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21 Inspiring Tom Hanks Quotes

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks is an American film actor and filmmaker.

Some of Tom Hanks well-known movies that he has stared in are ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Forest Gump’, ‘Cast Away’, ‘Toy Story’, ‘Apollo 13’, ‘Splash’, ‘Philadelphia’, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, and many more films.

Take a look at some of Tom Hank’s quotes here:

21 Inspiring Tom Hanks Quotes:

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

2. “I want to have a good time myself. I don’t want to dread going to work no matter what the gig is. I think, selfishly, I will make sure that I have a good time; how about that?” – Tom Hanks

3. “Some people are cowards… I think by and large a third of people are villains, a third are cowards, and a third are heroes. Now, a villain and a coward can choose to be a hero, but they’ve got to make that choice.” – Tom Hanks

4. “If you have to have a job in this world, a high-priced movie star is a pretty good gig.” – Tom Hanks

5. “There isn’t any great mystery about me. What I do is glamorous and has an awful lot of white-hot attention placed on it. But the actual work requires the same discipline and passion as any job you love doing, be it as a very good pipe fitter or a highly creative artist.” – Tom Hanks

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

7. “I love what I do for a living, it’s the greatest job in the world, but you have to survive an awful lot of attention that you don’t truly deserve and you have to live up to your professional responsibilities and I’m always trying to balance that with what is really important.” – Tom Hanks

8. “My job has always been to hold a mirror up to nature.” – Tom Hanks

9. “It is meant to make people think, ‘How in the world did we do that, and isn’t it a marvelous thing that we did?’ – Tom Hanks

10. “My wife keeps on telling me my worst fault is that I keep things to myself and appear relaxed. But I am really in a room in my own head and not hearing a thing anyone is saying.” – Tom Hanks

11th Tom Hanks Quote – “Show up on time. Know your lines. Have an idea of what to do in the scene. the rest will take care of itself.” – Tom Hanks

 

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12. “Some people go to bed at night thinking, ‘That was a good day.’ I am one of those who worries and asks, ‘How did I screw up today?'” – Tom Hanks

13. “Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.” – Tom Hanks

14. “There’s millions of survivors out there make it one million and one.” – Tom Hanks

15. “The nature of the movies is different than it was five years ago, and they’re all driven by the possibilities of CGI, which means you can make anything happen on screen that you can possibly desire.” – Tom Hanks

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

17. “If you’re funny, if there’s something that makes you laugh, then every day’s going to be okay.” – Tom Hanks

18. “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” – Tom Hanks

19. “Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.” – Tom Hanks

20. “I went to college because I didn’t have anywhere else to go and it was a fabulous hang. And while I was there I was exposed to this world that I didn’t know was possible.” – Tom Hanks

21. “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

What’s your favorite Tom Hanks Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below.

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  1. Lina

    Dec 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    When I need motivation, I always re-read this one: “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” Definitely my favorite!

  2. Marcia Gray

    Feb 18, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    This is my favorite quote, “I think it’s better to feel good than to look good.” Agree!

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