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A collection of quotes and sayings by Tom Hanks on beauty, inspiration, desert, forest, learning, perseverance, cinema, acting, humor, life and loneliness.

11 Famous Quotes By Tom Hanks That You Can’t Omit

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Academy Award Winning Actor

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Concord, California, U.S.

Tom Hanks is a popular American actor and director. During his college, he was inspired by the ‘The Iceman Cometh’ to pursue a career in acting. He spent the initial years of his career acting and working backstage for various Shakespeare’s plays which brought him the ‘Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actor’. He debuted on television with a small role but soon got a prominent role in a film titled ‘He Knows You're Alone’. There his performance got him many TV roles before a lead role in the ‘Howard's Splash’. That movie turned out to be very successful and he was acknowledged for his work. This was followed by his first notable role in the movie ‘Big’ which fetched him his first ‘Academy Award’ nomination. Thereafter, he worked for various successful films including ‘The Da Vinci Code’. His prolific acting skills brought him various awards and accolades including couple of the most renowned ‘Academy Awards’ and an ‘American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award’. We have curated some of Tom Hank's most notable quotes from his movie characters. Go through the quotes and thoughts of the legendary actor which will help you see life through a new perspective. Take a look at the notable quotations and sayings by Tom Hanks that reveal his comedic and dramatic side.

If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great.

- Tom Hanks

The desert, when the sun comes up...I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.

- Tom Hanks

Never give up because you never know what the tide will bring in the next day.

- Tom Hanks

You learn more from getting your butt kicked than getting it kissed.

- Tom Hanks

I'm glad I didn't have to fight in any war. I'm glad I didn't have to pick up a gun. I'm glad I didn't get killed or kill somebody. I hope my kids enjoy the same lack of manhood.

- Tom Hanks

Believing is seeing and seeing is believing.

- Tom Hanks

...childish, selfish, immature - that's right, I am. But do you know how much money I make for thinking this way?

- Tom Hanks

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

If you're funny, if there's something that makes you laugh, then every day's going to be okay.

- Tom Hanks

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

- Tom Hanks

It was a million tiny things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together... and I knew it.

- Tom Hanks