"Tweeting is like sending out cool telegrams to your friends once a week."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Tom Hanks on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Tom Hanks on Kurt Cobain
"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."Tom Hanks on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Tom Hanks on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Tom Hanks on Bill Gates
"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."