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Tim Burton Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Movies

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

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

If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy,
I'd choose the nappy.
- Tim Burton

 

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

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

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

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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

The movies are the only business where you can go out
front and applaud yourself.
- Will Rogers

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford

Most of us do not consciously look at movies.
- Roger Ebert

If you don't like my movies, don't watch them.
- Dario Argento

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a
function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping
young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the
ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero,
but it's not all that important to me anymore.
- Dennis Quaid

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -
all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
- Steve Martin

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Movies are something people see all over the world
because there is a certain need for it.
- Wim Wenders

There's only one thing that can kill the movies,
and that's education.
- Will Rogers

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

You can map your life through your favorite movies,
and no two people's maps will be the same.
- Mary Schmich

There's an electrical thing about movies.
- Oliver Stone

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich

We are the movies and the movies are us.
- David Ansen

And in movies you must be a gambler.
To produce films is to gamble.
- Douglas Sirk

I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
- Bette Davis

I just like movies that somehow expose the world in
a way that's different than you imagine it.
- Alex Winter

Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.
- Richard King

I make movies I want to see.
- Neil LaBute

Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'
- Sandra Bullock

Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
- Samuel Goldwyn

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
- Jean Cocteau

So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
- Christina Aguilera

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- John Milius

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
- Elizabeth Taylor

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

'Home Alone' was a movie, not an alibi.
- Jerry Orbach

A good film is when the price of the dinner,
the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Humans make illogical decisions.
- Spock (character in Star Trek movies and TV shows)

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole,
it would be about me.
- Federico Fellini

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
- George Lucas

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

Every single art form is involved in film,
in a way.
- Sydney Pollack

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films
when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
- Samuel Goldwyn

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard

The length of a film should be directly related to
the endurance of the human bladder.
- Alfred Hitchcock

It couldn't sound like a dog, because K9 isn't a dog,
but I made it sound as mechanical as possible.
- John Leeson

It's the movies that have really been running things
in America ever since they were invented.
They show you what to do, how to do it,
when to do it, how to feel about it,
and how to look how you feel about it.
- Andy Warhol

Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
- Martin Scorsese

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
- Jean-Luc Godard

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

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films.
- Oskar Werner

This film cost $31 million.
With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
- Clint Eastwood

A film is never really good unless the camera is an
eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
- Woody Allen

A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction.
It should be a progression of moods and feelings.
The theme, what's behind the emotion,
the meaning, all that comes later.
- Stanley Kubrick

I've always been an animal lover.
I've grown up with dogs my whole life.
I think that is what helped me get the role on 'Lassie',
I was comfortable around the dog, where many of the
kids were afraid or intimidated by Lassie.
- Will Estes

It is a mark of soulfulness to be present in the here and now.
When we are present, we are not fabricating inner movies.
We are seeing what is before us.
- John Bradshaw

I made a decision back in 1978 that,
in a trade off for money when I directed Halloween,
I would have my name above the title in order to basically
brand these movies my own.
- John Carpenter

I've been so good in so many movies that nobody saw.
- Joe Pantoliano


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