140 Johnny Depp Quotes on Love & the Beauty of Life

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1. “Laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.”
2. “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.”
3. “I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it.”
4. “People cry not because they’re weak, it’s because they’ve been strong for too long.”
5. “There are four questions of value in life: what is sacred, of what is the spirit made, what is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same, only love.”
6. “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.”
7. “My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.”
8. “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.”
9. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.”
10. “Love is not blind, it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.”
11. “Just keep moving forward, and don’t give a shit about what anyone thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.”
12. “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.”
13. “Do what you really want to do. Don’t play their game! Don’t do what they want. Find your own way.”
14. “We’re all damaged in our own way, nobody’s perfect. I think we’re all somewhat screwy, every single one of us.” 
15. “One day, the people that didn’t believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.”
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16. “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.”
17. “There is nothing on earth that could ever make me want to relive certain years of my life when I was young.”
18. “There’s a drive-in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy.”
19. “Being a doesn’t depend on your religion, your race or your skin color, or your culture. It depends on how good your heart is and how good you treat others.”
20. “If there’s any message, it is ultimately that it’s okay 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.”
21. “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.”
22. “I’m having too much fun today to worry about tomorrow.”
23. “When I see someone who just 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.”
24.  “Things in life are not always as they seem. When you listen, for instance, to someone talking, there is another voice beneath his words, even if you hear clearly what he is saying, the real truth is much deeper.”
25. “Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.”
26. “Better to not know which moment may be your last. Every morsel of your entire being alive to the infinite mystery of it all.”
27. “Success doesn’t change you, it reveals you.”
28. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing the enthusiasm.”
29. “If you choose to lock your heart away, you’ll lose it for certain.”
30. “Wanna know the secret to win? Creative sportsmanship. In other words, one has to rig the game.”
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31. “Money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it.”
32. “You know, the only thing that matters is the ending. It’s the most important part of the story, the ending.”
33. “There comes a time when a good man must wear a mask.”
34. “She’s kind of a walking poem, she’s this perfect beauty, but at the same time very deep, very smart.”
35.  “I have always been fascinated by people who are considered completely normal because I find them the weirdest of all.”
36. “Maturity is really just another word for how much misery you’d swallow.”
37. “It hurts so much to want something you can’t have.”
38. “Breathe, it’s only a bad day, not a bad life.”
39. “Someone once said interviews are like thumbprints on your windpipe. That’s kinda how I feel.”
40. “Ugliness is better than beauty. It lasts longer and in the end, gravity will get us all.”
41. “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.”
42. “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.”
43. “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.”
44. “I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.”
45. “I have this fear of clowns, so I think that if I surround myself with them, it will ward off all evil.”
46. “I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labelled.”
47. “Escapism is survival to me.”
48. “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.”
49. “My favorite color is black.”
50. “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.”
51. “I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it.”
52. “I have a place that I get to go to in the Bahamas, it’s the only place that guarantees total anonymity and freedom.”
53. “I never wanted to be the guy people looked at. I don’t think of myself as being a celebrity, it’s too mortifying.”
54. “Music is still part of my life, but I hate the idea of people coming to see me play the guitar because they’ve seen me in movies. You want people who are listening to be only interested in the music.”
55. “I went through various stages in my childhood, as we all do, various stages of obsessions with people and things. And I did. I wanted to be the first white Harlem Globetrotter.”
56. “If they let me choose between you and the dog, I’ll choose the dog.”
57. “Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy. I know I’m crazy, therefore I am not crazy. Isn’t that crazy?”
58. “If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.”
59. “When kids hit 1 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, and they vomit.”
60. “One of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten in my life was from . When I was a little kid, there was a kid who was bugging me at school and she said ‘Okay, I’m gonna tell you what to do. If the kid’s bugging you and puts his hands on you, you pick up the nearest rock.’”
61. “I think everybody’s nuts.”
62. “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.”
63. “If you catch me saying, ‘I am a serious actor,’ I beg you to slap me.”
64. “Trips to the dentist, I like to postpone that kind of thing.”
65. “Over the years all these vampire movies have come out and nobody looks like a vampire anymore.”
66. “Am I a romantic? I’ve seen ‘Wuthering Heights’ ten times, I’m a romantic.”
67. “I hate watching myself on screen, I can’t stand it.”
68. “I’m not sure I’m an adult yet.”
69. “The idea of dancing is the only thing that scares me.”
70. “Things go wrong for me all the time with technology. I’m not familiar enough with it, and I’m too old-school 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.”
71. “Prior to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, the first one in 2003, I had been essentially known within the confines of Hollywood as box office poison, you know what I’m saying? You know, I basically had built a career on 20 years of failures.”
72. “There are times when you see how ridiculous this life is, how ludicrous it is, you know, leaving your house every morning and being followed by paparazzi.”
73. “I’ll take photographs with kids. People who want to take photographs with me, people who like the movies, and people who support 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 , it’s like sport.”
74. “I always have a decompression period at the end of a film. Sometimes it is joyful, because you’re just happy to be done, or it can be melancholy.”
75. “When you’re doing a movie, your body doesn’t allow you to get sick until you finish.”
76. “People will say a movie bombed at the box office but I couldn’t care less.”
77. “I always wanted to be a character actor rather than the poster boy that they tried to make me 100 years ago. An actor has a degree of responsibility to change for the audience, to give them something new each time, to surprise, and not bore them.”
78. “I’m just an actor, and if I can leave something behind that my kids will be proud of, then that’s what I want. I don’t want my kids to be embarrassed by anything I’ve done.”
79. “It’s good to experience Hollywood in short bursts, I guess. Little snippets, I don’t think I can handle being here all the time, it’s pretty nutty.”
80. “I don’t want to run around and look at a shot through a monitor. That doesn’t improve what I’m trying to do. I figure, once I’ve done my job, it’s none of my business.”
81. “On a film, you start to get closer and closer with the people you’re working with, and it becomes like this circus act or this travelling family.”
82. “My job, as an actor, is to give the director options. You can only hope that the takes that you thought were the best were chosen. But, then again, if I don’t watch it, I’ll never know.”
83. “I think, as an actor, it is good to feel the fear of failing miserably. I think you should take that risk, fear is a necessary ingredient in everything I do.”
84. “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 or Willy Wonka, that requires nothing but a degree of responsibility to the intent of the story, responsibility to the filmmaker to deliver the goods.”
85. “I think it’s an actor’s responsibility to change every time. Not only for himself and the people he’s working with, but for the audience. If you just go out and deliver the same dish every time, it’s meatloaf again, you’d get bored. I’d get bored.”
86. “It’s such a funny thing when you see your daughter transitioning from your , 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.”
87. “One of the most beautiful things in the world is seeing a mommy with her kids. There’s nothing more beautiful, nothing more sublime.”
88. “Lily’s really together, she’s a sharp kid and one of the smartest human beings I have ever met. Whatever she is doing, if she needs any advice, I’m there for her. Kids are going to make their own decisions, but I guess that the only thing you can do as a is to offer support. And I do.”
89. “When my daughter was ill in Great Ormond Street, it was the darkest period of my life.”
90. “I do realise and understand very well, on a profound level, how lucky I am and what a privileged position it is and what it’s done ultimately for me, my family and my kids. But at the same time, there are moments in a man’s life when you just kind of want to feel somewhat normal.”
91. “It’s all kinds of these profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world. It’s like you’ve met your reason to live.”
92. “When you have children, there is no room for lies, no room for anything but the truth. Anything other than that is a bad example, I believe.”
93. “With my kids, they’re told 75 times a day that they’re loved. One thing I know is they feel loved, secure, happy, needed, necessary, and a part of something.”
94. “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.”
95. “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.”
96. “You start getting hit with some very interesting situations in life, you as a parent, when they approach that teenage area, which is frightening because you still have memories of that age and the things you were doing at that age, please don’t do what I did.”
97. “Anything I’ve done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter—the birth of my daughter, gave me life.”
98. “The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”
99. “There’s no truth anymore.”
100. “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.”
101. “Puberty was very vague, I literally locked myself in a room and played the guitar.”
102. “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.”
103. “You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren’t allowed to be normal.”
104. “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.”
105. “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.”
106. “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.”
107. “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.”
108. “Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.”
109. “Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.”
110. “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.”
111. “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.”
112. “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.”
113. “Everything here is edible, even I’m edible. But that, dear children, is cannibalism, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies.”
114. “Tomorrow it’ll all be over, then I’ll have to go back to selling pens again.”
115. “I always felt like I was meant to have been born in another era, another time.”
116. “I don’t pretend to be captain weird, I just do what I do.”
117. “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 forced a smile, knowing that my ambition far exceeded my talent.”
118. “America is dumb. It’s like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive. My 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.”
119. “Now, bring me that horizon.”
120. “The problem is that everybody treats teenagers like they’re stupid.”
121. “I hope someday to make you all a cup of coffee. Alright, peace.”
122. “I don’t trust anyone who hasn’t been self-destructive in some way. Who hasn’t gone through some sort of bout of self-loathing? You’ve got to bang yourself around a bit to know yourself.”
123. “Everything is just very, very blurry. I’ve never had a proper vision.”
124. “I was ecstatic that they re-named french fries as ‘Freedom Fries.’ Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.”
125. “I’d rather fight a buzzsaw than dance.”
126. “For a long time, I tried to manage honesty and openness about my personal life because I’m human and I’m normal, well, semi-normal.”
127. “There’s definitely healing properties to being in proximity to the ocean and that breeze. There’s something about that Caribbean climate and humidity.”
128. “’Edward Scissorhands’ was tough to let go of because I found real safety in allowing myself to be that open, that honest, and to explore purity. It was a hard one to walk away from.”
129. “Nobody’s ever made a film in the history of cinema where they weren’t expecting some return on their dough.”
130. “I made odd noises as a child. Just did weird things, like turn off light switches twice. I think my parents thought I had Tourette’s syndrome.”
131. “The commercial flight thing, it just gets a little weird when you’re standing in line and suddenly you’re not just a guy standing in line anymore, you become sort of ‘novelty boy.’”
132. “I’ve had some rank auditions where I embarrassed myself to new heights, which is hard for me to do. I was never good at auditioning. There are a number of actors over the years who come up the ranks who are horrific at auditioning.”
133. “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.”
134. “When I met people they said, ‘You do look like a hobo, but you smell really good.’”
135. “I’m not Blockbuster Boy.”
136. “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.”
137. “I don’t think it’s anything you ever get used to, for many years, I could never sort of putting my name in the same sort of category as the word ‘famous’ or anything like that, and I just found it very uncomfortable. If you get used to it, then something must be wrong.”
138. “There’s always that moment in every movie where you just go, ‘Okay, this is that moment. I’m about to potentially fall flat on my face, and I might as well just dive in and see what happens.’”
139. ”At my very core, I’m pretty shy. I just happen to have a weird job.”