Top Quotes from Johnny Depp

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

Johnny Depp

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 Lily-Rose is on that road already, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

Simplicity – that’s what I want. It’s been a rare commodity for me for a number of years, but I enjoy being able to hang out with my girl, read the newspaper, and sit back and start to read a book by someone I admire, like Lawrence Krauss or Christopher Hitchens. And that’s it – simplicity, where the game of Hollywood doesn’t exist.

Johnny Depp

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

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

Escapism is survival to me.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

Puberty was very vague. I literally locked myself in a room and played guitar.

Johnny Depp

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

Johnny Depp

There’s definitely healing properties to being in proximity to the ocean and that breeze. There’s something about that Caribbean climate and humidity.

Johnny Depp

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

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

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

Johnny Depp

The quality of life is so different in France. There is the possibility of living a simple life. I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA. I would never raise any child there.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

I’ll take photographs with kids. People who want to take photographs with me. People who like the movies. People who supported me. I’ll do that all day, all night, that’s fine. But the bombardment of the paparazzi is just… I truly don’t understand. It just feels like this kind of gluttonous, horrific sport. It’s like sport.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

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

Johnny Depp

The term ‘serious actor’ is kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? Like ‘Republican party’ or ‘airplane food.’

Johnny Depp

There’s no truth anymore.

Johnny Depp

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

Johnny Depp

There is nothing on earth that could ever make me want to relive certain years of my life when I was young.

Johnny Depp

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

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

I suppose the only thing at 50 you can really start to look forward to is just total irresponsibility. As you get older, you can just sit in a chair, wear anything you want, you know you can walk down; old people dress cool. You know they wear sweatpants. The elderly have it down.

Johnny Depp

If someone is being bullied or feels like an outsider, and they relate to something that I’ve done, even if it’s just igniting a spark, that’s great. I had that feeling as a kid. I was messed with no end.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

I am an American. I love my country and have great hopes for it. It is for this reason that I speak candidly and sometimes critically about it. I have benefited greatly from the freedom that exists in my country, and for this, I am eternally grateful.

Johnny Depp

I’d rather fight a buzzsaw than dance.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

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

Johnny Depp

One of the most beautiful things in the world is seeing a mommy with her kids. There’s nothing more beautiful, nothing more sublime.

Johnny Depp

Everything is just very, very blurry. I’ve never had proper vision.

Johnny Depp

How many chances to you get to make a musical about a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me, I was in.

Johnny Depp

Trips to the dentist – I like to postpone that kind of thing.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

I’m not sure I’m adult yet.

Johnny Depp

I marketed pens – on the phone. But the beauty of the gig was that you had to call these strangers and say, ‘Hi, how ya doing?’ You made up a name, like, ‘Hey, it’s Edward Quartermaine from California. You’re eligible to receive this grandfather clock or a trip to Tahiti.’ You promise them all these things if they buy a gross of pens.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It’s really the first time I’ve thought about the future and what it could be.

Johnny Depp

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.

Johnny Depp

I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn’t really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke up.

Johnny Depp

I’ve had the honor and the pleasure and gift of having known Elizabeth Taylor for a number of years. You know, you sit down with her, she slings hash, she sits there and cusses like a sailor, and she’s hilarious.

Johnny Depp

It’s very, very important to me, no matter who the person is, to play that person with the utmost degree of truth that I’m able to bring. But playing a character like Jack Sparrow or Willy Wonka, that requires nothing but a degree of responsibility to the intent of the story – responsibility to the film-maker to deliver the goods.

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