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95+ Tom Hanks Quotes And Movie Lines From The Nicest Man In Hollywood

Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump ran quite the distance across America.

He is a man known by many across the world and with good reason, Tom Hanks is one of the most enigmatic and versatile actors in the history of film.

Tom Hanks is highly respected, not just because he's one of the most popular actors in the world, but because he's one of the nicest people in real life. He's rarely played the bad guy, he is just too nice!

Born in Concord on 9 July 1956, Tom Hanks grew up as quite the charming and responsible guy with a special interest in watching plays. After gaining knowledge in the various aspects of theater production and acting in a low-budget slasher film, Tom Hanks made a mark with his comic abilities in the TV show, 'Bosom Buddies'. This led to his first major film, 'Splash', directed by noted filmmaker Ron Howard.

Tom Hanks rose to fame with his fantasy-comedy film, 'Big' in the year 1988. This film would also be his first-ever Academy Award nomination. After another film in the same year titled 'Punchline' and then a couple of underperforming films, Hanks only delivered a single hit in that period, titled 'Turner & Hooch'. After a comeback film called 'A League Of Their Own' in 1993, Tom Hanks sealed his place in the industry with the box office hits 'Sleepless in Seattle' and 'Philadelphia'.

In some famous Tom Hanks quotes, Hanks has described how his work changed over time, saying that in the, "Modern era of moviemaking... Because enough self-discovery has gone on... My work has become less pretentiously fake and over-the-top." This development in his style obviously paid off, as Tom Hanks won an Oscar for Best Actor in 'Philadelphia'.

Tom then delivered the runaway blockbuster hit 'Forrest Gump'. Known as one of the greatest hits in movie history, 'Forrest Gump' shot Tom Hanks into the Hollywood superleague, produced loads of great Tom Hanks quotes, and even won him his second Best Actor Oscar. Tom Hanks' most famous line is from this movie: "My mama always said, life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Here are a few of the finest Tom Hanks quotes including the famous "It's supposed to be hard" quote, curated just for you. If you enjoy these Tom Hanks quotes, check out these [Meryl Streep quotes] and [Leonardo Dicaprio quotes] too!

The Best Tom Hanks Quotes Ever

The grandest Tom Hanks quotes and Tom Hanks movie quotes that will make you nostalgic!

1. "I guess sometimes the past just catches up with you, whether you want it to or not."

-Tom Hanks, 'The Green Mile'.

2. "Believing is seeing and seeing is believing."

-Tom Hanks.

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

-Tom Hanks, 'Cast Away'.

4. "The reason most of us go to the movies is to be involved in someone else's moral dilemma."

-Tom Hanks.

5. "My mama always said, life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

-Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump'.

6. "I try not to lie to people – the only way to control the way you're perceived is to tell the truth."

-Tom Hanks.

7. "You have to adhere to a philosophy that the life unexamined is not worth living."

-Tom Hanks.

8. "Without question, we make choices – and those choices have consequences."

-Tom Hanks.

9. "My work is really a blast. When it stops being a blast, then it ain't no fun no more!"

-Tom Hanks.

10. "Even the simplest choice can make a jaw-dropping difference in our world."

-Tom Hanks.

11. "The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are."

-Tom Hanks.

12. "If we take care of each other, help where we can, and give up some comforts... this too, shall pass."

-Tom Hanks.

13. "Why does it have to be human or divine? Maybe human is divine."

-Tom Hanks, 'The Da Vinci Code'.

14. "We are all God's animated cartoons."

-Tom Hanks, 'Punchline'.

15. "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great."

-Tom Hanks, 'A League of Their Own'.

16. "Do you have any music from the last twenty years?"

-Tom Hanks, 'Uncommon Type: Some Stories'.

17. "I am who I am, and I think I have a good nature, by and large."

-Tom Hanks.

18. "To circle the globe, a ship needs only a sail, a wheel, a compass and a clock."

-Tom Hanks, 'Uncommon Type: Some Stories'.

19. "If I stopped having passion, I'd be done."

-Tom Hanks.

20. "Human beings do things for a reason, even if sometimes it's the wrong reason."

-Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks 'Forrest Gump' Quotes

These Tom Hanks movie quotes from 'Forrest Gump' will really move you.

21. "My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on."

-Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump'.

22. "Stupid is as stupid does."

-Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump'.

23. "I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental – like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it's both."

-Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump'.

24. "Forrest: He got a daddy named Forrest, too?

Jenny: You're his daddy, Forrest."

- 'Forrest Gump'.

25. "I'm not a smart man but I know what love is."

-Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump'.

26. "Momma said there's only so much fortune a man really needs and the rest is just for showing off."

-Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump'.

27. "Some people don't think miracles happen; well, they do."

-Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump'.

28. "Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn't."

-Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump'.

29. "My mama always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where they going, where they been."

-Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump'.

30. "I miss you, Jenny. If there's anything you need, I won't be far away."

-Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump'.

Famous 'Turner And Hooch' Quotes

Great quotes from the Tom Hanks movie 'Turner & Hooch'.

31. "Is that pesos? This is for a dog! 97.51 dollars? I'm not gonna eat this stuff."

-Tom Hanks, 'Turner & Hooch'.

32. "No begging for food, no sniffing of crotches, and you will NOT drink from my toilet."

-Tom Hanks, 'Turner & Hooch'.

33. "These are the simple rules. No barking, no growling, you will not lift your leg to anything in this house."

-Tom Hanks, 'Turner & Hooch'.

34. Oh... Nooo! AAH! You – aww ya stupid dog! No... AH YA STUPID DOG!"

-Tom Hanks, 'Turner & Hooch'.

35. "I was looking forward to a nice quiet cup of coffee... but now, I'M AWAKE!"

-Tom Hanks, 'Turner & Hooch'.

36. "You're not thirsty, you're not touching the water, the orange juice, cranapple – what am I supposed to do? Make you a Margarita?"

-Tom Hanks, 'Turner & Hooch'.

37. "What's the matter with your mom? She can't get a car with some muscle?"

-Tom Hanks, 'Turner & Hooch'.

38. "Don't eat the car! Not the car! Oh, what am I yelling at you for? You're a dog!"

-Tom Hanks, 'Turner & Hooch'.

39. "Here's a muffin for Hooch. I got a muffin for Hooch."

-Tom Hanks, 'Turner & Hooch'.

40. "This is not your room. This is your room."

-Tom Hanks, 'Turner & Hooch'.

Tom Hanks 'Big' Quotes

Here are some quotes from the movie 'Big' by Tom Hanks.

41. "I wish I were big."

-Tom Hanks, 'Big'.

42. "Paul: It's not a sport if you let a machine do all the work.

Josh: What about car racing?

Paul: Aw, shut up, Baskin!"

- 'Big'.

43. "You don't get it, do you? This is important!"

-Tom Hanks, 'Big'.

44. "Billy: So you got a job, where you play with all these toys.

Josh: Yup!

Billy: And they're gonna pay you for that?"

- 'Big'.

45. "Bank Teller: Okay, so how would you like that?

Josh: Three dimes, a 100 dollar bill and 87 ones."

- 'Big'.

46. "Mrs. Baskin: I swear I will spend the rest of my life making sure you suffer.

Josh: Wow, thanks."

- 'Big'.

47. "Josh: My best sport is video hockey.

Paul: That isn't a sport.

Josh: Well, It takes eye-to-hand coordination."

- 'Big'.

48. "Interviewer: My brother-in-law got his doctorate there. Did you pledge?

Josh: Yes, every morning."

- 'Big'.

49. "Susan: You know Josh?

Billy: Yes, I am his friend.

Susan: I am... his girlfriend.

Billy: His girlfriend? Whoa!"

- 'Big'.

50. "It's a glow-in-the-dark compass ring. So you don't get lost."

-Tom Hanks, 'Big'.

Tom Hanks 'A League Of Their Own' Quotes

A baseball field from the 'A League Of Their Own' starred Tom Hanks.

These Tom Hanks 'League Of Their Own' quotes will take you back to the fantastic sports comedy.

51. "Baseball is what gets inside you. It's what lights you up, you can't deny that."

-Tom Hanks, 'A League Of Their Own'.

52. "You stink, you're lousy, you're only the best player in the league."

-Tom Hanks, 'A League Of Their Own'.

53. "Are you crying?! There's no crying! There's no crying in baseball!"

-Tom Hanks, 'A League Of Their Own'.

54. "So, let’s play hard, let’s play smart. Use your heads!"

-Tom Hanks, 'A League Of Their Own'.

55. "Well, anything worth doing is worth doing right."

-Tom Hanks, 'A League Of Their Own'.

56. "By the way, I loved you in 'The Wizard Of Oz.'"

-Tom Hanks, 'A League Of Their Own'.

57. "I was in the toilet reading my contract..."

-Tom Hanks, 'A League Of Their Own'.

58. "Dottie: You ever been married?

Jimmy: Well, let me think... yeah. Twice.

Dottie: Any children?

Jimmy: One of them was, yeah."

-'A League Of Their Own'.

59. "Who’s Lou!?!"

-Tom Hanks, 'A League Of Their Own'.

60. "Little Boy: Avoid the clap, Jimmy Dugan.

Jimmy Dugan: Hey, that's good advice!"

-'A League Of Their Own'.

Tom Hanks 'Cast Away' Quotes

Tom Hanks was stranded on an island in 'Cast Away'.

Here are some fantastic quotes from the movie 'Cast Away', including Tom Hanks Wilson quotes.

61. "I have made fire."

-Tom Hanks, 'Cast Away'.

62. "You wouldn't have a match by any chance, would you?"

-Tom Hanks, 'Cast Away'.

63. "Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"

-Tom Hanks, 'Cast Away'.

64. "I had power over nothing."

-Tom Hanks, 'Cast Away'.

65. "Kelly Frears: I love you. You're the love of my life.

Chuck Noland: I love you too, Kelly. More than you'll ever know."

- 'Cast Away'.

66. "I'm sorry Wilson!!!"

-Tom Hanks, 'Cast Away'.

67. "I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing."

-Tom Hanks, 'Cast Away'.

68. "Coconut milk is a natural laxative. That's something Gilligan never told us."

-Tom Hanks, 'Cast Away'.

69. "I had a coffin?"

-Tom Hanks, 'Cast Away'.

70. "I'm always going to keep this watch on Memphis time. Kelly time."

-Tom Hanks, 'Cast Away'.

'Saving Private Ryan' Famous Quotes

Some famous quotes from the superhit movie, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

71. "Like finding a needle in a stack of needles."

-Tom Hanks, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

72. "I thought you were my mother."

-Tom Hanks, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

73. "The way you run, I don't think so."

-Tom Hanks, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

74. "He better be worth it."

-Tom Hanks, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

75. "I just know that every man I kill, the farther away from home I feel."

-Tom Hanks, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

76. "Earn it."

-Tom Hanks, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

77. "When was the last time you felt good about anything?"

-Tom Hanks, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

78. "Anybody wanna answer that?"

-Tom Hanks, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

79. "The world has taken a turn for the surreal."

-Tom Hanks, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

80. "Our objective is to win the war."

-Tom Hanks, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

More Great Tom Hanks Quotes From Movies

Som fantastic Tom Hanks movie quotes from hits such as the 'Toy Story' series and 'Apollo 13'.

81. "There's a little bit of a child in all of us."

-Tom Hanks, 'Saving Mr. Banks'.

82. "Reach for the sky!"

-Tom Hanks, 'Toy Story'.

83. "From now on, we live in a world where man has walked on the moon."

-Tom Hanks, 'Apollo 13'.

84. "Patricia makes coffee nervous."

-Tom Hanks, 'You've Got Mail'.

85. "Adorable. Dammit, why can't you look terrible?"

-Tom Hanks, 'Every Time We Say Goodbye'.

86. "Hello, Houston. This is Odyssey. It's good to see you again."

-Tom Hanks, 'Apollo 13'.

87. "I would be crazy enough to turn my life upside down and marry her."

-Tom Hanks, 'You've Got Mail'.

88. "That wasn't flying. That was falling with style!"

-Tom Hanks, 'Toy Story'.

89. "We just put Sir Isaac Newton in the driver's seat."

-Tom Hanks, 'Apollo 13'.

90. "Well, good riddance, ya loony!"

-Tom Hanks, 'Toy Story'.

Special Tom Hanks Quotes For All

Check out these Tom Hanks funny and insightful quotes from the man himself.

91. "We have a bond that goes beyond words like wife or girlfriend or mother."

-Tom Hanks.

92. "There is no substitute for a great love who says, 'No matter what's wrong with you, you're welcome at this table.'"

-Tom Hanks.

93. "I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism."

-Tom Hanks.

94. "The pleasure of working with somebody who's an actor is they don't waste time with stuff that doesn't matter."

-Tom Hanks.

95. "Wait, you can go to college and study theater? And act in plays? This is almost a racket, you know."

-Tom Hanks.

At Kidadl, we have created lots of family-friendly quotes for everyone! If you like these Tom Hanks quotes, why not read these [Tom Cruise quotes], or Tom Hiddleston quotes too?

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