43 Inspirational Hayao Miyazaki Quotes From The Co-Founder Of Studio Ghibli

Miyazaki movies are loved by everyone.

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Hayao Miyazaki is also the co-founder of Studio Ghibli which produced phenomenal animated movies.

Studio Ghibli movies are loved by a lot of people no matter their age. They carry such a beautiful message in them that nobody can hate them.

These movies are the heart and soul of Japanese animated films. Hayao Miyazaki is the man behind all of them. He created masterpieces like 'My Neighbor Totoro', 'Howl's Moving Castle', 'Princess Mononoke', 'Spirited Away', 'Kiki's Delivery Service' and many more. Hayao Miyazaki is a creative spirit that moved the world with his art. Here are a few Hayao Miyazaki quotes on anime, Hayao Miyazaki quotes on motivation, and Hayao Miyazaki quotes about love that you will love, Hayao Miyazaki quotes about war, Hayao Miyazaki quotes on 'Spirited Away', Hayao Miyazaki quotes on female protagonists, Hayao Miyazaki quotes about his mother and Hayao Miyazaki quotes on teamwork.

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Hayao Miyazaki Quotes About Life

Studio Ghibli movies are enjoyed by everyone no matter what age.

Hayao Miyazaki is a wise man with various knowledge under his wing. These Hayao Miyazaki quotes about life show his insight.

1. "Life is a winking light in the darkness."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

2. "Yet, even amidst the hatred and carnage, life is still worth living. It is possible for wonderful encounters and beautiful things to exist."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

3. "I'd like more of the world go back to being wild."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

4. "Modern life is so thin and shallow and fake. I look forward to when developers go bankrupt, Japan gets poorer and wild grasses take over."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

5. "You may not like what's happening, but just accept it, and let's try to live together. Even if you feel angry, let's be patient and endure, let's try to live together. I've realized that this is the only way forward."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

6. "Humans have both the urge to create and destroy."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

7. "Our lives are like the wind... or like sounds. We come into being, resonate with each other... Then fade away."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

8. "Problems begin the moment we're born. We're born with infinite possibilities, only to give up on one after another. To choose one thing means to give up another. That's inevitable. But what can you do? That's what it is to live."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

9. "The concept of portraying evil and then destroying it - I know this is considered mainstream, but I think it is rotten. This idea that whenever something evil happens someone particular can be blamed and punished for it, in life and in politics is hopeless."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

10. "Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

11. "In this world of ours, the sparrow must live like a hawk if he is to fly at all."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

12. "You must see with eyes unclouded by hate. See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in that which is good. Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

Hayao Miyazaki Quotes About Animation, Art And Story

Miyazaki's storytelling is unparalleled.

Hayao Miyazaki is a creative soul through and through. He lives and breathes art. Naturally, his views on art are a little different than that of others. These Hayao Miyazaki quotes about art and storytelling will make you fall in love with him.

13. "Many of my movies have strong female leads- brave, self-sufficient girls that don't think twice about fighting for what they believe with all their heart. They'll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

14. "I try to dig deep into the well of my subconscious. At a certain moment in that process, the lid is opened and very different ideas and visions are liberated. With those, I can start making a film. But maybe it's better that you don't open that lid completely, because if you release your subconscious it becomes really hard to live a social or family life."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

15. "I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live - if I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

16.  "The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

17. "There has never been a work of art created which didn’t somehow reflect its own time."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

18. "All my films are all my children."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

19. "I would like to make a film to tell children 'it's good to be alive.'"

- Hayao Miyazaki.

20. "Young people are surrounded by virtual things. Animators can only draw from their own experiences of pain and shock and emotions."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

21. "We depict hatred, but it is to depict that there are more important things. We depict a curse, to depict the joy of liberation."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

22. "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."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

23. "In order to grow your audience, you must betray their expectations."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

24. "If [hand-drawn animation] is a dying craft, we can't do anything about it. Civilization moves on. Where are all the fresco painters now? Where are the landscape artists? What are they doing now? The world is changing. I have been very fortunate to be able to do the same job for 40 years. That's rare in any era."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

25. "The greatness of a mind is determined by the depth of its suffering."

- Hayao Miyazaki.

Hayao Miyazaki Quotes From Movies

Hayao Miyazaki is known to the world for his movies. All his movies carry a compelling message that is universal in its appeal. These Hayao Miyazaki quotes from his movies will also leave you in awe of this man.

26. "You cannot alter your fate. However, you can rise to meet it."

- Princess Mononoke, 'Princess Mononoke', 1997.

27. "Once you've met someone you never really forget them. It just takes a while for your memories to return."

- Zeniba, 'Spirited Away', 2001.

28. "Magnificent tree. It's been around since long ago, back in the time when people and trees used to be friends."

- Tatsuo, 'My Neighbor Totoro', 1988.

29. "One thing you can always count on is that hearts change."

- Unnamed Prince, 'Howl's Moving Castle', 2004.

30. "We can fly with our spirit."

- 'Kiki's Delivery Service', 1989.

31. "No matter how many weapons you have, no matter how great your technology might be, the world cannot live without love!"

- Sheeta, 'Castle In The Sky', 1986.

32. "Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear."

- The Baron, 'The Cat Returns', 2002.

33. "Inspiration unlocks the future. Technology will catch up."

- 'The Wind Rises', 2013.

34. "Everybody, try laughing. Then whatever scares you will go away."

- 'My Neighbor Totoro', 1988.

35. "The Earth speaks to all of us, and if we listen, we can understand."

- Uncle Pomme, 'Castle In The Sky', 1986.

36. "There's no future for people who worship the future and forget the past."

- 'Up On Poppy Hill', 2011.

37. "Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed, but still, you find reasons to keep living."

- Osa, 'Princess Mononoke', 1997.

38. "Just follow your heart, and keep smiling."

- 'Kiki’s Delivery Service', 1989.

39. "Life, as they say, has its ups and downs. At times, the waves may taunt you, tossing you in their swells. But take heart. It's hard to stick with it and make it on your own. But even a couple of losers can survive most things if they're together."

- 'My Neighbors The Yamadas', 1999.

40."They say that the best blaze burns brightest when circumstances are at their worst."

- Sophie, 'Howls Moving Castle', 2004.

41. "Whenever someone creates something with all of their heart, then that creation is given a soul."

- The Baron, 'The Cat Returns', 2002.

42. "You should never judge others by their looks."

- Lisa, 'Ponyo', 2008.

43. "Life is mysterious and amazing."

- Lisa, 'Ponyo', 2008.

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