Tom Hardy Quotes That Show This Tough Guy’s Sensitive Side


Tom Hardy is many great things: thespian, dog lover, and sensitive soul. Tom credits his upbringing for making him the man that he is today. If you’re a fan of this versatile and talented actor, then chances are, you’ll love this lengthy collection of Tom Hardy quotes we have here for you.

Born Edward Thomas Hardy on September 15, 1977, in Hammersmith, London, England, Hardy studied acting at the well-respected Drama Centre London. At the age of 21, he won a modeling competition and worked as a model before cementing himself as a successful actor. And he is credited with 2001’s Black Hawk Dawn as being his breakout role.

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Despite the many hardcore characters he’s played, such as Charles Bronson, Bane, and most recently, Venom, Hardy considers himself a sensitive guy who loves his children, his dog, and cares deeply about many things. So, it just goes to show you, he’s a terrific actor!

Enjoy this collection of Tom Hardy quotes we have here for you that give you a deeper look inside this brilliant actor’s mind and thoughts…

  1. “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.”
  2. “I don’t fight really. I try not to fight, actually. And I try not to react. I’m a Buddha floating on a lily pad.”
  3. “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.”
  4. “Stop thinking that just because you have a college degree, it makes you smart. I know a lot of people who own a driver’s license yet they can’t drive for shit.”
  5. “I had no immediate knowledge of the world or Batman at all. I’m quite incubated. I just keep myself to myself and my dog.”
  6. “I’m not interested in walks in the parks. Anything difficult that people think I couldn’t play, I’m straight at it. If they say ‘Tom, don’t put your hand in the fire’, you know I’ll be coming out of casualty an hour later with third-degree burns and bandages up my arms.”
  7. “I was raised to treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO.”
  8. “I hate publicists and publicity. But I love the people.”
  9. “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.”
  10. “I guess if I had fifty million dollars I could spend more time at home.”
  11. “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.”
  12. “It’s funny in that because it is acting, and playing pretend, but I didn’t see myself being synonymous with these tough-guy roles. That’s not really me. I love acting. There was Bane, Warrior, Bronson, and now the Krays. I’m just surprised to be working, mate. Whatever gets me through the door.”
  13. “Responsibility has a cost, and there is no such thing as perfection.”
  14. “Being alone for a while is dangerous. It’s addicting. Once you see how peaceful it is, you don’t want to deal with people anymore.”
  15. “Spirituality seems to me to be for those who’ve been through hell.”
  16. “I play Xbox. I have a little boy to look after. And 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.”
  17. “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”
  18. “Weak people always have to be in a relationship so they can feel important and loved. Once you start enjoying your own company, being single becomes a privilege.”
  19. “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.”
  20. “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.”
  21. “You know too much psychology when you can’t get mad at people because you understand everyone’s reason for doing everything.”
  22. “The characters I’ve played have been mostly violent, and I’m so far from being violent or aggressive. I spend a lot of time watching ‘Fireman Sam’ with my three-year-old son Louis.’
  23. “There’s two types of acting: convincing and not convincing. People describe me as intense. It’s because I care. I am a pain in the ass because I care. Do I know what I’m doing? No. Do I have the best of intentions? Yes. Does that lead to hell? Sometimes.”
  24. “I think it’s important that you always transform if you can. That’s what I was trained to do. You try and hide yourself as much as you can – that’s the key to longevity.“
  25. “I’m from a nice, suburban, middle-class family, but my tattoos remind me where I’ve been.”Tom Hardy quotes
  26. “It doesn’t matter who you are. What matters is your plan.”
  27.  “My job is to show and tell. If I get better at showing and telling then presumably I get hired more.”
  28. “Vanity is normal in performers. Does it bother other people? All the time. But nine times out of ten, that says more about them than you.”
  29. “The only thing I can do is wipe my arse, brush my teeth, turn up and do the best work I can.”
  30. “I find crying difficult. It takes a long time for me to go. And I won’t know what will send me. I’m quite sentimental. If my son tells me he loves me that will make me cry. Mr. Holland’s Opus, unbelievably, broke me. A random anomaly. Bambi would probably do me.”Tom Hardy GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHY
  31. “There’s an abundance of exposure when you start working in American films. Inevitably you become a brand and that has to be controlled.”
  32. “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.”
  33. “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.”
  34. “We are survivors. We control the fear. And without the fear, we are all as good as dead.”
  35. “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?”

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