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15 Great Quotes by Birthday Boy Tom Hardy
Happy Birthday, Tom! 
To celebrate, I’ve collected some insightful, amusing and poignant words of wisdom from the endlessly fascinating Mr. Hardy.
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1. “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.” / Shortlist (2011)
2. On drinking and fighting as a youth: “I was ashamed of not having any relevance…not being comfortable in my own skin. Huge ego, very low self-esteem. A lot of anger and rage and fear. It would be, ‘I’m not going to feel frightened so I’ll strangle the biggest guy in the bar and then no one will fuck with me. I’ll get tattoos and people will know I’m not afraid to hurt myself and they’ll be like warning signs’.” / Attitude (2008)
3. “A lot of people say [I seem very 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 over-compensating that I’m not one of the boys.” / Attitude (2008)
4. “See these? [shows his teeth] These are the reason that I’ll never have a career in Hollywood.” / interview, Stuart A Life Backwards (2007)
5. “I’m never lost in a character, ever. Everything is absolutely articulated and worked out and there’s no room for error. The only thing there is room for is inspiration in the moment because you’ve done your homework up to that point….” / WhatCulture (2011) 
6. “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.” / The Telegraph (2011) 
7. “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.” / Daily Beast (2011)
8. “There are two things in my world that are important to me — my family and my work — and I will protect both of them fiercely to the death. So when things about me come out, then you can have it, it’s cool, because it will never touch what’s inside here [taps his chest].” / Shortlist (2011) 
 9. “I have a black belt in origami. In fact, I don’t even have a black belt in origami. I have a black belt in sitting on my couch, watching daytime television and dissecting performances of B-movies. Maybe playing a bit of X-Box. That’s about the wizardry of my athleticism.” / interview Warrior (2011)
10. “Actually, I’m a big softie and that’s why I’m covered in tattoos, everything is because I’m actually quite scared of everything. The point is that I’m naturally a quite fearful person, okay? …. That’s what I trade on anyway, so I don’t go around all the time getting angry. It’s because I’m a sweetheart. I want everyone to love me.” / Chatty Man (2011)
11. “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. Lots of people who want this part. I have a responsibility to those who didn’t make it to the pitch.” / on Mad Max, The Guardian (2010)  
12. “I don’t date. I’m either with someone or I’m not. I can’t be bothered with all that fannying around. Guy Code? Seriously? If it’s ain’t screwed down and no-one’s looking, go for it mate. If it’s going to happen, it’ll happen regardless. I’m not going to roll over for anyone. If she’s The One, I’d do anything: begging, crying, snivelling, writing poetry, swing dancing.” / Empire (2012)
13. “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?” / The Vulture (2012) 
14. “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.” / Esquire (2007)
15. “I don’t fight really. I try not to fight, actually. I try not to react. I’m a Buddha floating on a lily pad.” Epixhd.com (2011) 

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15 Great Quotes by Birthday Boy Tom Hardy

Happy Birthday, Tom! 

To celebrate, I’ve collected some insightful, amusing and poignant words of wisdom from the endlessly fascinating Mr. Hardy.

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1. “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.” / Shortlist (2011)

2. On drinking and fighting as a youth: “I was ashamed of not having any relevance…not being comfortable in my own skin. Huge ego, very low self-esteem. A lot of anger and rage and fear. It would be, ‘I’m not going to feel frightened so I’ll strangle the biggest guy in the bar and then no one will fuck with me. I’ll get tattoos and people will know I’m not afraid to hurt myself and they’ll be like warning signs’.” / Attitude (2008)

3. “A lot of people say [I seem very 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 over-compensating that I’m not one of the boys.” / Attitude (2008)

4. “See these? [shows his teeth] These are the reason that I’ll never have a career in Hollywood.” / interview, Stuart A Life Backwards (2007)

5. “I’m never lost in a character, ever. Everything is absolutely articulated and worked out and there’s no room for error. The only thing there is room for is inspiration in the moment because you’ve done your homework up to that point….” / WhatCulture (2011) 

6. “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.” / The Telegraph (2011) 

7. “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.” / Daily Beast (2011)

8. “There are two things in my world that are important to me — my family and my work — and I will protect both of them fiercely to the death. So when things about me come out, then you can have it, it’s cool, because it will never touch what’s inside here [taps his chest].” / Shortlist (2011) 

 9. “I have a black belt in origami. In fact, I don’t even have a black belt in origami. I have a black belt in sitting on my couch, watching daytime television and dissecting performances of B-movies. Maybe playing a bit of X-Box. That’s about the wizardry of my athleticism.” / interview Warrior (2011)

10. “Actually, I’m a big softie and that’s why I’m covered in tattoos, everything is because I’m actually quite scared of everything. The point is that I’m naturally a quite fearful person, okay? …. That’s what I trade on anyway, so I don’t go around all the time getting angry. It’s because I’m a sweetheart. I want everyone to love me.” / Chatty Man (2011)

11. “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. Lots of people who want this part. I have a responsibility to those who didn’t make it to the pitch.” / on Mad Max, The Guardian (2010)  

12. “I don’t date. I’m either with someone or I’m not. I can’t be bothered with all that fannying around. Guy Code? Seriously? If it’s ain’t screwed down and no-one’s looking, go for it mate. If it’s going to happen, it’ll happen regardless. I’m not going to roll over for anyone. If she’s The One, I’d do anything: begging, crying, snivelling, writing poetry, swing dancing.” / Empire (2012)

13. “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?” / The Vulture (2012) 

14. “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.” / Esquire (2007)

15. “I don’t fight really. I try not to fight, actually. I try not to react. I’m a Buddha floating on a lily pad.” Epixhd.com (2011) 

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