***picutres drawn from the public domain***
***quotes SHAMELESSLY lifted from the fabulous http://www.tomcruiseisnuts.com ***
TOM ON TOM
"I'm usually nervous to meet people that I admire because what if they're not cool or something?"
"I just want to help people."
"I'm passionate about learning. I'm passionate about life."
"I can be a quite excitable person."
"Hey, I do my work. I live my life. My personal life has never affected anything before, but what does it matter? I can't control what people are going to say and do. It's never going to change how I live my life."
"It doesn't matter to me. I was someone who went to many different schools growing up. I learned very early on I didn't have the right pair of shoes, didn't have the right accent ... and there's just a point where you go, there are just those people in the world ad you should never worry about that."
"When you look at life, it could be a lot better. It's not good enough for me to just do well."
TOM ON KATIE
"I love this woman. She's magnificent!"
"It's just like, "Huh? Wow, man. Wow. I was looking at her (and thinking), 'Man, you are so cool.' We go scuba diving together. She likes all this stuff that I love to do. She's funny and smart."
"I'm not going to hide it. I am so happy and I am not going to pretend or hide it or be shy. This woman is magnificent! I got to tell ya, this woman is magnificent and I'm having the best time... and I'm really, really, really happy. And I can't contain it. And I'm not going to pretend. I'm not going to pretend."
"I will forever with this woman be jumping on couches, dancing on tables and hanging from chandeliers."
TOM ON SCIENTOLOGY
"I look at those people and I say, 'Bring it. I'm a Scientologist, man. What do you want to know?' I don't mind answering questions."
"Some people, well, if they don't like Scientology, well, then, fuck you. Really. Fuck you. Period."
"If someone doesn't want to be a criminal anymore, I can give them tools that can better their life. You have no idea how many people want to know what Scientology is."
"What Scientology is, is it addresses man as a spiritual being. Okay? And it gives people tools that they apply to their lives to improve conditions. And that is what it is."
"I wouldn't be here today where I am (without it) and it is things that I apply to my life to help me improve my conditions that actually help me to be able to think for myself, to be able to make the decisions. I use it and I apply it and when you talk about things, those are lies. And really, when you get down to it, you know there are bigots. There are people that just want to hate, period. No matter what. Right?"
"What it comes down to is, 'What do you know?' I don't care about what other people say. I don't live my life based on what other people think. I should do okay. I live my life based on what I know is right for myself . And what I care about is other people. And I care about my family and I care about the world and I wanna see it a better place. And I don't care what people say. I know what Scientology is. It is extraordinary, what it has done."
TOM ON PSYCHIATRY
"I've never agreed with psychiatry, ever."
"You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do."
"There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance."
"There's ways of vitamins and through exercise and various things."
"When you talk about emotional, chemical imbalances in people, there is no science behind that."
"People go for help, but their lives don't get better because of those [psychiatric] drugs. They get worse. They feel numb and they're told that's a good thing. It's how you degrade a society -- by drugging the piss out of it."
TOM ON WOMEN
"[Women] smell good. They look pretty. I love women. I do."
"I like treating a woman the way that she deserves to be treated"
OTHERS ON TOM
Dave to Katie: "So this must be a very exciting time for you. You're in love with Tom Cruise, and Tom, as far as we can tell, has gone nuts."
- David Letterman to Katie Holmes on the Late Show
"Dear Tom Cruise,
Your lack of belief in the existence of clinical depression tells me one thing: you didn’t spend $10. to see War Of The Worlds. If vitamins can possibly help me out of this spiraling funk, please let me know which ones. Dinos? Pebbles? Freds? Please, I’m crying out for help."
- Alton Brown, Food Network host of Good Eats and Iron Chef America
"Note to Tom Cruise: You are maxing out. Wearing out the welcome. Becoming less the tolerable and moderately talented and mildly likable megastar and more like an itchy boil on the deranged ferret of popular culture, requiring lancing."
- Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
"Fame is like death: We will never know what it looks like until we've reached the other side. Then it will be impossible to describe and no one will believe you if you try. For now, all the conjecture is on our side of the media fence. And lately it has put Tom Cruise one spoke behind Michael Jackson on the freak wheel."
- Sloane Crosley, Village Voice
"If vitamins and exercise alone explain why Tom Cruise is so, um, knowledgeable and well-grounded, pass the Prozac."
- Chicago Tribune
"It's a sign of the celebrity-market bubble that a bona fide, top-gun movie star has to make such a spectacle of himself just to stand out from the crowd. There's such a glut of celebrities that they'll soon have to begin storing the surplus in silos in Iowa."
- Eugene Robinson, Washington Post.
"Whether we can still suspend disbelief, or whether all we can think about while watching him act is L. Ron Hubbard and Oprah will be measured by his movie's grosses."
- Marty Kaplan, Professor of Communications, University of Southern California.
"Tom and Katie got engaged on Friday and, once again, the media somehow found out about it. If we promise to go see 'War of the Worlds,' will you please make this stop?"
- Jimmy Kimmel
"Do whatever you have to to never have a heart attack around Tom Cruise, cause he would just use his medical expertise to put some duct tape on your chest and give you some gumdrops. And then he would convince you that the defibrillator and paramedics who later saved your life really didn't save your life. Just like people who improve on meds like Stratera and Ritalin haven't really improved on meds like Stratera and Ritalin."
- The Superficial.com
"His extreme bliss about brand-new girl-pal Katie Holmes was awkward and forced and just really weird. Yet you gave him a pass by not following up when he wouldn't really explain how he and Katie met or when he basically said he hadn't noticed his child was biracial or when he just laughed for five minutes straight. And finally, you didn't ask, "Why the hell are you jumping around like a crazy person, Tom?"
- E Online
"His true believer zeal is in-your-face in every single interview now. Haven't we already been through this with Mel Gibson?"
- Paige Newman, Movies Editor, MSNBC
"Is it fair to expect Cruise to behave "normal"? When you're surrounded by yes-men telling you that every decision you make is correct — and have the millions to prove it — how could you possibly be expected to be normal? Just ask Michael Jackson."
- Paige Newman
"I'll never quite be able to see Cruise the same way. It will take more than Cruise's power of positive thinking to bring back the nice guy with the megawatt smile. Now, he's the zealot who jumps on Oprah's couch like a love-crazed monkey and lectures America about our nasty pharmaceutical habits."
- Paige Newman.
............*sigh*.............. love it......... it's funny 'coz it's true.....