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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. ---->>>

It's good as an artist to always remember to see things in a new, weird way. ---->>>

One person's crazyness is another person's reality. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams?

Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams?

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. ---->>>

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. I was much more terrified by my own family and real life, you know?

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. I was much more terrified by my own family and real life, you know?

In Hollywood, they think drawn animation doesn't work anymore, computers are the way. They forget that the reason computers are the way is that Pixar makes good movies. So everybody tries to copy Pixar. They're relying too much on the technology and not enough on the artists.

In Hollywood, they think drawn animation doesn't work anymore, computers are the way. They forget that the reason computers are the way is that Pixar makes good movies. So everybody tries to copy Pixar. They're relying too much on the technology and not enough on the artists.

I am not a dark person and I don't consider myself dark. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.

Anybody with artistic ambitions is always trying to reconnect with the way they saw things as a child. ---->>>

I think of Ray Harryhausen's work - I knew his name before I knew any actor or director's names. His films had an impact on me very early on, probably even more than Disney. I think that's what made me interested in animation: His work. ---->>>

I always liked strange characters. ---->>>

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

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

I get so tired of people saying, 'Oh, you only make fantasy films and this and that', and I'm like, 'Well no, fantasy is reality', that's what Lewis Carroll showed in his work. ---->>>

I think a lot of kids feel alone and slightly isolated and in their own world.

I think a lot of kids feel alone and slightly isolated and in their own world.

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. ---->>>

There's something quite exciting when you have a history with somebody and you see them do new and different things. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

People told me I couldn't kill Nicholson, so I cast him in two roles and killed him off twice. ---->>>

Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. ---->>>

I wouldn't know a good script if it bit me in the face. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. And I certainly would never read anything written by Kevin Smith. ---->>>

I did some sports. It was a bit frustrating. I wasn't the greatest sports person. ---->>>

If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy, I'd choose the nappy. ---->>>

My parents suffered from that ideal of a perfect nuclear family. They found that a difficult pressure, I think.

My parents suffered from that ideal of a perfect nuclear family. They found that a difficult pressure, I think.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

I don't know what it was, maybe the movie theaters in my immediate surrounding neighbourhood in Burbank, but I never saw what would be considered A movies. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I remember early in my career with Disney, which was a very strange time in the company - there were a couple of executives who were very supportive of me and kind of let me do my own thing. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-25, 1958
Birthplace: Burbank, California, U.S.
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Occupation: Director

Timothy Walter Burton (; born August 25, 1958) is an American film director, producer, artist, writer and animator. He is known for his dark, gothic, eccentric and quirky fantasy films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), the animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), the biographical film Ed Wood (1994), the horror fantasy Sleepy Hollow (1999), and later efforts such as Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Dark Shadows (2012) and Frankenweenie (2012) (wikipedia)