hayao miyazaki Quotes

In the past, humans hesitated when they took lives, even non-human lives. But society had changed, and they no longer felt that way. As humans grew stronger, I think that we became quite arrogant, losing the sorrow of 'we have no other choice.' I think that in the essence of human civilization, we have the desire to become rich without limit, by taking the lives of other creatures.

- Hayao Miyazaki

I don't intentionally make deep movies.

- Hayao Miyazaki

We live in an age when it is cheaper to buy the rights to movies than to make them.

- Hayao Miyazaki

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

- Hayao Miyazaki

Out of the ugliness of the ironworks lepers will eat, children will be born, their parents will grow old.

- Helen McCarthy, Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation

We get strength and encouragement from watching children.

- Hayao Miyazaki

Utopia exists only in one's childhood life.

- Hayao Miyazaki

Watching John Lasseter's films, I think I can understand better than anyone that what he's doing, is going straight ahead with his vision and working really hard to get that vision into film form. And I feel that my understanding this of him is my friendship towards him.

- Hayao Miyazaki

It seems like everything that we see perceived in the brain before we actually use our own eyes, that everything we see is coming through computers or machines and then is being input in our brain cells. So that really worries me.

- Hayao Miyazaki

There are so many things we can’t do anything about if we think about generalities. Things won’t go well because there is a huge gap between the generalities and the particulars. If we see generalities from the top of a mountain or from a plane, we feel it’s hopeless, but if we go down, there is a nice road running about fifty meters, we feel this is a nice road, and if the weather is fine and shining, we feel we can go on… Since the people in the community are cleaning up the river in my neighborhood, I join them when I have the time. A human can often be satisfied with the particulars. That’s what I like best these days.

- Hayao Miyazaki

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.