124+ Best Johnny Depp Quotes: Exclusive Selection

John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for 10 Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor. Profoundly inspirational Johnny Depp quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Johnny Depp Quotes

I always had an affinity for lizards. I’ve always felt somewhat close to them. They’re reptiles. I find myself feeling somewhat reptilian at times. – Johnny Depp

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

Love is one of the hardest words to say and one of the easiest to hear. – Johnny Depp

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

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

You always miss them [characters you’ve played] once you’ve walked away, but part of them always stays with you too. – Johnny Depp

You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren’t allowed to be normal. – Johnny Depp

It’s a great honor that something that you took part in creating becomes this forever object. – Johnny Depp

Success doesn’t change you… It reveals you – Johnny Depp

And then, ‘Why is a raven like a writing desk?’ Those things just became so important to the character. You realize that the more you read it, if I read the book again today, I’d find 100 other things that I missed last time. It’s a constantly changing book. – Johnny Depp

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

I always felt that if you’re not trying something different each time out of the gate, you’re being safe, and you don’t ever want to find that place of safety. I like that, each time, before I even go in front of the cameras, the studio’s reaction will be fear. – Johnny Depp

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

I love people. And when you love people that much that you’re disappointed in them every day, that love can turn to hate in a flash of a second. – Johnny Depp

For me, the question was, how can one take a live-action performance and put it in the parameter of one of those cartoons? How much can you get away with? – Johnny Depp

We don’t always cry because we are weak, sometimes we cry because we have been strong, brave and courageous for way too long. – Johnny Depp

I always figured that once I wrapped a film, then anything beyond that is none of my business. If I can avoid seeing the final product, then all I have in my head is feeling good about the experience. – Johnny Depp

You never think you’re on the verge of disaster while you’re looking over the edge yourself. It’s your friends and family who are trying to get you to stop destroying yourself and after a while it kind of sank in and I just cleaned up my act. – Johnny Depp

With a character like a Captain Jack, who can essentially set up these verbal land mines around him, and just keep passing the absurdity ball around and the irreverence ball around, and keep people guessing and keep people confused, there’s great safety in that. Me, myself, personally, I learn from it. It’s a real pleasure, and I do need him. – Johnny Depp

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

My self-image it still isn’t that alright. No matter how famous I am, no matter how many people go to see my movies, I still have the idea that I’m that pale no-hoper that I used to be. A pale no-hoper that happens to be a little lucky now. Tomorrow it’ll be all over, then I’ll have to go back to selling pens again. – Johnny Depp

And it hurts so much to want something you can’t have. – Johnny Depp

If you catch me saying ‘I am a serious actor,’ I beg you to slap me. – Johnny Depp

People make great films. I just don’t have the eyes to watch them. – Johnny Depp

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

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

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

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

When faced with two choices simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for. If you love two people at the same time, choose the second one, because if you really loved the first one you wouldn’t have fallen for the second. – Johnny Depp

That’s what a ship is, you know. It’s not a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. That’s what a ship needs. But what a ship is. What the Black Pearl really is . . . is freedom. – Johnny Depp

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

Do what you really want to do. Don’t play their game! Don’t do what they want. Find your own way. – Johnny Depp

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

Most people are really nuts and that’s fascinating to me. – Johnny Depp

I’ve weaned myself down to about, on a great day, on a really great day, three cigarettes. For a nicotine junkie the essential cigs are three: the first-of-the-day cigarette smoked after lunch, the after-dinner cigarette and then the one taken whenever you want – the luxury-wild-card smoke. It used to be quite a bit more. It used to be, I’d smoke the table. I’d smoke the patch. I’d smoke the gum. So I feel good about it. – Johnny Depp

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

I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it. – Johnny Depp

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

You can go out and try to do the best work that you can do within the context of what that is, but it’s really gotta be about the work and what you’re focusing on. – Johnny Depp

Here I was going to work with Pacino thinking, I’m not going to get lucky twice. There’s no way. This guy is going to hand me my ass. He looks like the kind of guy who’s going to hand you your ass. It’s Al Pacino. – Johnny Depp

She’s kind of a walking poem, she’s this perfect beauty…but at the same time very deep, very smart. – Johnny Depp

Am I a romantic? I’ve seen ‘Wuthering Heights’ ten times. I’m a romantic. – Johnny Depp

Even when you’re down and blue, just remember that someone out there loves you, even if you don’t know it and even if you haven’t yet met them. There’s someone out there waiting for you, remember that and keep faith. You’ll get there. – Johnny Depp

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

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

As soon as we fall in love and we realize we’ve met the one the rest of our lives can’t come soon enough. It’s not like you’re in a rush to get to the finish line, you’re in a rush to feel and experience everything and then do it all again. – Johnny Depp

The problem is that everybody treats teenagers like they’re stupid. – Johnny Depp

I still love the layers of cinema whether it’s 35mm or 16mm or 8mm, super 8 which I love. I love the grain. If I had my druthers I’d film everything in kodachrome. – Johnny Depp

I went through various stages in my childhood, as we all do, various stages of obsessions with people and things. And I did. I wanted to be the first white Harlem Globetrotter. – Johnny Depp

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

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

Love is not blind; it simply enables one to see things others fail to see. – Johnny Depp

I found the evil in myself a long time ago, and I’ve accepted it. We’re old friends. – Johnny Depp

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

I’m scared of boogers. If anyone ever showed me a booger I’d smash their face in. – Johnny Depp

Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them – certain traits, certain places where you don’t let the world go. – Johnny Depp

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

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

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

The term ‘serious actor’ is kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? Like ‘Republican party’ or ‘airplane food.’ – Johnny Depp

I do trust women. I have a lot of women in my life. I have a mother. I have a woman. There’s a lot of women around me. And I do trust them. And they trust me, as far as I know. – Johnny Depp

I’m not a great pothead or anything like that… but weed is much, much less dangerous than alcohol. – Johnny Depp

I actually tell lies for a living. Exactly. I mean, that’s what acting is, really. – Johnny Depp

I’d rather fight a buzzsaw than dance. – Johnny Depp

I toyed with the idea of what it might be like to live with some species of heatstroke that maybe didn’t go away all that quickly. He’s a pirate, which is about rum, sodomy and the lash, isn’t it? So, to be able to keep things like that in my head, when I’m going to do a film for Disney, I’d been through the ringer. That was like infiltrating the enemy camp. I wasn’t able to stop smiling. – Johnny Depp

If it’s called a selfie, why are there people in it? – Johnny Depp

I’m having too much fun today to worry about tomorrow. – Johnny Depp

My kids, they’re my energy, my soul, and my nicest friend. – Johnny Depp

It’s all kinds of these profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world. It’s like you’ve met your reason to live. – Johnny Depp

This is a rumor-filled society and if people want to sit around and talk about whom I’ve dated, then I’d say they have a lot of spare time and should consider other topics… or masturbation. – Johnny Depp

When kids hit one year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit. – Johnny Depp

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

It’s important to keep challenging myself and try to come up with some new face every now and again. – Johnny Depp

I really loved the idea of playing opposite Marlon Brando and being the crazy one. – Johnny Depp

Whenever you have a photo shoot or something like that, it’s like-you just feel dumb. It’s just so stupid. – Johnny Depp

I certainly had this fascination with monsters and vampires as did Tim and whatever this darkness, this mystery, this intrigue. And then, as you get older, you recognize the erotic nature of the vampire and the idea of the undead. – Johnny Depp

You gotta be careful: don’t say a word to nobody about nothing anytime ever. – Johnny Depp

In terms of playing like a straight leading man type thing, I feel like all these guys are kind of not necessarily leading men but straight kind of characters. Even though they may seem bizarre or strange, I feel like I think everybody’s nuts. I mean, I really do. And the weirdest thing in the world is to see some guy who is just super earnest. – Johnny Depp

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

That pipe, just so happens to lead to the room where I make the most delicious flavored chocolate covered fudge. Then he will be made into strawberry flavored chocolate covered fudge, they’ll be selling him by the pound, all over the world! No, I wouldn’t allow it. The taste would be terrible. Can you imagine Augustus flavored chocolate covered gloop? Ew. No one would buy it. – Johnny Depp

I experimented with drugs and I experimented with everything that little boys do – vandalism, throwing eggs at cars, breaking and entering schools and destroying a room. But I finally got to a point where I looked around and said, This is not getting me anywhere. I’m stagnating with these guys. They were getting drunk and high every weekend. I got out. – Johnny Depp

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

I was never a cokehead or anything like that. I always despised that drug. I thought it was a waste of time, pointless. – Johnny Depp

Marlon Brando was the absolute opposite of everything they told me he was going to be, which is that he was a testy guy who wants to know that he’s in control of everything. But, that’s not who Marlon was. No matter what he did, the most important thing on his mind was justice. – Johnny Depp

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

Me and music. Music was always my first love. It was my first love for sure. And still is a huge part of my life. – Johnny Depp

The idea of directing a film is a strange one for me. I feel anti-mathematical, in a way, in that sense. I don’t like when things make sense. I prefer if they don’t. – Johnny Depp

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

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

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

I wasn’t into the lunchbox and thermos ski slope, and that’s where I was going. – Johnny Depp

One day, the people that didn’t believe in you will tell everyone how they met you. – Johnny Depp

You’re looking at each and every potential corner for an air bubble to escape. Absolutely! You’re on the best of your game. – Johnny Depp

I never wanted to be the guy people looked at. I felt I could only be myself when I was alone, that I turned into some kind of novelty. The only way I could get through that time was to drink. I poisoned myself with alcohol for years but I’ve never been into drugs in the way it was sometimes made out. – Johnny Depp

There’s a drive in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy. – Johnny Depp

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

Out on the street, you never know what you’re getting, and suddenly two days later you’re beating yourself in the head with a tennis racket, wearing a towel, quoting Poe. You don’t want that for your kid. You really don’t want that. – Johnny Depp

I don’t pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do. – Johnny Depp

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. – Johnny Depp

As a child, I certainly had a fascination with monsters and vampires. – Johnny Depp

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

If there is any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s ok to be different. – Johnny Depp

For me, ambition has become a dirty word. I prefer hunger. To be hungry- great. To have hopes, dreams- great. – Johnny Depp

It’s absolutely fine when Wile E. Coyote walks in with a band-aid on his head, after a 3,000-pound rock is dropped on him. That is what Ed Wood meant by the suspension of disbelief. – Johnny Depp

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

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

Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate – Johnny Depp

It really depends on what the screenplay is asking of you, and what your responsibility is to that character. You have the author’s intent to deal with, you have the filmmaker’s vision, and then you have your own wants, desires and needs for the character. It’s collaborative. But I knew, right off the bat, that there was no way to go into some sort of pink-haired, clown-nosed character with Ronald McDonald shoes. – Johnny Depp

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

Somehow you’ve been voted something for a magazine, and it’s a complete mystery to me. I wake up and I have to look at that head when I brush my teeth every morning, you know. And it’s weird. And it’s unpleasant at times. – Johnny Depp

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

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

Once you get on the ship, everything is fine. Once you get on land, everything is not so fine. – Johnny Depp

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

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

They’re all about where people come from. The only thing important is where somebody’s going. – Johnny Depp

I got to take my kids to the London eye with no one looking at me like I was Johnny Depp. They did look at me like I was some kind of sicko walking around with beautiful kids, but I had a perfect disguise. – Johnny Depp

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

When you play a character that exists or existed, there’s a stronger responsibility that you have. You owe that person and then you owe the family, you owe history, you owe the victims, the victims’ families. – Johnny Depp

The only gossip I’m interested in is things from the Weekly World News – ‘Woman’s bra bursts, 11 injured’. That kind of thing. – Johnny Depp

Pretty much any drug you can name, I’ve done it. – Johnny Depp

I don’t trust anyone who hasn’t been self-destructiv e in some way, and who hasn’t gone through some sort of bout of self-loathing. You’ve got to bang yourself around a bit to know yourself. – Johnny Depp

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

I just watched cartoons for three years, and that had a strong affect on me. – Johnny Depp

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