Tom Cruise Movie Quotes Featured By Extra!


Hi everyone! The entertainment news juggernaut Extra rounded up the bests quotes from Tom Cruise movies throughout his career. With so many great films to choose from, they narrowed it down to twenty-five quotes.

It was Tom’s performance in Jerry Maguire which garnered the most mentions, with Extra pointing at five major quotes from Tom’s Oscar-nominated performances making the list. Show me the money!

The quotes are included below images from each Tom Cruise movie in chronological order. See if any of your favorites are included!



“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?”


The Last Samurai:

“There is life in every breath…”


Minority Report:

“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. So, what are you going to do now? What’s it worth? Just one more murder? 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. You still have a choice Lamar. Like I did.”

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky:

“Even in my dreams, I’m an idiot who knows he’s about to wake up to reality.”

“Do you remember what you told me once? That every passing minute is a another chance to turn it all around.”



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


Jerry Maguire:

“I am out here for you. You don’t know what it’s like to be ME out here for YOU. It is an up-at-dawn, pride-swallowing siege that I will never fully tell you about, ok?”

“Show me the money!”

“That’s more than a dress. That’s an Audrey Hepburn movie.”

“I will not rest until I have you holding a Coke, wearing your own shoe, playing a Sega game featuring you, while singing your own song in a new commercial, starring you, broadcast during the Superbowl, in a game that you are winning, and I will not sleep until that happens. I’ll give you fifteen minutes to call me back.”

“Twenty-four hours ago, man, I was hot! Now… I’m a cautionary tale. You see this jacket I’m wearing, you like it? Because I don’t really need it. Because I’m cloaked in failure! I lost the number one draft picked the night before the draft! Why? Let’s recap: Because a hockey player’s kid made me feel like a superficial jerk. I ate two slices of bad pizza, went to bed and grew a conscience!”

“We live in a cynical world. A cynical world. And we work in a business of tough competitors. I love you. You… complete me.”

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible

Mission Impossible:

“We just rolled up a snowball and threw it into Hell. Now we’ll see if it has a chance.”


Interview With The Vampire:

“Evildoers are easier, and they taste better.”


Rain Man:

“I’m sorry ma’am, I lied to you. I’m very sorry about that. That man right there is my brother and if he doesn’t get to watch ’People’s Court’ in about 30 seconds, he’s gonna throw a fit right here on your porch. Now you can help me or you can stand there and watch it happen.”

“Disappointed? Why should I be disappointed? I got the rose bushes, didn’t I? I got a used car, didn’t I?”


Top Gun:

“I feel the need – the need for speed.”

“You don’t have time to think up there. If you think, you’re dead.”

“This is what I call a target rich environment.”


Risky Business:

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

“Porsche. There is no substitute.”

“I got a trig midterm tomorrow and I’m being chased by Guido the Killer Pimp.”


The Outsiders:

“Hate to tell you this buddy, but you have to wear clothes to work. There’s a law or something.”

“Ain’t nobody gonna call the fuzz in this neighborhood ’cause they know better.”


One film they have yet to add to the list was the new summer action comedy, Knight and Day. Some of the favorite Tom quotes for the team at from Knight and Day, along with co-star Cameron Diaz, include:

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

Miller (Tom Cruise): They’ll tell you I’m mentally unstable and violent and dangerous and it will all sound very convincing.
June Havens (Cameron Diaz): I’m already convinced.

What are your favorite quotes from Tom Cruise movies? Are they scenes from some of Tom’s classic performances, or from new favorites like Knight and Day? Let us know in the comments section on the blog, or feel free to follow the conversation on the official Tom Cruise twitter page and official Tom Cruise Facebook profile.

We can’t wait to hear back from you!

  • Steven Hollywood

    (4) little words said in a row.

    With Me, Without Me,
    With Me, Without Me.
    With Me, Without Me.

  • Shannon Richards

    “Disappointed? Why should I be disappointed? I got the rose bushes, didn’t I? I got a used car, didn’t I?” – Favorite!!! Love that movie!! I’ve seen it so many times lol – so funny!!!!

  • Amanda

    Do you remember what you told me once? That every passing minute is a another chance to turn it all around.”

    Meant alot to me when i heard it growing up and i still live by it .

  • Alisa

    My favorite quote is “You complete me.” Tom just looks amazing in that shot. It will be very hard for a man to top that – even though the moment is from a movie, that is totally unreal, and Tom’s jacket was not very appealing. He still will beat any candle light dinner any guy could ever scrape up for me, five star restaurant or not!

  • Tina

    from knight & Day…with me (his hand goes up)..with out me (his hand goes down)

  • Katie Childers

    Ahhh, I love Tom Cruise movies. Each one of those movies are great. I didn’t notice he was in all those films until I found these blog. I wouldn’t of searched for this if I didn’t see Knight and Day.

  • Rossali

    My favorite are Rain Man and Jerry Maguire

  • Gail S

    you complete me

  • http://rockhunter123ontwitter Kathy Mitchell

    Top Gun, I feel the neeed-the need for speed. I loved Knight and Day, it was all action and great to see Tommy and Cameron on the big screen together.

  • MCG


    “Life without me would be even more unbearable.”

    “I assume I need no introduction.”

    “Have you said your good-byes to the light?… I’ve drained you to the point of death. If I leave you here, you die. Or you can be young always, my friend, as we are now, but you must tell me: will you come or no?”

    “There’s still life in the old lady yet!”

    “I don’t know any Hell…!”

    “I am afraid, madam, my days are sacrosanct.”

    “It’s your coffin, my love. Enjoy it! Most of us never get to know what it feels like.”

    “I like to do it. I enjoy it. Take your aesthete’s; taste purer things; kill them swiftly, if you will, but do it. For do not doubt: YOU ARE A KILLER, LOUIS!”

    “Don’t be afraid… I’m going to give you the choice… I… never had…!”

    ;) LOVE IwtV: TVC AND TOM! :D \m/

  • Jon Terje Stensrud

    Jesus Christ, and you think I`m recless. You have to know when I fly the thought of my crew and my plane comes first.

  • Jon Terje Stensrud

    Don`t call me son. I`m an officer and a lawyer in the United States navy, and you`re under arrest! You son of a b*tch!

  • Catia

    “Show me the money “ and “I feel the need – the need for speed.” are my favorites!!!
    I’ll watch knight and day on Friday here in Brazil, maybe change of idea!

  • Marcelo Caballero

    ” I belong to the warrior, where the old ways are joined by new ones.” (The Last Samurai.)

  • http://TopGun,RainMan,TheLastSamurai,MissionImpossible,Knightandday Audrey Kim

    Excellent and excellent again his movies.. He is handsome, cute, good actor. I hope I would love to be an extra with his next filim. :)

  • Vanessa Wohnrath

    Each film of Tom has a especial quote. It’s so hard to choose, but here goes:

    Jerry Maguire: “We live in a cynical world. A cynical world. And we work in a business of tough competitors. I love you. You… complete me.”

    Vanilla Sky: “Do you remember what you told me once? That every passing minute is a another chance to turn it all around.”

  • Danielle

    My favorite is: With me, Without me
    With me, Without me
    With me, Without me

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