-On the future of hand-drawn animation I'm actually not that worried. I wouldn't give up on it completely. Once in a while there are strange, rich people who like to invest in odd things. You're going to have people in the corners of garages making cartoons to please themselves. And I'm more interested in those people than I am in big business. - Hayao Miyazaki

[pitching the proposal for "Princess Mononoke"]

-There cannot be a happy ending to the fight between the raging gods and humans. However, even in the middle of hatred and killings, there are things worth living for. A wonderful meeting, or a beautiful thing can exist. We depict hatred, but it is to depict that there are more important things. We depict a curse, to depict the joy of liberation. What we should depict is, how the boy understands the girl, and the process in which the girl opens her heart to the boy. At the end, the girl will say to the boy, "I love you, Ashitaka.  But I cannot forgive humans." Smiling, the boy should say, "That is fine.  Live with me." - Hayao Miyazaki

-Do everything by hand, even when using the computer.

- Hayao Miyazaki

 -My process is thinking... thinking... and thinking. If you have a better way, please let me know.

- Hayao Miyazaki

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