Maybe it's just in America, but it seems that if you're passionate about something, it freaks people out. You're considered bizarre or eccentric. To me, it just means you know who you are.

— Tim Burton

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Live people ignore the strange and unusual. I myself, am strange and unusual.


When you don’t have many friends and you don’t have a social life you’re kind of left looking at things, not doing things. There’s a weird freedom in not having people treat you like you’re part of society or where you have to fulfill social relationships.


Drawing is exercise for a restless imagination.

Tim Burton quote One person's craziness is another person

One person's craziness is another person's reality


I am the shadow on the moon at night/Filling your dreams to the brim with fright.


I grew up watching monster movies and horror movies, which I felt were like fairy tales and I think this always spoke to me. Something about that is symbolism - the beauty and the magic which helps me work with film and start making modern fairy tales.


The great thing about visual horror films is there's real potential for strong, beautiful imagery. It's the one genre that really lends itself to creating strong images. And I've always loved that idea of windmills - your mind aimlessly spinning.


Certain things leave you in your life and certain things stay with you.

And that's why we're all interested in movies- those ones that make you feel, you still think about. Because it gave you such an emotional response, it's actually part of your emotional make-up, in a way.


People told me I couldn't kill Nicholson, so I cast him in two roles and killed him off twice.


If you ever had a pet, with me it was a dog, with that sort of unconditional love that only dogs can give, people can't do that; that sort of thing where it's very powerful, it's kind of your first love and your first real relationship, and usually your first experience with death.


But she knows she has a curse on her, a curse she cannot win.

For if someone gets too close to her, the pins stick further in.


I think the thing is that you're very affected by your early life, and I think that if you ever had that feeling of outsider, or loneliness or whatever, it just doesn't leave you. You can be happy and successful, whatever, but I think that thing stays inside of you. It doesn't ever really leave you. You kind of always will have that.


Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.


About Tim Burton

Quotes 103 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Director
Birthday October 16

If you want people to leave you alone then appearing to be crazy is a good thing. If you're walking down the street talking to yourself people tend to give you a wide berth! But I've always been blessed with being easily ignored or avoided. I think maybe it's because people think I look a little crazy.


The Boy with Nails in His Eyes put up his aluminum tree.

It looked pretty strange because he couldn't really see.


And I Jack, the Pumpkin King, have grown so tired of the same old thing.


When we were growing up and saw a Ray Harryhausen movie, we were interested in how it was done. But thank God we got to go through the magic of seeing it before we knew how it was done. You were able to get this beautiful, pure, visceral response to something without knowing too much about it.


I have a problem when people say something's real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I've always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words.


We all know interspecies romance is weird.


I always wonder why some people see things as weird and some people don't.


I'm a happy-go-lucky manic-depressive.

It does get very deep and dark for me, and it gets scary at times when I feel I can't pull out of it. But I don't consider myself negative-negative. I'm positive-negative.


There's something about taking a classic movie that people love and doing another version of that, you're setting yourself up for a mistake.


I've found that the people who play villains are the nicest people in the world and people who play heroes are jerks.


I worked at Disney many years ago. They just let me sit in a room for a couple of years and draw whatever I wanted to draw, so it's a very personal thing to me. Drawing and everything you do there is something meaningful and personal.


I wasn't a big comic book reader. I always had trouble knowing which box to read next. I was always reading from the wrong box. I was like, this is a comic book that doesn't make any sense! I think I was reading them all out of sequence.


They took a baseball bat and whacked open his head.

Mummy Boy fell to the ground; he finally was dead. Inside of his head were no candy or prizes, just a few stray beetles of various sizes.


Jack Nicholson is a textbook actor who's very intuitive.

He is absolutely brilliant at going as far as you can go, always pushing to the edge, but still making it seem real.


Everything in this room is edible. Even I'm edible. But, that would be called canibalism. It is looked down upon in most societies.


I never really consider myself as a great artist. I just always like to draw.


A journalist in America told us that we'd [with Johhny Depp] been working together for 10 decades, so we're a lot older than we look! We actually knew each other before the invention of cinema, so we have quite a good, long relationship.


My diagnosis," he said "for better or worse, is that your son is the result of an old pharaoh's curse.


When it comes to art and science, people don't like a lot of either.

Instead of being open to it, they're closed off about it.


I don't know what it was, maybe the movie theaters in my immediate surrounding neighbourhood in Burbank, but I never saw what would be considered A movies.


I always liked making things, and then I fell into animation. And then luck comes into it as well.


The good thing about animation is that you can affect it.

If something is not working, then you just fix it.


I'm going to put that on my gravestone.

"He created such a category of unwanted pop culture - Famous for directing unwanted cultural references".


It's really nice to work with people who understand and really love the artistry of building sets, it's great.


One of the things I loved about the musical was that you listened to the soundtrack and it told you the story.


One of the things that we were trying to do with this show was the complexities of relationships and love. There is both passion and longing and a bittersweet quality to it that is a part of life.


Most people say about graveyards: "Oh, it's just a bunch of dead people.

It's creepy." But for me, there's an energy to it that it not creepy, or dark. It has a positive sense to it.


Technology is technology and then art form and people's creativity is another thing. Anything that helps an artist do anything - great! Technology for technology sake doesn't mean much to me anyway.


When I was a kid I always wanted to be a mad scientist.

I don't know... a regular scientist just was no one.


If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy, I'd choose the nappy.


I am not a dark person and I don't consider myself dark.


What I feel that "Alice in Wonderland" did for me and other people in exploring your dream state, and using fantasy in your dream state to deal with real issues and problems in your life. People like to separate those things but the fact is that they are things that are intertwined.


Son, are you happy? I don't mean to pry, but do you dream of Heaven? Have you ever wanted to die?


My name is Jimmy, but my friends just call me the hideous penguin boy.


Unwisely, Santa offered a teddy bear to James, unaware he had been mauled by a grizzly earlier this year.


First of all, you make a movie that you want to see and then you just hope for the best.


Half the fun is plan to plan

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