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…”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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?”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 TomCruise.com 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.
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