Tom Cruise quotes

Born
July 3, 1962, Syracuse, New York, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer. 

I’m passionate about learning. I’m passionate about life.
– Tom Cruise

I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning.
– Tom Cruise

When you become successful in any type of life, there are people who are not contributing to the motion.
– Tom Cruise

I would live with all of my sisters if I could. We’ve always been very close, my sisters and me.
– Tom Cruise

Every single time I start to do a picture, without fail, I feel as if I don’t know what I’m doing.
– Tom Cruise

It’s well known I’m a Scientologist, and that has helped me to find that inner peace in my life and it’s something that has given me great stability and tools that I use.
– Tom Cruise

I always look for a challenge and something that’s different.
– Tom Cruise

Have you ever gotten the feeling that you aren’t completely embarassed yet, but you glimpse tomorrow’s embarrassment?
– Tom Cruise

I like to work with people that I like hanging out with, that I admire, that are really smart and talented, and we can problem solve together.
– Tom Cruise

I didn’t become an actor to have power, but it just happens that I have it and so I have a lot of opportunities.
– Tom Cruise

When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you’re either going to sink or you’re going to swim.
– Tom Cruise

Here’s how I’ve lived my life: I’ve never been late to a set. I make films I believe in. I feel privileged to be able to do what I love.
– Tom Cruise

I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person, and when I become interested in something, I give it my all.
– Tom Cruise

I go without sleep, I just go hard.
– Tom Cruise

I’ve always had the same values. Family for me has always been important. When I shoot, everybody comes.
– Tom Cruise

Perception and reality are two different things.
– Tom Cruise

The thing about film-making is I give it everything, that’s why I work so hard. I always tell young actors to take charge. It’s not that hard. Sign your own cheques, be responsible.
– Tom Cruise

Nothing ends nicely, that’s why it ends.
– Tom Cruise

If you have kids, it is the most important thing to create good times.
– Tom Cruise

Someday. That’s a dangerous word. It’s really just a code for ‘never’.
– Tom Cruise

I love kids. I was a kid myself, once.
– Tom Cruise

When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you’re either going to sink or you’re going to swim.
– Tom Cruise

I look at the Samurai because they were the artists of their time. What I think struck me when I read Bushido is compassion. ‘If there’s no one there to help, go out and find someone to help.’ That hit me, because I try to lead my life like that.
– Tom Cruise

In this life, it’s not what you hope for, it’s not what you deserve – it’s what you take!
– Tom Cruise

Talk is over-rated as a means of settling disputes.
– Tom Cruise

Do I make mistakes? Yeah.
– Tom Cruise

Awards are wonderful. I’ve been nominated many times and I’ve won many awards. But my journey is not towards that. If it happens it will be a blast. If it doesn’t, it’s still been a blast.
– Tom Cruise

I don’t care who you are, life has challenges.
– Tom Cruise

When I work, I work very hard. So I look to work with people who have that level of dedication. And I depend on that from everyone. From the director to my crews that I work with.
– Tom Cruise

Individuals have to decide what is true and real for them.
– Tom Cruise

When I’m promoting a film, I’m not going to get caught up in anything else, and that includes all my personal things.
– Tom Cruise

I’m always around my mother and sisters. I always wanted to be a father, a husband.
– Tom Cruise

I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can’t do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I’m going to do something, I go all the way.
– Tom Cruise

I’ve spent many birthdays on a movie set, all great days.
– Tom Cruise