Tom Hanks: Fear or Faith?

Avatar English Speeches | July 12, 2019

Watch this famous Tom Hanks Speech. Hanks tells a parable about the importance of cultivating our faith rather than our fears so that we can all bring out the best of us. Enjoy our Speeches with big English subtitles and keep your English learning journey.


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Tom Hanks – Quote:

Tom Hanks Quote

If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks TRANSCRIPT:

“I know many of you were convinced last night at about six o’clock local time the world was going to come to an end. Just because it hasn’t doesn’t mean that it’s not nearby because my appearing today at Yale University is surely one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Today is your day. Please, do not turn off your electronic devices. Leave your iPhone, your iPad, your Sidekicks, your Droids, your blackberries powered up, recording, photographing, texting out all that emerges from this stage over the next few minutes.

Later on today you can compare your tweets and your Facebook comments with those of others to figure out if anything memorable went down. You know what, tweet that last sentence I just said. Take this speech and set it to music and maybe insert some crazy kooky graphics. Starin’ that video yourself and post on the web and if it becomes a viral sensation you’ll be equal to any cat playing with a paper bag or any set of twin toddlers talking gibberish to each other, as popular as that cute girl that sings about Fridays.

Just one of the possibilities in our brave new world, the world you now inherit whether you’d like it or not. The jig is up.

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