Tom Hanks Quotes

“We are still in the position of waking up and having a choice. Do I make the world better today somehow, or do I not bother?” ~ Tom Hanks

“Never give up because you never know what the tide will bring in the next day.” ~ Tom Hanks

“The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.” ~ Tom Hanks

The cinema has the power

“It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together … and I knew it.” ~ Tom Hanks

“It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together … and I knew it.” ~ Tom Hanks

“I think it’s better to feel good than to look good.” ~ Tom Hanks

“The only way you can truly control how you are seen is by being honest all the time.” ~ Tom Hanks

The only way you can truly

“If things were easy to find, they wouldn’t be worth finding.” ~ Tom Hanks

“A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown.” ~ Tom Hanks

“Repertory theater is all about being part of the whole, one of the many colors in this vast palette.” ~ Tom Hanks

“Even the simplest choice can make a jaw-dropping difference in our world.” ~ Tom Hanks

Even the simplest choice

“If you can feel like a good man in your 40s, you can feel like a better man in your 50s, a Superman in your 60s, and maybe a Spider-Man in your 70s.” ~ Tom Hanks

“In the 1998 Oscars, I found myself in the bathroom in a stall, next to Tom Selleck. So I leaned over and I said ‘looks like we’re a couple of peeing Toms. His angry silence is something I’ll never forget.” ~ Tom Hanks

“The reason most of us go to the movies is to be involved in someone else’s moral dilemma.” ~ Tom Hanks

“The desert, when the sun comes up…I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.” ~ Tom Hanks

The desert, when the sun comes

“Tweeting is like sending out cool telegrams to your friends once a week.” ~ Tom Hanks

“”There’s a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.” ~ Tom Hanks

“The “Toy Story” films accomplish what timeless classics aim for – innocent characters who face an endless trail of adventures.” ~ Tom Hanks

The Toy Story films accomplish

“You don’t necessarily go in to talk to the person to try to find some secret key to the lock.” ~ Tom Hanks

“It’s always a combination of physics and poetry that I find inspiring. It’s hard to wrap your head around things like the Hubble scope.” ~ Tom Hanks

“I view my wife as my lover, and we have a bond that goes beyond words like wife or girlfriend or mother.” ~ Tom Hanks

“Hold the mirror up to nature. Human behavior is worthy of examination and celebration.” ~ Tom Hanks

Hold the mirror up to nature.

“Eating everything you want is not that much fun. When you live a life with no boundaries, there’s less joy. If you can eat anything you want to, what’s the fun in eating anything you want to?” ~ Tom Hanks

“Human beings do things for a reason, even if sometimes it’s the wrong reason.” ~ Tom Hanks

“Every job requires a certain riding of a horse.” ~ Tom Hanks

“Even if a story has nothing to do with my life, if I can recognise something of myself in the character and think, ‘Oh yeah, that’s what I’d do…’ Yeah, that’s what I look for.” ~ Tom Hanks

“From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go.” ~ Tom Hanks

From now on we live in a

“I will entertain anything; it doesn’t matter. You know, it’s not obviously about the price, it’s not about who, it’s kind of about when and what. It’s material, that’s all.” ~ Tom Hanks

“Help and you will abolish apathy-the void that is so quickly filled by ignorance and evil.” ~ Tom Hanks

“I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism.” ~ Tom Hanks

“You have to adhere to a philosophy that the life unexamined is not worth living, because otherwise you’re just living from day to day and you don’t have any real sense of yourself or where you are.” ~ Tom Hanks

You have to adhere to a philosophy

“It’s not a mid-life crisis. It’s a mid-life disaster. A mid-life crisis is when you wake up with everything and you go “I have everything but I’m still unhappy.”” ~ Tom Hanks

“College isn’t necessary for everybody and it’s only from what you put into it what you go there for.” ~ Tom Hanks

“I try not to lie to people – the only way to control the way you’re perceived is to tell the truth.” ~ Tom Hanks

“For some people, I will be Forrest Gump for the rest of my life. But that’s OK; that’s a good thing.” ~ Tom Hanks

For some people, I will

“Help, and you will make a huge impact in the life of the street, the town, the country and our planet. If only one out of four of each one hundred of you choose to help on any given day, in any given cause, incredible things will happen in the world you live in.” ~ Tom Hanks

“My wife and I, we met making a movie. This is not just our job, it’s our life. It’s what we do naturally whether we’re working together or not.” ~ Tom Hanks

“My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It’s just not December without that movie in my house.” ~ Tom Hanks

“I know what I have to do now, I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” ~ Tom Hanks