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Johnny Depp Quotes

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The only gossip I’m interested in is things from the Weekly World News – ‘Woman’s bra bursts, 11 injured‘. That kind of thing.
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With Ed Wood, it was this sort of blending of Ronald Reagan, the Tin Man from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ and Casey Kasem.
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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.
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There’s a drive in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy.
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When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell your firmly. Declare everything when you enter Australia.
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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.
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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.
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I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it.
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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.
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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.
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Everything is just very, very blurry. I’ve never had proper vision.
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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.
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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 LilyRose is on that road already, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it.
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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.’
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I still approach a scene as one would approach a solo. There’s nothing set or pat.
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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.
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The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
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Tomorrow it’ll all be over, then I’ll have to go back to selling pens again.
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I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.
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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.
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The termserious actor’ is kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? Like ‘Republican party‘ or ‘airplane food.’
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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.
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It’s an odd thing when there is a fan page for my daughter who is not yet 13.
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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 wordfamous‘ or anything like that. And I just found it very uncomfortable… if you get used to it, then something must be wrong.
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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.
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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.
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I hate watching myself on screen. I can’t stand it.
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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.
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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.
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There’s definitely healing properties to being in proximity to the ocean and that breeze. There’s something about that Caribbean climate and humidity.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The only gossip I’m interested in is things from the Weekly World News – ‘Woman’s bra bursts, 11 injured‘. That kind of thing.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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There is nothing on earth that could ever make me want to relive certain years of my life when I was young.
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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.
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I’d rather fight a buzzsaw than dance.
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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.
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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.
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Am I a romantic? I’ve seen ‘Wuthering Heights’ ten times. I’m a romantic.
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Nobody‘s ever made a film in the history of cinema where they weren’t expecting some return on their dough.
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I was ecstatic they re-named ‘French Fries‘ as ‘Freedom Fries’. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.
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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.
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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.
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I never wanted to be the guy people looked at. I don’t think of myself as being a celebrity; it’s too mortifying.
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I’m not sure I’m adult yet.
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Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.
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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.
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I don’t pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do.
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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.
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I’m always for the Indian in the cowboy movie. Always.
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Everything is just very, very blurry. I’ve never had proper vision.
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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.’
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There’s an innocence to Ozzy Osbourne. He’s mingling, but he’s somewhat detached.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I have this fear of clowns, so I think that if I surround myself with them, it will ward off all evil.
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I don’t go anywhere without a book by James Joyce called ‘Finnegan’s Wake.’
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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.
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There’s no truth anymore.
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When I met people they said, ‘You do look like a hobo, but you smell really good.’
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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 LilyRose is on that road already, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it.
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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.
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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.
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Escapism is survival to me.
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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.
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Trips to the dentist – I like to postpone that kind of thing.
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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.
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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.
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Lily’s really togethershe‘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.
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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.
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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.
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How many chances to you get to make a musical about a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me, I was in.
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