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The 2011 BAFTA Rising Star Award winner, Tom Hardy is known not just for his strong attributes and good looks but is also recognized as an actor with an inimitable personality.

Born on 15 September 1977 in London, England as Edward Thomas Hardy, he had nothing to do with the film industry in his early years and he wasn't particularly interested in pursuing education either. But in 1998 he won a modeling completion, which exposed him to the world of show business, and he found a new interest in this field and a love for acting.

He enrolled himself in the prestigious Drama Centre London, from which unfortunately he was expelled. However, his interest had not faded and he kept trying until he got his first chance for a small role in the hit American war drama television series 'Band Of Brothers' (2001) and soon after he was offered a role in another war based hit film 'Black Hawk Down' (2001).

He began receiving small-time roles in various British series, but his big break appeared in the form of a role in 'Rockafella' (2008) in which he played Handsome Bob. And shortly after he was cast as Charles Bronson in 'Bronson' (2008). His performances were well appreciated within the industry and his hard work trying to better his acting skills were beginning to pay off.

He was cast by Christopher Nolan in 'Inception' (2010) where he delivered a stunning performance and his acting in 'Warrior' (2011) was admired by everyone. He became one of Nolan's favorite actors to cast for his movies as he returned to play Bane in 'The Dark Knight Rises' (2012) and a British fighter pilot in 'Dunkirk' (2017). He earned an Academy Award nomination for his take on John Fitzgerald from the movie 'The Revenant'. He was also loved for his performance in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' which, although it had more action than dialogue, was known for famous lines such as "I am the one that runs from both the living and the dead. Hunted by scavengers, haunted by those I could not protect." Powerful right?

Tom Hardy, with his hard work and dedication, has earned himself a substantial fan following both inside and outside the film industry. Let's take a look at his inspirational journey with these following quotes, and once you're done with that, be sure to check our [Tom Hanks quotes] and [Leonardo Dicaprio quotes].

Tom Hardy 'Mad Max' Quotes

Tom prefers to play villian roles.

In between the non-stop action, there were a few notable quotes from this hit action movie.

1. "I am the one that runs from both the living and the dead. Hunted by scavengers, haunted by those I could not protect. So I exist in this wasteland, reduced to one instinct: survive."

-Tom Hardy, 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'

2. "Look, it'll be a hard day."

-Tom Hardy, 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'

3. "You know, hope is a mistake. If you can't fix what's broken, you'll, uh... you'll go insane."

-Tom Hardy, 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'

4. "How much more can they take from me? They got my blood, now it's my car!"

-Tom Hardy, 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'

5. "Once, I was a cop, a road warrior searching for a righteous cause."

-Tom Hardy, 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'

6. "I guarantee you that a hundred and sixty days ride that way... there's nothing but salt."

-Tom Hardy, 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'

7. "At least that way we might be able to... together... come across some kind of redemption."

-Tom Hardy, 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'

8. "As the world fell, each of us, in our own way, was broken. It was hard to know who was more crazy, me or everyone else."

-Tom Hardy, 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'

9. "Uh-uh. That's bait."

-Tom Hardy, 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'

10. "My name is Max. My world is fire and blood."

-Tom Hardy, 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'

Tom Hardy Bane Quotes

Tom Hardy gained 40lbs for his role in 'Warrior'.

Here are some Bane quotes from the one billion dollars grossing movie 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

11. "No one cared who I was 'til I put on the mask."

-Tom Hardy, 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

12. "You don't fear death... You welcome it. Your punishment must be more severe."

-Tom Hardy, 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

13. "Calm down Doctor, now is not the time for fear. That comes later."

-Tom Hardy, 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

14. "Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but blinding!"

-Tom Hardy, 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

15. "Peace has cost you your strength. Victory has defeated you."

-Tom Hardy, 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

16. "We will destroy Gotham and then, when it is done and Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die."

-Tom Hardy, 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

17. "I’m necessary evil."

-Tom Hardy, 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

18. "I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope."

-Tom Hardy, 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

19. "Speak of the devil and he shall appear."

-Tom Hardy, 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

20. "Theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the uninitiated."

-Tom Hardy, 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

Tom Hardy 'Lawless' Quotes

Tom Hardy plays Forrest Bondurant in the acclaimed movie based on true events, 'Lawless'.

21. "What I'm trying to say is, the course of your life, it is changing. You don't even see it."

-Tom Hardy, 'Lawless'.

22. "Now, you all oughta know better than to come around here when Hal's been on the stump whiskey for a few days."

-Tom Hardy, 'Lawless'.

23. "We control the fear. And without the fear, we are all as good as dead. Do you understand? - Do you?"

-Tom Hardy, 'Lawless'.

24. "I'm a Bondurant. We don't lay down for nobody."

-Tom Hardy, 'Lawless'.

25. "It is not the violence that sets men apart, alright, it is the distance that he is prepared to go."

-Tom Hardy, 'Lawless'.

'Inception' Movie Quotes By Tom Hardy To Spark Your Imagination

Tom Hardy movie quotes from the mind-bending SciFi movie 'Inception'.

26. "If we are gonna perform Inception then we need imagination."

-Tom Hardy, 'Inception'.

27. "You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."

-Tom Hardy, 'Inception'.

28. "I'm sorry, uh, maths was never my strong subject. How much time is that?"

-Tom Hardy, 'Inception'.

29. "It’s perfectly possible. It's just bloody difficult."

-Tom Hardy, 'Inception'.

30. "This, darling, is a kick."

-Tom Hardy, 'Inception'.

31. "Forget it. We go any deeper, we just raise the stakes. I am sitting this one out on this level, boys."

-Tom Hardy, 'Inception'.

32. "Your condescension, as always, is much appreciated, Arthur, thank you."

-Tom Hardy, 'Inception'.

Best Tom Hardy Quotes From 'Peaky Blinders'

Although Tom isn't the main character in the show 'Peaky Blinders', his performance as Alfie Solomon has earned him a lot of fans.

33. "He who fights by the sword, he dies by it, Tommy."

-Tom Hardy, 'Peaky Blinders'.

34. "Life is so much easier to deal with when you are dead."

-Tom Hardy, 'Peaky Blinders'.

35. "The problem, right, between rum and gin, is that gin, right, it leads to the melancholy. Whereas rum incites violence, it also allows you to be liberated from your self-doubt."

-Tom Hardy, 'Peaky Blinders'.

36. "You are behaving like a child. This is a man’s world."

-Tom Hardy, 'Peaky Blinders'.

37. "Every man, he craves certainty."

-Tom Hardy, 'Peaky Blinders'.

38. "So is it all purely for bad blood, is it, Tommy?"

-Tom Hardy, 'Peaky Blinders'.

39. "Never give power to the big man."

-Tom Hardy, 'Peaky Blinders'.

40. "Intelligence is a very valuable thing, innit, my friend? And usually it comes far too late."

-Tom Hardy, 'Peaky Blinders'.

Tom Hardy Motivation Quotes To Work Hard For Your Goals

Tom Hardy is an example to show that, it doesn't matter how many times you fall, as long as you get back up and move forward, you'll achieve that goal.

41. "I’m from a nice, suburban, idle-class family, but my tattoos remind me where I’ve been."

-Tom Hardy.

42. "Nobody paid any attention career-wise to me in America until 'Bronson'. It gave me a calling card and passage into America, where I've always wanted to work."

-Tom Hardy.

43. "Responsibility has a cost, and there’s no such thing as perfection."

-Tom Hardy.

44. "There's two types of acting: convincing and not convincing. People describe me as intense. It's because I care."

-Tom Hardy.

45. "I try not to fight, actually. I try not to react. I’m a Buddha floating on a lily pad."

-Tom Hardy.

46. "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?"

-Tom Hardy.

47. "I'm quite sentimental. If my son tells me he loves me that will make me cry."

-Tom Hardy.

48. "I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain."

-Tom Hardy.

49. "I hate publicists and publicity. But I love people."

-Tom Hardy.

50. "My job is to show and tell. If I get better at showing and telling then presumably I get hired more."

-Tom Hardy.

51. "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."

-Tom Hardy.

52. "We're all flawed human beings and we all have a cauldron of psychosis which we have to unravel as we grow older and find the way we fit in to live our lives as best as possible."

-Tom Hardy.

53. "It doesn't matter who you are. What matters is your plan."

-Tom Hardy.

54. "I'm into theatre. I'm trained for the stage. I trained to do Chekhov and Shakespeare, I was trained for the stage."

-Tom Hardy.

55. "Jujitsu is very Buddhist. All that we fear we hold close to ourselves to survive. So if you're drowning and you see a corpse floating by, hang on to it because it will rescue you."

-Tom Hardy.

56. "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."

-Tom Hardy.

57. "I'm just getting settled as a responsible man - but if you split the elephant into little mouthfuls it will be fine."

-Tom Hardy.

58. "Spirituality seems to me to be for those who’ve been through hell."

-Tom Hardy.

59. "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."

-Tom Hardy.

60. "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."

-Tom Hardy.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Tom Hardy quotes, then why not take a look at Tom Cruise quotes, or [Scarlett Johansson quotes] for more?

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