100 Quotes by Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp, a versatile and enigmatic actor, has left an indelible mark on Hollywood with his chameleon-like ability to inhabit a wide range of characters. Born in 1963, Depp's career is characterized by his penchant for unconventional roles and his dedication to his craft. His collaborations with director Tim Burton, such as in "Edward Scissorhands" and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," showcased his unique approach to storytelling and character portrayal. Depp's transformative performances, as seen in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series where he portrayed the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow, blend charisma with eccentricity, captivating audiences across genres. His willingness to embrace complex, flawed, and offbeat characters has garnered critical acclaim and commercial success alike. Beyond his acting, Depp's artistic endeavors extend to music and production. However, his personal life and legal battles have also drawn significant attention. Despite controversies, Depp's contributions to film and his undeniable talent continue to solidify his place as a pop culture icon.

Johnny Depp Quotes


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.

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I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.

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.

People cry, not because they're weak. It's because they've been strong for too long.

Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

We don't always cry because we are weak, sometimes we cry because we have been strong, brave and courageous for way too long.

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.

Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate

I'm having too much fun today to worry about tomorrow.

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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There's a drive in me that won't allow me to do certain things that are easy.

One day, the people that didn't believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.

I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I've done everything I can to avoid it.

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.

Love is not blind; it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.

Do what you really want to do. Don't play their game! Don't do what they want. Find your own way.

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.

Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.

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.

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They (the people of Puerto Rico) are truly the sweetest people on earth.

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.

I try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.

The problem is that everybody treats teenagers like they're stupid.

We're all damaged in our own way. Nobody's perfect. I think we're all somewhat screwy. Every single one of us.

And it hurts so much to want something you can't have.

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.

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.

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.

I was always fascinated by people who are considered completely normal, because I find them the weirdest of all

She's kind of a walking poem, she's this perfect beauty, but at the same time very deep, very smart.

I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.

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

Success doesn't change you. It reveals you.

Love is one of the hardest words to say and one of the easiest to hear.

If they let me choose between you and the dog, I'll choose the dog.

My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.

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.

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

A dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest.

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.

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.

No one wants to go out mid-sentence.

Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic.

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.

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.

School's a weird thing. I'm not sure it works.

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.

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.

There come a time, when good man must wear mask.

I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you're on it.

Most people are really nuts and that's fascinating to me.

Sometimes I feel like I'm possessed with a multitude of demons.

I may have a feather duster down my pants.

If you catch me saying 'I am a serious actor,' I beg you to slap me.

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.

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.

You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren't allowed to be normal.

Ugliness is better than beauty. It lasts longer and in the end, gravity will get us all.

All men would be cowards if they only had the courage.

The birth of my daughter, gave me life.

I always felt like I was meant to have been born in another era, another time.

They’re all about where people come from. The only thing important is where somebody’s going.

Keep moving forward and do what you have to do for you.

The only gossip I'm interested in is things from the Weekly World News - 'Woman's bra bursts, 11 injured'. That kind of thing.

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.

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.

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.

It's important to keep challenging myself and try to come up with some new face every now and again.

If there is any message to my work, it is ultimately that it's ok to be different.

They say the world used to be bigger. The world's still the same--there's just less in it.

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.

You gotta be careful: don't say a word to nobody about nothing anytime ever.

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.

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.

I can't stand not being able to joke around on set, so I have to.

I've never been particularly ambitious. I'm driven by the moment.

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.

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.

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.

Better to not know which moment may be your last. Every morsel of your entire being alive to the infinite mystery of it all.

It's a great honor that something that you took part in creating becomes this forever object.

Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.

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.

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.

I'm scared of boogers. If anyone ever showed me a booger I'd smash their face in.

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.

I would give everything if I could only keep my family.

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.

I don't pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do.

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.

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.

Whenever you have a photo shoot or something like that, it’s like-you just feel dumb. It’s just so stupid.

I trust kids far more than I do adults. Kids give you the honest opinion. They tell the truth.

Once you get on the ship, everything is fine. Once you get on land, everything is not so fine.

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.

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.

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?

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. All the math finally worked.

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.

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.

As a child, I certainly had a fascination with monsters and vampires.

I actually tell lies for a living. Exactly. I mean, that's what acting is, really.

For me, ambition has become a dirty word. I prefer hunger. To be hungry- great. To have hopes, dreams- great.

I just watched cartoons for three years, and that had a strong affect on me.

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.

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 freedom.

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.

For the actor, The Lee Strasberg Notes are an indispensable companion.

I found a girl, fell in love, she had a baby, and i fell in love again.

An actor needs to be not remotely anywhere close to in control, and a filmmaker has to be totally in control.

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.

You're looking at each and every potential corner for an air bubble to escape. Absolutely! You're on the best of your game.

People make great films. I just don't have the eyes to watch them.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

The weirdest thing in the world is to see some guy who is just super earnest.

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.

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.

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!

I've been told I smell good. I don't look like I smell good.

Now, bring me that horizon.

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.

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.

I found the evil in myself a long time ago, and I've accepted it. We're old friends.

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?

I hope some day to make you all a cup of coffee. Alright, peace.

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.

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.

There's no truth anymore.

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.

If it's called a selfie, why are there people in it?

I literally went from being unable to play my rent to being on a plane the next day, being paid peanuts.

Well, having no intelligence, I'm looking forward to gaining some, whether artificial, superficial or super-duper.

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.

I'm not 'Blockbuster Boy.' I never wanted to be. I wasn't looking for that.

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?

I can't tell my self that I'm a serious actor. But I'm serious person.

― Johnny Depp Quotes

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