Oh, Tom Cruise, you fascinating Scientologist. Once heralded as the ultimate action movie star of all time, Tom Cruise has downwardly spiraled into tabloid fodder and the frontman for the entire religion of Scientology. Here’s a look back at the top six craziest interview quotes Tom has blessed us with.
Number Six: Tom Cruise On Scientology Haters
“Some people, well, if they don’t like Scientology, well, then, f**k you.” That’s not very welcoming of you, Tom Cruise. Definitely not a good way to recruit new Scientology members.
Number Five: On Respect
“I have respect for what other people believe.” LOL. This coming directly after the number six quote is just too good. I guess he forgot to have respect for those people who believe in things other than Scientology.
Number Four: On Earning His Scientology Rights
“It’s a privilege to call yourself a Scientologist, and it’s something that you have to earn.” I’m not sure that’s how religion is supposed to work, Tom. But hey, do you.
Number Three: On Psychiatry And Psychology
“I’ve never agreed with psychiatry, ever. Before I was a Scientologist, I never agreed with psychiatry. And when I started studying the history of psychiatry, I understood more and more why I didn’t believe in psychology.” Right. Psychology and psychiatry are just those made-up sciences that aren’t based on real studies or facts. He would know, I mean his religion has the word science in it.
Number Two: On Scientologists Being The Best
“When you’re a Scientologist, and you drive by an accident, you know you have to do something about it, because you know you’re the only one who can really help. We are the authorities on getting people off drugs. We are the authorities on the mind…. We are the way to happiness.” The authorities on “getting people off drugs?” The authorities on “the mind?” Those are some pretty serious claims, Tom.
Number One: On Katie Holmes
“I love this woman!” OK, so it doesn’t sound that crazy, but remember that this was the most insane interview of all. He was saying this while jumping on the couch Oprah was seated on, then proceeded to shake Oprah herself, make strange poses, and eventually drag Katie out on stage to show off. Fingers crossed Tom gives another telling interview soon. God knows we could use more of these hilarious quotes in our lives. Thanks for reading!