Who was Tim Burton?
Tim Burton is a renowned American screenwriter, director, and producer. His full name is Timothy Walter Burton. This artist became famous for his gothic fantasy films and horror films. He has excelled in representing the different types of themes and aspects in a unique way.
His film’s specialty is that it blends horror with fantasy and presents in a new way. The movies and the dialogues of the characters show Tim burton’s creativity and excellence. You may also find it on Tim Burton quotes. From his quotes, you can be acquainted with the greatness of this legend. You’ll find his quotes inspirational and motivational.
Tim Burton Quotes:
1. A lot of things you see as a child remains with you… you spend a lot of your life trying to recapture the experience. ― Tim Burton
2. One person’s crazyness is another person’s reality. ― Tim Burton
3. Anybody with artistic ambitions is always trying to reconnect with the way they saw things as a child. ― Tim Burton
4. 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
5. Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else’s dreams? ― Tim Burton
6. It’s good as an artist to always remember to see things in a new, weird way. ― Tim Burton
7. I am not a dark person and I don’t consider myself dark. ― Tim Burton
8. When I was growing up, Dr. Seuss was really my favorite. There was something about the lyrical nature and the simplicity of his work that really hit me. ― Tim Burton
9. I have a problem when people say something’s real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I’ve always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words. ― Tim Burton
10. Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me. ― Tim Burton
11. People told me I couldn’t kill Nicholson, so I cast him in two roles and killed him off twice. ― Tim Burton
12. 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.
13. I think a lot of kids feel alone and slightly isolated and in their own world. ― Tim Burton
14. I always liked strange characters. ― Tim Burton
15. To be honest, whatever troubles I’ve had, I’ve also gotten the opportunities to do things. ― Tim Burton
16. There’s something quite exciting when you have a history with somebody and you see them do new and different things. ― Tim Burton
17. I am not a big technology person. I don’t go on the Internet really much at all. Drawing is like a zen thing; it’s private, which in this day and age is harder to come by. ― Tim Burton
18. Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. And I certainly would never read anything written by Kevin Smith. ― Tim Burton
19. I’ve always been more comfortable making my decisions from the subconscious level, or more emotionally because I find it is more truthful to me; Intellectually, I don’t think like that because I get uncomfortable. ― Tim Burton
20. I wouldn’t know a good script if it bit me in the face. ― Tim Burton
21. When it comes to art and science, people don’t like a lot of either. Instead of being open to it, they’re closed off about it. ― Tim Burton
22. I never saw Frankenstein or King Kong or the Creature from the Black Lagoon as bad guys. They were the good guys. ― Tim Burton
23. If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy, I’d choose the nappy. ― Tim Burton
Whether you like it or not, a child really connects you to that time when everything’s new. It’s so important – not just for artistic endeavors, but for humanity. ― Tim Burton
25. People say I am stuck in childhood, but it’s not that. I remember seeing a Matisse retrospective, and you could see he started out one way, and then he tried something different, and then he seemed to spend his whole life trying to get back to the first thing. ― Tim Burton
26. There’s something about seeing this little inanimate object coming to life that’s just very exciting. That’s why with ‘Nightmare’ I held out for so long to do it. ― Tim Burton
27. I’ve found that the people who play villains are the nicest people in the world, and people who play heroes are jerks. It’s like people who play villains work out all their problems on screen, and then they’re just really wonderful people. ― Tim Burton
28. I started to do stop-motion when I was a kid. You take a Super 8 and make some models, and move, click, move, click. All that. I love all forms of animation, but there is something unique and special to stop-motion: it’s more real and the set is lit like a set. But I think it’s also a kind of lonely and dark thing to want to do. ― Tim Burton
29. I keep thinking I’m going to miss it back in Los Angeles. But I don’t. The only thing I miss is driving out in the desert in the Southwest. ― Tim Burton
I guess I feel so tortured most of the time, when I see someone else feeling tortured, I get a little perverse glee out of it. ― Tim Burton
31. I did some sports. It was a bit frustrating. I wasn’t the greatest sports person. ― Tim Burton
32. I never really got nightmares from movies. In fact, I recall my father saying when I was three years old that I would be scared, but I never was. ― Tim Burton
33. I find that the most special thing to me is if you’ve connected to people in some way: If someone comes up to you on the street and says something to you, and you know it’s meant something to them, and it’s connected to some project. That, I find, is amazing. ― Tim Burton
34. If I’d said, ‘I’m going to be a director,’ it probably wouldn’t have happened. ― Tim Burton
35. Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. ― Tim Burton
36. Danny Elfman, the composer, tells me the only time he thinks I’m happy is when I’m on the scoring stage, and I see the pressure’s on him and it’s a little off me. ― Tim Burton
37. I don’t look at my films or my old drawings much, so that was an interesting way to kind of reconnect with myself a bit. ― Tim Burton
38. When you’re making a movie, it’s a very interiorized world. ― Tim Burton
39. It’s like getting into film – I didn’t say early on, ‘I’m going to become a filmmaker,’ ‘I’m going to show my work at MoMA.’ When you start to think those things, you’re in trouble. ― Tim Burton
40. It’s people who you’ve seen that have given you a lot. In some ways, I felt they helped me psychologically because you see these people up on the screen going through torment and being on the outside, and somehow you relate to them, and it helps you get through life. It’s a real honour and pleasure to then meet these people. ― Tim Burton
41. I’ve often been accused of, ‘Oh the movies looked good but there’s no story,’ but I disagree with that in theory, and ‘9’ is a perfect example for me because the feel, the texture, and the look of that world, and those characters, is the story. That’s a major component of why you feel the way you do when you’re watching it. ― Tim Burton
42. Things like ‘mad as a hatter’ or ‘grinning like a Cheshire cat’, are so powerful that music and songs incorporate the imagery. Writers, artists, illustrators, a lot of them have incorporated that. ― Tim Burton
43. It was a weird reaction to ‘Batman Returns,’ because half the people thought it was lighter than the first one, and half the people thought it was darker. I think the studio just thought it was too weird – they wanted to go with something more child- or family-friendly. In other words, they didn’t want me to do another one. ― Tim Burton
45. 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
46. It’s hard to find logic in things sometimes. That’s why I can’t analyze things too much, because it often doesn’t make much sense. ― Tim Burton
47. Jack Nicholson is a textbook actor who’s very intuitive. He is absolutely brilliant at going as far as you can go, always pushing to the edge, but still making it seem real.― Tim Burton
I can’t remember any dreams in my life. There’s so much strange in real life that it often seems like a dream.― Tim Burton
49. I used to have a phone machine that you turn ‘on’ and ‘off,’ which was great. Now, it’s so technological that it’s like going down the rabbit hole. ― Tim Burton
50. My parents suffered from that ideal of a perfect nuclear family. They found that a difficult pressure, I think.― Tim Burton
Biography of Tim Burton:
The birth year of Tim Burton is 1958. The legend was born in Burbank of California. He was the son of Jean Burton and William “Bill” Burton. He was not good at his studies in his childhood, but he was good at painting and drawing. He was fond of watching movies. His childhood heroes’ works positively influenced his work.
He studied at Burbank High School. From his childhood, he felt his interest in art. So he gave priority to his wish. After completing his graduation from this school, he joined the California Institute of the Arts.
The institute is in Valencia of California. He studied “character animation” in this institution. Burton made the animated film “Stalk of the Celery.” He also created “King and Octopus” when he was a student of CalArts.
We have previously mentioned that he has started his career in his student life. His initial creation, Stalk of the Celery Monster, had drawn the attention of the Animation Division of Walt Disney Productions. They offered him to be an apprentice of the studio. We find Tim Burton working as a graphic designer, producer, animator, screenwriter, art director, storyboard artist, concept artist, and film director.
When he worked at the Concept Art Department of Disney, he met with Rick Heinrichs and made a good relationship with him. Later they worked together. The names of some of his successful works are Vincent, Hansel and Gretel, Frankenweenie, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Ed Wood, Beetlejuice, Batman Returns, The Nightmare before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, and so on.
In Vincent, he depicted the fantasy of a young boy who thought himself a prince. In Frankenweenie, Burton also showed the story of a young boy who was trying to revive his dog. All of his works won the hearts of the audience with the innovativeness. However, he has won various awards as the recognition of his works.
Why should we follow him?
If we observe the life story of Tim Burton, we’ll find that he has chosen his interest as his career. He was not a good student. But he didn’t lose hope in his life. Instead, he followed his interest and choices in his life. Following his will, he studied this subject.
Later he succeeded in achieving his goal. He could give his best in the film industry and became a successful director and producer. We should also follow our interests. We should also choose the field to that; we have passion.