|It was everything that we wanted it to be. It was spiritual.
It was powerful. It was indescribable. What words can you use.
It's still something that I'm processing and keep reliving.
On birth of his daughter Suri with girlfriend
Katie Holmes, April 2006
|Whatever she's going to go through, she's going to go through.
And I'm going to be there.
Rubbishing reports his faith in Scientology
will force girlfriend Katie Holmes to have a silent birth
|I'm gonna eat the placenta. I thought that would be good,
Before girlfriend Katie Holmes gave birth
to his first biological child Suri
|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. It is harassment under
the guise of, you know, 'We are the press, we are entitled.'
When people are having a private moment, they should be allowed
to have a private moment.
|Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against
his own people.
|We knew from the beginning the level of commitment needed.
We felt honored to work with Stanley Kubrick. We were going
to do what it took to do this picture, whatever time, because
I felt - and Nic [Nicole Kidman] did, too - that this was going
to be a really special time for us. We knew it would be difficult.
But I would have absolutely kicked myself if I hadn't done this.
On the film Eyes Wide Shut
|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.
|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'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 take no pleasure in having to be here today, but it is the
last recourse to counter the vicious lies that have been printed
about me and my family.
After London libel court awarded substantial
damages to Cruise and wife Nicole Kidman against Express newspapers
over allegations that the couple were gay and their marriage
was a sham, October 1998