Tom Cruise Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Tom Cruise Quotes and Sayings

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    As a young actor, people were trying to define who I was before I really knew that for myself. But I still remember thinking, "This is what I love doing, and I hope I'm going to be able to do it forever." Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    Have you ever gotten the feeling that you aren't completely embarassed yet, but you glimpse tomorrow's embarrassment? Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    I always look for a challenge and something that's different. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    I love kids. I was a kid myself, once. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    I want a world without war, a world without insanity. I want to see people do well. I don't even think it's as much as what I want for myself. It's more what I want for the people around me. That's what I want. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    I would live with all of my sisters if I could. We've always been very close, my sisters and me. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    I'm passionate about learning. I'm passionate about life. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    I've been... chased by paparazzi, and they run lights, and they chase you and harass you the whole time. It happens all over the world, and it has certainly gotten worse. You don't know what it's like being chased by them. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    I've gotten very good at scheduling my life, scheduling the scene and preparing myself for knowing, saving the energy, consuming the energy, knowing when to go for it and having the available reserves to be able to do that. You have to think about that, because it's endurance. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    I've learned to relax more. Everybody feels pressure in what they do, maybe mine is just a little different because there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish what I want to. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    I've never done work for money ever. If your choices are based on grosses and the film doesn't do well, what does that mean? It leaves you with nothing. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    I've never made a film that I didn't believe in, you know? However the picture turns out, I've always given everything to it. That's kind of how I approach life. I can't help it. There's no part-way with me on anything in any area of my life. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    Nothing ends nicely, that's why it ends. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against his own people. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    Talk is over-rated as a means of settling disputes. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    The exciting part of acting, I don't know how else to explain it, are those moments when you surprise yourself. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    What I find sometimes that is tricky is if actors are using too much of their own life in a picture, in a scene, they get locked into a particular way to play the scene, and it lacks an immediacy. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    When I first started out all the attention could be a bit unnerving, especially when people stared. Now I find the best thing is to just relax. Being recognized is just something you have to get used to. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    When you become successful in any type of life, there are people who are not contributing to the motion. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF
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    When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you're either going to sink or you're going to swim. Tom Cruise | Refcard PDF






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