Top 500+ Interesting Quotes By Johnny Depp That Are Amazing

Top 500+ Interesting Quotes By Johnny Depp That Are Amazing

Written by Vishal for Factober


October 21, 2020

Johnny Depp Quotes

John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He is best know for his legendary role as Captain Jack Sparrow. He is an extremely versatile actor. Read and share these amazing quotes using hashtags:

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  1. A dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest.
  2. A few people have mentioned it, and it kind of took me by surprise. I really didn’t expect that… Michael Jackson was not a sort of ingredient or inspiration for the character at all.
  3. A gentleman allows the woman to maintain her fiction.
  4. A woman who would steal your love when your love is all you really have isn’t much of a woman.
  5. After having been confined to a television series – and it’s a luxury job – where you can’t play anything but one particular character for nine months out of the year, it will make you insane. It didn’t affect me. I got out quick enough.
  6. After I had done the first ‘Pirates’ movie and ‘Secret Window,’ I went on vacation to escape with my kiddies and my girl, and someone said that there was an island down the road for sale. I said, ‘Oh well, let’s go see it.’ I looked at it, I walked on it, and I was done. It had to be.
  7. Alice and I, we’d met before, but we were able to kind of sit and chat on the set of Dark Shadows, and talk about maybe writing some songs together. We started doing that, and then one thing led to another and it became this Vampire project – because he was telling stories about all those days, which were fascinating.
  8. All men would be cowards if they only had the courage.
  9. All right, folks; stand back, clear the area, this is a crime scene, now. Secure the parameter, dust for prints, check for fibers, scan for DNA, I want a urine sample from everyone and get me a latte. Don’t mix up the two.
  10. All that matters is the ending, its the most important part of the story, and this one is very good. This one is perfect,
  11. Am I a romantic? I’ve seen “Wuthering Heights” ten times. I’m a romantic.
  12. America is dumb. It’s like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive. My daughter is four, my boy is one. I’d like them to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out.
  13. An actor needs to be not remotely anywhere close to in control, and a filmmaker has to be totally in control.
  14. An actor shouldn’t have to leave the set and go home and write a bunch of stuff for a bunch of other people, the next day. I found it very unpleasant.
  15. And because technology is moving so rapidly, things become obsolete very, very quickly. In 15 years time, Will Caster is probably going to be in some weird room in Vegas where people are plugging quarters into him. Who has a mini-disc of a laser disc player? It’s over!
  16. And it hurts so much to want something you can’t have.
  17. 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.
  18. Any character that you come up with or create is a piece of you. You’re putting yourself into that character, but there’s the guise of the character. So there’s a certain amount of safety in the character, where you feel more safe being the character than you do being just you
  19. Any man who had to carry a child would cave in around month two.
  20. 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.
  21. As a child, I certainly had a fascination with monsters and vampires.
  22. 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.
  23. As soon as we fall in love and we realise 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.
  24. As you get older, you recognize the erotic nature of the vampire and the idea of the undead.
  25. At 13, I was wearing plain t-shirts. Then I used to steal my mom’s clothing. She had all these crushed-velvet shirts with French-cut sleeves. And, like, seersucker bell-bottoms.
  26. At Last My Arm Is Completee Again XD
  27. At my very core, I’m pretty shy. I just happen to have a weird job.
  28. Attention is a strange sort of being, anyway, the idea of attention if someone appreciates your work. It’s always nice that someone appreciates your work.
  29. Awards are not as important to me as when I meet a 10-year-old kid who says, “I love Captain Jack Sparrow.
  30. Barrie and the wonderful characters he created, Lewis Carroll, even French literature, like Baudelaire or over in the States, Poe, you open those books, you open The Flowers of Evil and begin to read. If it were written today, you’d be absolutely stupefied by the work. It’s this incredible period where the work is timeless, ageless. So yeah, I just love all those guys. It’s my deep passion in those great 19th century writers.
  31. Better to not know which moment may be your last.
  32. Better to not know which moment may be your last. Every morsel of your entire being alive to the infinite mystery of it all.
  33. Betweeen now and then, what I’m going to do, I guess, is slobber and drool, and space out….
  34. Breathe. It’s only a bad day, not a bad life.
  35. Captain Jack Sparrow is like a cross between Keith Richards and Pepe Le Pew.
  36. Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy. I know I’m crazy, therefore I am not crazy. Isn’t that crazy?
  37. Do what you really want to do. Don’t Play their game! Don’t do what they want. Find your own way.
  38. Edward Scissorhands’ was tough to let go of because I found real safety in allowing myself to be that open, that honest. To explore purity. It was a hard one to walk away from.
  39. Edward was a total outsider. I really know how that feels. It’s pretty rare that a film about a guy with scissors for hands would even get made.
  40. Escapism is survival to me.
  41. 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.
  42. Every filmmaker’s different, every filmmaker has a different approach.
  43. Every relationship has problems but when those problems arise you have to realise that they don’t mean your relationship is broken, it’s just a little bent. Bent things can be fixed and like so your relationship can too. The first step however is realising that.
  44. 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.
  45. Everything here is edible; even I’m edible. But that, dear children, is cannibalism, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies.
  46. Everything is just very, very blurry. I’ve never had proper vision.
  47. Explore purity.
  48. Fame, celebrity – it’s not such a big deal in Europe. People seem to understand that you just have a weird job. They’re not running after you, trying to carve chunks out of you. It’s strange in the states. Most fans here are great, but there’s a handful who have seen the movies and feel they know you. They think it’s alright to touch you and ask personal questions.
  49. For a long time I tried to manage an honesty and openness about my personal life because I’m human and I’m normal – well, semi-normal.
  50. For me, ambition has become a dirty word. I prefer hunger. To be hungry-great. To have hopes, dreams-great.
  51. 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.
  52. 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?
  53. For the actor, The Lee Strasberg Notes are an indispensable companion.
  54. Fortunately I know how to counter it, the man who did the waking buys the man who was sleeping a drink. The man who was sleeping drinks it while listening to a proposition, from the man who did the waking.
  55. 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.
  56. Grilling Tim on the set was how I prepared for the part of Victor, … I feel lucky that these parts arrived in front of me.
  57. 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.
  58. Having been familiar with “drunk” once or twice myself, that lick just came to me – and yeah, it sounded very drunk, so I presented it to Alice [Cooper]. It felt like he wrote the lyrics in about a minute.
  59. He deserves to be loved, there’s a kind of purity to Ed Wood, which, in terms of intent, is not dissimilar to Tim.
  60. He had watched the film for the first time that night and said it was brilliant.
  61. He represents the greatest threat to our cause.
  62. He’s a true original in a business that doesn’t put much stock in originality. And he doesn’t compromise. That’s what makes his movies so good. That’s what makes him someone that you’ll drop everything to work with,
  63. He’s constantly threatening to bring it back to life, resuscitate it,
  64. Here’s the thing – if Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, in a kind of historical way, it’s exciting because we will see the actual last president of the United States. It just won’t work after that.
  65. His sort of interests, which are more than slightly off center, and a little outside, his interpretation of them does appeal to the masses, which ultimately I think is a very good sign.
  66. How ’bout we make it three shillings and we forget the name.
  67. How many chances to you get to make a musical about a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me, I was in.
  68. Hunter meant a lot to me. He was another hero and someone that I got to know very well because I played him in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.’ We got very, very close,
  69. I actually did do a musical many years ago with John Waters called Cry-Baby, but technically it was only half me – it wasn’t me singing. Tim’s [ Burton] the only person brave enough to actually let me try to sing.
  70. I actually tell lies for a living. Exactly. I mean, that’s what acting is, really.
  71. I always felt like I was meant to have been born in another era, another time.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. I always have a decompression period at the end of a film. Sometimes it joyful, because you’re just happy to be done. Or it can be melancholy.
  76. I always wanted to be a character actor rather than the poster boy that they tried to make me 100 years ago. An actor has a degree of responsibility to change for the audience, to give them something new each time, to surprise and not bore them.
  77. I am an American. I love my country and have great hopes for it. It is for this reason that I speak candidly and sometimes critically about it. I have benefited greatly from the freedom that exists in my country and for this I am eternally grateful.
  78. I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.
  79. I can’t stand not being able to joke around on set, so I have to.
  80. I can’t tell my self that I’m a serious actor. But I’m serious person.
  81. 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.
  82. I clicked with the character and I really know the guy. It was very, very difficult for me at the end of the first film,
  83. I condition myself to believe that once the scene is done, once the movie is done, my job is done, and whatever happens after that is none of my business.
  84. I detest jokes – when somebody tells me one, I feel my IQ dropping; the brain cells start to disappear. But something is funny when the person delivering the line doesn’t know it’s funny or doesn’t treat it as a joke. Maybe it comes from a place of truth, or it’s a sort of rage against society.
  85. I did do a film that I refer to as ‘The Unpronounceable’ by a guy named Yvan Attal with Charlotte Gainsbourg. I had a bit part in there. That was quite fun, doing scenes in French.
  86. I did feel a deep sense of responsibility to the author’s intent of what he may have wanted the character to be like and to live like.
  87. I did mostly alcohol. There were drugs, too – pills – and there was a danger that I would go over the edge. I could have. I thank God I didn’t.
  88. I do believe that you have to bring some degree of truth from yourself to the role [Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ]in and I’ll admit it here, I have shaved a grown man before. I have done it. And it wasn’t Tim [Burton].
  89. I do realise and understand very well on a profound level how lucky I am and what a privileged position it is and what it’s done ultimately for me, my family and my kids. But at the same time, there are moments in a man’s life when you just kind of want to feel somewhat normal.
  90. 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.
  91. I don’t care. I’m just gonna smoke. I’m just gonna totally smoke. I’ll finish these, go to the store and get a brand new pack, smoke the shit out of that one.
  92. I don’t do well with modern films, to be honest. Opening credits, and I’m just gone.
  93. I don’t drink hard liquor anymore, but I sometimes order Lagavulin just for the smell. It’s so good. It’s unbelievable.
  94. I don’t go anywhere without a book by James Joyce called ‘Finnegan’s Wake.’
  95. I don’t know if I can relax. Relax, I can’t do. My brain, on idle, is a bad thing. I just get weird. I mean, not weird. I get, I get antsy.
  96. I don’t know if you remember me, but I used to work here in the factory.
  97. 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.
  98. I don’t pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do.
  99. I don’t think anybody’s necessarily ready for death. You can only hope that when it approaches, you feel like you’ve said what you wanted to say. Nobody wants to go out in mid-sentence.
  100. I don’t think it’s anything you ever get used to… for many years, I could never sort of put my name in the same sort of category as the word ‘famous’ or anything like that. And I just found it very uncomfortable… if you get used to it, then something must be wrong.
  101. 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.
  102. I don’t want to be stuck in one spot,
  103. I don’t want to be stuck in one spot. My childhood was spent moving around. We were total nomads. Like gypsies, just moving from one place to another all the time. That’s kind of ingrained into my psyche, into my being. I couldn’t stand being in one spot for too long.
  104. I don’t want to run around and look at a shot through a monitor. That doesn’t improve what I’m trying to do. I figure, once I’ve done my job, it’s none of my business.
  105. I don’t pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do.
  106. I don’t think anybody’s necessarily ready for death. You can only hope that when it approaches, you feel like you’ve said what you wanted to say. Nobody wants to go out in mid-sentence.
  107. I don’t think it’s anything you ever get used to… for many years, I could never sort of put my name in the same sort of category as the word ‘famous’ or anything like that. And I just found it very uncomfortable… if you get used to it, then something must be wrong.
  108. I don’t think of myself as being a celebrity, it’s too mortifying. I have a hard time watching myself on screen and it’s getting worse. I can’t tell whether my work is good or not.
  109. I don’t trust anyone who hasn’t been self-destructive in some way. Who hasn’t gone through some sort of bout of self-loathing? You’ve got to bang yourself around a bit to know yourself.
  110. 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.
  111. I feel a very strong connection to Tim and I trust him completely. Because for an actor, it’s amazing to be invited into his world and to be given the responsibility of being on the ride to deliver his vision. For an audience member, it’s an unbelievable gift to be invited into his world.
  112. I feel very lucky to have been along for the ride, … Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
  113. I found a girl, fell in love, she had a baby, and i fell in love again.
  114. I found evil in myself a long time ago, and I’ve accepted it. We’re old friends.
  115. 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.
  116. 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.
  117. I had just had a daughter, who was three or three-and-half years old, and I had been watching nothing but cartoons. That’s really it. There was no YouTube. You’re in France and you’re raising a kid, so you break out the Tex Avery.
  118. I had never experienced anything like the response I got from people for Pirates of the Caribbean, where you meet a 75-year-old woman who had seen Pirates and somehow related to the character, and then five minutes later you meet a six-year-old who says, ‘Oh, you’re Captain Jack!’ What a rush. What a gift. That was the challenge with Wonka, too–to be, in a sense, like Bugs Bunny. I find it magical that a three-year-old can be mesmerized by Bugs, but so can a 40-year-old or an 80-year-old. It’s a great challenge to see if you can appeal to that huge an age range.
  119. I hate watching myself on screen. I can’t stand it.
  120. I hated having to wake up in the middle of the night to walk to my bathroom – where suddenly there was a six-foot-seven-inch, headless figure with a sword and a horse!
  121. I have a place that I get to go to in the Bahamas. It’s the only place that guarantees total anonymity and freedom.
  122. I have known plenty of people who, in their later years, had the energy of children and the kind of curiosity and fascination with things like little children. I think we can keep that, and I think it’s important to keep that part of staying young. But I also think it’s great fun growing old.
  123. I have this fear of clowns, so I think that if I surround myself with them, it will ward off all evil.
  124. I have toyed with the idea of playing it straight. But, like I say, I really believe we are all out of our minds at some level.
  125. I hope some day to make you all a cup of coffee. Alright, peace.
  126. I just don’t know if movies can ever be considered art, because there’s so much money involved… It’s all about commerce. I don’t think art can come from that place.
  127. I just happen to be a sucker for humor. So anywhere I can sneak in something that I find potentially interesting or funny I do it as much as I can get away with.
  128. I just like the guy. He’s a pal, … It’s a very strange situation where as a grown man, you start having separation anxiety with an imaginary character. It’s worrisome because you know it’s not normal but you can’t stop yourself.
  129. I just try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
  130. I just watched cartoons for three years, and that had a strong affect on me.
  131. 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.
  132. I know, … To tell you the truth, I’ve been worshiping it from afar.
  133. I like the challenge of trying different things and wondering whether it’s going to work or whether I’m going to fall flat on my face.
  134. I like to create stuff, whether it’s a little doodle, a drawing, a small painting or a movie, so I suppose I’m driven by that. Everything I’ve done has felt very natural.
  135. I like very selfishly and very simply keeping a distance from Hollywood and the social expectations from Hollywood because I’m not good at that kind of game,
  136. I literally went from being unable to play my rent to being on a plane the next day, being paid peanuts.
  137. 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.
  138. I love the idea of changing my look. I think one owes it to the audience, to go out there and give them something different each time, so as not to bore them to death.
  139. I love to smoke. I wish I had more than two hands so I can hold more cigars
  140. I made odd noises as a child. Just did weird things, like turn off light switches twice. I think my parents thought I had Tourette’s syndrome.
  141. I marketed pens – on the phone. But the beauty of the gig was that you had to call these strangers and say, ‘Hi, how ya doing?’ You made up a name, like, ‘Hey, it’s Edward Quartermaine from California. You’re eligible to receive this grandfather clock or a trip to Tahiti.’ You promise them all these things if they buy a gross of pens.
  142. I may have a feather duster down my pants.
  143. I mean, I think everybody should probably approach a film that it’s another unwanted thing. That’s going to be seared onto my brain for the rest of my life. Thank you for that.
  144. I moved from Kentucky to Miramar, Florida, at about 8. I think I was in second grade. I still had my Southern accent, and down there, you got to experience a melting pot in full fury. All the kids I hung out with were, like, Sicilian kids from Jersey and New York.
  145. I needed to wander… whenever and wherever I wanted! I’d found myself at the end of my rope as far as school was concerned; there seemed no particular reason for me to stay. The teachers didn’t want to teach, and I didn’t want to learn—from them. I wanted my education to come from living life, getting out there in the world, seeing and doing and moving amongst the other vagabonds who had had the same sneaking suspicion that I did, that there would be no great need for high-end mathematics, nope… I was not going to be doing other people’s taxes and going home at 5:37 p.m. to pat my dog’s head and sit down to my one meat and two vegetable table waiting for Jeopardy to pop on the glass tit, the Pat Sajak of my own private game show, in the bellybutton of the universe, Miramar, Florida.
  146. I never wanted to be the guy people looked at. I don’t think of myself as being a celebrity; it’s too mortifying.
  147. 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.
  148. I once knew a Spaniard named, something in Spanish….
  149. I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
  150. I realized that it was great to have a job, but it didn’t have anything remotely to do with what I was striving for, so why was I doing it?
  151. 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.
  152. I really love the experience of moving things around, in terms of being a director.
  153. I really loved the idea of playing opposite Marlon Brando and being the crazy one.
  154. 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.
  155. I said, ‘Why’s that?’ and he said, ‘It’s because we only have so many faces in our pockets.’ After all this time later, I realize how right he was. He was very, very wise.
  156. I should be committed to an institution immediately for even thinking I could get away with that. These two things are opposing, they oppose one another. To be a director you have to be in complete control of the set, complete control of the surroundings, and very aware of what’s going on, what’s being used and what’s not being used… It’s insanity. To be an actor you have to be, in a sense, out of control.
  157. I started out as a guitarist in the early ’80s.
  158. I started out printing silk screen t-shirts. I sold ink pens. I worked construction. I worked at a gas station. I pumped gas. I was a mechanic for a little bit. I went into sewers, down into sewer lines. I had a lot of somewhat unpleasant gigs for a time there.
  159. I started pulling gags on Al [Pachino]. That was the moment I realized that he was absolutely out of his mind. I mean that he’s certifiably insane. I wouldn’t spend a night in a room where he’s at.
  160. I still approach a scene as one would approach a solo. There’s nothing set or pat.
  161. 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.
  162. I suppose nowadays it’s all a question of surgery, isn’t it? Of course the notion is beautiful, the idea of staying a boy and a child forever, and I think you can. I have known plenty of people who, in their later years, had the energy of children and the kind of curiosity and fascination with things like little children. I think we can keep that, and I think it’s important to keep that part of staying young. But I also think it’s great fun growing old.
  163. I suppose the only thing at 50 you can really start to look forward to is just total irresponsibility. As you get older, you can just sit in a chair, wear anything you want, you know you can walk down; old people dress cool. You know they wear sweatpants. The elderly have it down.
  164. I think Alice [Cooper] probably, on some level, recognized that good old self-destructive streak that does happen in some people’s lives. So, though I wasn’t there with Alice and the Vampires, but I’d give anything in the world to have been, I had my own version, I suppose, a little later.
  165. I think everybody’s nuts.
  166. I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.
  167. I think it would be great if you one day just went to sleep and woke up and it was 1920s Paris. That would be excellent, … But I don’t know, because there could be just dirt and worms.
  168. I think it’s an actor’s responsibility to change every time. Not only for himself and the people he’s working with, but for the audience. If you just go out and deliver the same dish every time… it’s meat loaf again… you’d get bored. I’d get bored.
  169. I think kids, in general as an audience, are the way forward because they’re not sort of sullied by intellectual expectation or this or that. It’s a very pure kind of response to the work.
  170. I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it.
  171. I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you’re on it.
  172. I think today we’ve gone so far technologically and also just emotionally and psychologically, I mean there’s a lot of crime out there and there’s a lot of stuff going on. People don’t care that they’re going to go to prison. They couldn’t give a rat about the repercussions. They go out and they do what they do and they don’t care about hurting anyone else.
  173. I think when you are young, you are hoping that this person will be the right one. The one you are going to be in love with forever, but sometimes you want that so much, you create something that isn’t really there.
  174. I think, as an actor, it is good to feel the fear of failing miserably. I think you should take that risk. Fear is a necessary ingredient in everything I do. But if I do ‘Hamlet,’ it will probably be in a small theater on a small stage, and it will have to be very, very soon because I’m getting a little long in the tooth for it.
  175. I think, for me as an actor, if you get to a place where you’re satisfied, you’re happy with it, then you’re dead. It’s over. You’re not hungry anymore. You won’t try things anymore.
  176. I thought it was fascinating to work with people you’ve never met,
  177. 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.
  178. I trust kids far more than I do adults. Kids give you the honest opinion. They tell the truth.
  179. I try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
  180. I want to be Ruler of the Exumas. I like the sound of it. I want to become Kurtz and live like in ‘Lord of the Flies.’
  181. I was a million percent in love with Edward Scissorhands. I remember looking in the mirror on the last day of shooting… and thinking how sad I was to be saying goodbye to Edward.
  182. I was always a fan of the great old spaghetti Westerns, the Sergio Leone films. But the one that always sticks with me, that I just thought was brilliant and perfect is “Cat Ballou. Lee Marvin in “Cat Ballou.
  183. I was always fascinated by people who are considered completely normal, because I find them the weirdest of all
  184. 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.
  185. I was definitely never a crowd pleaser.
  186. I was ecstatic when 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.
  187. I was known as ‘Ray, Head of Security’ in the bookstores and stuff where he was signing books. I just spent an enormous amount of time with him and watched him like a hawk. Studied him. I tried to steal his soul.
  188. I was never a cokehead or anything like that. I always despised that drug. I thought it was a waste of time, pointless.
  189. 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.
  190. I was poisoning myself with alcohol and medicating myself. I was trying to numb things. I was trying not to feel things, and that’s ridiculous. It’s one of the dumbest things you can do, because all you’re doing is postponing the inevitable. Someday you’ll have to look all those things in the eye rather than try to numb the pain.
  191. I was really intrigued by them, became fascinated by them because they were asking questions that couldn’t be answered almost, or were making statements that you couldn’t quite understand. Like, ‘I’m investigating things that begin with the letter M.’ That took me through a whole stratosphere of possibilities, and doing a little research and discovered that the M is mercury.
  192. I was the guy who had been bouncing around the film industry for years, and I’d been lucky if five or 10 people would see my movies, so Captain Jack did a big flip for my career.
  193. I wasn’t into the lunchbox and thermos ski slope, and that’s where I was going.
  194. I wasn’t obnoxious or precocious but I was curious. There were a lot of practical jokes. I got on her nerves basically. I pissed her off quite frequently.
  195. 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.
  196. I will blow that ugly right off your face!
  197. I would give everything if I could only keep my family.
  198. I would say that he has a rather limited and uncreative way of looking at the situation.
  199. I wouldn’t say I’m a heart-throb. I just have a weird job.
  200. I’d get very nervous and uncomfortable in social situations and the only way I could feel at all normal was, well, to drink my guts out.
  201. I’d just thank the people out there who have been with my up-and-down, weird-road, strange career and supported me and stuck with me all these years. I mean, they’re my boss. That’s what keeps me working.
  202. I’d never even sung in the shower, I’m too mortified. But once I got over the initial fear it was kind of enjoyable. Sondheim’s melodies and lyrics are a real pleasure to tromp around in, it’s really beautiful stuff.
  203. I’d rather fight a buzzsaw than dance.
  204. I’d worked with Marlon [Brando] a couple of times, and he was a practical joker. He was far more interested in getting jokes out than getting the words out. We laughed all the time.
  205. I’ll buy you a hat, a really big one.
  206. I’ll never understand the animal, the machine of Hollywood business. And I don’t want to understand it. It’s like joining a club, a clique just because everyone else is in it. You don’t have any particular interest in it, and it has nothing to do with who you are as a person. You just join it because it’s the thing to do. 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.
  207. I’ll take photographs with kids. People who want to take photographs with me. People who like the movies. People who supported me. I’ll do that all day, all night, that’s fine. But the bombardment of the paparazzi is just… I truly don’t understand. It just feels like this kind of gluttonous, horrific sport. It’s like sport.
  208. I’m a dumb-ass, and I poisoned myself for years. Now I understand things better.
  209. I’m all for whatever it takes to get wherever you need to get with a character, as long as you don’t wipe it on me.
  210. I’m always for the Indian in the cowboy movie. Always.
  211. 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.
  212. I’m attracted to the extreme light and the extreme dark. I’m interested in the human condition and what makes people tick. I’m interested in the things people try to hide.
  213. I’m doing a film called ‘Black Mass’ where I play James Bulger. The reason to play him is obvious to me. He’s a fascinating character. It’s not like anything I’ve done before on that level. I’m very excited to slide into that skin for a little bit.
  214. I’m going to come check on it weekly, just to make sure that you guys don’t take it away and just like store it in a warehouse or something.
  215. I’m having too much fun today to worry about tomorrow.
  216. I’m just an actor, and if I can leave something behind that my kids will be proud of, then that’s what I want. I don’t want my kids to be embarrassed by anything I’ve done.
  217. I’m more relaxed since I met Vanessa, I have more distance and therefore I have more perspective,
  218. I’m not ‘Blockbuster Boy.’ I never wanted to be. I wasn’t looking for that….
  219. I’m not a great pothead or anything like that… but weed is much, much less dangerous than alcohol.
  220. I’m not Blockbuster Boy.
  221. I’m not even born yet. I’m still trying. I’m still pushing. I don’t ever want to get to a place where I feel satisfied.
  222. I’m not sure I’m adult yet.
  223. I’m scared of boogers. If anyone ever showed me a booger I’d smash their face in.
  224. I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it.
  225. I’m terribly sorry, if I see one I shall inform you immediately.
  226. I’ve always been frightened of karaoke, so I’ve never tried it. Karaoke scares the hell out of me!
  227. I’ve always enjoyed hiding behind these characters. It’s a strange thing, you’re more comfortable as a character than you are in life. I could stand up in front of, it doesn’t matter how many people, as a character. But if I had to do it as myself and give a speech, I would be liquid.
  228. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a make-up artist, Joel Harlow, who you can throw anything at. I said, “Joel, I need to go to the London eye with my children and I want to look like a roadie from Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  229. I’ve been told I smell good. I don’t look like I smell good.
  230. I’ve had some rank auditions where I embarrassed myself to new heights, which is hard for me to do. I was never good at auditioning. There are a number of actors over the years come up the ranks who are horrific at auditioning.
  231. I’ve had the honor and the pleasure and gift of having known Elizabeth Taylor for a number of years. You know, you sit down with her, she slings hash, she sits there and cusses like a sailor, and she’s hilarious.
  232. I’ve never been particularly ambitious. I’m driven by the moment.
  233. I’ve never felt particularly ambitious or driven, that’s for sure, although I like to create stuff, whether it’s a little doodle, a drawing, a small painting or a movie or a piece of music, so I suppose I’m driven by that. Everything I’ve done has felt very natural, and it’s happened because it’s happened.
  234. I’ve played English a number of times, and used an English accent a number of times, so it becomes a little bit of an obstacle course to go, “Oh, that’s teetering into Captain Jack-ville,” or “This is teetering into Chocolat or Wonka. You’ve got to really pay attention to the places you’ve been. But, that’s part of it. That’s the great challenge. You may get it wrong. There’s a very good possibility that you can fall flat on your face, but that’s a healthy thing for an actor.
  235. I’ve thought of doing many things in my life, under the influence of life, and I’ve never actually thought of straddling two carriages while they’re moving.
  236. 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.
  237. I’m attracted to the extreme light and the extreme dark. I’m interested in the human condition and what makes people tick. I’m interested in the things people try to hide.
  238. I’m having too much fun today to worry about tomorrow.
  239. I’m just an actor, and if I can leave something behind that my kids will be proud of, then that’s what I want. I don’t want my kids to be embarrassed by anything I’ve done.
  240. I’m normal, well, semi-normal.
  241. I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it.
  242. I’ve never felt particularly ambitious or driven, that’s for sure, although I like to create stuff, whether it’s a little doodle, a drawing, a small painting or a movie or a piece of music, so I suppose I’m driven by that.
  243. If anybody is getting their ass handed to them, it’s not Al [Pachino]. It’s coming [toward you]. I’m psychotic.
  244. If I can avoid the mirror when I brush my teeth in the morning, I will. I find security and safety in the most profound degree of ignorance. If you can just stay ignorant of almost everything you’ll be OK. It’s fine to stay informed and look at things, but to judge things will bog you down.
  245. If I come out alive, this guy, Lefty, ends up dead. That’s the same thing as me putting the bullet in his head myself.
  246. If I ever thought of directing again, I mean – I don’t know, even the idea of directing a film is a strange one for me, because I feel kind of anti mathematics in a way in that sense. Anti – I don’t like when things make sense, I prefer if they don’t, so if I made a film, it wouldn’t make any sense and no one would see it. So maybe I’ll just make little films at home with my phone, never to be released.
  247. If it’s called a selfie, why are there people in it?
  248. If someone is being bullied or feels like an outsider, and they relate to something that I’ve done, even if it’s just igniting a spark, that’s great. I had that feeling as a kid. I was messed with no end.
  249. 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.
  250. If there is any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s ok to be different.
  251. If there’s a message to pass to people, I’d say that it’s normal to be different from others, it’s good to differ from one another, and we’d better look at ourselves first before we start criticising someone who looks, acts, speaks different or has a different skin colour. I’d like to continue, even at a minimal level, what John Lennon had started. If I could do as much as a bit of what he did, if I could contribute to the elimination of hatred among us, that would be a great deal.
  252. 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.
  253. If there’s any message, it is ultimately that it’s okay 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, and is a different color.
  254. If they let me choose between you and the dog, I’ll choose the dog.
  255. If you catch me saying ‘I am a serious actor,’ I beg you to slap me.
  256. If you choose to lock your heart away, you’ll lose it for certain.
  257. If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures.
  258. If you ever have to choose between loving two people, always pick the second. If you really loved the first, you wouldn’t have fallen in love with the second.
  259. If you fall in love with 2 people at once choose the second one because if you truly loved the first one you never would have fell in love with the second one
  260. If you had to chose one half of your son, which one would it be?” What kind of a question is that?!” No need to snap. It was just a question.
  261. 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.
  262. 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.
  263. If you really take a step back and observe people who are considered super-normal and watch them a bit, you’ll realize that they’re actually completely out of their minds! Most people are really nuts, and that’s fascinating.
  264. In terms of it being a first screenplay, literally, my hat is off to him [Wally Pfister]. I didn’t see any virgin blather in screen direction, or anything like that. It was just a wonderfully executed piece, and a complicated one. The mathematics involved in putting this film together, between Jack and Wally, and the great support of Alcon, it was not a easy little operetta.
  265. Interestingly enough, for me, a character like Captain Jack, you feel like you could just continue. The possibilities are endless and limitless. There is any possibility of madness and absurdity that could commence, so you feel that, with this character, you’re never really done.
  266. Ironically, it was only maybe a year prior to Tim calling I had re-read Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and what I took away from it was these very strange, little cryptic nuggets that he’d thrown in there.
  267. Is that savvy for you?’ – Pirates of the Caribbean
  268. It hurts so much to want something you can’t have.
  269. 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.
  270. It was really just whatever – good times, bad times, it didn’t matter. There was no ceremony. It wasn’t like ‘Okay, this just happened, I have to go hack a piece of my flesh off.’
  271. It was very exciting, … It’s all very new to me, you know? It’s an interesting and fascinating process. There’s something very pure about it being from the page, into the air, and onto the recording machine. You have that and you combine that with doing scenes where they’re going to mesh these voices together, but you’re doing a scene with people you’ve never even met before, which is slightly absurd but kinda great.
  272. It wouldn’t be so bad, you know? It’s pretty snazzy.
  273. It’s a great honor that something that you took part in creating becomes this forever object.
  274. 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.
  275. 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.
  276. It’s amazing when you get to a certain age, and you talk about sleep in the same way you spoke about getting inebriated… I got eight hours last night. It was fantastic!
  277. It’s an odd thing when there is a fan page for my daughter who is not yet 13.
  278. It’s awful bad luck to bring a woman aboard the ship. It’s awful worse luck not to.
  279. It’s been insane. From Whitey Bulger to the Mad Hatter, you can imagine the schizophrenia.
  280. It’s fun to imagine what you could do with that kind of money. I could buy that island I’ve wanted to buy all my life, and live there with my family. Or I could buy some great piece of art that’s just going to feed my eyes every day. It’s fun to toy with the notion of that, and it is very tempting because money, unfortunately is freedom in today’s world.
  281. It’s funny what [producer Richard Zanuck said about even though you can’t quite place when the book or the story came into your life, and I do vaguely remember roughly five years old reading versions of Alice in Wonderland, but the thing is the characters. You always know the characters. Everyone knows the characters and they’re very well-defined characters, which I always thought was fascinating. Most people who haven’t read the book definitely know the characters and reference them.
  282. It’s funny, because what happens to me when I read a script, when something grabs hold of me, I start getting these flashes of people or places or things or images.
  283. 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.
  284. It’s important to keep challenging myself and try to come up with some new face every now and again.
  285. It’s impossible to consider myself a producer. I can barely produce an English muffin, in the morning.
  286. It’s kind of interesting to experience that kind of a ride after well, essentially so many years of enjoying a career based on failures and then suddenly something clicks. The weird thing is, I never changed a thing. The process is still the process as it ever was. The fact that people decided to go and see a movie that I was in was probably the most shocking thing that I’ve ever been through.
  287. It’s such a funny thing when you see your daughter transitioning from your baby, your little girl, to suddenly being a young woman. If you’re not really looking for it, you can miss it, and Lily-Rose is on that road already, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it.
  288. It’s very, very important to me, no matter who the person is, to play that person with the utmost degree of truth that I’m able to bring. But playing a character like Jack Sparrow or Willy Wonka, that requires nothing but a degree of responsibility to the intent of the story – responsibility to the film-maker to deliver the goods.
  289. It’s funny because what happens to me when I read a script, when something grabs hold of me, I start getting these flashes of people or places or things or images.
  290. It’s insulting to say that I spent $30,000 on wine. Because it was far more.
  291. It’s only a bad day, not a bad life.
  292. Jack Sparrow’s a blast to play. I’ll be in a deep, dark depression saying goodbye to him. I’ll keep the costume and just prance around the house, entertain the kids….I mean, at a certain point, the madness must stop, but for the moment, I can’t say that he’s done.
  293. Jesus, music has always been my first love. I use music in my work because it’s the fastest way to an emotional place. You hear a song, and that memory comes right back– you’re there… Making music is immediate, and it’s all about you. If you’re playing guitar, the feeling comes through– the way you bend the note, the intensity with which you hit the strings. With making films, although it’s real emotion, it’s false emotion. You’re lying.
  294. Just keep moving forward and don’t give a sh** about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.
  295. Keep moving forward and do what you have to do for you.
  296. Kids accept a lot more, and they buy it, because they’re free.
  297. Kill me and I’ll be dead. And then the other dead won’t be able to have their revenge…against me. Being dead.
  298. Knowing that a great bit of the technology is active and actually happening, and that the technology that we’re talking about, in terms of uploading a human consciousness, is probably not all that far away, to be honest. Indeed, it will happen. It’s pretty close.
  299. Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.
  300. Lefty: [to Donnie’s while in his car, before putting a loaded revolver to his head] How many times have I had you in my house? If you’re a rat, then I’m the biggest mutt in the history of the Mafia.
  301. Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.
  302. Lily’s really together – she’s a sharp kid and one of the smartest human beings I have ever met. Whatever she is doing, if she needs any advice, I’m there for her. Kids are going to make their own decisions, but I guess that the only thing you can do as a parent is to offer support. And I do.
  303. Love as long as you live.
  304. Love is not blind; it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.
  305. Love is one of the hardest words to say and one of the easiest to hear.
  306. Luckily I am very, very privileged and feel very lucky to be getting work and my kiddies are not feeling the brunt of any kind of horror that’s going on today. So I’m super lucky.
  307. Luckily the kids are pretty well-balanced and well-grounded and not monster-like at all.
  308. I’m a big fan of revenge, I think [Sweeney Todd] it’s a story of a man who clearly has obsessions to avenge the horror that happened to him.
  309. Marlon [Brando] showed me that you could do the work and not have to shut yourself off from people or your family.
  310. 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.
  311. Marriage can be whatever you define it as. For example, I don’t feel like I need a piece of paper that says I own her and she owns me. I think signing a piece of paper doesn’t mean anything in the eyes of God or in the eyes of people. The thing is, if you are together and you love each other and are good to each other, make babies and all that, for all intents and purposes you are married.
  312. May the wind always be on your back and the sun upon your face and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.
  313. 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.
  314. 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.
  315. Me, I’m dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. I mean honestly, it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for. Because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly…stupid.
  316. Michael Jackson was not a sort of ingredient or an inspiration for the character at all.
  317. Money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it.
  318. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world.
  319. More than it having anything to do with money, or franchise, or hopefully continued success, it actually had … more to do with selfishly being able to meet up with that character again.
  320. Most people are really nuts and that’s fascinating to me.
  321. Music is still part of my life, but I hate the idea of people coming to see me play the guitar because they’ve seen me in movies. You want people who are listening to be only interested in the music.
  322. Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.
  323. My beef was with essentially being a product. I didn’t want to be a product, so I tried to get fired, but they didn’t fire me, which was weird.
  324. My body is a journal in a way. It’s like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist.
  325. My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.
  326. 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 when they see that.
  327. 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.
  328. My experience with Sondheim has been nothing but glorious, especially for a guy who doesn’t sing.
  329. My favorite color is black.
  330. My job, as an actor, is to give the director options. You can only hope that the takes that you thought were the best were chosen. But, then again, if I don’t watch it, I’ll never know.
  331. My kids, they’re my energy, my soul, and my nicest friend.
  332. My performance is like a love letter to Tim.
  333. My recipe for success is chance, basically. Just luck. It’s a miracle that people still hire me after some of the stuff I’ve gotten away with. Honestly!
  334. 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.
  335. My sickness is that I am fascinated my human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the word’s inside the people.
  336. My upbringing made me as I am now. But I can become merry and happy at once. There were many years I was feeling at a loss about my life or how I grew up. I couldn’t understand what is right or what is precious. At that time, I was so miserable and self-defeating. I was feeling angry with various things. My anger came up to the surface then. I don’t say such tendency has disappeared. Even now there are anger and the dark side in myself. But it’s the first time I’ve been so close to the light.
  337. No need to snap. It was just a question.
  338. No one wants to go out mid-sentence.
  339. No survivors? Then where do the stories come from, I wonder.
  340. 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.
  341. No. 2 was just being appalled and shocked at the kind of vicious attacks,
  342. Nobody’s ever made a film in the history of cinema where they weren’t expecting some return on their dough.
  343. Normally, my boy will watch for about 3 1/2 seconds and then sprint as fast as he can across the room and go break something, and with this film, we watched ‘Corpse Bride’ together, and my boy sat on my lap and watched the entire film. Didn’t move, was just riveted. Loved it.
  344. Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate
  345. Not being well-versed in that arena myself, it’s a little bit frightening because I’m not very good in those situations with lots of people and lots of famous people and cameras and all of that. It’s not my specialty.
  346. Now, bring me that horizon.
  347. Now, remember son: stay in school, eat your veggies, burn everything but Shakespeare.
  348. Obviously, technology is moving and reshaping itself, radically, every day. We’re all capable of answering that question within ourselves. Would you do it for the person that you love? Would you be married to a hard drive, essentially?
  349. Oh, boy. I think if a lot of actors think he’s overrated, they have to go back and look at some of the stuff he did.
  350. On a film, you start to get closer and closer with the people you’re working with, and it becomes like this circus act or this travelling family.
  351. Once you get on the ship, everything is fine. Once you get on land, everything is not so fine.
  352. One day the people that didn’t believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.
  353. 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…
  354. One of the greatest things I’ve ever seen happen was the morning I opened the newspaper and it said that some very powerful government officials had decided to change the name of “french fries” to “freedoom fries” and “french toast” to “freedom toast”. It was impressive. I wanted to write a letter to them just to thank them, just for proving globally that they were absolute imbeciles.
  355. One of the most beautiful things in the world is seeing a mommy with her kids. There’s nothing more beautiful, nothing more sublime.
  356. One of the primary responsibilities of an actor — and luxuries — is the art of observation, being able to watch people and watch their behavior … which is fascinating, because people are really nuts.
  357. One thing that’s been a great, uplifting experience through all this is, since the first “Pirates” [movie], the people who’ve gone to see the films, the audience members. You meet people on the street – whether they’re 5, 25, 65 or 85 – they’ve all had the same experience, and they’ve all enjoyed it. So that’s what keeps me moving forward in this crazy process.
  358. Our biggest fear is to go anywhere near who you are.
  359. 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.
  360. Over the years all these vampire movies have come out and nobody looks like a vampire anymore.
  361. People cry, not because they are weak. It is because they have been strong for too long.
  362. People get famous now for I-don’t-know-what. People have reality shows because they’re a Hollywood socialite, and these things become very successful and they generate a shitload of money for the company. And it’s multiplying, to where you’re literally looking into your next door neighbor’s bathroom with reckless abandon. It is like watching a fire. You can’t take your eyes off of it.
  363. People in life, when they have a tendency to exaggerate or lie or whatever, you always sort of notice that their voice goes up quite high.
  364. People make great films. I just don’t have the eyes to watch them.
  365. 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.
  366. People will say a movie bombed at the box office but I couldn’t care less.
  367. Pretty much any drug you can name, I’ve done it.
  368. Prior to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ – the first one in 2003 – I had been essentially known within the confines of Hollywood as box office poison, you know what I’m saying? You know, I basically had built a career on 20 years of failures.
  369. Puberty was very vague. I literally locked myself in a room and played guitar.
  370. Religion is a fascinating black hole to me.
  371. School’s a weird thing. I’m not sure it works.
  372. Send this pestilent, traitorous, cow-hearted, yeasty codpiece to the brig.
  373. She’s kind of a walking poem, she’s this perfect beauty…but at the same time very deep, very smart.
  374. She’s super sharp, really smart and (has) got a great heart. She’s a good mum, and she just happens to be human, and the press wouldn’t allow that, and that’s unforgivable.
  375. Simplicity – that’s what I want. It’s been a rare commodity for me for a number of years, but I enjoy being able to hang out with my girl, read the newspaper, and sit back and start to read a book by someone I admire, like Lawrence Krauss or Christopher Hitchens. And that’s it – simplicity, where the game of Hollywood doesn’t exist.
  376. Since wearing a slip and a bra in Ed Wood I have much more respect for women,
  377. 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.
  378. So in the end, what can anyone… scholar, professor, student or biographer… really say about these angels and devils, who once walked among us, though maybe just a bit higher off the ground?
  379. So the preparation for this, I was remiss basically. I should be flogged.
  380. So this is weird, … I mean, to say that this is overwhelming is probably the understatement of the millenium.
  381. Some filmmakers go into a film and it’s already shot and cut in their head.
  382. Somehow you’ve been voted something for a magazine, and it’s a complete mystery to me. I mean, I wake up and I have to look at that head when I brush my teeth every morning. And it’s weird and it’s unpleasant at times.
  383. Sometimes I feel like I’m possessed with a multitude of demons.
  384. Sparrow: Well, that’s not much incentive for me to fight fair then, is it?
  385. Sticks an’ stones, love. I’ve saved your life an’ you’ve saved mine. We’re square.
  386. Success doesn’t change you, it reveals you.
  387. Thank God I didn’t have to pay to see it!
  388. 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.
  389. 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 flavoered 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.
  390. That would really send my popularity to the depths.
  391. That’s the interesting thing about becoming a father. Suddenly you universally have something in common with other people. I can be sitting next to a very straight, humorless businessman or stockbroker type on an airplane and we’ll just start talking about kids. And that conversation last three or four hours.
  392. Thats what a ship is, you know. Its not a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. Thats what a ship needs. But what a ship is. What the Black Pearl really is . . . is freedom.
  393. The atmosphere he creates, … is so incredible.
  394. 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.
  395. The birth of my daughter, gave me life
  396. The challenge for me is still to do something that hasn’t been beaten into the movie going consciousness. Otherwise what am I in it for?
  397. The commercial flight thing, it just gets a little weird when you’re standing in line and suddenly you’re not just a guy standing in line anymore – you become sort of ‘novelty boy.’
  398. The first thing that went through my mind was I was concerned for her, hoping that she was OK and that she and her baby were OK.
  399. The funny thing is you oddly don’t really say goodbye to all the characters you’ve played. There’s like a chest of drawers in your head that you can always access. They’re always around. I’m not sure if that’s healthy. But they’re all there.
  400. The huge success of Curse of the Black Pearl made perfect sense to me on the one hand, and at the same time, it made no sense at all, which I kind of enjoyed. Even now, with the dolls and the cereal boxes and snacks and fruit juices, it all just feels fun to me, in a Warholian way. It’s absurd. It doesn’t get more absurd.
  401. The idea of dancing is the only thing that scares me.
  402. 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.
  403. The killing of everyone was the easy part, the most difficult part was lathering them up and shaving them, that’s the part that freaked me out the most.
  404. The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
  405. The only gossip I’m interested in is things from the Weekly World News – ‘Woman’s bra bursts, 11 injured’. That kind of thing.
  406. The only responsibility I feel is to deliver something that’s new or at least to attempt that. The real responsibility is to entertain and to try and make people laugh.
  407. The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can’t do.
  408. The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.
  409. The problem is that everybody treats teenagers like they’re stupid.
  410. 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.
  411. The secret code is Tim, … He’s just an amazing guy and filmmaker. He’s just so pure and unrelenting and not capable of compromise in terms of his vision. I don’t know, we have such a strange language.
  412. the teachers, the soundtrack and the proper motivation for my life.
  413. The term ‘serious actor’ is kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? Like ‘Republican party’ or ‘airplane food.’
  414. The thing is, even if you’re playing sort of a heightened character and playing inside sort of a heightened reality, you can still apply your own truths to those characters.
  415. The ultimate for me would be to do a feature that didn’t require any narrative structure.
  416. The wardrobe guy [of Blow] was a genius. He was so tapped into that period and he brought me the ugliest things I’d ever seen and then they were somehow beautiful.
  417. The weirdest thing in the world is to see some guy who is just super earnest.
  418. Then he will be made into strawberry flavoered chocolate covered fudge, they’ll be selling him by the pound, all over the world!”
  419. Then wonderful, welcome back!
  420. There a sort of connection that is just here,
  421. There are 4 questions of value in life..
  422. 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.
  423. There are guys, the weekenders, who can go out and get loaded and they’re having fun and partying – which is a term I deplore, partying – and it’s all recreational and they’re having a ball. I never had that. It was never about recreation. Not. Ever. That was never my motivation. Not once!
  424. 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.
  425. There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. 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.
  426. There are these mythic unicorn-y tales of method acting, but Marlon [Brando] wanted to have a good time.
  427. There are times when you see how ridiculous is this life, how ludicrous it is, you know, leaving your house every morning and being followed by paparazzi.
    There come a time, when good man must wear mask.
  428. There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
  429. There is a drive in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy.
  430. There is a kind of strange shorthand that it’s almost impossible to explain, but it’s been there since day one. I’ve actually had crew members come up to me after watching Tim and I talk about a scene or something and the guy says, ‘I watched Tim and you talk for like 10 minutes, and I have no idea what you said, I couldn’t understand a word of it.’ With Tim it’s just much more emotional. I can see it in is eyes, the way he tilts his head a certain way. Or he moves his hands and I can just feel it, you know?
  431. There is nothing on earth that could ever make me want to relive certain years of my life when I was young.
  432. 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.
  433. There were so many great teachers that had so much to offer. The idea of being rigid, why would you do that? People have their things, but why be rigid with any education when you can take things from here and take things from there?
  434. There’s a drive in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy.
  435. There’s always that moment on every movie where you just go, ‘Okay, this is that moment. I’m about to potentially fall flat on my face, and I might as well just dive in and see what happens.’
  436. There’s an English show I love called Whose Line Is It Anyway? It’s all improvisation. Brilliant, quick, clever comics – spontaneity with both barrels. I wish I could do that show.
  437. There’s an innocence to Ozzy Osbourne. He’s mingling, but he’s somewhat detached.
  438. There’s definitely healing properties to being in proximity to the ocean and that breeze. There’s something about that Caribbean climate and humidity.
  439. There’s no reason to be otherwise…I think that the kids that come around, it’s so nice to meet them. For all intents and purposes they’re my boss, they keep me employed.
  440. There’s no truth anymore.
  441. There’s the whole Mad Hatter’s dilemma, it was the amount of mercury that they used in the glue to make the hats. Everything was damaging. So, in terms of the Mad Hatter, looking at it from that perspective of this guy who literally is damaged goods, physically damaged, emotionally a little obtuse, and taking that and deciding that he should be – as opposed to just this hyper, nutty guy – he should explore all sides of the personality at an extreme level.
  442. There’s an innocence to Ozzy Osborne. He’s mingling, but he’s somewhat detached.
  443. There’s definitely healing properties to being in proximity to the ocean and that breeze. There’s something about that Caribbean climate and humidity.
  444. They (the people of Puerto Rico) are truly the sweetest people on earth.
  445. They said, “You get $2 million to make the film, if you’re not in it. If you are in it, you get $5 million to make the film. There was no way to make the thing for $2 million, so I made it for $5 million. And then, it turned out there was no way to make the thing for $5 million. That’s when it got weird.
  446. They say the world used to be bigger. The world’s still the same–there’s just less in it.
  447. 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.
  448. They tell you to be careful because maybe you don’t want to meet your heroes. I’ve met pretty much every one, and I’ve never been let down.
  449. They’re all about where people come from. The only thing important is where somebody’s going.
  450. 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.
  451. Things in life are not always as they seem. When you listen, for instance, to someone talking, there is another voice beneath his words..even if you hear clearly what he is saying, the real truth is much deeper.
  452. This dress code should be mandatory for most events.
  453. Throughout my lifetime I’ve left pieces of my heart here and there. And now, there’s almost barely enough to stay alive. But I force a smile, knowing that my ambition far exceeded my talent.
  454. Tim and I have known each other for 15 years, so when we go back to doing a film every few years, it’s like going home again. He walks this fine line between darkness and comedy like nobody else.
  455. Tim’s vision is always amazing, beyond anything you expect, … If Tim wanted to shoot 18 million feet of film of me staring into a light bulb and I couldn’t blink for three months, I’d do it.
  456. Tomorrow it’ll all be over, then I’ll have to go back to selling pens again.
  457. Trips to the dentist – I like to postpone that kind of thing.
  458. Turner: You didn’t beat me. You ignored the rules of engagement! In a fair fight, I’d kill you!
  459. Ugliness is better than beauty. It lasts longer and in the end, gravity will get us all.
  460. Unless he knew you wouldn’t believe the truth even if he told it to you.
  461. Villiany wears many masks, non so dangerous as the mask of virtue.
  462. We connected on a number of levels. And it was the beginning of that interesting shorthand that exists between Tim and me.
  463. We don’t always cry because we are weak, sometimes we cry because we have been strong, brave and courageous for way too long …
  464. We had talked a couple of times about his last wishes to be shot out of a cannon of his own design. All I’m doing is trying to make sure his last wish comes true. I just want to send my pal out the way he wants to go out.
  465. We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and at times, submachine guns… When I was a kid it was a controlled atmosphere, we weren’t shooting at humans… we were shooting at cans and bottles mostly. I will most certainly take my kids out for target practice.
  466. We’re all damaged in our own way. Nobody’s perfect. I think we’re all somewhat screwy. Every single one of us.
  467. Well, having no intelligence, I’m looking forward to gaining some, whether artificial, superficial or super-duper.
  468. Were you one of those despicable spies who every day tried to steal my life’s work and sell it to those paraseeded cop cat, candy making cads?”
  469. Wes Craven was the guy who gave me my start, from my perspective, for almost no reason in particular.
  470. What attracted me to Jimmy Bulger were the various facets of his personality and his humanity because I felt that the only way I could approach playing a character like him was to find his human side first and then map that out to see where it took the turn. He was a very complicated man.
  471. What happens to me when I read a script, when something grabs hold of me, I start getting these flashes of people or places or things or images…
  472. What I like does tend to be left-field. I feel somehow much more comfortable playing it. I relate more easily than I do when I run across straight roles. I hate the obvious stuff, I just don’t respond to it.
  473. What I love to do is paint people’s faces, y’know, their eyes. Because you want to find that emotion, see what’s going on behind their eyes.
  474. 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.
  475. When I auditioned for ’21 Jump Street,’ it was a last minute thing. I had one of the worst flus that I’ve ever experienced in my life, and I was forced to go to the audition, the screen test.
  476. When I can focus on something like guitar or painting, I do. I started painting people I admire, like Kerouac, Bob Dylan, Nelson Algren, Marlon Brando, Patti Smith, my girl, my kids.
  477. When I got the job, I was sure that I wasn’t going to get the job because Tom Cruise almost got the job.
  478. When I met people they said, ‘You do look like a hobo, but you smell really good.’
  479. When I played Tonto in ‘The Lone Ranger’ and was playing the older Tonto, I would just leave the makeup on and go to sleep because it was a four or five hour job; it was, from the waist up, all over me.
  480. 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.
  481. When I was 12, I wanted to learn how to play the guitar, and I found a chord book in a shop, and I stuffed it down my trousers. And that’s how I learned to play the guitar.
  482. When I was a kid, we watched the Vietnam War on the six o’clock news, and it was desensitizing. You felt you were watching a war film; meanwhile you were really watching these guys getting blown to bits. Parents need to protect their kids from watching that stuff.
  483. When I’m at our house in France I totally cut myself off from the rest of the world. I never have to listen to phones ringing and that’s because – and Vanessa would confirm this – phones are banned from the house. We have a beautiful life and I feel that spending time in France has just calmed me down and made me stop worrying about things which aren’t really important.
  484. When kids hit 1 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.
  485. 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.
  486. When my daughter was ill in Great Ormond Street, it was the darkest period of my life.
  487. When Tim makes that first call, there is no subject. There is no project. There is nothing. It’s just that I’m going to be having a salad with Tim in a week — and it’s always been that way,
  488. When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell your firmly. Declare everything when you enter Australia.
  489. When you had the fangs in, you wanted to be a little bit careful that you didn’t actually pierce the jugular, kind of like my experience shaving Alan Rickman, which by the way neither of us want to do again, especially Alan.
  490. When you have children, there is no room for lies, no room for anything but the truth. Anything other than that is a bad example, I believe.
  491. When you live in Hollywood all the time you’re constantly in that game, and you’re susceptible to the pressures of success and the box office. I couldn’t stand it because I had no interest in that.
  492. 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.
  493. When you realize you’re essentially you’re God, there ain’t nothing on earth more powerful than you, you can do anything you want.
  494. When you take on the idea of playing someone like Jimmy Bulger, it’s a radically different process because you’re going into make-up. The only way you can do it is to come out of make-up looking like the guy. If you don’t look like the guy, it’s going to bug you, all day.
  495. When you’re confined to a TV series, and you have to play one character, it can make you insane. But it didn’t affect me. I got out in time.
  496. When you’re doing a movie, your body doesn’t allow you to get sick until you finish.
  497. When you’re confined to a TV series, and you have to play one character, it can make you insane. But it didn’t affect me. I got out in time.
  498. Whenever you have a photo shoot or something like that, it’s like-you just feel dumb. It’s just so stupid.
  499. While they’d be setting up shots, suddenly, there were 17 make-up chicks, just listening to Marlon telling these amazing stories that were probably lies. He was a fascinating individual. I learned a lot from him.
  500. Why should I sail with any of you? Four of you tried to kill me in the past. One of you succeeded.
  501. 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.
  502. 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.
  503. With Ed Wood, it was this sort of blending of Ronald Reagan, the Tin Man from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ and Casey Kasem.
  504. With every character you play, as these guys will tell you, there’s a part of you goes into that in terms of the ingredients of making this stew. There’s most definitely a part of me in Captain Jack and now, fortunately or unfortunately, there’s a great part of Captain Jack in me as well. Basically, I can’t shake him. He won’t leave me alone. He just sort of keeps showing up at odd times.
  505. With every part you act, there must be a little of yourself in it. If there isn’t, it’s not acting. It’s lying.
  506. With my kids, they’re told 75 times a day that they’re loved. One thing I know is they feel loved and secure and happy and needed and necessary and a part of something.
  507. Yeah, in every film that I’ve been lucky enough to do with Tim, there’s always some form of torture, and the nails were Tim’s idea. They were the length of the fingers and stuff, but it was okay because I had a troop of people who would help me go to the bathroom. They had to have treatment afterwards but they’re okay now. That is true.
  508. You add an agreeable sense of the macabre to any delirium.
  509. You always miss them [characters you’ve played] once you’ve walked away, but part of them always stays with you too.
  510. You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.
  511. 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.
  512. 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.
  513. You can mistrust me less than you can mistrust him. Trust me.
  514. You can turn your back on a person, but, never turn your back on a drug. Especially when it’s waving a razor-sharp hunting knife in your eye.
  515. You Can’t Plan the Kind of Deep Love That Results in Children. Fatherhood Was Not a Conscious Decision. It Was Part of the Wonderful Ride I Was on. It Was Destiny; Kismet. All the Math Finally Worked.
  516. You could make an analogy to a security guard who, three weeks prior, was mowing lawns for a living. The second he puts a uniform on and that badge, he’s a man. I imagine the majority of us have felt the wrath of the over-zealous security guard guy. Is there something lying dormant in the man, that’s waiting to be pumped up with that kind of power? I don’t know. Does it reveal him? I don’t know. Does it change him? I don’t know.
  517. You do a movie, depending on the character, there’s some degree of makeup involved, especially when you’re playing a vampire and you’re all white and kind of dead. Sleeves, regarding costumes, there are generally sleeves, which I appreciate. I think we all do.
  518. 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.
  519. You don’t have to underestimate your audience anymore. They’d actually like to laugh a little bit. So, the character came to me and once it’s got its grips in you, there’s nowhere to go.
  520. You got to be careful: don’t say a word to nobody about nothing anytime ever.
  521. 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.
  522. You know, when you welcome a child into the world, you witness the birth of your child, and you’ve been there for that nine month period, you realize that there’s no doubt, there’s no question that women are the stronger.
  523. You may kill me, but you can never insult me.
  524. 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.
  525. You start getting hit with some very interesting situations in life – you as a parent – when they approach that teenage area, which is frightening because you still have memories of that age and the things you were doing at that age… Please don’t do what I did.
  526. You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren’t allowed to be normal.
  527. You will always remember this as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow
  528. You will not like me. The gentlemen will be envious and the ladies will be appalled.
  529. You’re looking at each and every potential corner for an air bubble to escape. Absolutely! You’re on the best of your game.
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