Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tom Hanks Quotes




Tom Hanks is one of my very favorite actors. I even liked him in Bosom Buddies!


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.
Tom Hanks

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

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.
Tom Hanks

I do the work that I think is absolutely fascinating. There's not nearly as much distraction for me now as there used to be.
Tom Hanks

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

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?
Tom Hanks

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


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

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

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.
Tom Hanks


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.
Tom Hanks

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.
Tom Hanks

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.
Tom Hanks

There is a huge amount of stuff I'm simply not available for. If they want to make a movie in a certain amount of time and I just can't, I don't even want to see that stuff because if it's really great, I'd be bummed out. So actually I think I say no to a lot less stuff than I used to simply because I don't see it.
Tom Hanks

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.
Tom Hanks

There was nothing to react to except wind and trees [in Cast Away]. It was like making a silent movie.
Tom Hanks

There's a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.
Tom Hanks


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