"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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Tom Cruise on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Tom Cruise on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Tom Cruise on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Tom Cruise on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Tom Cruise on Maya Angelou
"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."
"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.'"