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With a career spanning over four decades, Tim Burton has established himself as one of the most successful and prolific filmmakers of our time. His unique blend of gothic visuals, dark humor, and imaginative storytelling has won him critical acclaim and a devoted following among moviegoers worldwide. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the life and work of this enigmatic artist. From his early days in animation to his iconic live-action films, we’ll explore the many facets of Tim Burton’s remarkable career. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this journey through the mind of one of Hollywood’s most fascinating directors.

Here are the deepest Movies, Happiness, Life, Dark quotes from Tim Burton, and much more.


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About Tim Burton

birth of the author

August 25, 1958

education of the author

Burbank High School

college of the author

Alma Mater:
California Institute Of The Arts

occupation of the author

Film Director, Producer, Writer, Artist

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

Some people get therapy, some people get to make movies. — Tim Burton


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

I never really got nightmares from movies. In fact, I recall my father saying when I was three years old that I would be scared, but I never was. — Tim Burton

first of all you make a movie that you want to see and then you just hope for the best Tim Burton quote

I had never really done something that was more of a horror film, and its funny, because those are the kind of movies that I like probably more than any other genre. The script had images in it that I liked. — Tim Burton

That’s why I like old monster movie actors, because they transform into different characters or creatures. — 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

There’s something about taking a classic movie that people love and doing another version of that, you’re setting yourself up for a mistake. — Tim Burton

My kid is a product of the fast computer lifestyle. — Tim Burton

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

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’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 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

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A lot of things you see as a child remain with you you spend a lot of your life trying to recapture the experience. — 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. — Tim Burton

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

There’s something about seeing this little inanimate object coming to life that’s just very exciting. That’s why with ‘Nightmare’ I held out for so long to do it. — Tim Burton

There’s something quite exciting when you have a history with somebody and you see them do new and different things. — Tim Burton


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

I’m not a big fan of spiders, rats, especially if they’re like–I got up one morning on a holiday recently, and there was a centipede in the bed that big. I wasn’t very happy about that. — Tim Burton

Danny Elfman, the composer, tells me the only time he thinks I’m happy is when I’m on the scoring stage, and I see the pressure’s on him and it’s a little off me. — Tim Burton

Inspiring Phrases From 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

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When you’re making a movie, it’s a very interiorised world. — Tim Burton

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

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

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

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

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

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I’m going to put that on my gravestone. ‘He created such a category of unwanted pop culture–Famous for directing unwanted cultural references’. — Tim Burton

I always liked making things, and then I fell into animation. And then luck comes into it as well. — Tim Burton

I used to have a phone machine that you turn ‘on’ and ‘off,’ which was great. Now, it’s so technological that it’s like going down the rabbit hole. — Tim Burton

When I was growing up, Dr. Seuss was really my favorite. There was something about the lyrical nature and the simplicity of his work that really hit me. — Tim Burton

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To be honest, whatever troubles I’ve had, I’ve also gotten the opportunities to do things. — Tim Burton

I like actors who like to change and transform to other things. — Tim Burton

Things you grew up watching, they just stay with you. They form what you like to do. — Tim Burton

More Phrases From 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

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

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Drawing is exercise for a restless imagination. — Tim Burton

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

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

I’m gonna go live in a cave, just completely live in my interior world. — 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

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Deeper Quotes From 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

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

I don’t have a dog, because I travel too much. I don’t want to just leave it abandoned. — Tim Burton

I always felt that Hollywood has a way of making you feel outside. — 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

one person s craziness is another person s reality Tim Burton quote

If I’d said, ‘I’m going to be a director,’ it probably wouldn’t have happened. — 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

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