If you’re familiar with the magic that is Hayao Miyazaki, then you already know just how amazing his movies are.
In addition to gorgeous animation and unforgettable stories, Miyazaki, both in interviews and through his movies, has had words of wisdom that are timeless, moving, and inspirational.
1. Princess Mononoke
“You cannot alter your fate. However, you can rise to meet it.”
2. Castle in the Sky
“The Earth speaks to all of us, and if we listen, we can understand.”
3. Howl’s Moving Castle
“They say that the best blaze burns brightest when circumstances are at their worst.”
4. The Cat Returns
“Whenever someone creates something with all of their heart, then that creation is given a soul.”
5. Spirited Away
“Now go, and don’t look back.”
6. The Wind Rises
“Inspiration unlocks the future.”
7. Up on Poppy Hill
“There’s no future for people who worship the future and forget the past.”
8. Kiki’s Delivery Service
“It doesn’t really matter what color your dress is. What matters is the heart inside.”
9. Hayao Miyazaki
“The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos.”
Stop what you’re doing and start marathoning Hayao Miyazaki’s movies right now.