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anonymous asked:

Once again, people are taking BC quotes out of context 🙄 It's actually plain silly tbh (a misogynist, fat-shaming, racist? Where's the proof?) but since we're on the topic of dissecting every single word the man utters, I was wondering what are some of your favorite positive quotes of his? ... see how I took it from a - to a + 😉 because that's how it should be really.

lol. my god the recycling of the archival misquotes on this website *shrugs* 

but YES; let’s look at some favourite Benedict Cumberbatch quotes! so what i did is I asked twitter. And I loved the responses:

BC being… what appears to be BC:

“What Time Does Sean Connery Arrive At Wimbledon ? Tennish…” (sorry. that fave is mine. dusky.)

“Oh shit, I’m at the wrong party”

“"Downton Abbey or some such shit. Not that Downton Abbey is shit" (lol)

“f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck”

 BC being philosophical:

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

“Keep failing better.”

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

“Don’t underestimate the seductive power of a good vocabulary”

“You can’t please everyone, and you’d go mad trying.”

“… I think success is being content with yourself & be happy with what you’ve got rather than wanting what you don’t need.” (Flaunt)

“You can get through anything if you believe you can, and I believe you can.“

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

“I mean, we can formulate and explain things in scientific terms but it doesn’t take any of the magic away; revealing the work, or the mechanism behind the beauty doesn’t destroy the beauty…”

“We’re not momentary specks in an indifferent universe. We’re momentary specks within a very caring, loving universe.”

“It’s absolutely fine to be different. Don’t feel that you have to apologize for it”

“"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible’.“

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

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

“A lot of idle time, wasted rather beautifully.”

 BC being… happy:

“I learned where my home is. I learned where my heart is… [Sophie]”

“I know where my home is, I know where my heart is, where my centre is, where my…now and forever more is. And she’s called Sophie Hunter.”

 And I love these ones from personal encounters with BC;

“Thank you”, said to me, to my face, while looking me in the eye and smiling…”

“I then choose “hiiii hi hi” said to my face…”

“Call me Lord Cumberbatch… and you don’t need to stand during an entire answer. I find that very sweet. Sit, my child” (lol again. Ed.)

And my favourite:

“"You ought to let go.“ - while trying to pry the Hamlet program out of my clutching fingers to sign it properly (over three rows of people)…( I’m tiny so I didn’t know it was him tugging until I heard him say that. So very English. He could have so easily just passed me by.)…”

 And how can I not end with:

“Thank you very good much. See you at the loo.”


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