directives. I do not achieve it otherwise.
I think Tokyo is going to sink under water soon. All those stupid high-rise buildings will sink and maybe all the traffic will be gone. And everything will be peaceful and quiet.
I don’t like games. You’re robbing the precious time of children to be children. They need to be in touch with the real world more.
I do all my work by storyboard, so as I draw the storyboard, the world gets more and more complex, and as a result, my North, South, East, West directions kind of shift and go off base, but it seems like my staff as well as the audience, doesn’t quite realize that this has happened. Don’t tell them about it.
I never read reviews. I’m not interested. But I value a lot the reactions of the spectators.
I wish I was better at art. I love some of the great artists of the 19th century and, compared to them, I just feel I lack this technique that they had. They have so much skill.
Animators can only draw from their own experiences of pain and shock and emotions.
I can’t stand modern movies. The images are too weird and eccentric for me.
I’m not a collector.
To have a film where there’s an evil figure and a good person fights against the evil figure and everything becomes a happy ending, that’s one way to make a film. But then that means you have to draw, as an animator, the evil figure. And it’s not very pleasant to draw evil figures.
If you’re going to retire, retire early.
It would be wonderful if I could see the end of civilization during my lifetime.
When a man is shooting a handgun, it’s just like he is shooting because that’s his job, and he has no other choice. It’s no good. When a girl is shooting a handgun, it’s really something.