Benedict Cumberbatch: Quotes

December 20, 2014

benedict reading Back in June, I wrote a similar article: Tom Hiddleston – Quotes. So I thought, why not make one for Benedict Cumberbatch? After all, I am his fan as well. Long story short, I went and gathered some of the quotes so I could share them with you. Which one is your favourite? It doesn’t have to be from this list.


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

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

“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.” (video)

“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.” (video)

“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.” (source)

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. Whenbenedict cumberbatch audience it happens to you, it doesn’t matter what age or how, it is a very steep learning curve. The important 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.” (source)

“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.” (source)

“I’m just very excited about the opportunities that that level, a bigger audience, gives you. That’s all it is, really. It’s another source of work and another level of work. It’s not — people look at being in big films as sort of the zenith of it, and it’s not, it’s really not. For me, every single job is a new beginning, a new starting point where you can learn again and begin again. It’s never, I’ve made it.” (source)

Star Trek Family: “The thing that really moved me, actually, was the new family that I have in this franchise, who I’m surrounded with. You really are only as good as the people you work with and I couldn’t have wished for a more welcoming and talented bunch of people. I was awestruck when I first met them.” (source)

“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 humour is important. I also think someone who is good at working with others is happinesssexy.” (source)

“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.” (source)

“I’m good at being self-critical. I’ve also been told that I’m good at taking up new sports. I’m a fast learner and pick things up very quickly. I was recently in Mozambique and did scuba diving for the first time. I took to it immediately and obtained my Padi diving certificate. I also took to snowboarding very quickly.” (source)

“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.” (source)

by Elena Atudosiei


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3 Responses to Benedict Cumberbatch: Quotes

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  2. Sim Carter on February 15, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Hi there! Love your page of BC quotes and used your image along with my post on the upcoming adaptation of Ian McEwan’s The Child in Time. I’ve given a shout out to your site along with a link back! Hope that’s cool with you —here’s the link
    Pls email me at if you’d prefer I didn’t use your image. Thnx so much! Sim Carter

    • Elena Atudosiei on February 15, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you very much for letting me know! I don’t mind that you are using that image. On the contrary, I’m glad that you like it (and the quotes gathered here) and that it is useful to you. Just one detail: the source name should be eLitere (electronic letters).

      Now… what’s this I hear about a new film? When will we see it? I haven’t read Ian McEwan lately and “The Child in Time” seems interesting. Have you read it?

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