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45 Great Tim Burton Quotes That Give A Glimpse Of His Quirky Side

Famous As: Film Director Known for His 'Gothic Fantasy' & 'Horror' Films
Born On: August 25, 1958
Born In: Burbank, California, United States
Age: 64 Years
Tim Burton is a famous American filmmaker, who has also worked as a producer, writer and animator. His creativity and visual understanding is remarkable and he is capable of thinking differently. He started his career with Disney productions where he worked as an animator and also made his first short film which was put up in the Chicago film festival and was greatly appreciated. He started off with ‘Pee-wee's Big Adventure’ which turned out to be a blockbuster movie and awarded him with instant fame. In the same decade he made several movies out of which ‘Batman’ became the biggest box-office hit. These movies laid a red carpet for him in the film industry and he made some of the most fascinating movies the world had ever seen. Burton with his unconventional style of filmmaking has achieved a lot in the film industry. He has won many awards including the ‘Emmy Award’ and the ‘Golden Guild Award’. The most noteworthy one was being nominated twice as the best director in ‘Academy Awards’. Whatever he has said or written have become quite famous as his quotes and thoughts and is quoted extensively. Go through these divergent quotes by Tim Burton to understand his skill of being extraordinary.
One person's craziness is another person's reality.

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

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.

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
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.

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

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

Tim Burton
We all know interspecies romance is weird.

We all know interspecies romance is weird.

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.

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
Good morning starshine the earth says hello....

Good morning starshine the earth says hello....

Tim Burton
I am the shadow on the moon at night/Filling your dreams to the brim with fright.

I am the shadow on the moon at night/Filling your dreams to the brim with fright.

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

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.

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

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

Tim Burton
You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

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.

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 am not a dark person and I don't consider myself dark.

I am not a dark person and I don't consider myself dark.

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

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

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

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

Tim Burton
Mad Matter:

Mad Matter: "Have I gone mad?" Alice: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

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

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

Tim Burton
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.

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
Half the fun is plan to plan

Half the fun is plan to plan

Tim Burton
And I Jack, the Pumpkin King, have grown so tired of the same old thing...

And I Jack, the Pumpkin King, have grown so tired of the same old thing...

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

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

Tim Burton
Most people say about graveyards:

Most people say about graveyards: "Oh, it's just a bunch of dead people. It's creepy." But for me, there's an energy to it that it not creepy, or dark. It has a positive sense to it.

Tim Burton
My diagnosis,

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

Tim Burton
For some of us, Halloween is everyday.

For some of us, Halloween is everyday.

Tim Burton
One of the things that we were trying to do with this show was the complexities of relationships and love. There is both passion and longing and a bittersweet quality to it that is a part of life.

One of the things that we were trying to do with this show was the complexities of relationships and love. There is both passion and longing and a bittersweet quality to it that is a part of life.

Tim Burton
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
Stick Boy liked Match Girl,
he liked her a lot.
He liked her cute figure,
he thought she was hot.

Stick Boy liked Match Girl, he liked her a lot. He liked her cute figure, he thought she was hot.

Tim Burton
One person's crazyness is another person's reality

One person's crazyness is another person's reality

Tim Burton
And in that one grey hair I saw my whole life and I said

And in that one grey hair I saw my whole life and I said "I think I need a hair.

Tim Burton
Can a heart break, once it's stopped beating?

Can a heart break, once it's stopped beating?

Tim Burton
Voodoo girl

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 farther in.

Voodoo girl 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 farther in.

Tim Burton
Minister: Welcome, brother! Do you reject Satan and all his works? 
Bunny Breckinridge: Sure.

Minister: Welcome, brother! Do you reject Satan and all his works? Bunny Breckinridge: Sure.

Tim Burton
Why would you want to go up there, when people are dying to get down here?

Why would you want to go up there, when people are dying to get down here?

Tim Burton
Mayor: How horrible our Christmas will be! 
Jack Skellington: *No.* 
[the Mayor switches to his upset face] 
Jack Skellington: How *jolly*! 
Mayor: Oh. How *jolly* our Christmas will be

Mayor: How horrible our Christmas will be! Jack Skellington: *No.* [the Mayor switches to his upset face] Jack Skellington: How *jolly*! Mayor: Oh. How *jolly* our Christmas will be

Tim Burton
Unwisely, Santa offered a teddy bear to James, unaware
he had been mauled by a grizzly earlier this year.

Unwisely, Santa offered a teddy bear to James, unaware he had been mauled by a grizzly earlier this year.

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

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

Tim Burton
He can't fly around tall buildings, or outrun a speeding train, the only talent he seems to have is leaving a nasty stain!

He can't fly around tall buildings, or outrun a speeding train, the only talent he seems to have is leaving a nasty stain!

Tim Burton
Vanit scriver qui riposa il vecchio Jack.

Vanit scriver qui riposa il vecchio Jack.

Tim Burton
Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Not necessarily in that order.

Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Not necessarily in that order.

Tim Burton
Your mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But to tell you a secret. All the best people are.

Your mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But to tell you a secret. All the best people are.

Tim Burton
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 with you.

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 with you.

Tim Burton
Get away from meeeee!

Get away from meeeee!" Edgar -Frankiewinnie

Tim Burton
Alone and rejected, Mummy Boy wept,
then went to the cabinet
where the snack food was kept.

Alone and rejected, Mummy Boy wept, then went to the cabinet where the snack food was kept.

Tim Burton