Benedict Cumberbatch quotes

 quotes - Enjoy the journey of life and not just the endgame.

“Enjoy the journey of life and not just the endgame.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

 quotes - The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.

“The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

 quotes - Live a life less ordinary.

“Live a life less ordinary.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

 quotes - The more charming person is the person who admits the other person is more charming.

“The more charming person is the person who admits the other person is more charming.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“A woman who knows that she doesn't have to get all decked out to look good is sexy. A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is also sexy. I believe the sense of humor is important.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I've been broody since I was 12, but I can't just get anyone pregnant. It has got to be the right person.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I'm not confident in social situations; just going up to someone in a bar and saying 'Hi' is going to be even more difficult because they won't know the real me. They will just know me as a fictional person I play on the screen.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“Fame is a weird one. You need to distance yourself from it. People see a value in you that you don't see yourself.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“When you freefall for 7,000 feet it doesn't feel like you're falling: it feels like you're floating, a bit like scuba diving.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I think with any characterization there's a point where you empathize, no matter how much of a deviance his or her actions may be from your understanding of humanity.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“Pull the hair on my head the wrong way, and I would be on my knees begging for mercy. I have very sensitive follicles.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I'll always do 'Sherlock' - it's something I'm not going to give up on.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I have an appetite for the normal in my life, as well as the abnormal.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I struggle to learn by rote. I've had meltdowns on set. Which is embarrassing and shameful.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“Do I like being thought of as attractive? I don't know anyone on Earth who doesn't, but I do find it funny.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I'm quite sensitive to people noticing me. There are times when I'm relaxed, then others when it does make me self-conscious.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“One of the best things about being an actor is that it's a meritocracy.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I got live tweeted once by someone who was opposite my home in some rented accommodation. He was actually describing on twitter what I was doing. 'I took a shirt off, I went to the window, I put a shirt back on... ' And I've got blinds in my flat!”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“There's no shame in stealing - any actor who says he doesn't is lying. You steal from everything.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“Our daily lives are so mundane, we get taken over by what is immediately in front of us and we don't see beyond that.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I realised quite early on that, although I wasn't trying to make a career speciality of it, I was playing slightly asexual, sociopathic intellectuals.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I am a PR disaster because I talk too much.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“As an actor, you are aware of how a role can seep into your real life.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“Maybe it's because I was an only child, but I've always wanted kids.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“'Sherlock' fans are, by and large, an intelligent breed, so they've gone through my back catalogue and got what I've done, why and how I've done it. There is some obsessive behaviour, but I worry for them rather than me.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“Having your adolescence at an all-male boarding school is just crap.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I drag a lot of stuff round with me that I don't need.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I've always wanted to play a spy, because it is the ultimate acting exercise. You are never what you seem.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I've been quite a late developer on the clothes front, but I've suddenly realised it is one of life's joys.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch
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