"But look, I was born in 1956, the peak year for births in US history. I think I'm very representative of many of the thought processes my generation have been through and, by and large, people of my age have had their imprint planted on the consciousness of western society for a long time."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Tom Hanks on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Tom Hanks on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Tom Hanks on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Tom Hanks on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Tom Hanks on Robert Frost
"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."
"As a young man, even if I was going to see a play or a film by myself, I didn't feel like I was alone. There was something that was unfolding up there that brought me into it. And I recognised that. For those two hours, it made me feel like I belonged to something really good."
"As long as you as an individual... can convince yourself that in order to move forward as best you can you have to be optimistic, you can be described as 'one of the faithful,' one of those people who can say, 'Well, look, something's going to happen! Let's just keep trying. Let's not give up."
"And I'm not apolitical - I'm very specific in my politics. But a lot of the time it's nobody's business unless you're over at my house having dinner."
"The nature of motion capture is only going to work for certain films. It's not going to put any other type of movies out of business."