67+ Best Tim Burton Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Timothy Walter Burton is an American director, producer, artist, writer, and animator. Profoundly inspirational Tim Burton quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

If you’re searching for funny iconic movie quotes and famous life quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of Stanley Kubrick quotes, Quentin Tarantino quotes and Johnny Depp quotes.

Famous Tim Burton Quotes

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

One person’s craziness is another person’s reality. Tim Burton

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

Live people ignore the strange and unusual. I myself, am strange and unusual. Tim Burton

We all know interspecies romance is weird. Tim Burton

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

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

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

Good morning starshine the earth says hello. 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. Tim Burton

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

I like the challenge of doing things you know that you maybe shouldn’t do. Tim Burton

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

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

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

I grew up watching monster movies and horror movies, which I felt were like fairy tales and I think this always spoke to me. Something about that is symbolism the beauty and the magic which helps me work with film and start making modern fairy tales. Tim Burton

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

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

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

When I was a kid I always wanted to be a mad scientist. I don’t know a regular scientist just was no one. Tim Burton

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

Drawing is exercise for a restless imagination. Tim Burton

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

It’s great when you know somebody and they keep surprising you. 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. Tim Burton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’m a happy go lucky manic depressive. It does get very deep and dark for me, and it gets scary at times when I feel I can’t pull out of it. But I don’t consider myself negative negative. I’m positive negative. Tim Burton

I feel any time you enter a dream world it’s like you’re working out things, it’s all inside your mind and you’re working it out, be it Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, or the kids in Narnia, they go through this weird journey that’s not real, and they’re going through this journey psychologically. It’s that journey of discovery, of getting oneself together, that fantasy and fairy tales are so good at. And while some people still look upon them as completely unrealistic, for me they’re more real than most things that are perceived as real. 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. Tim Burton

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

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

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

I think the thing is that you’re very affected by your early life, and I think that if you ever had that feeling of outsider, or loneliness or whatever, it just doesn’t leave you. You can be happy and successful, whatever, but I think that thing stays inside of you. It doesn’t ever really leave you. You kind of always will have that. Tim Burton

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

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

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

Johnny Depp is somebody I really love working with because he doesn’t care how he looks. He wants to become weird characters and I like that. Tim Burton

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

Good morning starshine the earth says hello. Tim Burton

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

I never sort of really regret anything because you make your choices and I like to stand by them. 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! Tim Burton

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

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

I always wonder why some people see things as weird and some people don’t. Tim Burton

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

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

I had seen other stop motion animated features, and they were either not engaging or they’re just too bizarre. There was one I liked when I was a kid called Mad Monster Party. People thought Nightmare was the first stop motion animated monster musical, but that was. Tim Burton

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

But then on meeting you, I felt I should be with you always. Tim Burton

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

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

Adults forget that kids are their own best censors. Tim Burton

Disney and I were a bad mix. For a year I was probably more depressed than I have ever been in my life. I worked for a great animator, Glenn Kean. He was nice, he was good to me, he’s a really strong animator and he helped me. But he also kind of tortured me because I got all the cute fox scenes to draw, and I couldn’t draw all those four legged Disney foxes. I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t even fake the Disney style. Mine looked like road kills. Tim Burton

I never really consider myself as a great artist. I just always like to draw. Tim Burton

Nice work, bone daddy. 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. Tim Burton