38 Henry Cavill Quotes: Geek Out with Insights from the Acclaimed Actor
If you're a fan of Henry Cavill, then you probably know him best as Superman and the Witcher. But did you know that he's also a bit of a nerd? Yep, it's true! And some of his fans aren't too thrilled about it. But let's not get into that just yet. Instead, let's dive into 38 of Cavill's most interesting quotes and learn more about his life, career, relationships, and everything in between.
So who is Henry Cavill, anyway? The actor was born on May 5, 1983, in the Channel Islands of New Jersey. Even as a kid, he had a passion for acting and started performing in school plays like "Grease" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." And after years of hard work and perseverance, he finally made it big in Hollywood. But, like any actor, he faced his fair share of rejections along the way.
Want to hear more about Cavill's experience with acting, as well as some of his thoughts on life, love, and everything in between? Then you're in luck! Just keep reading to discover 38 of his most fascinating quotes.
Henry Cavill’s quote: “I'm a serious geek. I mean, I seriously want to own a unicorn when I'm older.” | Source: AmoDays
Henry Cavill’s Quotes on Himself and His Life
“I read mostly historical fiction–lots of stuff set in ancient Rome and ancient Greece. I also liked sci-fi and fantasy: David Gemmell, Raymond E. Feist. It’s a nice escape from the world. As much as I do love real-life stories, they can often make you hurt in a way I’d rather not hurt.” — Henry Cavill
"If people like to see me with my shirt off, it's enormously flattering. But that doesn't mean I'm going to take my shirt off all the time." — Henry Cavill
“I'm from a family of six men, so I'm bound to be physical.” — Henry Cavill
"I'm a giant softy, for sure, but I honestly think these days it's probably considered more masculine to be emotionally connected." — Henry Cavill
"At boarding school, there wasn't much time for much of anything except education." — Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill’s quote: "My mother is such an incredibly strong woman. She raised a family of five boys.” | Source: AmoDays
"When you give your all to something, and you're hitting a wall, it just feels so wrong." — Henry Cavill
“I'm a serious geek. I mean, I seriously want to own a unicorn when I'm older.” — Henry Cavill
"My mother is such an incredibly strong woman. She raised a family of five boys extremely well. She made us all strong, loving, caring people. We all support each other. I’m really thankful to her.” — Henry Cavill
"I was overweight when I went to school. In fact, I was overweight when I left, just taller. Fatty Cavill was the nickname. I mean, no one wants to be Fatty Cavill." — Henry Cavill
“If someone’s trying to intimidate me, male or female, I don’t respect them enough to be intimidated.” — Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill’s quote: “Don’t worry about failure because failure will take care of itself. Focus on success.” | Source: AmoDays
"My mother works in a bank, and my dad is the head of my management team and also works in finance." — Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill’s Quotes on Work, Success, and Acting
“Some people thrive under pressure, but pressure can also ruin your performance; it can push you down angles which you don’t want to go.” — Henry Cavill
"My version of Superman is essentially of a guy who has spent his whole life alone." — Henry Cavill
"As much as everyone says that Superman is good, a lot of other people might say that that's why they find him boring. A lot of Batman fans might say that." — Henry Cavill
“A lot of the stuff you do as an actor, or I do, because I can’t speak for everyone, is not always consciously thought out. A lot of the time, for me, it’s actually just feeling stuff, and it happens all in the moment, and your body reacts.” — Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill’s quote: “Not every job is a good job.” | Source: AmoDays
"Regrets are something you can't really have as an actor, because ultimately you'll end up destroying yourself... there's a lot of disappointment in this business." — Henry Cavill
"People have this belief that actors are able to go out there and say, 'Oh, I choose this job,' but most of the time, we're just taking the job we can get. We don't just get offered thousands of jobs; we might earn one job a year, and that's the one we'll take because we've got to pay the rent." — Henry Cavill
"It's difficult to judge other actors because, as an actor, you're looking at different things than what an audience is looking at." — Henry Cavill
“I never thought of myself as unlucky. When you aim high, it’s tough to get there unless something really fortunate happens.” — Henry Cavill
"It's our job as actors to make it look like it's not manufactured. If you have two actors who understand their characters, and, therefore what they are trying to portray, then all they need to do is be the characters and there's a chemistry there." — Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill’s quote: “There's a lot of disappointment in this business." | Source: AmoDays
"I often find during a day of shooting, I will speak in an American accent all day long when I'm doing dialogue. At the end of the day, it often takes an effort when I'm talking to my fiancee to bring my English back just because you're so used to speaking that way." — Henry Cavill
"Playing an icon [Superman], you don't try to be an icon because that defeats the purpose. The responsibility attached is enormous, and the realization that it actually really, really matters meant that I wanted to put the most amount of work into representing the character properly." — Henry Cavill
“Not every job is a good job.” — Henry Cavill
"I work out two, two and a half hours a day. For 'Immortals,' it was body-weight stuff: crunches, pullups, and martial arts-based cardio." — Henry Cavill
“Don’t worry about failure because failure will take care of itself. Focus on success.” — Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill’s quote: “I still don't have any crushes on actresses or models.” | Source: AmoDays
"The point of acting is to pretend you're someone else and sell a story." — Henry Cavill
"Certainly, for younger guys, Superman is this mythological character that they've thought about and explored in their imaginations...But one thing I really like about Superman fans is that they're so open-minded and excited and honest. There's something beautiful about their enjoyment of it—something very Superman-like." — Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill’s Quotes on Connections and Relationships
"If I'm talking to someone and they're feeling a certain way, I will definitely tie into that very quickly. You have to learn to read emotions and feelings when you grow up in a family with four brothers—especially if three of them are a lot bigger than you." — Henry Cavill
“I’m loyal to a fault. I may have learned that from my mother.” — Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill’s quote: “I'm from a family of six men, so I'm bound to be physical.” | Source: AmoDays
“I still don't have any crushes on actresses or models.” — Henry Cavill
“When I first met my girlfriend, I was super intimidated. I wanted to impress her. I was thinking, Don’t mess this up, man. You’ve gotta play your cards exactly right.” — Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill on His Life and Viewpoints
“If you’ve got nothing else, passion will get you through.” — Henry Cavill
"Nature is a definite thing. But nurture is just as powerful. It can really mess with you.” — Henry Cavill
"I like to go full bore into something. If you have a backup plan, then you've already admitted defeat." — Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill’s quote: “If you’ve got nothing else, passion will get you through.” | Source: AmoDays
“If you have superpowers and no one can actually cause you any physical harm, then everything has to be very thought-through. You almost have to fake at being human.” — Henry Cavill
“If there's one thing that we're very good at as humans, it's remembering the bad stuff.” — Henry Cavill
“Everyone doubts themselves. It's just a matter of admitting it or not.” — Henry Cavill
“No matter what era we’re in, we need hope.” — Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill’s quote: “If there's one thing that we're very good at as humans, it's remembering the bad stuff.” | Source: AmoDays
Now, let's talk about one of Henry Cavill's most beloved roles - Geralt of Rivia, aka the Witcher in "The Witcher" series. Based on a series of popular books, the show has been a massive hit, and fans can't get enough of Cavill's portrayal of the iconic character. Unfortunately, there's some bad news on the horizon. While season three is still in the works, Cavill won't return for the fourth season. Instead, the role will be taken over by none other than Miley Cyrus's currently infamous ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth.
Naturally, fans were devastated by the news, and many have been speculating about why Cavill made the decision to leave. Some say it's because the show deviates from the source material, which doesn't sit well with the self-proclaimed "Geek." Others argue that contractual obligations and his dedication to the Superman franchise forced him to depart.
However, these theories were put into question when it was announced that he would no longer be playing Superman, either. So, what's going on with Cavill's career? It's anyone's guess at this point. All we know for sure is that he's leaving behind two of his most iconic roles - Superman and Geralt of Rivia.
Interestingly enough, he was nearly cast in other breakthrough roles that ended up going to different actors. For example, he was in the running for the role of "Harry Potter's" Cedric Diggory, which ultimately went to Robert Pattinson. And he also missed out on playing James Bond, losing out to the one and only Daniel Craig.
Despite these missed opportunities, Cavill will always be the Witcher to his fans. To celebrate his incredible performance, we've compiled a list of 44 Geralt of Rivia quotes that are sure to make you feel like you're back in the world of "The Witcher."