35 Inspirational Tom Cruise Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Tom Cruise Quotes On Success

Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer. He started his career at age 19, in the film Endless Love before making his breakthrough in the comedy Risky Business, and receiving widespread attention for starring in the action drama Top Gun as Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell. After starring in The Color of Money and Cocktail, Cruise starred opposite Dustin Hoffman in the Academy Award for Best Picture-winning drama Rain Man. For his role as anti-war activist Ron Kovic in the drama Born on the Fourth of July, Cruise received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

In the 1990s, Cruise starred with Jack Nicholson in the legal drama A Few Good Men and starred in a number of box office hits, including The Firm and Interview with the Vampire, before starring as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in the action spy film Mission Impossible the first of a critically and commercially successful film franchise. In 1996, Cruise also starred as the title character in the romantic comedy-drama Jerry Maguire, earning him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. After receiving a Saturn Award for Best Actor for his performance in the psychological thriller Vanilla Sky, Cruise collaborated with director Steven Spielberg on the science fiction action films Minority Report and War of the Worlds. In 2012, Cruise played the eponymous role in the action thriller Jack Reacher. Cruise’s films have grossed nearly $4 billion at U.S. and Canadian box offices and more than $10.1 billion worldwide, making him the eighth highest-grossing actor in North America and one of the top-grossing actors worldwide. May his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “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

2. “With each one (film), I love working on the story and the characters. The stunts, each time, we keep pushing ourselves harder and harder. And they are stunts, so there’s always a danger in doing them, but fortunately, I have not had a problem. I have not missed a day of work, ever, in my career. I’m always there early. And I train very hard, and we prepare very carefully for each one.” Tom Cruise

3. “I don’t hide from cameras or anything. It doesn’t bother me. I don’t seek our press for the women I’m dating, but if it finds me, it finds me.” Tom Cruise

4. “Perception and reality are two different things. Tom Cruise

5. “In this life, it’s not what you hope for, it’s not what you deserve – it’s what you take!” Tom Cruise

6. “I love adventure movies; I just love action adventure films. It’s pure cinema and you go in and you’re lost to it. To me, it’s that challenge – I want to give an audience that ride, that entertainment.” Tom Cruise

7. “Nothing ends nicely, that’s why it ends.” Tom Cruise

8. “Whether it’s making a film or raising my children, personally I’m striving to do the right things and to learn.” Tom Cruise

9. “Talk is overrated as a means of settling disputes.” Tom Cruise

10. “When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you’re either going to sink or you’re going to swim.” Tom Cruise

11. “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

12. “When you become successful in any type of life, there are people who are not contributing to the motion.” Tom Cruise

13. “When I was about 7 years old, I had been labelled dyslexic. I’d try to concentrate on what I was reading, then I’d get to the end of the page and have very little memory of anything I’d read. I would go blank, feel anxious, nervous, bored, frustrated, dumb. I would get angry. My legs would actually hurt when I was studying. My head ached. All through school and well into my career, I felt like I had a secret. When I’d go to a new school, I wouldn’t want the other kids to know about my learning disability, but then I’d be sent off to remedial reading.” Tom Cruise

14. “I’m a good listener, I think it’s the one characteristic that’s most important.” Tom Cruise

15. “I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning.” Tom Cruise

16. “Every time I make a ‘Mission’ movie or other films, people kind of look at me and go, “Well, now what? What’s next?” I think there’s always going to be another mountain. I think there’s something always in store.” Tom Cruise

17. “I feel lonely at times, but I don’t want to get into a relationship with someone if it is not right. I’m not the type of person who just does things to do them.” Tom Cruise

18. “I feel good about the fact that I finally found something I love. I never lived in one place for very long – that’s the way my whole life has been. I was always packing and moving around, staying in Canada, Kentucky, Jersey, St. Louis – it all helped because I was always learning new accents, experiencing different environments.” Tom Cruise

19. “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

20. “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

21. “I like to work with people that I like hanging out with, that I admire, that are really smart and talented, and we can problem solve together.” Tom Cruise

22. “I had to train myself to focus my attention. I became very visual and learned how to create mental images in order to comprehend what I read.” Tom Cruise

23. “The important thing is to be relaxed in your work. Same in life. Don’t make everything too intense. Then you can let everything go and not ‘act’.” Tom Cruise

24. “I’ve had such extremes in my life. From being this kind of wild kid, to one year studying to be a Franciscan priest at the seminary – I was very frustrated.” Tom Cruise

25. “We live in a world in which we are able to communicate very quickly in many different ways, and yet we find communicating more difficult than ever. When in fact we need communication more urgently than ever because the enemies that threaten us are universal: drugs, illiteracy and crime. We have to fight against them together.” Tom Cruise

26. “For me, to take a movie and travel the world and go and work with these cultures and an international cast and have this spy thriller that’s not just about character but also action and suspense, they’re very challenging films as a producer to make, creating stories, creating set pieces that serve this character [Ethan Hunt].” Tom Cruise

27. “Someday. That’s a dangerous word. It’s really a code for ‘never’.” Tom Cruise

28. “I don’t care what someone believes. I don’t care what nationality they are. But if someone wants to get off drugs, I can help them. If someone wants to learn how to read, I can help them. If someone doesn’t want to be a criminal anymore, I can give them tools that can better their life.” Tom Cruise

29. “I just eat life. I engage in life.” Tom Cruise

30. “The exciting part of acting, I don’t know how else to explain it, are those moments when you surprise yourself.” Tom Cruise

31. “I love kids. I was a kid myself, once.” Tom Cruise

32. “I don’t pretend to be the character, I AM the character.” Tom Cruise

33. “I think if technology is used in a way that is not responsible, that is a bad thing. I think technology and where it is going is inevitable, and there’s great benefits that can help an individual in society at large.” Tom Cruise

34. “I always look for a challenge and something that’s different.” Tom Cruise

35. “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.” Tom Cruise

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  1. I appreciate his work with full involvement, with all heart, mind and soul. I have expressed almost the same idea in MILLENNIUM INSIGHTS. DEPRESSION TO ECSTASY. Each moment be happy and each moment, you act. Go out and help someone who can be helped. Everyday, try to make someone happy, your father, mother, sister, friend or anybody who is not related to you. Ultimately, we are all one in seeking happiness or in striving for the realization of our dreams and aspirations. Mathew Paramunda

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