Tom Hiddleston quotes

  • Haters never win. I just think that's true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Funny #Hater #Winning

  • Just because you're good in something doesn't mean you'll necessarily be good in something else. You just try and chase opportunities that you fall in love with or that inspire you and keep doing the work.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Falling In Love #Mean #Opportunity

  • You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Perseverance #Journey #Feet

  • The weird thing about serious acting is I've always done impressions of people, all my life, and I did the thing called a balloon debate. The idea is there's a hot air balloon traveling across the Atlantic and it's going down and you have to give a speech as to why you should stay in the balloon. Six people are going to be chucked out and you want to stay.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Air #Ideas #Giving

  • This generation has lost the true meaning of romance. There are so many songs that disrespect women. You can’t treat the woman you love as a piece of meat. You should treat your love like a princess. Give her love songs, something with real meaning. Maybe I’m old fashioned but to respect the woman you love should be a priority.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Song #Real #Princess

  • I'm sure favorite moments in movies are things that just happen accidentally when the camera is there. You have to do all the homework to get yourself into the period, the costumes, the style, the voice, the hairdo or whatever it is, but once you've done all that work, you have to kind of let it go and just be there. If you're always thinking about it, it just looks a bit over-thought.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Thinking #Voice #Style

  • We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize that we only have one
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Life #Two #Religion

  • I learn the lines as soon as I can and then the challenge really, for filming, is to show up and be there and respond to what's around you. That's where the gold dust is. It's really strange, no amount of preparation will help you with the magic of spontaneity on the day [of filming].
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Dust #Challenges #Magic

  • Make love, not war. Unless you’re Loki, in which case: do what you want.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #War #Making Love #Want

  • The most interesting thing about being alive is that there is no black and white; there are many shades of gray.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Black And White #Interesting #Shade

  • I think everyone should pursue their dreams. Whether you want to play football, act, sing, become a writer or whatever you have burning inside you as you’re growing up, you should pursue it.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Dream #Football #Growing Up

  • The best comedy is always played straight down the middle.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Comedy #Middle #Best Comedy

  • The thing that keeps you grounded is doing the thing you love.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Things You Love #Grounded

  • Quite often, most of us are defined first by our vital statistics - our sex, our height, our weight, the colour of our eyes and then we're defined by our job.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Sex #Jobs #Eye

  • I always thought of running as just dancing forward.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Running #Dancing

  • Everybody thinks that you go to Africa and you build a school, or you teach English, or you build a hospital. But actually all you need to do is play football with kids for six months and then after they've trusted you, you tell them about the truth of Aids, and that their grandmother didn't die from witchcraft, she died from Aids. And that's the biggest difference you can make.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Football #School #Kids

  • Heath Ledger's performance in 'The Dark Knight' quite simply changed the game. He raised the bar not just for actors in superhero films, but young actors everywhere; for me. His performance was dark, anarchic, dizzying, free, and totally, thrillingly, dangerous.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Dark #Knights #Games

  • At Christmas, individuals are apportioned their roles in the family script - you're either the funny one or the sensitive one; or you either do the cooking or the washing up. And those roles aren't easy to change.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Cooking #Scripts #Roles

  • Don’t judge people on who they used to be. Allow them to be who they are now.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Judging #People #Used

  • I'm an actor, and part of my joy and my curiosity about the job that I do, is that actors have the privilege of exploring human nature in different ways.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Jobs #Joy #Curiosity

  • Every villain is a hero in his own mind.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Inspirational #Hero #Mind

  • I do sort of believe that in life all manifestations of evil usually come from an emotional place. They come from some kind of emotional heartbreak or some psychological damage. I'm not a psychologist and that's probably for the best but I am interested in it.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Believe #Emotional #Evil

  • I'm an eternal realist and the success rate for being an actor is pretty low.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Actors #Realist #Lows

  • If you play it straight it's funny - the best comedy is always played straight down the middle. The adjustment is understanding from the screenplay that a moment is hilarious.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Funny #Play #Understanding

  • One of the great flaws that we all share is that we think everyone else is cooler, everyone else is sexier; everyone else has all the answers. That was me too.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Thinking #Answers #Flaws

  • My favourite pudding is a toss-up between cheesecake - proper, New York cheesecake - and apple crumble and custard. Custard is very important, or dark chocolate mousse. Tea: probably Earl Grey, splash of milk.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #New York #Dark #Apples

  • I don't think I've ever been face to face with pure evil, so I don't think I've ever seen it with my own eyes. But I do understand human frailty and I do understand the capacity of people to be intermittently noble and virtuous and fallible.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Eye #Thinking #Evil

  • The thing about playing gods, whether you're playing Thor and Loki or Greco Roman gods or Indian gods or characters in any mythology, the reason that gods were invented was because they were basically larger versions of ourselves.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Character #Reason #Roman Gods

  • I don't want to name names because I don't want to draw too many direct comparisons but the history of Fascism is populated by people who need to subjugate other people and elevate their status and power to a level which is supreme. Usually, any psychological study of those people will reveal a sort of lost, damaged child, who is somehow heartbroken and doesn't have any self-worth.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Heartbroken #Children #Self Worth

  • The dream is to keep surprising yourself, never mind the audience.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Dream #Mind #Audience

  • As a child, I had a deck of Marvel top trumps. You can get top trumps with racing cars, or fighter planes, or football players... I had all of the Marvel superheroes and super-villains you could get, and I used to play them with my friends. They were all listed according to their height and weight and agility and their super-powers.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Football #Children #Player

  • I don't think anyone, until their soul leaves their body, is past the point of no return.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Thinking #Past #Soul

  • There are certain things in the scripts that need to be planned: you know, big stunt sequences, battle sequences... you can't improvise that stuff. You can improvise when there's just two of you standing in a kitchen and the most dramatic thing that's going to happen is someone's going to open the fridge.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Two #Kitchen #Battle

  • In our increasingly secular society, with so many disparate gods and different faiths, superhero films present a unique canvas upon which our shared hopes, dreams and apocalyptic nightmares can be projected and played out.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Dream #Unique #Superhero

  • I have been allowed to inhabit different shades of human nature and different colours of truth indifferent circumstances.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Shade #Different #Human Nature

  • Artists instinctively want to reflect humanity, their own and each other's, in all its intermittent virtue and vitality, frailty and fallibility.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Artist #Humanity #Want

  • Everybody is great and the chemistry is different with everyone. That is the joy of acting - you really don't know how it is going to go until you turn up. It's like playing tennis, you can't plan for the match you are going to play until you are actually up against your opponent and what happens, happens. That is the joy of being on set.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Play #Joy #Tennis

  • Showing young children in these communities, that there are outlets for their feelings, that there is room in a space for their stories to be told, and that they will be applauded - and it's not about ego, it's about connection: that their pain is everybody else's pain.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Pain #Children #Space

  • We're travelling through space and time, we're dealing with gods and monsters, but at the heart of the film, from my perspective, is a family - a father, two sons, two brothers, a mother and the fractious, intimate interaction that they have.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Mother #Brother #Father

  • When people don't like themselves very much, they have to make up for it. The classic bully was actually a victim first.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Bullying #People #Firsts

  • It is so rare as an actor to be allowed the chance to revisit a role and to go back to a character that you already built, and lived inside, and understood. To take it further to another stage is a huge privilege.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Character #Roles #Actors

  • Never stop. Never stop fighting. Never stop dreaming.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Dream #Fighting #Never Stop Dreaming

  • If you get up in the morning and wear a pair of shorts and a t-shirt and some flip-flops, it's a signal that you might be going to the beach. If you get up in the morning and you wear a breast plate and a back plate and a cape and a pair of golden Satanic horns on your head, it's quite clear that you're doing something else.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Beach #Morning #Capes

  • Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Stars #Kings #Drama

  • It's a rare thing when you can read a script in one sitting and you haven't looked at the watch or you've gone to make a cup of tea.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Tea #Sitting #Scripts

  • Never, ever, let anyone tell you what you can and can't do. Prove the cynics wrong. Pity them for they have no imagination. The sky's the limit. Your sky. Your limit. Now. Let's dance.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Sky #Imagination #Limits

  • Well, I think there are no villains in this world. There are just misunderstood heroes.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Hero #Thinking #Misunderstood

  • I try not to make plans. God always laughs at your plans. I’m going to keep the door open, and keep the page blank, and see what gets painted upon it.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Doors #Laughing #Trying

  • I don't want to be quoted as 'Tom Hiddleston, psychologist says...' But there is a psychological aspect to being an actor. We are particular students of human nature - not every actor is, of course, but that's what fascinates me about being an actor.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Want #Actors #Students

  • I gave myself permission to care, because there are a lot of people in this world who are afraid of caring, who are afraid of showing they care because it’s uncool. It’s uncool to have passion. It’s so much easier to lose when you’ve shown everyone how much you don’t care if you win or lose. It’s much harder to lose when you show that you care, but you’ll never win unless you also stand to lose. I’ve said it before. Don’t be afraid of your passion, give it free reign, and be honest and work hard and it will all turn out just fine.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Passion #Hard Work #Caring

  • What's my guilty pleasure? The thing is, I never feel guilty about pleasures.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Guilty #Pleasure #Feels

  • The bit I love is I really love acting, really, and the circus of being a celebrity is something I'm sort of not interested in. I find it strange
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Love Is #Acting #Circus

  • Love your life. Because your life is what you have to give.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Giving #Life Is #Love Your Life

  • I think when the world makes you feel rejected, you bite back.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Thinking #World #Rejected

  • I am an optimist... I choose to be. There is a lot of darkness in our world, there is a lot of pain and you can choose to see that or you can choose to see the joy. If you try to respond positively to the world, you will spend your time better.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Pain #Our World #Joy

  • America and Europe are so different in the way they conceive of themselves and art and cinema.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Art #Europe #America

  • I feel as though the cardboard box of my own reality has been flattened and blown open. Now I can see the edge of the world.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Reality #Edge Of The World #Cardboard Boxes

  • Whenever I come back to London, which is home, I get that cosy, comfortable feeling of being home, as well as the sophistication of this city.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Home #Cities #Feelings

  • Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don't.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Humble #Humility #Fate

  • I always wanted to see what America was like. I had that curiosity in my 20s when I was working in the theatre here [ in London]... there was the mystery of LA and I wondered what happened over there. I wanted to go and check it out and I'm pleased that I have.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #America #Curiosity #Theatre

  • I thought theater people wouldn't see me if I hadn't trained. I didn't want to just be the Brideshead guy, to spend the rest of my life wearing waistcoats. I got the chance to try everything. Not just Romeos, but pimps and grandfathers and even one role as a woman in a Naomi Wallace play called Slaughter City.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Play #Cities #People

  • Daniel Day-Lewis is particularly a sort of beacon I've been following for some time. For God's sake, I'm not even in his league but he inspires me because he's not interested in playing himself; he's only interested in playing other people and the whole thing is like an adventure for him, it seems to me. It's some kind of spiritual exploration, which is an amazing, noble thing.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Spiritual #Adventure #League

  • My father and I used to tussle about me becoming an actor. He's from strong, Presbyterian Scottish working-class stock, and he used to sit me down and say, 'You know, 99 percent of actors are out of work. You've been educated, so why do you want to spend your life pretending to be someone else when you could be your own man?'
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Strong #Father #Men

  • When you're starting out as an actor people are very interested in who you are because they want to know where they can put you. And quite often, and we're all guilty of this is our lives, we judge very quickly and we pigeon-hole people very quickly based on how they look and how they talk and how they dress and we think: "Oh yeah, we know who you are."
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Thinking #Judging #People

  • Nurture your own confidence and make it real; don't pretend to be someone you're not.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Real #Nurture

  • Acting takes a degree of mutual trust and respect.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Acting #Degrees #Trust And Respect

  • We're all flawed heroes. Responsibility is power. Take responsibility for the consequences of your actions, and the world is yours. Everything is a choice.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Hero #Responsibility #Choices

  • Acting is a bit like tennis in that you can't really do it on your own.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Tennis #Acting

  • As an actor, it's much, much easier to be really nasty to someone that you really like.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Actors #Nasty #Easier

  • I suppose my understanding of villains is that they're just people who are infected by all of the darker instincts - that they haven't got the discipline to make the right choices.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #People #Discipline #Choices

  • If you look at all of the villains in the course of human history, they've all believed, delusionally, in the virtue of their actions - every villain is a hero in his own mind.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Hero #Mind #Looks

  • I think everyone should do what they love because it will never feel like work that way.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Thinking #Love Is #Way

  • Within us there is the capacity of being anyone or anything
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Capacity

  • Well, I don't know. When I signed my contract, I signed to play Loki in five more Marvel movies, but they were unspecified. So, if there will be more movies or not remains to be seen, but I like the idea of Loki turning up in the shadows when people least expect him, but you never know these things, the world changes and the things change, but I feel like I know who Loki is, so I wouldn't mind.
    -- Tom Hiddleston

    #Play #Ideas #People