"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.'"
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Tom Cruise on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Tom Cruise on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Tom Cruise on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Tom Cruise on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Tom Cruise on Dalai Lama
"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'm passionate about learning. I'm passionate about life."
"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."
"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 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."