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27 Inspirational Tom Hanks Quotes



27 Inspirational Tom Hanks Quotes

If you’re looking for the best Tom Hanks quotes then look no further.

Tom Hanks is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is widely regarded as an American cultural icon.

Throughout his career, he has won multiple awards including an Oscar, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and many more. Hanks is known for his comedic and dramatic roles and has starred in some incredible films.

Growing up, Big was my favorite movie but he’s also starred in such greats as Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, The Green Mile, Cast Away and many more.

Hanks’ films have grossed more than $4.9 billion at U.S. and Canadian box offices and more than $9.96 billion worldwide, making him the fifth-highest-grossing actor in North America. Tom Hanks estimated net worth is $390 million as of 2019.

Below you’ll find the best collection of Tom Hanks quotes to inspire you to success.

Inspiring Tom Hanks Quotes

1. “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

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

3. “You learn more from getting your butt kicked than getting it kissed.” – Tom Hanks

4. “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

5. “Believing is seeing and seeing is believing.” – Tom Hanks

6. “I’ve made over 20 movies, and 5 of them are good.” – Tom Hanks

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

8. “A hero is someone who voluntarily walks into the unknown.” – Tom Hanks

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

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

11. “You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.” – Tom Hanks

12. “I am who I am, and I think I have a good nature, by and large. But if someone takes advantage of that good nature, well then, you know, I’m not that nice a guy.” – Tom Hanks

13. “Movie-making is telling a story with the best technology at your disposal.” – Tom Hanks

14. “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

15. “I think it’s better to feel good than to look good.” – 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. “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

18. “May you live as long as you want and not want as long as you live.” – Tom Hanks

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

20. “Help publicly. Help privately. Help make sense where sense has gone missing. Help science to solve and faith to soothe. Help, and you will abolish apathy — the void that is so quickly filled by ignorance and evil.” – Tom Hanks

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

22. “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

23. “There’s no greater joy than that seen through the eyes of a child, and there’s a little bit of a child in all of us.” – Tom Hanks

24. “Well, as with anything, if you want to believe you can find reasons to.” – Tom Hanks

25. “You can always try to do something. Keep moving forward. Keep trying stuff.” – Tom Hanks

26. “Being kind always works.” – Tom Hanks

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

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