100+ Benedict Cumberbatch Quotes That Will Show You What Real Talent Is

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Benedict Cumberbatch quotes that will show you what real talent is. There are so many Benedict Cumberbatch quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Benedict Cumberbatch quotes exists just do that.

Benedict Cumberbatch is a very famous actor, and he has performed in movie, TV, radio and theatre. Benedict Cumberbatch is a graduate of the Victoria University of Manchester, and he did his training from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and earned a Master of Arts in Classical Acting. Benedict Cumberbatch had first performed during the Open Air Theatre, in Shakespearean productions and Benedict Cumberbatch had then made his West End debut in Hedda Gabler in the year, 2005. Since then Benedict Cumberbatch has starred in the Royal National Theatre productions called, Frankenstein (2011) and also, After the Dance (2010). In the year, 2015, Benedict Cumberbatch had played William Shakespeare’s character, Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre.

His TV works are Fortysomething (2003) and Silent Witness (2002). Benedict Cumberbatch had then played the role of Stephen Hawking in the TV movie, Hawking. Benedict Cumberbatch has starred as the character, Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock. Benedict Cumberbatch had headlined Tom Stoppard’s Parade’s End (2012), Patrick Melrose and also, The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016). Benedict Cumberbatch has starred in Star Trek Into Darkness as Khan, Amazing Grace (2006) as William Pitt the Younger, The Fifth Estate as Julian Assange, 12 Years a Slave as William Prince Ford, and also, The Imitation Game as Alan Turing. Benedict Cumberbatch had played Smaug and the Necromancer in The Hobbit movies. Benedict Cumberbatch played Dr Stephen Strange in the movie, Doctor Strange (2016), Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and also, Avengers: Endgame (2019).

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

Benedict Cumberbatch famous quotes“I keep myself amused and others confused”

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“I can feel infinitely alive curled up on the sofa reading a book.”

Benedict Cumberbatch quotes“I’m not loyal to one genre. I want to mix it up.”

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

“I try to work hard. I’m really proud of what I get to do as a living. I still pinch myself. But I also know it’s a craft, and I can get better at it and learn every time I do it. So I try to work hard no matter what the task is.”

“[on Martin Freeman playing Bilbo Baggins] It was great. I got to hang out with him, and I kept a straight face for a bit and then I started giggling because I know Martin, I don’t know Bilbo. For Martin to be sitting there playing Bilbo is amazing. He’s going to be amazing, he’s going to be fantastic in this film.”

“When auditioning, I try to imagine that I’m the only person that they [directors] are seeing that day because it can be overwhelming, in the same sense that it could be overwhelming if you try to fulfil everyone’s expectations rather than the people closest to you in the creative process, be it your director, or fellow actors and the writers. So, that’s kind of it – I try to trick myself into believing that no one has ever gone there before.”

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

“You have to sometimes just run with the problem rather than trying to solve it with hi-tech wizardry and lots of planning.”

“I always seem to be cast as slightly wan, ethereal, troubled intellectuals or physically ambivalent bad lovers. But I’m here to tell you I’m quite the opposite in real life. In fact I’m a f**king fantastic lover.”

“I always get self-conscious about what I look like in a film, but less so if I’m a character very far removed from who I am. Then I just worry about the performance, and that’s equally an odd experience.”

“Enjoy the journey of life and not just the endgame. I’m also a great believer in treating others as you would like to be treated.”

“What makes a good animated movie is being able to balance adult and knowing in-jokes and also just out and out funny things that make all people laugh. The idea that it’s actually something that will appeal to a family, that’s the trick.”

“Do I like being thought of as attractive? I don’t know anyone on Earth who doesn’t, but I do find it funny. I look in a mirror and I see all the faults I’ve lived with for 35 years and yet people go kind of nuts for certain things about me. It’s not me being humble. I just think it’s weird.”

“Animations are really powerful – it’s not just entertainment, it’s a very cunning way to get good ideas across.”

“You come into this world as you leave it, on your own. It’s made me want to live a life slightly less ordinary.”

“[While voicing cartoons] you have to lose your sanity and inhibitions and any kind of dignity and just throw yourself around a bit.”

“I play enough other mad people, as well and some sane people, to vary the palette of what’s scrabbling around in my head and soul to bring to the floor, as a storyteller.”

“The first time we did cavalry charge I was so breathless with excitement I nearly fell off the horse. I actually saw stars in front of my eyes and thought I was going to faint. The second time I had a bit more control but was still giddy with excitement. And the third time I was an emotional wreck. I had to really try hard not to cry.”

“One of the fears of having too much work is not having time to observe. And once you get recognised, there is nowhere for you to look any more. You can’t sit on a night bus and watch it all happen.”

“I’ve been very lucky at what’s happened in my career to date, but playing something as far from me as possible is an ambition of mine – anything from a mutated baddy in a comic book action thriller, to a detective. If anything, I’d like Gary Oldman’s career: he’s the perfect example of it. I’ve love to have a really broad sweep of characters – to be able to do something edgy, surprising and unfashionable.”

“[on BBC’s Sherlock] It’s a rare challenge, both for the audience and an actor, to take part in something with this level of intelligence and wit. You have to really enjoy it. It’s a form of mental and physical gymnastics.”

“I’ve seen and swam and climbed and lived and driven and filmed. Should it all end tomorrow, I can definitely say there would be no regrets. I am very lucky, and I know it. I really have lived 5,000 times over.”

“I had the privilege of being able to choose, or at least have the opportunity to work at, being anything but an actor.”

“I have actual acting scars.”

“Cumberbatch – it sounds like a fart in a bath, doesn’t it? What a fluffy old name. I can never say it on a Monday morning. When I became an actor, Mum wasn’t keen on me keeping it.”

“Looking for happiness is a sure way to sadness, I think. You have to take each moment as it comes.”

“Thus, a vision of the whole gradually grew for me that was nourished by the various experiences and realizations I had encountered along my theological path. I rejoiced to be able to say something of my own, something new and yet completely within the faith of the Church. The feeling of aquiring a theological vision that was ever more clearly my own was the most wonderful experience of those years.”

“I want to do it all. I want to climb mountains, go through jungles, fight wars in space, get the girl, shoot the bad-guy full of lead, have all the zippy one liners, bulge muscles out of a singlet, drip sweat and blood on screen, all of that.”

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“When you start getting jobs, and see your mates from drama school, you don’t really want to talk about it, because you have this innate sense of guilt that it’s not fair that others aren’t doing exactly what you’re doing. I do have that.”

“When you’re a kid, ‘Star Trek’ is a slower burn. It’s funny, it’s entertaining, but it also has a maturity about it – which is its universal appeal, I think.”

“Being in front of an audience makes me feel alive. Being with friends makes me feel alive. I’ve done some crazy stuff in my time and yet I can feel infinitely alive curled up on a sofa reading a book. So, what makes me feel alive? I guess it’s realizing I am part of the world around me.”

“Because reading is one of the joys of life, and once you begin, you can’t stop, and you’ve got so many stories to look forward to.”

“I’ve said for quite a long time I’d like him to have a different haircut. I quite like my hair being short. You know, we’ve been away two years, let’s f*** around with his outfit, let’s f*** around with his haircut, let’s do something different.”

“I ate healthily, but there was no snacking, no drinking, no bread, no sugar, no smoking. Afterwards I had a pork belly roast.”

“Someone will always hate what I say. There’s always going to be somebody spitting blood about my wooden-faced, toffee-named, crappy acting.”

“I was the boy that turned a girlfriend into the most celebrated lesbian on television. I got so much stick for that.”

“I’m a high-functioning sociopath, do your research.”

“I suppose my bodily proportions are quite flattering. I’m ripped, doing something I wouldn’t normally do with my body, or having done to it, involving Watson,”

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

“Look at you lot, you’re all so vacant, is it nice not being me it must be so relaxing.”

“I was brought up in a world of privilege.”

“I’m always keen to use my body in my work, so I’m looking forward to the motion capture for Smaug. Both Gollum and King Kong were primates, whereas I’m playing a serpent, so it’ll be interesting – I’ll have to tie my legs together, possibly, or else they’ll be kind of splayed out to the side as a reptile’s should be.”

“I’m aware of the power of looks. I’ve wanted to play roles that have gone to much better-looking people and you just think ‘Oh well, that’s the pin up guy’s an actor like my friend James Mcavoy, who’s gorgeous on screen. I’m not that. But at least I don’t have to worry about taking precious care of my face because it’s my commodity. That’s a great freedom. I’m not afraid of being heinous for the sake of a part”

“I remember very clearly someone saying, ‘Don’t shake hands with the cactus,’ and I thought, ‘Well, why not? What could possibly go wrong?’ Shaking hands is a friendly gesture.”

“I’m not very geeky. I’m quite homespun. I would say I’m more modern rustic than gadget-orientated. I like woollen things and log fires and whiskey”

“I actually do mind having a photo taken because it’s one o’clock in the morning and I’m off my face.”

“Not that i had a big arse but even that was toned.”

“I like to think that we’re revolving on this planet and revolving through the galaxy. I love having context that’s so much bigger than I can fathom. It’s fantastic to realise how insignificant you are.”

“We have a lot more unlikely heroes now. It’s not just the guy with guns—it’s the guy with brains.”

“I’m still very sensitive and wary of people recognising me The only thing that really annoys me is people trying to surreptitiously take a photo on their phone without asking. I feel it’s cowardly and a bit pathetic. Just ask me if you really want me to have a photograph with you.”

“I can’t stop traffic on Fifth Avenue, not unless I walk in front of an oncoming cab.”

“I’ve turned up to costume parties in the wrong costume. I’ve made social faux pas a plenty. I’ve put one foot in front of the other and fallen over.”

“Lines are very difficult to learn.”

“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.”

“New York City is crazy and beautiful and really close to my heart, and I’ve always had dear friends here – family, actually, I would say.”

“My own grandfathers were a submarine commander and a ‘desert rats’ tank operator in the Second World War.”

“Live a life less ordinary.”

“Landing the role of Stephen Hawking was the most positively surprising thing that has happened to me.”

“I did a lot of acting at school and university, then I went to drama school. It was quite a normal route.”

“I drive a motorbike, so there is the whiff of the grim reaper round every corner, especially in London.”

“I can feel infinitely alive curled up on the sofa reading a book.”

“Because reading is one of the joys of life, and once you begin, you can’t stop, and you’ve got so many stories to look forward to.”

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

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“Metaphorically speaking, it’s easy to bump into one another on the journey from A to B and not even notice. People should take time to notice, enjoy and help each other.”

“I’ve seen and swam and climbed and lived and driven and filmed. Should it all end tomorrow, I can definitely say there would be no regrets. I am very lucky, and I know it. I really have lived 5,000 times over.”

“I am very flattered. I have also become a verb as in “I have cumberbatched the UK audience” apparently. Who knows, by the end of the year I might become a swear word too! It’s crazy and fun and very flattering.”

“I keep myself amused and others confused”

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

“[on Martin Freeman playing Bilbo Baggins] It was great. I got to hang out with him, and I kept a straight face for a bit and then I started giggling because I know Martin, I don’t know Bilbo. For Martin to be sitting there playing Bilbo is amazing. He’s going to be amazing, he’s going to be fantastic in this film.”

“We all want to escape our circumstances, don’t we? Especially if you are an actor.”

“Looking for happiness is a sure way to sadness, I think. You have to take each moment as it comes.”

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

“I want to do it all. I want to climb mountains, go through jungles, fight wars in space, get the girl, shoot the bad-guy full of lead, have all the zippy one liners, bulge muscles out of a singlet, drip sweat and blood on screen, all of that.”

“One of the fears of having too much work is not having time to observe. And once you get recognised, there is nowhere for you to look any more. You can’t sit on a night bus and watch it all happen.”

“The first time we did cavalry charge I was so breathless with excitement I nearly fell off the horse. I actually saw stars in front of my eyes and thought I was going to faint. The second time I had a bit more control but was still giddy with excitement. And the third time I was an emotional wreck. I had to really try hard not to cry.”

“I drive a motorbike, so there is the whiff of the grim reaper round every corner, especially in London.”

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

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

“I had the privilege of being able to choose, or at least have the opportunity to work at, being anything but an actor.”

“You can’t imagine fame. You can only ever see it from an outsider and comment on it with the rueful wisdom of a non participant. When it happens to you, it doesn’t matter what age or how, it is a very steep learning curve. The imprtanot thing to realize in all of it is that life is short, to protect the ones you love, and not expose yourself to too much abuse or narcissistic reflection gazing and move on. If fame affords me the type of ability to do the kind of work I’m being offered, who am I to complain about the downsides. It’s all relative. And this are obviously very high class problems. The way privacy becomes an every shrinking island is inevitable but also manageable and it doesn’t necessary have to get that way…”

“I have actual acting scars.”

“I’m a Prince of Wales Trust ambassador, so I’m all about giving youth an education, a voice and a chance to not take the wrong road.”

“Live Life Less Ordinary”

“I’ve realised now that the reality of children is you have to be in the right place with the right person.”

“I’ve been very lucky at what’s happened in my career to date, but playing something as far from me as possible is an ambition of mine – anything from a mutated baddy in a comic book action thriller, to a detective. If anything, I’d like Gary Oldman’s career: he’s the perfect example of it. I’ve love to have a really broad sweep of characters – to be able to do something edgy, surprising and unfashionable.”

“I love doing impersonations of people.”

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

“Lines are very difficult to learn.”

“What a tragic waste of engagement (selfies). Enjoy the moment. Do something more worthwhile with your time, anything. Stare out the window and think about life.”

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

“What a tragic waste o engagement (selfies). Enjoy the moment. Do something more worthwhile with your time, anything. Stare out the window and think about life.”

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

“People are being beheaded in countries right now because of their beliefs or sexual orientation. It’s terrifying. It’s medieval. I’d take up arms against someone who was telling me I had to believe in what they believed or they’d kill me.”

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“There are moments when you can get completely and utterly blocked (by fear). When you start a rehearsal process or say yes to a job, you’re jumping in the air. By the time you’ve landed, you go, ‘I’ve got to do this. I’ve actually got to make this work.”

“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.”

“Live a life less ordinary.”

“I can’t think of a wittier or even accurate comparison (Sherlock Holmes’ hair), but I just think it makes me look a bit like a woman.”

“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.”

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