"It's not what I had intended, in looking at myself, I thought, 'That came across as arrogant.' ... That's one of those things you go, 'OK, I could have absolutely handled that better ... I thought I didn't communicate it the way that I wanted to communicate it. And that's also -- that's not who I am. ... That's not the person that I am ... I learned a really good lesson." -- Tom Cruise, speaking extra-calmly to Matt Lauer in December 2008, three years after his career-damaging tirade against psychiatry on the "Today" show.
"Psychiatry is a pseudoscience," the Scientology devotee railed while staring intensely at Lauer. "You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do. ... Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt, you don't even -- you're glib. You don't even know what Ritalin is."