Tom Cruise Quotes
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.'
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.
Do I make mistakes? Yeah.
Every single time I start to do a picture, without fail, I feel as if I don't know what I'm doing.
Have you ever gotten the feeling that you aren't completely embarassed yet, but you glimpse tomorrow's embarrassment?
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.
I always look for a challenge and something that's different.
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.
I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning.
I don't care who you are, life has challenges.
I go without sleep, I just go hard.
I have respect for what other people believe. What I believe in my own life is that it's a search for how I can do things better, whether it's being a better man or a better father or finding ways for myself to improve.
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.
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.
I love kids. I was a kid myself, once.
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.
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.
I would live with all of my sisters if I could. We've always been very close, my sisters and me.
I'm a romantic.
I'm always around my mother and sisters. I always wanted to be a father, a husband.
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July 3, 1962
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