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Best Tom Hanks Quotes

No doubt about it. Tom Hanks is the most beloved male star in Hollywood today.  But the man who who made his breakthrough movie with Splash and continues his success with the upcoming Charlie Wilson’s War on Christmas Day, is also eminently quotable.  Here are some of the best Hanks 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.”
“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.”
“There was nothing to react to except wind and trees [in Cast Away]. It was like making a silent movie.”

-“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.”
-“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.”
“As a boy I’d often spend my days biking on riverbeds
and arroyos and come home exhausted. I realize now how much I took for
granted having the natural world so close at hand. It wasn’t until I
moved away, first to New York and then to Los Angeles, that I realized
how much I missed the outdoors.
“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.

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