Captain Tom Moore quotes – What inspirational words did NHS fundraising hero leave us with?

CAPTAIN Tom Moore became a national hero to the country during the height of the Covid pandemic.

His valiant efforts raising millions of pounds for NHS charities provided some much-needed good cheer as the country struggled with the lockdown.

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What are Captain Tom Moore's best quotes?


Probably Captain Tom’s most famous saying.

His positive thinking and can do attitude was a much needed tonic to the nation as the pandemic raged not only across the UK but also the world.

In an interview with the BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty he said: “Tomorrow will be a good day.

“My today was all right and my tomorrow will certainly be better. That's the way I've always looked at life.”

His famous quote also became the title of his autobiography.


Captain Tom never lost that positive attitude that was greatly admired and he provided a beacon of hope as the country grappled with the first lockdown.

As the nation got behind him and urged him on to his goal, he in turn, urged the country on and assured everyone that better days were coming.

Speaking in April 2020 he said: “We will get through it in the end but it might take time, but at the end of the day we shall all be OK again… the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.”


Captain Tom’s rise to fame started off simply enough when he decided to some charitable fundraising to help the NHS in the Covid crisis by walking around his garden as his 100th birthday neared.

He intended to walk 100 times round and hoped to raise £1,000 for NHS charities along the way.

His sterling efforts though soon caught the mood of the nation and he eventually went on to raise nearly £38.9million.

For his trouble the Queen knighted him in a special investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Speaking on his 100th birthday he said: “The past three weeks have put a spring back in my step.

“I have renewed purpose and have thoroughly enjoyed every second of this exciting adventure, but I can’t keep walking forever.

“My legs may be tired, but my mind is racing and I’m hoping to be back very soon with other ways in which I can help people, help others.”


Speaking in May 2020:

“When I was 50, I never would have imagined I was half way through my life.

“Now that I’m 100 though, it doesn’t feel any different from 99. I’m very pleased that I’ve got to this age though and it’s just a case of seeing how much longer I can hang on.”

Speaking in November 2020:

“I would like us all to stand shoulder to shoulder – metaphorically. Let’s try not to get downhearted, we will get through this, whatever is thrown at us and together we can ensure that tomorrow will be a good day.”

Capt Tom thanking his supporters on his 100th birthday:

“It is quite extraordinary that I am turning 100. It is even more extraordinary that I am doing so with this many well-wishers and I am in awe at the response my walking has had.

“To everyone who has donated, sent birthday cards and messages, sincerely thank you. Please stay home, stay safe”

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