Tom Hanks movie quotes

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Tom Hanks quotes
  • “- Ben Bradlee: We have to be the check on their power. If we don't hold them accountable, then, my God, who will?
    - Kay Graham: Well, I've never smoked a cigar. And I have no problem holding Lyndon or Jack or Bob or any of them accountable. We can't hold them accountable if we don't have a newspaper.”

    Tom Hanks - Ben Bradlee
    Meryl Streep - Kay Graham
  • “We live and we die by time, and we must not commit the sin of turning our back on time.”
    Tom Hanks - Chuck Noland
    [Tag:death, living, time]
  • “- Streebek: You know, Friday, we're allowed to go 55... On some occasions, even faster.
    - Friday: I'm well aware of the federally mandated speed limit, Streebeck. But, did it ever occur to you that, by going eight miles an hour slower, we might save some gasoline and ease the burden on the poor taxpayers out there who pay our salaries?
    -...” (continue)
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    Tom Hanks - Streebek
    Dan Aykroyd - Friday
    [Tag:driving, police]
  • “- Jimmy Dugan: Sneaking out like this, quitting, you'll regret it for the rest of your life. Baseball is what gets inside you. It's what lights you up, you can't deny that.
    - Dottie Hinson: It just got too hard.
    - Jimmy Dugan: It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great.”

    Tom Hanks - Jimmy Dugan
    Geena Davis - Dottie Hinson
  • “Why does it have to be human or divine? Maybe human is divine.”
    Tom Hanks - Robert Langdon
    [Tag:god, human nature]
  • “I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?”
    Tom Hanks - Chuck Noland
  • “There's no greater gift than friendship.”
    Tom Hanks - Santa Claus
  • “- Freddie Bauer: People fall in love every day, huh? Is that what you said?
    - Allen Bauer: Yeah.
    - Freddie Bauer: Yeah? Well, that's a crock. It doesn't work that way. Look, do you realize how happy you were with her? That is, of course, when you weren't driving yourself crazy. Every day? Come on. Some people will never be that happy. I'll never...” (continue)
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    John Candy - Freddie Bauer
    Tom Hanks - Allen Bauer
  • Sorry Jack, it's an old habit. Kinda used to the pilot's seat. She's yours to fly.”

    Tom Hanks - Jim Lovell
  • My momma always said: "life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get".
    Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
    [Tag:life, mottoes]
  • “I saw the moon when we where out there on the ocean. Shining down on everything. I've been miserable for so long. Years of my life wasted. For you. Been a long time comin' here to met you. A long time, on a crooked road.”

    Tom Hanks - Joe
    [Tag:meeting, time, waiting]
  • “It's like a long carpet that's just laid out right beneath me. And it was the algae, right? It was that phosphorescent stuff that gets churned up in the wake of a big ship. And it was, it was, it was leading me home. You know? If my cockpit lights hadn't shorted out, there's no way I'd ever been able to see that. So uh, you, uh, never know......” (continue)(continue reading)

    Tom Hanks - Jim Lovell
    [Tag:fate, flying, home]
  • “- Wolfgang Vogel: You treat us as stooges for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
    - James Donovan: Can we just call them 'the Russians' and save time?”

    Sebastian Koch - Wolfgang Vogel
    Tom Hanks - James B. Donovan
    [Tag:name, nation, sarcasm]
  • Our mission was called "a successful failure", in that we returned safely but never made it to the moon. In the following months, it was determined that a damaged coil built inside the oxygen tank sparked during our cryo stir and caused the explosion that crippled the Odyssey. It was a minor defect that occured two years before I was even named... (continue)(continue reading)
    Tom Hanks - Jim Lovell
    [Tag:failure, moon, space]
  • “- Private Ryan: Hell, these guys deserve to go home as much as I do. They've fought just as hard.
    - Captain Miller: Is that what I'm supposed to tell your mother when she gets another folded American flag?
    - Private Ryan: You can tell her that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting...” (continue)
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    Matt Damon - Private Ryan
    Tom Hanks - Captain Miller
    [Tag:loyalty, soldiers, war]
  • “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
  • “Are you born with destiny? Or does it just come knocking at your door?”
    Tom Hanks - Colonel Tom Parker
    [Tag:destiny, fate]
  • “It was at the moment that Elvis the Man was sacrificed and Elvis the God was born. He had no idea what he had just done.”
    Tom Hanks - Colonel Tom Parker
    [Tag:god, music]
  • “Now, I don't know nothing about music. But I could see in that girl's eyes, he was a taste of forbidden fruit. She could have eaten him alive!”

    Tom Hanks - Colonel Tom Parker
    [Tag:music, singers]
  • “We are the same, you and I! We are two odd, lonely children, reaching for eternity.”

    Tom Hanks - Colonel Tom Parker
  • “You were looking for a human error then make it human.”
    Tom Hanks - Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
  • “Everything is unprecedented until it happens for the first time.”
    Tom Hanks - Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
    [Tag:events, life]
  • “See all those words printed in a line one after the other? Put them all together, and you have a story.”
    Tom Hanks - Captain Kidd
  • “Captain Kidd-I do not have a clue as to the care of a child. Never had the need, nor the patience required.
    Mrs. Gannett-She’s still alive, ain’t she? That’s not nothing.”

    Tom Hanks - Captain Kidd
    Elizabeth Marvel - Mrs. Gannett
  • “Now, I know how life is in these parts, working a trade sunup to sundown. No time for reading newspapers. Am I correct? Let me do that work for you. And maybe, just for tonight, we can escape our troubles, and hear of the great changes that are happening out there.”
    Tom Hanks - Captain Kidd