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

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Sticking with our trend of paying homage to men revered by all, today we tackle the most memorable Tom Hanks quotes from over the years. Whether it be from a movie, or something said in an interview, we all have our favorite Tom Hanks quotes that we’ve probably said out loud one too many times (see: Forrest Gump). His career has spanned an apolitical cornucopia of critically acclaimed films, so it was only a matter of time until this feature happened. So without further ado, here’s the very best and most memorable Tom Hanks quotes.

Popular quotes can serve both as a reminder of humility, a source of humor and a catalyst of inspiration. So if popular quotes is what you fancy then be sure to check out past editions of this post here.

"May you live as long as you want and not want as long as you live."

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"There's no crying in baseball"

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"Tweeting is like sending out cool telegrams to your friends once a week."

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

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"I don't cause riots, but I do cause confusion. People freeze when they spot me."

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"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."

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

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"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?"

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“Life is like a box of choclates. You never know what you gonna get.”

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

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“I'm glad I didn't have to fight in any war. I'm glad I didn't have to pick up a gun. I'm glad I didn't get killed or kill somebody. I hope my kids enjoy the same lack of manhood.”

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“You learn more from getting your butt kicked than getting it kissed.”

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“If you're funny, if there's something that makes you laugh, then every day's going to be okay.”

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“Believing is seeing and seeing is believing.”

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"We live and we die by the clock, that's all we have."

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