"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."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Tom Cruise on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Tom Cruise on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Tom Cruise on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Tom Cruise on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Tom Cruise on Winston Churchill
"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.'"
"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."