Tim Burton quotes

  • Anybody with artistic ambitions is always trying to reconnect with the way they saw things as a child.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Children #Ambition #Trying

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

    #Musical #Stories #Soundtracks

  • One person's craziness is another person's reality.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Inspirational #Life #I Hate You

  • I'm not a big fan of spiders, rats, especially if they're like - I got up one morning on a holiday recently, and there was a centipede in the bed that big. I wasn't very happy about that.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Morning #Holiday #Spiders

  • 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

    #Mean #America #People

  • I don't have a dog, because I travel too much. I don't want to just leave it abandoned.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Dog #Want #Too Much

  • 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

    #People #Kind #Like You

  • I always treated the science thing and the art thing as quite similar thematically.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Art #Treated

  • It's good as an artist to always remember to see things in a new, weird way.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Artist #Way #Remember

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

    #Firsts #Want #Hoping For The Best

  • 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

    #Dark #Laughing #People

  • I'm going to put that on my gravestone. "He created such a category of unwanted pop culture - - Famous for directing unwanted cultural references"
    -- Tim Burton

    #Culture #Gravestone #Categories

  • Mr. Smith yelled at the doctor, What have you done to my boy? He's not flesh and blood, he's aluminum alloy!" The doctor said gently, What I'm going to say will sound pretty wild. But you're not the father of this strange looking child. You see, there still is some question about the child's gender, but we think that its father is a microwave blender.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Children #Father #Boys

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

    #Nice #People #Building

  • Don't worry about how you 'should' draw it. Just draw it the way you see it.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Worry #Way #Should

  • I don't really dream, I space out during the day - that's one of my problems wonder off when someone's talking to me. I can't remember any dreams in my life. There's so much strange in real life that it often seems like a dream.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Dream #Real #Talking

  • Some people get therapy, some people get to make movies.
    -- Tim Burton

    #People #Therapy

  • The good thing about animation is that you can affect it. If something is not working, then you just fix it.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Good Things #Animation

  • Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams?
    -- Tim Burton

    #Dream #Fighting #Vision

  • It's great when you know somebody and they keep surprising you.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Surprising

  • [Childbirth] is the weirdest thing I've ever seen. It's like an 'Alien' movie. I started crying, it was so emotional ... I was there in the room but I wasn't planning on doing much. But then I see this blue pinhead come out and I think I said to the nurse, 'What the hell is that?' And then it turns into this round red thing in seconds. It's just shocking.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Emotional #Thinking #Blue

  • 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.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Beautiful #Strong #Real

  • I started to do stop-motion when I was a kid. You take a Super 8 and make some models, and move, click, move, click. All that. I love all forms of animation, but there is something unique and special to stop-motion: it's more real and the set is lit like a set. But I think it's also a kind of lonely and dark thing to want to do.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Lonely #Real #Moving

  • I think of Ray Harryhausen's work - I knew his name before I knew any actor or director's names. His films had an impact on me very early on, probably even more than Disney. I think that's what made me interested in animation: His work.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Thinking #Names #Impact

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

    #Two #People #Roles

  • We all know interspecies romance is weird.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Romance #Biology

  • I always felt that Hollywood has a way of making you feel outside.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Way #Hollywood #Feels

  • I always liked strange characters.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Character #Strange

  • 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.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Art #Creativity #Mean

  • If youve 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

    #Loneliness #Successful #Feelings

  • When I was a kid I always wanted to be a mad scientist. I don't know... a regular scientist just was no un.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Kids #Mad #Scientist

  • You don't know whether chimps are going to kill you or kiss you. They're very open on some levels and much more evil in a certain way.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Kissing #Evil #Way

  • It's always an interesting challenge to see if you can create a character that's got emotion.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Character #Interesting #Challenges

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

    #Choices #Nappies #Meetings

  • 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.
    -- Tim Burton

    #America #Long #Together

  • I never really got nightmares from movies. In fact, I recall my father saying when I was three years old that I would be scared, but I never was.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Father #Years #Would Be

  • 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

    #Children #Kids #Artist

  • 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

    #Emotional #Thinking #Way

  • People always think I get really good reviews, but I don't. That's why I don't go on the Internet much - because you can go down a dark hole looking at stuff. Once, I clicked on my name and freaked out. It's too bizarre, it's too weird, it's too unsettling.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Dark #Thinking #Names

  • The Boy with Nails in His Eyes put up his aluminum tree. It looked pretty strange because he couldn't really see.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Eye #Boys #Tree

  • 3D is great, but I just think of it as another tool, like colour or music or sound. It has the potential to add another emotional layer to certain things if you use it right. But it's not the saviour [of the movies], the be all and end all, the reason to do something.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Emotional #Thinking #Add

  • Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Movie #Gambling #Form

  • 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

    #Dream #Real #Mean

  • Half the fun is plan to plan
    -- Tim Burton

    #Fun #Half #Plans

  • 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

    #Hero #Play #People

  • My kid is a product of the fast computer lifestyle.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Kids #Computer #Lifestyle

  • Even if you're doing something that the studio sends you, or something that's based on a book or story, at the end of it all, you try to make whatever it is your own. This is based on my love of horror movies. Everything is based on something, in some way.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Book #Trying #Stories

  • 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

    #Winning #Sticks #Pins

  • Good morning starshine the earth says hello....
    -- Tim Burton

    #Morning #Earth #Hello

  • Stick Boy liked Match Girl, He liked her a lot. He liked her cute figure, he thought she was hot. But could a flame ever burn for a match and a stick? It did quite literally; he burned up quick.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Cute #Girl #Boys

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

    #Dream #Mean #Son

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

    #Son #Pharaohs #Diagnosis

  • 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.
    -- Tim Burton

    #Baseball #Boys #Size

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

    #Boys #Names #Penguins