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I love what I do.
by 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

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

Nothing ends nicely, that's why it ends.
- Tom Cruise

I'm passionate about learning.
I'm passionate about life.
- 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

I love kids.
I was a kid myself, once.
- 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

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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

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

I always look for a challenge and something that's different.
- 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

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

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

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

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

The exciting part of acting, I don't know how else to explain it,
are those moments when you surprise yourself.
- Tom Cruise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is saying "I feel differently,"
instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous


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