Tom Cruise quotes

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

Occupation
Actor.

Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer. He started his career at age 19 in the film Endless Love (1981), before making his breakthrough in the comedy Risky Business (1983) and receiving widespread attention for starring in the action drama Top Gun (1986).

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