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As a teenager I was so insecure.
by Johnny Depp

As a teenager I was so insecure.
I was the type of guy that never fitted in because
he never dared to choose.
I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all.
For nothing.
And that thought took away all my ambition too.
- Johnny Depp

Related topics: Teen

Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times.
I'm a romantic.
- 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

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

 

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

I don't pretend to be captain weird.
I just do what I do.
- Johnny Depp

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

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Me, I'm dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest.
Honestly, it's the honest ones you have to watch out for.
- Johnny Depp

Trips to the dentist - I like to postpone that kind of thing.
- 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

Tomorrow it'll all be over, then I'll have to go back to selling pens again.
- Johnny Depp

If you catch me saying 'I am a serious actor,'
I beg you to slap me.
- Johnny Depp

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey
pure love are dogs and infants.
- 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

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

The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes.
I didn't mind going to jail for, what,
five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
- Johnny Depp

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

I'm not sure I'm adult yet.
- Johnny Depp

Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion,
existing without living.
My daughter, the birth of my daughter,
gave me life.
- Johnny Depp

I remember in that red leisure suit I sort of felt
like a Pizza Hut employee,
and the white one was the ultimate, with the white turtleneck collar,
that was the ultimate in bad taste.
- Johnny Depp

I'm an old-fashioned guy...
I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch,
looking at a lake or something.
- 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

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

I think everybody's nuts.
- Johnny Depp

With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it.
There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting.
It's lying.
- Johnny Depp

You use your money to buy privacy because during most
of your life you aren't allowed to be normal.
- 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

I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion
just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
- 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

Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate,
after all.
- Johnny Depp

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

You do the work and you want people to see it;
but,
um while I'm doing the work, the result doesn't matter at all to me.
Ultimately, I don't, I don't care whether the film is -
you know -
some big giant box-office bonanza and I don't care if its a complete flop.
To me, when a film gets made and it's actually finished it's a success.
They're all a success in their own way.
- 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

France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history.
Most important thing though is that people there know how to live!
In America they've forgotten all about it.
I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
- Johnny Depp

There are four questions of value in life...
What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same.
Only love.
- Johnny Depp

If there's any message to my work, it is ultimately
that it's OK to be different,
that it's good to be different, that we should question
ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different,
behaves different, talks different, is a different color.
- Johnny Depp

The quality of life is so different in France.
There is the possibility of living a simple life.
I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA.
I would never raise any child there.
- Johnny Depp

When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe.
- Dario Argento

As I've said many times, the single most oppressed
class in America right now is the teenager.
- Joe Bob Briggs

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life
when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
- Fran Lebowitz

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

I think there's a time in your life where you don't feel like you fit in.
I think everyone has that when you're a teenager,
especially, and especially in the society we live in.
- Matthew Vaughn

I was a quiet teenager, introverted,
full of angst.
- Nigella Lawson

If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Well, I could do it for a day, but I wouldn't want to be a teenager again.
I really wouldn't.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being
quite cool and unaffected by things.
- Miranda Otto

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
- Laurence J. Peter

I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
- Rob Lowe

I got interested in computers and how they could be
enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
- Eugene Jarvis

But when I was a teenager, the idea of spending the
rest of my life in a factory was real depressing.
So the idea that I could become a musician opened up
some possibilities I didn't see otherwise.
- Wayne Kramer

John Barry was the first film composer I was aware of.
As a teenager I owned several of his Bond soundtracks.
- Carter Burwell

I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult.
I still have a problem with authority,
I'm trying to listen!
- Nikki Sixx

I was regarded as the school freak which further reinforced
a lot of inhibitions and doubts I had about myself.
I was a shy, frightened teenager for a long time.
- Winona Ryder

I was always into music.
I think everyone is when they're a teenager,
as a way to drown out the world.
- Penelope Spheeris

The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers.
But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably
gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to.
- Andrew Shue

I haven't really forgotten what it's like to be a teenager and how much it sucked.
- Ben Weasel

When you're a little kid, you don't see color,
and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind.
It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.
- Eminem

Until the rise of American advertising,
it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that
the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.
- Gore Vidal

As a young teenager I looked desperately for things
to read that might excuse me or assure me I wasn't the only one,
that might confirm an identity I was unhappily piecing together.
- Edmund White

The first book that they gave me was Jeannie,
a young teenager.
I went on with her maybe ten books.
- Dan DeCarlo

I started as a teenager going up on commercials.
- Fran Drescher

Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage
of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you.
- Fran Lebowitz

As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential
to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career
developed only by lucky circumstances.
- Peter Snell

I'm happy to be on a show that's bridging that gap of 'Okay,
I'm not a teenager anymore, I'm a man.'
- Milo Ventimiglia

My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want
to dress like a teenager.
- Anna Kournikova

When I left school I was full of angst,
like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy.
- Matt Lucas

I was signed when I was 19 years old,
in 1980.
I went to Germany and France.
Seeing the world at that time was just an awesome experience for a teenager.
- Kurtis Blow

I mean, I'm pretty good in real life,
but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a
normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm
just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television.
- Brittany Snow

We were using Brooke as an actress; she was playing different roles:
a liberated woman,
a teenager, a vamp.
- Calvin Klein


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