Johnny Depp quotes

  • There's a drive in me that won't allow me to do certain things that are easy.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Easy #Certain

  • There may be something in the fact that when I was a little kid I'd been told growing up that we had some degree of native American blood in us, I always found that a point of pride. So, when it came to cowboys and Indians I most certainly did not want to be John Wayne. I wanted to be one of the Indians.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Growing Up #Native American #Kids

  • You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Inspirational #Relationship #Broken Heart

  • I love the idea of changing my look. I think one owes it to the audience, to go out there and give them something different each time, so as not to bore them to death.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Thinking #Giving #Different

  • I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Inspirational #Being Yourself #Self Esteem

  • Religion is a fascinating black hole to me.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Black #Black Hole

  • If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Love #Family #Jail

  • With every character you play, as these guys will tell you, there's a part of you goes into that in terms of the ingredients of making this stew. There's most definitely a part of me in Captain Jack and now, fortunately or unfortunately, there's a great part of Captain Jack in me as well. Basically, I can't shake him. He won't leave me alone. He just sort of keeps showing up at odd times.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Character #Guy #Leave Me Alone

  • Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Music #Rock N Roll

  • I was never disappointed by the people I've admired. And the choices I made when I was in a position where it was do-or-die were made with my heroes in mind.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Hero #People #Choices

  • Better to not know which moment may be your last. Every morsel of your entire being alive to the infinite mystery of it all.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Alive #May #Lasts

  • It's kind of interesting to experience that kind of a ride after well, essentially so many years of enjoying a career based on failures and then suddenly something clicks. The weird thing is, I never changed a thing. The process is still the process as it ever was. The fact that people decided to go and see a movie that I was in was probably the most shocking thing that I've ever been through.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Interesting #People #Kind

  • If there's any message to my work, it is ultimately that it's OK to be different, that it's good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Inspirational #Color #Acting

  • Smooth sailing is what I hope for. No, I'm okay with no big ups, no big downs, it's all right. Just go full steam ahead, all things well and good, yeah. I mean as a family man, all you want is, as a dad, pure happiness for your kids, that's a universal parent thing. Yeah, that's it, that's my dream, happy kids.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Dream #Dad #Mean

  • And it hurts so much to want something you can't have.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Hurt #Want #It Hurts

  • If I ever thought of directing again, I mean - I don't know, even the idea of directing a film is a strange one for me, because I feel kind of anti mathematics in a way in that sense. Anti - I don't like when things make sense, I prefer if they don't, so if I made a film, it wouldn't make any sense and no one would see it. So maybe I'll just make little films at home with my phone, never to be released.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Mean #Home #Strange

  • Me, I'm dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you have to watch out for.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Trust #Men #Watches

  • Barrie and the wonderful characters he created, Lewis Carroll, even French literature, like Baudelaire or over in the States, Poe, you open those books, you open The Flowers of Evil and begin to read. If it were written today, you'd be absolutely stupefied by the work. It's this incredible period where the work is timeless, ageless. So yeah, I just love all those guys. It's my deep passion in those great 19th century writers.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Flower #Book #Passion

  • They (the people of Puerto Rico) are truly the sweetest people on earth.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #People #Earth #Puerto Rico

  • My children's favorite, and it's funny because they've seen it but they have a difficult time watching it because it's their dad and they make that connection, but Edward Scissorhands is, by far my kids' favorite. They just connect with the character, and they see their dad feeling that isolation, that loneliness. He's a tragic character, so I think it's hard for them. They bawl when they see that.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Children #Dad #Loneliness

  • Thank God I never hooked on anything. I never had a monkey on my back. I just wanted to self-medicate, to numb myself through liquor. It's how I dealt with life, reality, stress, change, sadness, memories. The list goes on. I was really trying to feel nothing.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Memories #Stress #Sadness

  • There's the whole Mad Hatter's dilemma, it was the amount of mercury that they used in the glue to make the hats. Everything was damaging. So, in terms of the Mad Hatter, looking at it from that perspective of this guy who literally is damaged goods, physically damaged, emotionally a little obtuse, and taking that and deciding that he should be - as opposed to just this hyper, nutty guy - he should explore all sides of the personality at an extreme level.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Perspective #Mad #Personality

  • For the actor, The Lee Strasberg Notes are an indispensable companion.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Actors #Notes #Companion

  • I think everybody's nuts.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Thinking #Nuts

  • The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Love #Dog #Baby

  • [on buying a private island] Money doesn't buy you happiness, but it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Islands #Buying #Enough

  • I can't tell my self that I'm a serious actor. But I'm serious person.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Self #Actors #Serious

  • I'm having too much fun today to worry about tomorrow.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Fun #Worry #Today

  • My kids, they're my energy, my soul, and my nicest friend.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Kids #Soul #Energy

  • I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Problem

  • Every time I stand in front of mirror, I found my face too ugly, so I thought I have to get the role in some movies which cover my face with make up.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Mirrors #Roles #Ugly

  • if you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn't have fallen for the second.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Love #Relationship #Pregnancy

  • The weirdest thing in the world is to see some guy who is just super earnest.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Guy #World #Earnest

  • She's kind of a walking poem, she's this perfect beauty...but at the same time very deep, very smart.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Smart #Perfect #Kind

  • The only responsibility I feel is to deliver something that's new or at least to attempt that. The real responsibility is to entertain and to try and make people laugh.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Real #Responsibility #People

  • I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I've done everything I can to avoid it.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Hate #Want #Shy

  • I was definitely never a crowd pleaser.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Crowds #Crowd Pleasers #Pleasers

  • If you don't like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Animal #Needs #Violence

  • The funny thing is you oddly don't really say goodbye to all the characters you've played. There's like a chest of drawers in your head that you can always access. They're always around. I'm not sure if that's healthy. But they're all there.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Goodbye #Character #Funny Things

  • Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Gold #Treasure #Silver

  • I don't like watching myself in the movies because I don't like being aware of the product. I like the process. I enjoy that.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Process #Enjoy

  • I don't think anybody's necessarily ready for death. You can only hope that when it approaches, you feel like you've said what you wanted to say. Nobody wants to go out in mid-sentence.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Thinking #Want #Like You

  • I actually did do a musical many years ago with John Waters called Cry-Baby, but technically it was only half me - it wasn't me singing. Tim's [ Burton] the only person brave enough to actually let me try to sing.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Baby #Years #Water

  • I really approached the film as if it was a white big piece of paper and I was going to draw a picture on it. And whether that picture was good or bad, whatever people thought of it, what they could never take away was that it was my picture.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #White #People #Pieces

  • The killing of everyone was the easy part, the most difficult part was lathering them up and shaving them, that's the part that freaked me out the most in [Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ].
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Shaving #Demon #Sweeney Todd

  • We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and at times, submachine guns... When I was a kid it was a controlled atmosphere, we weren't shooting at humans... we were shooting at cans and bottles mostly. I will most certainly take my kids out for target practice.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Kids #Gun #Practice

  • I do believe that you have to bring some degree of truth from yourself to the role [Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ]in and I'll admit it here, I have shaved a grown man before. I have done it. And it wasn't Tim [Burton].
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Believe #Men #Degrees

  • One of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten in my life was from my mom. When I was a little kid there was a kid who was bugging me at school and she said “Okay, I’m gonna tell you what to do. If the kid’s bugging you and puts his hands on you; you pick up the nearest rock...
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Mom #Kids #School

  • I'd never even sung in the shower, I'm too mortified. But once I got over the initial fear it was kind of enjoyable. Sondheim's melodies and lyrics are a real pleasure to tromp around in, it's really beautiful stuff.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Beautiful #Real #Stuff

  • You gotta be careful: don't say a word to nobody about nothing anytime ever.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Be Careful #Careful

  • I always felt like I was meant to have been born in another era, another time.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Time #Eras #Born

  • If I can avoid the mirror when I brush my teeth in the morning, I will. I find security and safety in the most profound degree of ignorance. If you can just stay ignorant of almost everything you'll be OK. It's fine to stay informed and look at things, but to judge things will bog you down.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Morning #Ignorance #Mirrors

  • I am an American. I love my country and have great hopes for it. It is for this reason that I speak candidly and sometimes critically about it. I have benefited greatly from the freedom that exists in my country and for this I am eternally grateful.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Country #Freedom #Grateful

  • 'm a big fan of revenge, I think [Sweeney Todd] it's a story of a man who clearly has obsessions to avenge the horror that happened to him.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Revenge #Men #Thinking

  • There come a time, when good man must wear mask.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Men #Good Man #Mask

  • For me, it's always more difficult and slightly exposing to play something that's close to yourself. I always like to try to hide, just because I can't stand the way I look. But, I think it's important to change every time and come up with something that's as interesting as it can be, for your characters.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Character #Thinking #Play

  • There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It's really the first time I've thought about the future and what it could be.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Daughter #Mother #Thinking

  • Things go wrong for me, all the time, with technology. I'm not familiar enough with it, and I'm too old school a brain to be able to figure it out. I'm dumb. Anything that I have to attack with my thumbs, for any period of time, makes me feel stupid. So, I try to avoid it, as much as possible, to protect my thumbs.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Stupid #School #Technology

  • I like the challenge of trying different things and wondering whether it's going to work or whether I'm going to fall flat on my face.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Fall #Challenges #Trying

  • I've played English a number of times, and used an English accent a number of times, so it becomes a little bit of an obstacle course to go, "Oh, that's teetering into Captain Jack-ville," or "This is teetering into Chocolat or Wonka." You've got to really pay attention to the places you've been. But, that's part of it. That's the great challenge. You may get it wrong. There's a very good possibility that you can fall flat on your face, but that's a healthy thing for an actor.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Fall #Numbers #Challenges

  • Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Daughter #Done #May

  • As you get older, you recognize the erotic nature of the vampire and the idea of the undead.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Ideas #Vampire #Undead

  • If you catch me saying 'I am a serious actor,' I beg you to slap me.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Funny #Acting #Actors

  • It's impossible to consider myself a producer. I can barely produce an English muffin, in the morning.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Morning #Muffins #Impossible

  • People say I make strange choices, but they're not strange for me. My sickness is that I'm fascinated by human behavior, by what's underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #People #Choices #World

  • Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Pirate

  • The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Eye #Jail #Mind

  • France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #America #Europe #People

  • I'm attracted to the extreme light and the extreme dark. I'm interested in the human condition and what makes people tick. I'm interested in the things people try to hide.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Happy Life #Dark #Light

  • As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Inspirational #Teenager #Ambition

  • They stick you with those names, those labels -- ‘rebel’ or whatever; whatever they like to use. Because they need a label; they need a name. They need something to put the price tag on the back of.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Names #Acting #Tag

  • There is nothing on earth that could ever make me want to relive certain years of my life when I was young.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Years #Earth #Want

  • We're all damaged in our own way. Nobody's perfect. I think we're all somewhat screwy. Every single one of us.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Thinking #Perfect

  • Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Love #Life #Long

  • Over the years all these vampire movies have come out and nobody looks like a vampire anymore.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Years #Vampire #Looks

  • I don’t think of myself as being a celebrity, it’s too mortifying. I have a hard time watching myself on screen and it’s getting worse. I can’t tell whether my work is good or not.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Hard Times #Thinking

  • Ugliness is better than beauty. It lasts longer and in the end, gravity will get us all.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Funny #Witty #Lasts

  • Throughout my lifetime I've left pieces of my heart here and there. And now, there's almost barely enough to stay alive. But I force a smile, knowing that my ambition far exceeded my talent.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Broken Heart #Ambition #Knowing

  • I was always fascinated by people who are considered completely normal, because I find them the weirdest of all
    -- Johnny Depp

    #People #Normal #Being Weird

  • I don't pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Captains

  • When I see someone who just follows their dream and succeeds, and just does basically what they want to do and doesn't have to answer to anyone, obviously not harming anyone, that's great.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Dream #Doe #Answers

  • My daughter was asked by a little old lady in a London hotel restaurant what her daddy did. She answered, “He’s a pirate” - I was very proud of that answer.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Daughter #Daddy #Pirate

  • How many chances to you get to make a musical about a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me, I was in.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Musical #Serial Killer #Killers

  • I know exactly what I want. Everything. Calm, peace, tranquility, freedom, fun, happiness. If I could make all that one word, I would - a many-syllabled word.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Happiness #Fun #Want

  • I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn't really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke up.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Children #Appreciate #Frustrated

  • A dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Men

  • I'd rather fight a buzzsaw than dance.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Dance #Fighting

  • I may have a feather duster down my pants.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #May #Pants #Feathers

  • It's good to experience Hollywood in short bursts, I guess. Little snippets. I don't think I can handle being here all the time, it's pretty nutty.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Thinking #Hollywood #Littles

  • I guess I'm attracted to these off beat roles because my life has been a bit abnormal. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Roles #Abnormal #Problem

  • Tomorrow it'll all be over, then I'll have to go back to selling pens again.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Tomorrow #Selling #Pens

  • People will say a movie bombed at the box office but I couldn't care less.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #People #Office #Care

  • I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Men #Idiot #Fries

  • You grow up a bit damaged or broken then you have some success but you don't know how to feel good about the work you're doing or the life you're leading.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Growing Up #Broken #Feel Good

  • You do the work and you want people to see it; but, um while I'm doing the work, the result doesn't matter at all to me. Ultimately, I don't, I don't care whether the film is - you know - some big giant box-office bonanza and I don't care if its a complete flop. To me, when a film gets made and it's actually finished it's a success. They're all a success in their own way.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Office #People #Care

  • For a long time I tried to manage an honesty and openness about my personal life because I'm human and I'm normal - well, semi-normal.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Honesty #Long #Normal

  • My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Tattoo #Stories #Body

  • They say the world used to be bigger. The world's still the same--there's just less in it.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #World #Used #Bigger

  • People cry, not because they're weak. It's because they've been strong for too long.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Strong #Long #People

  • I try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
    -- Johnny Depp

    #Funny #Expression #Confusion