Tom Hanks is one of the most liked actors in Hollywood. He has played in some of the biggest movies in recent cinema history. Just like his movie quotes, his personal quotations range from funny to completely serious. His best quotes focus on his thoughts about acting, laughter and the Lord of the Rings. Here are Tom Hanks’ top ten best quotations and sayings.
Being a bit harsh aren’t you? I would go with at least twice that.
“I’ve made over 20 movies, and 5 of them are good.”
Tom Hanks quote on Lord of the Rings
“It’s the same stuff they used in that fourth “Lord of the Rings” movie. Or was it the 19th ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie? You know, the one where Boldo and Jingy travel across the bridge? I don’t know, I don’t know their names. When I watch ‘Lord of the Rings,’ I just think, ‘Someone got their finger stuck on the word processor for too long.'”
Quote on the cure of laughter
“If you’re funny, if there’s something that makes you laugh, then every day’s going to be okay.”
Tom Hanks is really “The Thinker”
“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 a bad person?
“I do not want to admit to the world that I can be a bad person. It is just that I don’t want anyone to have false expectations. Moviemaking is a harsh, volatile business, and unless you can be ruthless, too, there’s a good chance that you are going to disappear off the scene pretty quickly. So appearances can be deceptive, particularly in Hollywood.”
Quote on acting
“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, the pessimist
“Some people go to bed at night thinking, “That was a good day.” I am one of those who worries and asks, “How did I screw up today?”
Um, yeah. Me too. Now let me go look-up what that is.
“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.”
Quote on how the new generation is going down
“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 to.”
Quote on what Tom Hanks likes most about acting
“My work is more fun than fun but, best of all, it’s still very scary. You are always walking some kind of high wire. I guess it’s like being a sportsman. When people ask great football stars or cricketers what they will miss most when the time comes to stop, they’ll tell you that it’s that moment when the ball comes to them. In that moment, there’s that wonderful anxiety, that feeling of ‘Please don’t let me screw this up.’ If I didn’t have the chance to do what I do, it’s that I would miss more than anything. That terror is what makes me feel alive. It’s a wonderful feeling, unlike anything else in the world.”
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