Tim Burton Quotes

Why should I know Tim Burton?

Tim Burton is an American film director known for his imaginative movies. Burton often casts Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Helena Bonham Carter.
Some of Tim Burton's most famous movies are Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Ed Wood, Sleep Hollow and Big Fish.

Born August 25, 1958

Best 21 Quotes by Tim Burton

“Adults forget that kids are their own best censors.”

Tim Burton

“Anybody with artistic ambitions is always trying to reconnect with the way they saw things as a child.”

Tim Burton

“Don't worry about how you 'should' draw it. Just draw it the way you see it.”

Tim Burton

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

Tim Burton

“For me, fantasy has always been a means of exploring reality: it explores the fact that your internal life, your dreams and the weird images and the things that come to you are things that are actually important tools for dealing with real issues.”

Tim Burton

“I like the challenge of doing things you know that you maybe shouldn't do.”

Tim Burton

“I try not to go back in retrospect and say oh, I shouldn't have done this or shouldn't have done that. You make your decisions and you live by them.”

Tim Burton

“I wouldn't know a good script if it bit me in the face.”

Tim Burton

“I've always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they'd still say I'm a dark personality.”

Tim Burton

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

Tim Burton

“In life people ignore the strange and unusual. I myself, am strange and unusual.”

Tim Burton

“Johnny Depp is somebody I really love working with because he doesn't care how he looks. He wants to become weird characters and I like that.”

Tim Burton

“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

“Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.”

Tim Burton

“One person's craziness is another person's reality.”

Tim Burton

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

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“Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams?”

Tim Burton

“We all know interspecies romance is weird.”

Tim Burton

“When I was a kid I always wanted to be a mad scientist. I don't know... a regular scientist just was no one.”

Tim Burton

“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.”

Tim Burton

“You can learn a lot from children because they see things new every day. That's the beauty of what you want to achieve as an artist - seeing things in a different way. Kids are constantly saying things that are funny and surprising and their observations are just... you know, they're like little artists themselves.”

Tim Burton