Mr. David Miscavige is frequently the keynote speaker at Church of Scientology events of note. There have also been interviews with him published over the years. He has also paid tribute to the founder of the Scientology religion, Mr. L. Ron Hubbard. Here is a selection of notable comments and quotes by him, as well as articles about him.
THE MAN BEHIND SCIENTOLOGY
Published in October 25, 1998, this extensive article about David Miscavige by the St. Petersburg Times, can be found in many places on the Net. Here are some of the highlights:
"LOS ANGELES -- When David Miscavige recounts his rise to power in the Church of Scientology -- a journey that began when he quit high school at age 16 -- it is mostly a story of war. War against renegade Scientologists. War against Scientology's critics. War against its one-time arch enemy, the IRS.
"But Scientology's 38-year-old leader insists he is a determined peace-maker as well."
In further support of this, further into the article he states, "Let me tell you, I take a great deal of pride in creating peace," David Miscavige, who became Scientology's leader at age 26 continued, "And I have been involved in a few situations or conflicts that looked unresolvable ... and I was capable of resolving them."
It was also covered in the article that David Miscavige had said that it was significant he agreed to be interviewed by the Times, which won a 1980 Pulitzer Prize for its investigation of Scientology and continues to vigorously cover the Church. He also allowed the newspaper to visit the quiet assembly line where workers manufacture "e-meters," the electronic devices that Scientologists use to aid spiritual counseling.
The article then moves into his personal history and discusses how David Miscavige had struggled with asthma and how his father took him to a Scientologist. That according to both father and son, the attack stopped suddenly after a 45-minute auditing session.
"It was the reactive mind," David Miscavige said, referring to Hubbard's belief that mental images called "engrams" are stored in the unconscious and can cause negative emotions and physical pain.
"From that moment I knew this is it," he said. "I mean I absolutely know that that is the point in my life where I said, "This is it. ... I have the answer.'"
A short time later, the entire Miscavige family began to study at a local Scientology mission. From there, they graduated to higher levels of Scientology services at the church's "advanced organization" in East Grinstead, England.
The article is in four parts, the third part goes into his career within the Scientology churches he studied and worked in. The fourth part covers his interaction with and eventual religious recognition given to the many Churches of Scientology around the world.
It also goes over the tributes Mr. Miscavige has paid to L. Ron Hubbard, describing him at one such international event.
"Capt. David Miscavige, smartly dressed in a tuxedo or the blue-and-gold uniform of the Sea Organization, plays the confident emcee with lots of good news about Scientology."
The full article can be seen here: David Miscavige Speaks ...
MR DAVID MISCAVIGE, A MOST SPECIAL GUEST
An article written about the event of the grand opening of the Church of Scientology of Johannesburg in South Africa. It opened with:
"Mr. David Miscavige's presence to dedicate and open the new church was significant, both for him, personally, as a first-time visitor to the country, as well as for the parishioners of the 45-year-old Johannesburg church. 'It is my honor to address you, to walk in a land where L. Ron Hubbard laid so many milestones, and on this, your milestone day,' he stated."
During the grand opening David Miscavige relates L. Ron Hubbard's experiences in South Africa
The article concludes:
"Mr. David Miscavige — assisted by Councilwoman Milner, Commissioner Reddy, Ms. Mashabele, Minister Ngubane, and the Johannesburg Church's top executives — cut the ribbon and welcomed all to tour the main facility, the chapel and other buildings of the new Church of Scientology of Johannesburg."
The full article can be seen here: David Miscavige - A Most Special Guest
ANNUAL TRIBUTE DRAWS RECORD
DAVID MISCAVIGE , MASTER OF CEREMONIES
The master of ceremonies, David Miscavige, offered the audience a sense of why, in the past 12 months alone, more than 200 awards, proclamations and keys to cities have been presented in honor of L. Ron Hubbard.
This Freedom Magazine article from 1998 opens:
"An overflow crowd of more than 4,000 Scientologists and friends were greeted by a striking and innovative laser light show and an audio-visual overview of the past year's accomplishments, Clearwater was again the literal center of the Scientology world for the 1998 celebration of L. Ron Hubbard's birthday on March 13 at the Fort Harrison."
"Thus it was fitting to the occasion that Mr. David Miscavige who knew and worked with L. Ron Hubbard offered the audience a sense of what continues to flow from Mr. Hubbard's works; increased abilities and spiritual freedom, more harmonious relationships, and bettered conditions throughout society."
The article concludes with Mr. David Miscavige giving many examples of the successful application of L. Ron Hubbard's methods of societal help in many lands.
For the full article: David Miscavige , Master of Ceremonies