• “You’re going to get the full experience of what love is.” – On the film Vanilla Sky

• “I love well-prepared lobster, pasta, and flounder… and strawberries.” – Cosmopolitan

• “Definitely. I don’t have anything like I’m never going to get married again, I’m very much a romantic and an optimist.”

• “When you become successful in any type of life, there are people who are not contributing to the motion.”

• “I’ve always wanted to have that opportunity. Even when you look back, people thought I was crazy when I did BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, or RAIN MAIN also. With those movies back to back, some people were saying give us another TOP GUN”

• “I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve learned that change isn’t always a bad thing, that sometimes you have to confront things for everyone. And that you can get through things and still love that person and care about people even if you have disagreements. I feel that way about Nic.”

• “I always look for a challenge and something that’s different.”

• “I don’t pretend to be the character… I AM the character.”

• “Steven’s been my friend for many years and to have this chance to work with him, I can just say it was the greatest experience I ever had. It was extraordinary for me. It’s something that I would like to do again.” – about his collaboration with Spielberg in Minority Report”

• “It was such a great experience working with him. I wish I had four movies under my belt with him at this stage.” – About his collaboration with Spielberg in film Minority Report

• “I’m going to work my ass off and do whatever it takes, blood, sweat, and tears…” – Vanity Fair

• “What I had with Nic, we had some extraordinary moments together and times that I will cherish and I’ll never forget. We’re people too and things happen. But when that time comes again that I’m going to get married, I’ll do that.

• “I remember someone saying to Isabella [his daughter] ‘Do you know who your father is?’ And she just looked at me. She says, ‘He’s just my dad.”

• “When you have to cope with a lot of problems, you’re either going to sink or you’re going to swim.”

• “It’s great fun to chat to people’s friends and family members on the phone. I just say `hello, how are you’, but most of the time they don’t believe it’s me. So sometimes they hang up on me.”

• “One of the things that we believe in is peace, freedom. ‘I’m just proud to be here, and very proud to be a Scientologist here and to be part of this.” – About hosting The Nobel Peace Prize Concert

• “I actually thought about doing TOP GUN 2 but couldn’t figure it out. We sat down, couldn’t figure it out and thought, why do it? Believe it or not, I make a lot of money, but I don’t do it for that reason. I just look for really good material, something that I really want to do.”

• “I don`t drink but I had a beer that night and they only did one set up like that. I`m a cheap date. What can I say?” – to Jay Leno regarding his topless Vanity Fair cover shoot.

• “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.” – Talking about “Eyes Wide Shut”.

• “I have cooked turkeys in my day but when Mom`s around I let her do it.”

• “Awards are wonderful. I’ve been nominated many times and I’ve won many awards. But my journey is not towards that. If it happens it will be a blast. If it doesn`t, it`s still been a blast.”

• “I believe in life. I know that life comes in at your heart and it doesn`t matter if you`re an actor, a filmmaker or a gentleman on the street, it comes at you. What Scientology gives me is the tools to deal with that, to better enjoy my life and to be able to contribute more.”