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Tim Burton Quotes

One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.
Tim Burton
Another, Reality, Craziness

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.
Tim Burton
Words, Problem, Personal

Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else’s dreams?
Tim Burton
Life, Dreams, Making

One person’s crazyness is another person’s reality.
Tim Burton
Another, Reality

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.
Tim Burton
Movies, Therapy, Expensive

It’s good as an artist to always remember to see things in a new, weird way.
Tim Burton
Good, Remember, Artist

Anybody with artistic ambitions is always trying to reconnect with the way they saw things as a child.
Tim Burton
Trying, Child, Ambition

Things that I grew up with stay with me. You start a certain way, and then you spend your whole life trying to find a certain simplicity that you had. It’s less about staying in childhood than keeping a certain spirit of seeing things in a different way.
Tim Burton
Life, Trying, Whole

I always liked strange characters.
Tim Burton
Strange, Characters, Liked

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
Often, Sense, Logic

I think a lot of kids feel alone and slightly isolated and in their own world.
Tim Burton
Alone, Kids, Slightly

In Hollywood, they think drawn animation doesn’t work anymore, computers are the way. They forget that the reason computers are the way is that Pixar makes good movies. So everybody tries to copy Pixar. They’re relying too much on the technology and not enough on the artists.
Tim Burton
Work, Good, Movies

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
Love, Lonely, Started

People told me I couldn’t kill Nicholson, so I cast him in two roles and killed him off twice.
Tim Burton
Twice, Roles, Cast

I wouldn’t know a good script if it bit me in the face.
Tim Burton
Good, Face, Bit

Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. And I certainly would never read anything written by Kevin Smith.
Tim Burton
Book, Read, Knows

My parents suffered from that ideal of a perfect nuclear family. They found that a difficult pressure, I think.
Tim Burton
Family, Parents, Difficult

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
Happy, Laugh, Dark

There’s something quite exciting when you have a history with somebody and you see them do new and different things.
Tim Burton
History, Somebody, Quite

I am not a dark person and I don’t consider myself dark.
Tim Burton
Dark, Consider

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
Work, Name, Interested

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
Life, Experience, Trying

Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book.
Tim Burton
Book, Read, Knows

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.
Tim Burton
Art, Science, Either

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
Evil, Whether, Open

I don’t look at my films or my old drawings much, so that was an interesting way to kind of reconnect with myself a bit.
Tim Burton
Old, Bit, Films

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
Movies, Old, Father

I did some sports. It was a bit frustrating. I wasn’t the greatest sports person.
Tim Burton
Sports, Greatest, Bit

There’s something about seeing this little inanimate object coming to life that’s just very exciting. That’s why with ‘Nightmare’ I held out for so long to do it.
Tim Burton
Life, Coming, Exciting

When I was growing up, Dr. Seuss was really my favorite. There was something about the lyrical nature and the simplicity of his work that really hit me.
Tim Burton
Movies, Work, Nature

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. I was much more terrified by my own family and real life, you know?
Tim Burton
Life, Family, Movies

I remember early in my career with Disney, which was a very strange time in the company – there were a couple of executives who were very supportive of me and kind of let me do my own thing.
Tim Burton
Time, Remember, Career

It’s like getting into film – I didn’t say early on, ‘I’m going to become a filmmaker,’ ‘I’m going to show my work at MoMA.’ When you start to think those things, you’re in trouble.
Tim Burton
Work, Start, Getting

I am not a big technology person. I don’t go on the Internet really much at all. Drawing is like a zen thing; it’s private, which in this day and age is harder to come by.
Tim Burton
Age, Technology, Internet

I get so tired of people saying, ‘Oh, you only make fantasy films and this and that’, and I’m like, ‘Well no, fantasy is reality’, that’s what Lewis Carroll showed in his work.
Tim Burton
Work, Reality, Saying

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
Making, Decisions, Level

People say I am stuck in childhood, but it’s not that. I remember seeing a Matisse retrospective, and you could see he started out one way, and then he tried something different, and then he seemed to spend his whole life trying to get back to the first thing.
Tim Burton
Life, Trying, Whole

If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy, I’d choose the nappy.
Tim Burton
Choice, Choose, Changing

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.
Tim Burton
Making, Far, Seem

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.
Tim Burton
Movies, Movie, Maybe

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