Below are most inspiring Tim Burton quotes with images from his interviews and speeches whose main motive was to know yourself and your creative side.

Tim Burton was born on August 25, 1958. He is an American film director, producer, and writer. He is known for his unique Gothic and dark fantasy and horror films. Some of his prominent movies are Bettlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland.


“One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.”
Tim Burton Quotes

“Everything in this room is edible. Even I’m edible. But, that would be called cannibalism. It is looked down upon in most societies.”
Tim Burton, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“We all know inter species romance is weird.”
Tim Burton

inspirational tim burton quotes

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

“When you don’t have many friends and you don’t have a social life you’re kind of left looking at things, not doing things. There’s a weird freedom in not having people treat you like you’re part of society or where you have to fulfill social relationships.”
Tim Burton

“I am the shadow on the moon at night/Filling your dreams to the brim with fright.”
Tim Burton

inspirational tim burton quotes

“Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.”
Tim Burton Quotes

“You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Tim Burton, Alice in Wonderland: Based on the Motion Picture Directed by Tim Burton

“Certain things leave you in your life and certain things stay with you. And that’s why we’re all interested in movies- those ones that make you feel, you still think about. Because it gave you such an emotional response, it’s actually part of your emotional make-up, in a way.”
Tim Burton, Burton on Burton

inspirational tim burton quotes

“I am not a dark person and I don’t consider myself dark.”
Tim Burton

“I have a problem when people say something’s real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I’ve always been confused and never had a clear cut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words.”
Tim Burton Quotes

“I’ve always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they’d still say I’m a dark personality.”
Tim Burton

inspirational tim burton quotes

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

“I was never interested in what everybody else was interested in. I was very interiorized. I always felt kind of sad.”
Tim Burton

“Half the fun is plan to plan.”
Tim Burton

inspirational tim burton quote

“I wouldn’t know a good script if it bit me in the face.”
Tim Burton Quotes

“For some of us, Halloween is everyday.”
Tim Burton, Tim Burton

“One of the things that we were trying to do with this show was the complexities of relationships and love. There is both passion and longing and a bittersweet quality to it that is a part of life.”
Tim Burton, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride: An Invitation to the Wedding

inspirational tim burton quote

“Most people say about graveyards: “Oh, it’s just a bunch of dead people. It’s creepy.” But for me, there’s an energy to it that it not creepy, or dark. It has a positive sense to it.”
Tim Burton Quotes

“If you’ve ever had that feeling of loneliness, of being an outsider, it never quite leaves you. You can be happy or successful or whatever, but that thing still stays within you.”
Tim Burton

“Maybe it’s just in America, but it seems that if you’re passionate about something, it freaks people out. You’re considered bizarre or eccentric. To me, it just means you know who you are.”
Tim Burton

inspirational tim burton quote

“You don’t know whether chimps are going to kill you or kiss you. They’re very open on some levels and much more evil in a certain way.”
Tim Burton Quotes

“One person’s crazyness is another person’s reality.”
Tim Burton

“And in that one grey hair I saw my whole life and I said “I think I need a hair.”
Tim Burton, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

inspirational tim burton quote

“Can a heart break, once it’s stopped beating?”
Tim Burton Quotes, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride: The Illustrated Story

“Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Not necessarily in that order.”
Tim Burton

“Why would you want to go up there, when people are dying to get down here?”
Tim Burton, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride: The Illustrated Story

inspirational tim burton quote

“He can’t fly around tall buildings, or outrun a speeding train, the only talent he seems to have is leaving a nasty stain!”
Tim Burton Quotes, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

“If you’ve ever had that feeling of loneliness, of being an outsider, it never quite leaves you. You can be happy or successful or whatever, but that thing still stays with you.”
Tim Burton

“Your mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But to tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Tim Burton, Alice in Wonderland: Based on the Motion Picture Directed by Tim Burton

inspirational tim burton quote

“I had seen other stop-motion animated features, and they were either not engaging or they’re just too bizarre. There was one I liked when I was a kid called Mad Monster Party. People thought Nightmare was the first stop-motion animated monster musical, but that was.”
Tim Burton Quotes, Burton on Burton

“Things that I grew up with stay with me. You start a certain way, and then you spend your whole life trying to find a certain simplicity that you had. It’s less about staying in childhood than keeping a certain spirit of seeing things in a different way.”
Tim Burton

“But then on meeting you, I felt I should be with you always.”
Tim Burton, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride: An Invitation to the Wedding

inspirational tim burton quote

“One person’s craziness, is another person’s reality.”
Tim Burton

“My dearest friend, if you don’t mind, I’d like to join you by your side. Where we could gaze into the stars, and sit together, now and forever. For it is plain as anyone can see, we’re simply meant to be.”
Tim Burton Quotes, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

inspirational tim burton quote

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