Tim Burton Quotes

"If you've ever had that feeling of loneliness, of being an outsider, it never quite leaves you. You can be happy or successful or whatever, but that thing still stays within you."

Tim Burton

"It's great when you know somebody and they keep surprising you."

Tim Burton

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

Tim Burton

"I never sort of really regret anything because you make your choices and I like to stand by them."

Tim Burton

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

Tim Burton

"Drawing is exercise for a restless imagination."

Tim Burton

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

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

"There's something quite exciting when you have a history with somebody and you see them do new and different things."

Tim Burton

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

Tim Burton

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

Tim Burton

"Once you get labelled, there's nothing you can do about it."

Tim Burton

"Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book."

Tim Burton

"I always felt that Hollywood has a way of making you feel outside."

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

"My parents suffered from that ideal of a perfect nuclear family. They found that a difficult pressure, I think."

Tim Burton

"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."

Tim Burton

"A lot of things you see as a child remain with you you spend a lot of your life trying to recapture the experience."

Tim Burton

"I don't have a dog, because I travel too much. I don't want to just leave it abandoned."

Tim Burton

"One person's craziness is another person's reality."

Tim Burton

"I always treated the science thing and the art thing as quite similar thematically."

Tim Burton

"It's always an interesting challenge to see if you can create a character that's got emotion."

Tim Burton

"I think a lot of kids feel alone and slightly isolated and in their own world."

Tim Burton

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

Tim Burton

"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."

Tim Burton

"The Boy with Nails in His Eyes put up his aluminium tree. It looked pretty strange because he couldn't really see."

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

"We all know interspecies romance is weird."

Tim Burton

"I've always been more comfortable making my decisions from the subconscious level, or more emotionally, because I find it is more truthful to me; Intellectually, I don't think like that because I get uncomfortable."

Tim Burton

"I was never interested in what everybody else was interested in. I was very interiorized. I always felt kind of sad."

Tim Burton

"I always liked strange characters."

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

"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."

Tim Burton

"I'm gonna go live in a cave, just completely live in my interior world."

Tim Burton

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

Tim Burton

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

Tim Burton

"It's hard to find logic in things sometimes. That's why I can't analyze things too much, because it often doesn't make much sense."

Tim Burton

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