Tom Hardy quotes

  • Whatever character you play, remember they are always doing something they are not just talking.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Character #Talking #Play

  • I had no immediate knowledge of the world of Batman at all. I'm quite incubated. I just keep myself to myself and my dog.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Dog #World #My Dog

  • You don't step on stage to eat; you go there to be eaten.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Steps #Stage

  • I think online dating is a way of procuring people. Like Facebook and Myspace, it's the way that people connect now and procure small children and sometimes dodgy relationships. I don't think it's very healthy.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Children #Thinking #Dating

  • I'm from East Sheen, I went to public school where I learned Latin at the age of nine, and certain expectations were made of me to go to St Paul's, Oxbridge maybe, and all that kind of thing. And I failed systematically to meet the mark - who I am and what I should have been are two very different things.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Latin #School #Who I Am

  • Vanity is normal in performers. Does it bother other people? All the time. But nine times out of 10, that says more about them than you.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Vanity #People #Doe

  • I'm from a nice, suburban, middle-class family, but my tattoos remind me where I've been.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Tattoo #Nice #Class

  • Online dating is cool but I think Myspace and Facebook is a little bit off key.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Thinking #Keys #Dating

  • I play Xbox. I have a little boy to look after. I have dogs. You know, I have things to do. I would love to be able to sit down and watch something like a movie. I watch my own movies because I have to.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Dog #Xbox #Boys

  • I wanted my dad to be proud of me, and I fell into acting because there wasn't anything else I could do, and in it I found a discipline that I wanted to keep coming back to, that I love and I learn about every day.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Dad #Discipline #Acting

  • It doesn't matter who you are. What matters is your plan.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #What Matters #Decision #Plans

  • The lack of carbohydrates can make you a little crazy.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Crazy #Littles #Carbohydrates

  • Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we're all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I'm really grateful for it, I don't believe my own press release, do you know what I mean?
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Fun #Grateful #Believe

  • If you're lucky like me, your relationship with your brother has resolved itself on the peaceful side of the fence and has stayed there. But if you're someone who's got a family that's all fractured and finding it hard to relate, that's a very sad place to be.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Brother #Peaceful #Sides

  • There's an abundance of exposure when you start working in American films. Inevitably you become a brand and that has to be controlled.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Film #Abundance #Exposure

  • A lot of people say I seem masculine, but I don't feel it. I feel intrinsically feminine. I'd love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside. Maybe my masculine qualities come from overcompensating because I'm not one of the boys.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Boys #People #Quality

  • If you look round Hollywood there's no end of white smiles and six packs. Long lines of beautiful people lining up to be incredible on film.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Beautiful #White #Long

  • I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Voice #Busy #I Have Learned

  • Being an only child, I didn't have any other family but my mom and dad really, since the rest of my family lived quite far away from London.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Mom #Dad #Children

  • I liked you better when you were drunk .
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Drunk #Drug #I Liked You

  • Maybe it's a little ambitious of me to presume that no matter how big the film is, that I can always go down to the shop to buy a pint of milk.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Ambitious #Littles #Matter

  • My father came from an intellectual and studious avenue as opposed to a brawler's avenue. So I had to go further afield and I brought all kinds of unscrupulous oiks back home - earless, toothless vagabonds - to teach me the arts of the old bagarre.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Art #Father #Home

  • I'm just getting settled as a responsible man - but if you split the elephant into little mouthfuls it will be fine.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Men #Elephants #Littles

  • I'm into parlor dramas. I'm into theatre. I'm trained for the stage. I trained to do Chekhov and Shakespeare, I was trained for the stage.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Drama #Theatre #Chekhov

  • Ju jitsu is very Buddhist. All that we fear we hold close to ourselves to survive. So if you're drowning and you see a corpse floating by, hang on to it because it will rescue you.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Buddhist #Floating #Drowning

  • I'm not a big guy anyway. I'm only, what, 150 pounds? I was 190 for 'Batman,' 179 for 'Warrior.' Films make you look big.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Warrior #Guy #Pounds

  • Style, I think, is panache. Who are you? What did you do today? And what are you worth to me? What do you have to offer the world? How did you spend your time today on this planet? How are you spending your time every second? What are you doing now? Are you alive, or are you somnambulant?
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Thinking #Style #Today

  • I spent my entire experience with Gary [ on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy] staring at him and not returning any lines because I think he's God. The second time [ on The Dark Knight Rises] I was playing God, so I ignored him. Kicked him a bit, that kind of thing. Gary Oldman is one of my heroes, I did nothing but glean from him.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Hero #Dark #Thinking

  • Love is doing something you don't want to do for someone you don't particularly like at that moment.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Love Is #Want #Moments

  • I think I had only been working nine months when I got 'Star Trek,' and it was huge. It was very overwhelming. So that opened my eyes a bit at an early age, kind of how not be frightened when walking into a responsibility of something like that.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Stars #Eye #Responsibility

  • If I am duly compared to Marlon Brando at all, well, I can only think of The Teahouse of the 'Shanghai Noon,' that they're comparing me to that!
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Thinking #Noon #Shanghai

  • I like to be other people, not me. And when you're on the red carpet, it's like, 'Here's Tom Hardy.' I don't want to be me. That's why I play other people.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Play #People #Want

  • I have to make my bones with Hollywood to get in. And when I do maybe I'll metamorphose from Mr. Muscles or whatever it is I am now and become an irascible tosser.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Tossers #Hollywood #Bones

  • I hate publicists and publicity. But I love the people.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Hate #People #Publicity

  • David Mamet we all know is a great screenplay writer and playwright and a great director. If you like him, you like him. If you hate him, you really hate him. He's someone who's into controversy, you know what I mean? That's David Mamet.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Hate #Mean #Directors

  • I'm very sensitive. Because my mum was my primary emotional caregiver growing up, I found myself being pinned into dresses, darting her dresses, choosing her high heels for the evening or what to wear. I'm very much a mommy's boy.
    -- Tom Hardy

    #Growing Up #Boys #Emotional