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120 Classic Tom Cruise Quotes That All Film Buffs Should Know

Tom Cruise perfroms his own stunts.

Tom Cruise has been an acclaimed actor and producer from the '80s onwards, known for his versatility as an actor, and having charming good looks as a bonus.

Born on 3 July 1962 in New York, Tom began acting in high school and landed his first minor role in his debut film 'Endless Love' (1981). His big break as an actor came two years later, in his portrayal of a high schooler in the 1983 hit 'Risky Business'.

After his first successful movie, Tom Cruise became an icon for his work in 'Top Gun' (1986) which gave him recognition as a star actor in the industry. After this, he worked as an actor in several legendary movies such as 'Born On The Fourth Of July' (1989) and 'Jerry Maguire' (1996), which earnt him Oscar nominations, 'Minority Report' (2002), 'Interview With A Vampire' (1994), 'Rain Man' (1988), 'Collateral' (2004), 'The Last Samurai' (2003), 'Edge Of Tomorrow' (2014) and the 'Mission Impossible' series.

Tom is not just popular for his skills as an actor, as he also insists on performing almost all of his action sequences by himself without relying on the work of a stunt double. Part of the reason why his action movies are so sought after is that they tend to include these realistic action-filled moments. Over the past few decades, Tom has made his mark in the industry as one of the most successful actors with many memorable performances. His fans are often found quoting his most famous lines such as "Nothing ends nicely, that's why it ends", "I love kids, I was a kid myself, once", or the iconic, "Show me the money!".

Tom Cruise has given over 40 movies to the movie industry, both as an actor and a producer in some of them. So let's take a look at his journey through this collection of Tom Cruise movie quotes, and once you've enjoyed these Tom Cruise quotes we've got more iconic quotes here, with these Tom Hanks quotes and Leonardo Dicaprio quotes.

Tom Cruise Film Quotes For All Movie Lovers

Tom Cruise's alpha male persona in 'Top Gun' garnered a huge fan following.

Tom Cruise movies are entertaining and filled with action, with some great new lines worth remembering.

1. "Show me the money."

-Tom Cruise, 'Jerry Maguire'.

2. "It was great the way her mind worked. No guilt, no doubts, no fear. None of my specialties. Just the shameless pursuit of immediate gratification. What a capitalist."

-Tom Cruise, 'Risky Business'.

3. "People are dying every day over there, and nobody back here even seems to care."

-Tom Cruise, 'Born On The Fourth Of July'.

4. "Porsche. There is no substitute."

-Tom Cruise, 'Risky Business'.

5. "You complete me."

-Tom Cruise, 'Jerry Maguire'.

6. "Well the rain is a lot like the shower, you get a little wet. What do you say, Ray? What do you say?"

-Tom Cruise, 'Rain Man'.

7. "Sometimes, Stevie, I think people, they know you're back from Vietnam, and their face - changes: the eyes, the voice, the way they look at you, you know."

-Tom Cruise, 'Born On The Fourth Of July'.

8. "Help me help you."

-Tom Cruise, 'Jerry Maguire'.

9. "The witness is excused."

-Tom Cruise, 'A Few Good Men'.

10. "That's amazing! He is amazing! He should work for NASA or something like that."

-Tom Cruise, 'Rain Man'.

11. "Should we or should we not follow the advice of the galactically stupid!"

-Tom Cruise., 'A Few Good Men'.

12. "I want to be a man again. Who's going to love me, Dad? Who's ever going to love me? Who's going to love me?"

-Tom Cruise, 'Born On The Fourth Of July'.

13. "When it came right down to it, I just wasn't attracted to her."

-Tom Cruise, 'Risky Business'.

14. "Don’t call me son. I’m a lawyer and an officer in the United States Navy, and you’re under arrest."

-Tom Cruise, 'A Few Good Men'.

15. "I served my country and they just want to take from it, just take, take! Love it or leave it, that's what I think."

-Tom Cruise, 'Born On The Fourth Of July'.

16. "Casinos have house rules: they don't like to lose. So you never show that you're counting cards. That is the cardinal sin, Ray."

-Tom Cruise, 'Rain Man'.

17. "Is the colonel's underwear a matter of national security?"

-Tom Cruise, 'A Few Good Men'.

18. "What you have to understand is, four days ago he was only my brother in name. And this morning we had pancakes."

-Tom Cruise, 'Rain Man'.

19. "Don't you know what it means to me to be a Marine, Dad? Ever since I was a kid I've wanted this - I've wanted to serve my country."

-Tom Cruise, 'Born On The Fourth Of July'.

20. "It seems to me that if there were any logic to our language, trust would be a four-letter word."

-Tom Cruise, 'Risky Business'.

Tom Cruise 'Tropic Thunder' Quotes

Despite of possessing all the fame and popularity, Tom is humble towards all his fans.

Tom Cruise quotes from the hilarious parody movie 'Tropic Thunder', in which he plays Les Grossman.

21. "So whatever you're thinking, you'd better think again!"

-Tom Cruise, 'Tropic Thunder'.

22. "You paying attention? I'm talking — G5, Pecker. That's how you can roll."

-Tom Cruise, 'Tropic Thunder'.

23. "See, this is the good part, Pecker. This is when the job gets fun. Ask — and you shall receive."

-Tom Cruise, 'Tropic Thunder'.

24. "Speedman is a dying star. A white dwarf headed for a black hole. That's physics. It's inevitable."

-Tom Cruise, 'Tropic Thunder'.

25. "We don't negotiate with terrorists."

-Tom Cruise, 'Tropic Thunder'.

26. "The universe is talking to us right now. You just gotta listen."

-Tom Cruise, 'Tropic Thunder'.

27. "You play ball, we play ball. I know you want the goodies."

-Tom Cruise, 'Tropic Thunder'.

28. "Let's face it, the kids aren't exactly dressing up as The Scorcher for Purim anymore."

-Tom Cruise, 'Tropic Thunder'.

29. "Or, you can grow a conscience in the next five minutes and see where that takes you."

-Tom Cruise, 'Tropic Thunder'.

30. "A nutless monkey could do your job. Now, go get drunk and take credit at all the parties."

-Tom Cruise, 'Tropic Thunder'.

Tom Cruise 'Cocktail' Quotes

Quotes from the romantic comedy, 'Cocktail', in which Tom plays the lead, Brian Flanagan.

31. "Everything ends badly, otherwise it wouldn't end."

-Tom Cruise, 'Cocktail'.

32. "Believe me, Bonnie. You are gonna wake up tomorrow morning with a sigh of relief because I'm not there."

-Tom Cruise, 'Cocktail'.

33. "Days get shorter and shorter, nights longer and longer, before you know it, your life is just one long night with a few comatose daylight hours."

-Tom Cruise, 'Cocktail'.

34. "Come on, put it to the floor! Come on! Let's go!"

-Tom Cruise, 'Cocktail'.

35. "The game's not over yet."

-Tom Cruise, 'Cocktail'.

36. "I swear I'll be the best dad I can."

-Tom Cruise, 'Cocktail'.

37. "Coughlin's law: never show surprise, never lose your cool."

-Tom Cruise, 'Cocktail'.

38. "I left a can of Spam in your refrigerator, I hope your Brewer's Yeast doesn't take it personally."

-Tom Cruise, 'Cocktail'.

39. "Talk is overrated as a means of resolving disputes."

-Tom Cruise, 'Cocktail'.

40. "I'm willing to start at the bottom."

-Tom Cruise, 'Cocktail'.

Tom Cruise 'The Last Samurai' Quotes

Captain Nathan Algren played by Tom Cruise is one of his less popular roles. Check out these Tom Cruise quotes!

41. "I think a man does what he can until his destiny is revealed."

-Tom Cruise, 'The Last Samurai'.

42. "Every soldier has nightmares."

-Tom Cruise, 'The Last Samurai'.

43. "For 500 bucks a month I'll kill whoever you want. But keep one thing in mind: I'd happily kill you for free."

-Tom Cruise, 'The Last Samurai'.

44. "I just realized, I've been remiss. Forgive me, I forgot to thank you for protecting me yesterday. That is your job right? Protecting me. Well done 'Bob.'"

-Tom Cruise, 'The Last Samurai'.

45. "They don't cut the heads off defeated, kneeling men."

-Tom Cruise, 'The Last Samurai'.

46. "He was a murderer who fell in love with his own legend. And his troopers died for it."

-Tom Cruise, 'The Last Samurai'.

47. "Because they come to destroy what I have come to love."

-Tom Cruise, 'The Last Samurai'.

48. "I am surprised to learn that the word Samurai means, 'to serve', and that Katsumoto believes his rebellion to be in the service of the Emperor."

-Tom Cruise, 'The Last Samurai'.

49. "My thanks, on behalf of those who died in the name of better mechanical amusements and commercial opportunities."

-Tom Cruise, 'The Last Samurai'.

50. "There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea, no past, no future."

-Tom Cruise, 'The Last Samurai'.

Famous Tom Cruise Movie Quotes From 'Minority Report'

Tom Cruise quotes from the science fiction thriller with some mind-bending themes, in which Tom plays the role of a special unit police officer Chief John Anderton.

51. "There hasn't been a murder in six years. The system, it is perfect."

-Tom Cruise, 'Minority Report'.

52. "You'll rot in hell with a halo, but people will still believe in precrime. All you have to do is kill me like they said you would. Except you know your own future, which means you can change it if you want to."

-Tom Cruise, 'Minority Report'.

53. "You see the dilemma, don't you. If you don't kill me, precogs were wrong and precrime is over. If you do kill me, you go away, but it proves the system works. The precogs were right."

-Tom Cruise, 'Minority Report'.

54. "I'm not being set up. I really am going to kill this man."

-Tom Cruise, 'Minority Report'.

55. "Every day for the last six years I've thought of only two things. The first is what Sean would look like if he were alive today if I would recognize him if I saw him on the street, the second is what I would do to the man who took him if I ever found him."

-Tom Cruise, 'Minority Report'.

56. "I need your help. You contain information. I need to know how to get at it."

-Tom Cruise, 'Minority Report'.

57. "I'm not a murderer. I've never even met the man I'm supposed to kill."

-Tom Cruise, 'Minority Report'.

58. "But it didn't fall. You caught it. The fact that you prevented it from happening doesn't change the fact that it was going to happen."

-Tom Cruise, 'Minority Report'.

59. "I have to know. I have to find out what happened to my life."

-Tom Cruise, 'Minority Report'.

60. "Why don't you cut the cute act, Danny boy, and tell me what it is you're looking for?"

-Tom Cruise, 'Minority Report'.

Best Tom Cruise Quotes From 'Top Gun'

These Tom Cruise quotes are from the movie that put Tom Cruise in the limelight with his defining role as the Navy jet pilot Maverick.

61. "It's classified. I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you."

-Tom Cruise, 'Top Gun'.

62. "I feel the need... the need for speed!"

-Tom Cruise, 'Top Gun'.

63. "You think I'm reckless? When I fly, I'll have you know that my crew and my plane come first."

-Tom Cruise, 'Top Gun'.

64. "Sorry, Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

-Tom Cruise, 'Top Gun'.

65. "I will fire when I'm good and ready! You got that?"

-Tom Cruise, 'Top Gun'.

66. "You don't have time to think up there. If you think, you're dead."

-Tom Cruise, 'Top Gun'.

67. "Just a walk in the park, Kazansky."

-Tom Cruise, 'Top Gun'.

68. "I can see it's dangerous for you, but if the government trusts me, maybe you could."

-Tom Cruise, 'Top Gun'.

69. "She's lost that loving feeling."

-Tom Cruise, 'Top Gun'.

70. "This is what I call a target-rich environment."

-Tom Cruise, 'Top Gun'.

'Collateral' Quotes To Admire The Villain

Tom Cruise plays the antagonist, Vincent, in the hit thriller, 'Collateral'.

71. "A guy gets on the MTA here L.A. and dies. Think anybody'll notice?"

-Tom Cruise, 'Collateral'.

72. "Most people — same job, same gig, doing the same thing 10 years from now. Us, we don’t know what we are doing 10 minutes from now."

-Tom Cruise, 'Collateral'.

73. "Cause you’re good. We’re in this together. Fates intertwined. Cosmic coincidence."

-Tom Cruise, 'Collateral'.

74. "Max, six billion people on the planet, you're getting bent out of shape cause of one fat guy."

-Tom Cruise, 'Collateral'.

75. "There’s no good reason, there’s no bad reason to live or to die."

-Tom Cruise, 'Collateral'.

76. "Well, tens of thousands killed before sundown. Nobody's killed people that fast since Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Did you bat an eye, Max?"

-Tom Cruise, 'Collateral'.

77. "No, I shot him. Bullets and the fall killed him."

-Tom Cruise, 'Collateral'.

78. "Get with it. Millions of galaxies of hundreds of millions of stars, in a speck on one in a blink. That's us, lost in space. The cop, you, me... Who notices?"

-Tom Cruise, 'Collateral'.

79. "17 million people. This was a country, it'd be the fifth biggest economy in the world and nobody knows each other. I read about this guy, gets on the MTA here, dies."

-Tom Cruise, 'Collateral'.

80. "Take comfort in knowing you never had a choice."

-Tom Cruise, 'Collateral'.

'Mission: Impossible' Famous Lines For The Fans

The Tom Cruise line from the 'Mission: Impossible' catch phrase and some more 'Mission: Impossible' movie quotes to remind you why it is one of the most successful action movie franchises ever made.

81. "I am the storm."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout'.

82. "The countdown is not helping."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'.

83. "So the key to crushing Lane is sitting in a computer, just waiting for someone to take it."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'.

84. "The terminal is in a black vault lockdown. The only person allowed in the room has to pass through a series of security checks."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible'.

85. "I have a charge in my head, I'm gonna die unless you kill me."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible III'.

86. "I can't protect you, that's why I need you to leave."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'.

87. "If you're dealing with a man who has crushed, shot, stabbed, and detonated five members of his own IMF team, how devastated do you think you're gonna make him by hauling mom and uncle Donald down to the county courthouse?"

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible'.

88. "It's a one-way street adjacent to the Vatican wall. We'll need thirty seconds and I'll need a truck."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible III'.

89. "I'm not in the plane, I'm on the plane! Open the door!"

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'.

90. "Benji, we're trying to keep a low profile. You want drama, go to the opera."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'.

91. "Look, Walker, whatever you've heard, if it makes your skin crawl, it's probably true."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout'.

92. "The Secretary is dead. The President has invoked Ghost Protocol. We're shut down. No satellite, safe house, support, or extraction. The four of us and the contents of this car are all that remains of the IMF."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'.

93. "We'll burn that bridge when we get to it."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission Impossible - Fallout'.

94. "This whole valley's gonna be incinerated in 15 minutes."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission Impossible - Fallout'.

95. "Desperate times, desperate measures."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'.

96. "We just rolled up a snowball and tossed it into hell. Now let's see what chance it has."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible 2'.

97. "Let me put it this way. If the Secretary wanted me out of there, it must be pretty bad out here."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'.

98. "I let you know where I'm going... I won't be on holiday."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible 2'.

99. "You've never seen me very upset."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible'.

100. "What's done is done, when we say it's done."

-Tom Cruise, 'Mission Impossible - Fallout'.

Tom Cruise Life Quotes To Learn From

Famous Tom Cruise quotes from real life that will inspire us to work hard to achieve our goals.

101. "I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning."

-Tom Cruise.

102. "I want a world without war, a world without insanity. I want to see people do well. I don't even think it's as much as what I want for myself. It's more what I want for the people around me. That's what I want."

-Tom Cruise.

103. "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.

104. "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.

105. "I'm passionate about learning. I'm passionate about life."

-Tom Cruise.

106. "When I'm promoting a film, I'm not going to get caught up in anything else, and that includes all my personal things."

-Tom Cruise.

107. "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.

108. "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."

-Tom Cruise.

109. "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.

110. "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."

-Tom Cruise.

111. "I don't care who you are, life has challenges."

-Tom Cruise.

112. "Individuals have to decide what is true and real for them."

-Tom Cruise.

113. "In this life, it’s not what you hope for, it’s not what you deserve – it’s what you take!"

-Tom Cruise.

114. "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.

115. "If you have kids, it is the most important thing to create good times."

-Tom Cruise.

116. "When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you're either going to sink or you’re going to swim."

-Tom Cruise.

117. "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."

-Tom Cruise.

118. "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.

119. "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."

-Tom Cruise.

120. "I always look for a challenge and something that’s different."

-Tom Cruise.

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