Zitat des Tages von 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.
I'm a romantic.
I love kids. I was a kid myself, once.
Every single time I start to do a picture, without fail, I feel as if I don't know what I'm doing.
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.
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've always had the same values. Family for me has always been important. When I shoot, everybody comes.
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.
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.
Individuals have to decide what is true and real for them.
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.
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've spent many birthdays on a movie set, all great days.
Here's how I've lived my life: I've never been late to a set. I make films I believe in. I feel privileged to be able to do what I love.
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.
When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you're either going to sink or you're going to swim.
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.
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.
I always look for a challenge and something that's different.
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.
I would live with all of my sisters if I could. We've always been very close, my sisters and me.
Talk is over-rated as a means of settling disputes.
Do I make mistakes? Yeah.
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.
The exciting part of acting, I don't know how else to explain it, are those moments when you surprise yourself.
When you become successful in any type of life, there are people who are not contributing to the motion.
Have you ever gotten the feeling that you aren't completely embarassed yet, but you glimpse tomorrow's embarrassment?
I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning.
When I'm promoting a film, I'm not going to get caught up in anything else, and that includes all my personal things.
I go without sleep, I just go hard.
Whether it's making a film or raising my children, personally I'm striving to do the right things and to learn.
I'm an all-or-nothing kind of person, and when I become interested in something, I give it my all.
Nothing ends nicely, that's why it ends.
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.
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.'
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.