Sometimes life is hard and you just need some motivational advice to get through the week. Fortunately you're in luck, because Tom Hiddleston has some of the best inspirational quotes I've ever read. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that the man who supports feminism and campaigns for UNICEF knows how to rally people with his words. But when you compile all of his life advice into one place, it's almost overwhelming. Not only are his words incredibly thoughtful and accurate, but they're often phrased so elegantly that they seem to have been ripped from the stanzas of a particularly beautiful poem.
Tom Hiddleston has always been one of those actors I've admired for his outlook on life. Though I'm sure he gets hounded by fans wherever he goes, he always stops to take selfies with them, and he's just a generally nice guy. But even more than that, you can tell he really cares about people and wants them to get the most out of life. When he gets interviewed you can tell he takes the questions seriously and gives thoughtful responses which is how we were blessed with these 17 motivational quotes.
So next time you're having a rough day, let none other than Tom Hiddleston be there to pick you up. (Metaphorically speaking, unfortunately.)
"NEVER, EVER, LET ANYONE TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO. PROVE THE CYNICS WRONG. PITY THEM, FOR THEY HAVE NO IMAGINATION. THE SKY’S THE LIMIT. YOUR SKY. YOUR LIMIT. NOW. LET’S DANCE."
I mean, it doesn't get much more motivational than that.
"WHAT'S MY GUILTY PLEASURE? THE THING IS I NEVER FEEL GUILTY ABOUT PLEASURES.”
"HATERS NEVER WIN. I JUST THINK THAT’S TRUE ABOUT LIFE, BECAUSE NEGATIVE ENERGY ALWAYS COSTS IN THE END."
"MY ADVICE IS ‘LOVE YOUR LIFE’ ... BECAUSE YOUR LIFE IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO GIVE."
You're here, you might as well enjoy yourself.
“YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT’S AROUND THE CORNER. IT COULD BE EVERYTHING OR IT COULD BE NOTHING. YOU KEEP PUTTING ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER. AND THEN ONE DAY YOU LOOK BACK AND YOU’VE CLIMBED A MOUNTAIN.”
This seriously needs to be a motivational poster in an office or classroom or something.
"I NEVER GET AFRAID OF THINGS, I ONLY GET EXCITED."
It's OK to be afraid, but don't let that stop you from striving to achieve things.
"I THINK EVERYONE'S VOICE IS WORTH HEARING. SO IF YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY, SAY IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS."
He just thinks so highly of everyone, it's hard not to feel inspired by him.
"NEVER STOP. NEVER STOP FIGHTING. NEVER STOP DREAMING."
Yes, sir. You got it.
"I DON'T THINK ANYONE, UNTIL THEIR SOUL LEAVES THEIR BODY, IS PAST THE POINT OF NO RETURN."
The world needs more forgiving people like him.
"LIFE IS GENERALLY PRETTY DAMN AMAZING IF YOU LET IT BE."
“EVERY DAY IS A CREATIVE ACT: A STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING WHO YOU WANT TO BE.”
Put it that way and suddenly Mondays seem way less daunting.
"I FIND THAT THE ONLY OPINION THAT SHOULD MATTER IS YOURS."
Right, because if someone is truly your friend they won't care if you try to please them. As Bernard Baruch said, "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
“KNOW THAT WHATEVER BULLIES SAY OR DO, IT COMES FROM THEIR WEAKNESS, NOT YOURS ... THE BEST REVENGE AGAINST BULLIES IS ABSOLUTELY, RESOLUTELY, NEVER TO LET THEM CHANGE WHO YOU ARE."
So important to remember. You are not what someone else decides your worth.
"RESPONSIBILITY IS POWER. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR ACTIONS, AND THE WORLD IS YOURS. EVERYTHING IS A CHOICE."
Petition for Hiddleston to play Uncle Ben in the next Spider-Man reboot.
"THERE IS A LOT OF DARKNESS IN OUR WORLD; THERE IS A LOT OF PAIN, AND YOU CAN EITHER CHOOSE TO SEE THAT OR YOU CAN CHOOSE TO SEE THE JOY. IF YOU TRY TO RESPOND POSITIVELY TO THE WORLD, YOU’LL SPEND YOUR TIME BETTER."
Exactly. You get out of life what you put into it.
"IF YOU RISK FAILURE, THEN YOU ALSO RISK SUCCESS.”
"DANCE MORE, SMILE MORE, TELL LOTS OF JOKES, [AND] ENJOY YOURSELF. THAT'S THE KEY."
Words to live by from the stunningly eloquent Tom Hiddleston. Motivating you to be better and do better one poetic sentence at a time.
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