Tom Hanks Quotes – 21 Uplifting Quotes by Charismatic Actor

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Tom Hanks is a famous american actor and filmmaker. Tom hanks films have won the heart of millions of people and grossed over  $8.5 billion worldwide. Tom has an incredible acting skills which makes him most lovable Hollywood star. He has known for his role in blockbuster movies like Philadelphia(1993), Forrest Gump(1994), Saving Private RyanYou’ve Got Mail(both 1998),  Cast Away(2000) and The Da Vinci Code (2006). He won the  Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia.

Tom hanks is hard working and charming actor in  industry, but he wasn’t cool or charismatic always as we know him today, he once told rolling stone magazine that “I was a geek, a spaz. I was horribly, painfully, terribly shy”and also he had faced really bad days during early days of  his acting career. In Spite of that he pushed himself to work harder and rest is history.

I have collected some of the Uplifting Quotes by Charismatic Actor, but if you want to dig deeper in Tom Hanks story, you will have to read biography written by David Gardner -“The Tom Hanks Enigma“.

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List of  Tom Hanks Quotes – 21 Uplifting Quotes by Charismatic Actor

1. “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great”

~Tom Hanks

2. “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

3. “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

4. “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

5. “The truth is that everyone pays attention to who’s number one at the box office. And none of it matters, because the only thing that really exists is the connection the audience has with a movie”

~Tom Hanks

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

~Tom Hanks

7. “At the end of the day it’s got to be a good movie, it’s got to be a funny movie, and it’s got to make people think, ’Hey, I couldn’t have spent my time any better”

~Tom Hanks

8. “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

9. “I gotta keep breathing because tomorrow sun will rise. Who Knows what the tide could bring?”

~Tom Hanks

10. “Believing is seeing and seeing is believing”

~Tom Hanks

11. “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

12. “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

13. “You have to do the best with what god gave you”

~Tom Hanks

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

~Tom Hanks

15. “As long as you as an individual can convince yourself that in order to move as best you can you have to be optimistic, you can be described as “one of the faithful”, one of those people who can say “well look something’s going to happen. Let’s just keep trying , let’s not give up”

~Tom Hanks

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

~Tom Hanks

17. “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

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

~Tom Hanks

19. “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

20. “A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown”

~Tom Hanks

21. “But the battles against loneliness that I fought when I was 16 are very different from those I fought when I was 27, and those are very different from the ones I fight at 44”

~Tom Hanks

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Let me know in comments, Which of the  above Tom Hanks quotes you like the most ?

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Neeraj Kaple

Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

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