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Tom Cruise quotes

I'm a romantic.

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.

If I don't talk about my religion, if I say I'm not discussing it or different humanitarian things I'm working on, they're like, 'He's avoiding it.' If I do talk about it, it becomes, 'Oh, he's proselytizing.'

I don't care who you are, life has challenges.

Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against his own people.

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.

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.

When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you're either going to sink or you're going to swim.

Have you ever gotten the feeling that you aren't completely embarassed yet, but you glimpse tomorrow's embarrassment?

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

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 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 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'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.

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

I've spent many birthdays on a movie set, all great days.

Nothing ends nicely, that's why it ends.