"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."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Tom Hanks on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Tom Hanks on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Tom Hanks on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Tom Hanks on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Tom Hanks on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."
"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."