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Tom Cruise Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against his own people.
- 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'm passionate about learning.
I'm passionate about life.
- Tom Cruise

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock PHOTO

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
- Publilius Syrus

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Look twice before you leap.
- Charlotte Bronte

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow -
with courage and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley


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