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Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿, Miyazaki Hayao, [mijaꜜzaki hajao]; born 5 January 1941) is a Japanese animator, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and creator of Japanese animated feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished filmmakers in the history of animation.

Born in Bunkyō ward of Tokyo, Miyazaki expressed interest in manga and animation from an early age, and he joined Toei Animation in 1963. During his early years at Toei Animation he worked as an in-between artist and later collaborated with director Isao Takahata. Notable films to which Miyazaki contributed at Toei include Doggie March and Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon. He provided key animation to other films at Toei, such as Puss in Boots and Animal Treasure Island, before moving to A-Pro in 1971, where he co-directed Lupin the Third Part I alongside Takahata. After moving to Zuiyō Eizō (later known as Nippon Animation) in 1973, Miyazaki worked as an animator on World Masterpiece Theater, and directed the television series Future Boy Conan (1978). He joined Tokyo Movie Shinsha in 1979 to direct his first feature film The Castle of Cagliostro as well as the television series Sherlock Hound. In the same period, he also started writing and illustrating the manga Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1982–1994), and he also directed the 1984 film adaptation produced by Topcraft.

Miyazaki co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1985. He directed numerous films with Ghibli, including Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), and Porco Rosso (1992). The films were met with critical and commercial success in Japan. Miyazaki's film Princess Mononoke was the first animated film ever to win the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year, and briefly became the highest-grossing film in Japan following its release in 1997; its distribution to the Western world greatly increased Ghibli's popularity and influence outside Japan. His 2001 film Spirited Away became the highest-grossing film in Japanese history, winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards, and is frequently ranked among the greatest films of the 2000s. Miyazaki's later films—Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Ponyo (2008), and The Wind Rises (2013)—also enjoyed critical and commercial success. Following the release of The Wind Rises, Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature films, though he returned to work on the upcoming feature film How Do You Live? in 2016.

Miyazaki's works are characterized by the recurrence of themes such as humanity's relationship with nature and technology, the wholesomeness of natural and traditional patterns of living, the importance of art and craftsmanship, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic in a violent world. The protagonists of his films are often strong girls or young women, and several of his films present morally ambiguous antagonists with redeeming qualities. Miyazaki's works have been highly praised and awarded; he was named a Person of Cultural Merit for outstanding cultural contributions in November 2012, and received the Academy Honorary Award for his impact on animation and cinema in November 2014. Miyazaki has frequently been cited as an inspiration for numerous animators, directors, and writers.

Quote: If you're going to retire, retire early. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

If you're going to retire, retire early.


Quote: I've never studied psychology. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I've never studied psychology.


Quote: In the midst of my travels, I heard of an ominous rumor... It said that a monster from the ancient world had been excavated from beneath the city of Pejite where it had been sleeping. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

In the midst of my travels, I heard of an ominous rumor... It said that a monster from the ancient world had been excavated from beneath the city of Pejite where it had been sleeping.


Quote: But remember this, Japanese boy, airplanes are not tools for war. They are not for making mone. Airplanes are beautiful dreams. Engineers turn dreams into reality. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

But remember this, Japanese boy, airplanes are not tools for war. They are not for making mone. Airplanes are beautiful dreams. Engineers turn dreams into reality.


Quote: I think it's really good for a family or children to have a dog, cat, bird or whatever to grow up with. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I think it's really good for a family or children to have a dog, cat, bird or whatever to grow up with.


Quote: I'm not a collector. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I'm not a collector.


Quote: There are so many ships in the animation sea that are computer driven, that I think we can have at least one that's just a log raft that we can row by hand. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

There are so many ships in the animation sea that are computer driven, that I think we can have at least one that's just a log raft that we can row by hand.


Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of Hayao Miyazaki quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: I think 2-D animation disappeared from Disney because they made so many uninteresting films. They became very conservative in the way they created them. It's too bad. I thought 2-D and 3-D could coexist happily. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I think 2-D animation disappeared from Disney because they made so many uninteresting films. They became very conservative in the way they created them. It's too bad. I thought 2-D and 3-D could coexist happily.


Quote: These days, there are angry ghosts all around us, dead from wars, sickness, starvation -- and nobody cares. So you say you're under a curse? Well, so what? So's the whole damned world. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

These days, there are angry ghosts all around us, dead from wars, sickness, starvation -- and nobody cares. So you say you're under a curse? Well, so what? So's the whole damned world.


Quote: I can't stand modern movies. The images are too weird and eccentric for me. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I can't stand modern movies. The images are too weird and eccentric for me.


Quote: Producing an animation series merely to fill time slots in the broadcast schedule is like generating cultural pollution. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Producing an animation series merely to fill time slots in the broadcast schedule is like generating cultural pollution.


Quote: I don't intentionally make deep movies. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I don't intentionally make deep movies.




Quote: When you watch the subtitled version you are probably missing just as many things. There is a layer and a nuance you're not going to get. Film crosses so many borders these days. Of course it is going to be distorted. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

When you watch the subtitled version you are probably missing just as many things. There is a layer and a nuance you're not going to get. Film crosses so many borders these days. Of course it is going to be distorted.


Quote: I'm not going to make movies that tell children, You should despair and run away. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I'm not going to make movies that tell children, You should despair and run away.


Quote: You should despair and run away. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

You should despair and run away.




Quote: The principle I adhere to when directing, is that I make good use of everything my staff creates. Even if they make foregrounds that don't quite fit with my backgrounds, I never waste it and try to find the best use for it. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

The principle I adhere to when directing, is that I make good use of everything my staff creates. Even if they make foregrounds that don't quite fit with my backgrounds, I never waste it and try to find the best use for it.


Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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.


Quote: I like underwater life. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I like underwater life.


Quote: You always have to appeal to your audience. You always have to consider how well your project will do in terms of admissions. I abandoned many stories because of that. But I don't get too down about it. It's something I accepted from the time I decided to work in films. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of Hayao Miyazaki quote; white text on black background

You always have to appeal to your audience. You always have to consider how well your project will do in terms of admissions. I abandoned many stories because of that. But I don't get too down about it. It's something I accepted from the time I decided to work in films.






Quote: Prizes do not mean anything to me. I think it is more important to make a child aware of the existence of a weird creature like a water spider that breathes through its backside. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Prizes do not mean anything to me. I think it is more important to make a child aware of the existence of a weird creature like a water spider that breathes through its backside.


Quote: Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man.










Quote: What you mean by 'peace' is nothing more than the endless repetition of human folly. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

What you mean by 'peace' is nothing more than the endless repetition of human folly.


Quote: Actually I think CGI has the potential to equal or even surpass what the human hand can do. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Actually I think CGI has the potential to equal or even surpass what the human hand can do.


Quote: I wanted to convey the message to children that this life is worth living. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I wanted to convey the message to children that this life is worth living.


Quote: The villains are all parts of me. For years I've been wondering what it would be like if all those negative elements were forced onto the main character's side. I can understand a character with that kind of anger. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

The villains are all parts of me. For years I've been wondering what it would be like if all those negative elements were forced onto the main character's side. I can understand a character with that kind of anger.


Quote: Almost all Japanese animation is produced with hardly any basis taken from observing real people, you know. It's produced by humans who can't stand looking at other humans. And that's why the industry is full of otaku! by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Almost all Japanese animation is produced with hardly any basis taken from observing real people, you know. It's produced by humans who can't stand looking at other humans. And that's why the industry is full of otaku!


Quote: Virtual reality is a denial of reality. We need to be open to the powers of imagination, which brings something useful to reality. Virtual reality can imprison people. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Virtual reality is a denial of reality. We need to be open to the powers of imagination, which brings something useful to reality. Virtual reality can imprison people.


Quote: I do believe in the power of story. I believe that stories have an important role to play in the formation of human beings, that they can stimulate, amaze and inspire their listeners. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I do believe in the power of story. I believe that stories have an important role to play in the formation of human beings, that they can stimulate, amaze and inspire their listeners.




Quote: In our work, the question is, how much you absorb from others. So for me, creativity, is really like a relay race. As children we are handed a baton. Rather than passing it onto the next generation as is, first we need to digest it and make it our own. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

In our work, the question is, how much you absorb from others. So for me, creativity, is really like a relay race. As children we are handed a baton. Rather than passing it onto the next generation as is, first we need to digest it and make it our own.


Quote: Those are shrines. Some people believe spirits live in them. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Those are shrines. Some people believe spirits live in them.


Quote: I myself become terrified of death when I am in a negative state of mind. But the thought of death ceases to bother me once I become productive. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I myself become terrified of death when I am in a negative state of mind. But the thought of death ceases to bother me once I become productive.




Quote: No matter how many weapons you have, no matter how great your technology might be, the world cannot live without love. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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




Quote: Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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


Quote: Its not a story in which the characters grow up, but a story in which they draw on something already inside them, brought out by the particular circumstances. I want my young friends to live like that, and I think they, too, have such a wish. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Its not a story in which the characters grow up, but a story in which they draw on something already inside them, brought out by the particular circumstances. I want my young friends to live like that, and I think they, too, have such a wish.




Quote: I'd like to see Manhattan underwater. I'd like to see when the human population plummets and there are no more high rises, because nobody's buying them. I'm excited about that. Money and desire--all that is going to collapse, and wild green grasses are going to take over. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of Hayao Miyazaki quote; white text on black background

I'd like to see Manhattan underwater. I'd like to see when the human population plummets and there are no more high rises, because nobody's buying them. I'm excited about that. Money and desire--all that is going to collapse, and wild green grasses are going to take over.


Quote: The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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.


Quote: When I say I get inspiration from my real life, I think of my real life as extending about 300 meters radius around me. So what I see in that area is what inspires me. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

When I say I get inspiration from my real life, I think of my real life as extending about 300 meters radius around me. So what I see in that area is what inspires me.


Quote: It's disgusting. On trains, the number of those people doing that strange masturbation-like gesture is multiplying. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

It's disgusting. On trains, the number of those people doing that strange masturbation-like gesture is multiplying.




Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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.


Quote: In this world of ours, the sparrow must live like a hawk if he is to fly at all. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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


Quote: At the time, sword and sorcery stories were quite popular. There were female warriors waving swords around as well, but the genre is populated entirely with people who have absolutely no responsibility to anyone, so I knew my story would have to be completely different from any of these. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of Hayao Miyazaki quote: At the time, sword and sorcery stories were quite popular. There were female warriors waving swords around as well, but the genre is populated entirely with people who have absolutely no responsibility to anyone, so I knew my story would have to be completely different from any of these.- black text on quotes background

At the time, sword and sorcery stories were quite popular. There were female warriors waving swords around as well, but the genre is populated entirely with people who have absolutely no responsibility to anyone, so I knew my story would have to be completely different from any of these.


Quote: Since I am a person who starts work without clear knowledge of a storyline, every single scene is a pivotal scene. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Since I am a person who starts work without clear knowledge of a storyline, every single scene is a pivotal scene.


Quote: Many of my movies have strong female leads -- brave, self-sufficient girls that don't think twice about fighting for what they believe in 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of Hayao Miyazaki quote; white text on black background

Many of my movies have strong female leads -- brave, self-sufficient girls that don't think twice about fighting for what they believe in 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.


Quote: The love of weaponry is often a manifestation of infantile traits in an adult. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

The love of weaponry is often a manifestation of infantile traits in an adult.


Quote: Life is a winking light in the darkness. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Life is a winking light in the darkness.


Quote: Engineers turn dreams into reality. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Engineers turn dreams into reality.


Quote: Reality is for people that lack imagination. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Reality is for people that lack imagination.


Quote: Yet, even amidst the hatred and carnage, life is still worth living. It is possible for wonderful encounters and beautiful things to exist. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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


Quote: But remember this, Japanese boy... airplanes are not tools for war. They are not for making money. Airplanes are beautiful dreams. Engineers turn dreams into reality. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

But remember this, Japanese boy... airplanes are not tools for war. They are not for making money. Airplanes are beautiful dreams. Engineers turn dreams into reality.


Quote: Airplanes are the most beautiful when they are in the air. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Airplanes are the most beautiful when they are in the air.




Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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.


Quote: Maybe that's what these films are doing. They are my way of blessing the child. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Maybe that's what these films are doing. They are my way of blessing the child.


Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of Hayao Miyazaki quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: I managed to work for more than 50 years with just paper, pencils and film. My son's generation and the one coming up after can't work with just paper and pencils any more. I managed to avoid using a computer. I don't even have a cellphone. I feel lucky I managed to live like that. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of Hayao Miyazaki quote: I managed to work for more than 50 years with just paper, pencils and film. My son's generation and the one coming up after can't work with just paper and pencils any more. I managed to avoid using a computer. I don't even have a cellphone. I feel lucky I managed to live like that.- black text on quotes background

I managed to work for more than 50 years with just paper, pencils and film. My son's generation and the one coming up after can't work with just paper and pencils any more. I managed to avoid using a computer. I don't even have a cellphone. I feel lucky I managed to live like that.


Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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.


Quote: Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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.


Quote: Currently computer graphics are used a great deal, but it can be excessive. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Currently computer graphics are used a great deal, but it can be excessive.


Quote: Humans have both the urge to create and destroy. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Humans have both the urge to create and destroy.


Quote: I create women characters by watching the female staff at my studio. Half the staff are women. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I create women characters by watching the female staff at my studio. Half the staff are women.


Quote: I never read reviews. I'm not interested. But I value a lot the reactions of the spectators. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I never read reviews. I'm not interested. But I value a lot the reactions of the spectators.


Quote: People in Japan have experienced many tsunamis and various earthquakes throughout the ages. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

People in Japan have experienced many tsunamis and various earthquakes throughout the ages.


Quote: I think we should stop using nuclear power plants because it's an old system that we can't control. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I think we should stop using nuclear power plants because it's an old system that we can't control.


Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of Hayao Miyazaki quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: Animators can only draw from their own experiences of pain and shock and emotions. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Animators can only draw from their own experiences of pain and shock and emotions.


Quote: It would be wonderful if I could see the end of civilization during my lifetime. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

It would be wonderful if I could see the end of civilization during my lifetime.


Quote: My process is thinking, thinking and thinking -- thinking about my stories for a long time. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

My process is thinking, thinking and thinking -- thinking about my stories for a long time.


Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of Hayao Miyazaki quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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.


Quote: We get strength and encouragement from watching children. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

We get strength and encouragement from watching children.


Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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.


Quote: All my films are all my children. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

All my films are all my children.


Quote: Sometimes I test myself saying, 'If I get a death sentence if I don't make this movie, would I still make this movie?' by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

Sometimes I test myself saying, 'If I get a death sentence if I don't make this movie, would I still make this movie?'


Quote: We live in an age when it is cheaper to buy the rights to movies than to make them. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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


Quote: I'd like more of the world go back to being wild. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

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




Quote: I get inspiration from my everyday life. by author Hayao Miyazaki overlaid on photo of photo of author Hayao Miyazaki with quote

I get inspiration from my everyday life.


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