Blade Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Blade Quotes from Duncan Jones, Henry Miller, Ryan Reynolds, David S. Goyer, Denis Villeneuve. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

Science-fiction cities in general, I think, are so hard

Science-fiction cities in general, I think, are so hard to get right, because it’s so easy to just play some cheesy music or do something that takes you right out of it, but ‘Blade Runner’ got it right, and I love that about the film.
Duncan Jones
The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
Henry Miller
It’s a nice visual. I had just done Blade and I put on more weight for Blade and I thought I might as well use it so I kept it and added a little more. I wanted him to be a big bear.
Ryan Reynolds
It took a while for the first ‘Blade’ to get made, and Marvel decided they liked the Whistler character so much, when Blade guest starred on the ‘Spider-Man’ cartoon, they put Whistler on the cartoon, and the movie hadn’t come out yet.
David S. Goyer
I’ve been dreaming to do sci-fi since I was 10 years old, and I said ‘no’ to a lot of sequels – I couldn’t say ‘no’ to ‘Blade Runner.’
Denis Villeneuve
To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.
Thomas Carlyle
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
Rabindranath Tagore
Blade Runner helped make my career. Everybody was in it. Who knew?
Brion James
The first ‘Blade Runner’ is a cool movie. It’s a classic. Just to be part of the sequel was such an honor and a beautiful learning experience.
Ana de Armas
There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.
John Calvin
Honestly, I would never say, ‘Oh, I’ve decided not to read ‘The Left Hand of Darkness’ because I’ve seen ‘Blade Runner.’ I’ve decided not to read ‘Neuromancer’ because I’ve seen ‘Blade Runner.”
Laeta Kalogridis
‘Blade Runner’ was a comic strip. It was a comic strip! It was a very dark comic strip. Comic metaphorically.
Ridley Scott
‘Blade’ was amazing; I can’t imagine the character without Wesley Snipes. He just made a long, black leather trench coat look so cool.
Kat Graham
I wasn’t a big science fiction aficionado, there were a few films like 2001 or Blade Runner that were favorites of mine, but since I started this series I have gained more respect for the genre and become more of a fan myself.
Joe Flanigan
I used to make training films for the U.S. government. I was always cast as a madman or a prisoner. I once played a prisoner who was holding himself hostage with a razor blade.
Michael Emerson
It is possible to set your standards too high, which can undermine a man’s confidence and ability to perform. Instead of reaching for the stars and settling for the moon, there is considerable evidence that man is better served reaching for a blade of grass and settling for an under-the-table handshake deal.
Jason Whitlock
When I saw ‘Blade Runner,’ my understanding was that ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Alien’ were sequels to each other – or they were related. They were set in the same world.
Damon Lindelof
Most descriptions make Beijing sound overbuilt: not a blade of grass left.
George Vecsey
The set for ‘Blade Runner’ was maybe the hardest set I’ve ever worked on because I think we worked 50 nights in a row, and it was always raining.
Harrison Ford
I have a scar on my left thigh, kind of almost near my knee. I essentially fell in the 2002 Olympics and when I hit the wall – because of the impact – my right leg kind of came in at like a knife-type angle and stabbed my leg with my own skate blade.
Apolo Ohno
‘Blade Runner’ is one of my favorite films.
J. H. Wyman
A city should decide where it doesn’t want to develop, saving at least some of the canyons and hillsides and wetlands from the bulldozer’s blade.
Peter Navarro
I’m coming from a small town in Quebec where, at that time, there was no Internet, and the way to be in contact with movies were those American fan magazines like ‘Fantastic Films’ and ‘Starlog,’ and I still remember the shock, the impact of seeing the first frames, the first pictures coming out of ‘Blade Runner.’
Denis Villeneuve
In that, Blade 2 is very much like a rock concert… if it’s too loud, you’re too old.
Guillermo del Toro
I’m among the hardcore fans of ‘Blade Runner.’ ‘Blade Runner’ is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s a movie that is linked with my love and passion for cinema.
Denis Villeneuve
The fulness of the godhead dwelt in every blade of grass.
Elias Hicks
As a craftsman, I bust my butt as much for ‘Blade 2’ as I do for ‘Devil’s Backbone.’
Guillermo del Toro
I had seen other comic friends of mine go to indie labels. Like David Cross and Pat Oswald went to Subpop, and Subpop didn’t make total sense for me, but the metal version of that did. So I made a small list with Metal Blade, Prosthetic and couple of other labels, and Relapse was one of them.
Brian Posehn
Our nano-quadrotor robots are made to be as lightweight as possible: less than a fifth of a pound and palm-sized. They can do an aerial backflip in half a second, accelerate at two Gs, and fly rotor blade to rotor blade in three-dimensional formations – and they do all this autonomously.
Vijay Kumar
We’ve let the blade of our innocence dull over time, and it’s only in innocence that you find any kind of magic, any kind of courage.
Sean Penn
Since the summer days of my Canadian childhood, I have loved to canoe across the dark mirror of northern lakes, paddling with an inside flick of the blade, leaving a trail of twisting whirlpools in my wake.
Rory MacLean
I was a huge fan of ‘Blade Runner.’ That was a pretty formative film for me growing up. It really got my sci-fi juices flowing, as it were.
Jack Reynor
Everything dies, from the smallest blade of grass to the biggest galaxy.
Stephen R. Donaldson
In my new IFC comedy game show, ‘Bunk,’ we actually use our intern Patrick as a human timer – giving contestants the time it takes for him to wade through a bag of broken glass for a razor blade, to get gum out of his hair, to pick up every strand from a box of spaghetti I spill on the floor, etc, etc.
Kurt Braunohler
I have a schizophrenic career. I have ‘Cronos’ and ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ on one hand, and then I have ‘Blade 2’ and ‘Mimic’ on the other.
Guillermo del Toro
‘FlashForward’ was a dream come true. I had auditioned for David Goyer for ‘Blade: Trinity’ and didn’t get the part, but I guess he became a fan.
Zachary Knighton
I’ve always used a mallet putter on tour. I get too much face rotation with a blade.
Lexi Thompson
No man can stand still; the moment progress is not made, retrogression begins. If the blade is not kept sharp and bright, the law of rust will assert its claim.
Orison Swett Marden
I saw a segment of Douglas Trumbull’s special effects for ‘Blade Runner’ on the KNBC-TV news. I recognized it immediately. It was my own interior world. They caught it perfectly.
Philip K. Dick
The end of the mid finger on my left hand is wider than normal, the nail distorted and a scar in the end. This was from when I managed to shove it in the path of a mower blade.
Neal Asher
The people who really resurrected ‘Blade Runner’ was ‘MTV.’
Ridley Scott
I’m big and a lot of the stars are smaller so if you’re big and mean looking, you play bad guys. After Blade Runner, I was the meanest guy in Hollywood.
Brion James
You don’t need a specialty lame (French for ‘blade’) to make professional-level bread at home, but it certainly helps in creating those telltale slash marks. You need a truly razor-sharp edge to make a clean cut; even a sharp paring knife will drag as it moves through the wet dough.
Claire Saffitz
I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese.
Iain Banks
You always have groups that want to come after the big bad developer. They don’t want to see anything done. Don’t disturb a blade of grass; just freeze the world in time. It validates them.
Eric Trump
New York City has changed enormously. My gut impression of it now is that it’s like being in a sci-fi novel: ‘Blade Runner’ syndrome. Nothing seems real anymore; everything is pre-packaged.
Gerard Malanga
I love ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘2001.’
John Hillcoat
In 2017, Kante has been fantastic and is almost two players at times. He covers every blade of grass and he’s not short of technique. He would get in any team because there’s room for that type of player no matter what system you play or level you play at.
Graeme Souness
I’ve been kinda fascinated by misfits, outcasts, and downtrodden people. I’ve identified with them. ‘Blade Runner’ probably got me more work than any. It convinced some producers that I could play something other than a rural crazy, I guess.
William Sanderson
When it was released in the 80s in Japan, ‘Blade Runner’ was actually a series that influenced the Japanese media very much so. I assume that everyone in the anime industry has seen Blade Runner at some point.
Shinichiro Watanabe
Batman and Blade were probably about neck-and-neck for me. If it was anything involving those two characters, I was there, man.
Ray Fisher
I have always been a huge fan of Ridley Scott and certainly when I was a kid. ‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’ just blew me away because they created these extraordinary worlds that were just completely immersive. I was also an enormous Stanley Kubrick fan for similar reasons.
Christopher Nolan
The cast clubs were a big part of it, too. I found I wasn’t getting that instant feedback I was used to with a forged blade. The sweet spot is a shade bigger, and when I didn’t hit the ball dead center, I didn’t know it, because it still felt great.
Payne Stewart
God knows Himself and every created thing perfectly. Not a blade of grass or the tiniest insect escapes His eye.
Mother Angelica
For me, ‘Blade Runner’ is one of the big influences in my life – I saw it when I was 13 or 14, when it first came out, and since, I’ve seen it many, many times.
Johann Johannsson
Whether I’m playing right now or not, I still have an opportunity to get better in practice. It’s like sharpening my blade.
Stefon Diggs
The visual team of ‘Blade Runner’ – one of the last big fantasy movies to be made without much computer graphics finery – worked directly for Scott, who sketched each of his prolific ideas on paper (they were called ‘Ridley-grams’).
Richard Corliss
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
James Russell Lowell
I loved when the superhero genre crosses with horror. Morbius. Those are the guys I gravitated towards. Blade. So for me, to be interested in doing a superhero movie, it would need to be on the dark side or a Jack Kirby property. Kamandi, Demon, Mr. Miracle – I love any Kirby.
Guillermo del Toro
You can’t let injuries dictate the outcome of a football game. You have to persevere and keep fighting. That is how we are. If there is a blade of grass to defend or take, we do it.
DeAngelo Williams
In Hollywood, I’m lucky, I only do big movies like ‘Blade.’ It’s much more comfortable: you have a trailer.
Donnie Yen
I did a production of Macbeth in the 1960s in which I had a swordfight in the final scene. But the blade fell off my sword just as I was stabbing the guy. I ended up having to hammer him to death.
Alan Dale
And knife making is as much art as science, as far as I’m concerned: Forging metals from an old farm tool into a blade thin enough to effortlessly cut a tomato yet strong enough to mince ginger, all while looking beautiful, is comparable to Ginger Rogers dancing backwards in heels.
Brad Leone
I’ve known Daryl Hannah for 20 years. She’s kind of a friend of the family. Anyway, I’ve been hot for her ever since ‘Blade Runner.’
David Carradine
I want people who see my watches to go, ‘Wow!’ And the more they look at them, the more they go into it, the more I want them to say, ‘Wow!’ I work on a razor blade between gimmickry and amazement.
Richard Mille
In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade’s no easier to make than an oak.
James Russell Lowell
I was afraid to watch ‘Blade Runner’ in the theater because I was afraid the movie would be better than what I myself had been able to imagine. In a way, I was right to be afraid, because even the first few minutes were better.
William Gibson
I could talk about Blade Runner forever.
Brion James
If someone wants to try to hit a spinner over mid-on, with the ball turning away from the blade, there is a chance of taking a wicket.
Stuart Broad
Japan was this wonderful unexplainable sensual explosion – everything about it I found fascinating. There’s a real dichotomy between the ‘Blade Runner’-esque Tokyo to visiting a Buddhist monastery in the countryside.
Edith Bowman
I think over time I’ve learned to stop being a screamer and get interactive; otherwise, you get killed in Hollywood. I stopped being a screamer shortly after ‘Blade Runner,’ kicking doors and things like that, because I wasn’t actually getting anywhere.
Ridley Scott
I missed my entrance in a production of ‘Blade to the Heat’ at Thick Description in San Francisco. I came into the scene very late and hugged the punching bag. I had no idea what to do! Unfortunately, that mishap was recorded for archives at UC Berkeley. It goes down in history.
Colman Domingo
Lame blades can dull relatively quickly, so after slashing several loaves the blade won’t slice through the dough with tremendous ease. (When this happens, don’t throw it away – it’s still sharp enough to score duck or pork skin, or shave paper-thin slices of garlic and chives, like a hot knife through butter).
Claire Saffitz
Teen problem novels? I can go through them like a box of chocolates. And there are fantasy books out now that need a lot more editing. Fantasy got to be so popular that people began to think ‘We don’t need to be as diligent with the razor blade,’ but they do.
Tamora Pierce
I remember watching Wesley Snipes as Blade. I watched Michael Jai White as Spawn. I even watch Shaquille O’Neal as Steel. I felt like seeing a physical representation, a non-cartoon representation, affected me in a much different way.
Ray Fisher
It’s logical when you become known to the industry with ‘Dracula’ and ‘Frankenstein’ that they typecast you and want you in their horror movies. That’s how I got ‘Blade,’ of course, because they were fans.
Udo Kier
‘Infinity Blade’ has proven that iPhone owners are hungry for high-end games with cutting-edge graphics.
Tim Sweeney
After one hundred days of confinement following a bone marrow transplant, I rejoiced in taking short walks to a nearby park as I was writing ‘Girl in Hyacinth Blue.’ The uncertainty of my survival made every blade of grass gorgeous in its green intensity, lifting itself up, doing its part to make the world beautiful.
Susan Vreeland
I wonder if people who see ‘Blade’ will have even seen my other movies. But I don’t want all my movies to be in a vacuum. I need a balance because one pays, and the other doesn’t.
Parker Posey
Everyone fears the cut of the blade. It doesn’t matter after that. I know the spirit survives as there is so much evidence of the survival of the personality in the afterlife.
Dan Aykroyd