Tom Cruise appeared on a German talk show where he was asked questions about his separation from Katie Holmes and provides us with our Quote of the Day (And Week) (via Dlisted):

I did not expect that. [I've had] an incredible amount of time to reflect. Life is a challenge. To be 50 and have experiences and think you have everything under control, and then it hits you — that’s what life is … Life is tragicomic. You need a certain sense of humor.


Tom Cruise has a point, though. Life IS tragicomic. And it is weird as you get older how there are so many surprises in store for you with such regularity and inevitability that really the only thing you learn from your accumulating experience is how little that experience can possibly prepare you for all the surprises you don’t even know about yet, more and more surprises all the way through until you meet that big surprise in the sky. But also: HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA. Guys. GUYS. Tom Cruise said “Life is tragicomic.” Take a second. Now double it. That’s amazing. TOM! That’s what I want on my tombstone. That’s what I want on EVERYONE’S tombstones. You will be missed.

Comments (19)
  1. Well, just to clarify, “Tragicomic” is actually a Scientology term which means “Controlled by Reptile Aliens”.

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  2. Katie Holmes: “Tom, we’re over. I’m leaving you.”
    Tom Cruise: ” :( LOL”

  3. Wow. Those germans have a word for everything.

  4. Christopher Titus is tragicomic.

  5. Seriously you guys who is Tom Kaun?

  6. You’d think after his marriages to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman (and courtships of Penelope Cruz and Nazanin Boniadi), all of which failed because of the intercession of Scientology that a fellow would be prepared for his third marriage to fail for the exact same reasons. Oh, well. I guess until Hollywood can manufacture a woman who looks like David Miscavige, our hero is doomed to continue to repeat history.

  7. Then he muttered under his breath “thinner, happier, more productive…”

  8. Tom Cruise is all like “Yeah, my new movie is super rad. It’s set in the future and there’s cool special effects and Morgan Freeman” and this guy’s all like “Sounds neat, how’s your divorce going?”.

    • And Dlisted is all like “This seems like a good use of our time to talk about this” and Gabe is all like “You can glean an insight about our experiences in this existence from even the most vapid and mundane celeb-cultural tidbit” and That One is all like “What am I doing with my life?”.

  9. “In early youth, as we contemplate our coming life, we are like children in a theatre before the curtain is raised, sitting there in high spirits and eagerly waiting for the play to begin. It is a blessing that we do not know what is really going to happen. Could we foresee it, there are times when children might seem like innocent prisoners, condemned, not to death, but to life, and as yet all unconscious of what their sentence means.” – Tom Cruise, probably.

  10. More like tragicomic sans.

  11. i just read tombstone as tomstone.
    i think i like it that way.

  12. He makes my ass sick. Really.

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