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I have an appetite for the normal in my life, as well as the abnormal.
The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.
Enjoy the journey of life and not just the endgame.
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 humor is important.
Pull the hair on my head the wrong way, and I would be on my knees begging for mercy. I have very sensitive follicles.
People's hands fascinate me. It's tempting to look at a businessman's left hand and see if there's an indentation from a missing wedding ring. Or maybe there's a tan line and the skin is pressed down where's he's worked a ring off his finger.
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.
If people ask, 'Are you Sherlock Holmes?', it's horribly naff, but I say, 'I'm not, I just look a bit like him' - which is how I feel. There are bad attributes of his that I really don't share!
Live a life less ordinary.
The more charming person is the person who admits the other person is more charming.
I've been broody since I was 12, but I can't just get anyone pregnant. It has got to be the right person.
Mystique is rare now, isn't it? There aren't that many enigmas in this modern world.
I drive a motorbike, so there is the whiff of the grim reaper round every corner, especially in London.
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.
There's no shame in stealing - any actor who says he doesn't is lying. You steal from everything.
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.
I'll always do 'Sherlock' - it's something I'm not going to give up on.
I am a PR disaster because I talk too much.
As an actor, you are aware of how a role can seep into your real life.
'Frankenstein' was all about the idea that, through electricity and the destruction of night, man creating light and darkness, we took on god-like powers and then abused them like gods, and we are only men. That's a story about man making a man in his own image. The inversion of natural order.
Maybe it's because I was an only child, but I've always wanted kids.
'Sherlock' fans are, by and large, an intelligent breed, so they've gone through my back catalogue and got what I've done, why and how I've done it. There is some obsessive behaviour, but I worry for them rather than me.
Having your adolescence at an all-male boarding school is just crap.
I drag a lot of stuff round with me that I don't need.
My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education.
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