Tom Hanks Quotes


25 Tom Hanks quotes:



"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."
"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."
"Growing up in northern California has had a big influence on my love and respect for the outdoors. When I lived in Oakland, we would think nothing of driving to Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz one day and then driving to the foothills of the Sierras the next day."
Author: Hanks Quotes Category: American Businessman Quotes Growing Up Quotes
"If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great."
"There's a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while."
Author: Hanks Quotes Category: American Businessman Quotes Loneliness Quotes
"If you have to have a job in this world, a high-priced movie star is a pretty good gig."
"The year I was born, 1956, was the peak year for babies being born, and there are more people essentially our age than anybody else. We could crush these new generations if we decided too."
"I must say that I do wrestle with the amount of money I make, but at the end of the day what am I gonna say? I took less money so Rupert Murdoch could have more?"
"E-mail is far more convenient than the telephone, as far as I'm concerned. I would throw my phone away if I could get away with it."
"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."
Author: Hanks Quotes Category: American Businessman Quotes Physics Quotes
"There is something basic about protecting land by taking it off the market. People should be able to enjoy where they live while at the same time protect the plants and animals around them."
"My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important."
"Prior to Saving Private Ryan I never worked with men. I was always working with some babe, and it was always about falling in love, and it just got turned around. I'm not looking for any particular kind of story. I wait until it comes across my desk."
"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."
"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."
"Movie-making is telling a story with the best technology at your disposal."
"That's what's nice about directing a film and having it done: There's nothing more I can do about it. It's done. That's it. All I can do is let it go and hope that people are kind to it."
"What we're doing with Band of Brothers is trying to put it into human terms, so it is not just a flickering, black and white myth on a screen, it is a resonant story. I want the audience to recognize themselves in these men. They're not just mythic heroes."
"He redefined comedy by defining the moment of our ascendancy as a generation. As did Charlie Chaplin , as did the Marx Brothers, as did Laurel and Hardy define their own times, Steve Martin defined ours."
Author: Hanks Quotes Category: Comedy Quotes
"Once humankind has been some place and found it entrancing, they always go back, ... I think in the history of the human race, the moon has been the first place we've gone to and said, 'OK, we don't need to go back there again.'"
Author: Hanks Quotes Category: History Quotes



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