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Johnny Depp Quotes

John Christopher Depp

Johnny Depp quotes: on acting, aging, individuality, love, money, and more.

“Just keep moving forward and don’t give a sh*t about what anyone thinks.  Do what you have to do, for you.”

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

“Success doesn’t change you.  It reveals you.”

“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.”

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

“When you realize you’re essentially your God, there ain’t nothing on earth more powerful than you.  You can do anything you want.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem.”

“I don’t trust anyone who hasn’t been self-destructive in some way, and who hasn’t gone through some sort of self-loathing. You’ve got to bang yourself around a bit to know yourself.”

“I needed to wander… whenever and wherever I wanted!  I’d found myself at the end of my rope as far as school was concerned; there seemed no particular reason for me to stay.  The teachers didn’t want to teach, and I didn’t want to learn – from them.  I wanted my education to come from living life, getting out there in the world, seeing and doing and moving amongst the other vagabonds who had had the same sneaking suspicion that I did, that there would be no great need for high-end mathematics.  Nope, I was not going to be doing other people’s taxes and going home at 5:37 p.m. to pat my dog’s head and sit down to my one meat and two vegetable table waiting for Jeopardy to pop on the glass.”

“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.”

“Every relationship has problems but when those problems arise you have to realize that they don’t mean your relationship is broken, it’s just a little bent.  Bent things can be fixed and so can your relationship.  The first step however is realizing that.”

“There are four questions of value in life: (1) What is sacred?  (2) Of what is the spirit made?  (3) What is worth living for?  (4) What is worth dying for?  The answer to each is the same.  Only love.”

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

“Breathe.  It’s only a bad day, not a bad life.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“If there’s any message to my work, 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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Here I was going to work with Pacino thinking, ‘I’m not going to get lucky twice.  There’s no way.  This guy is going to hand me my ass.’  He looks like the kind of guy who’s going to hand you your ass.  It’s Al Pacino.”

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

“I’ve been told I smell good.  I don’t look like I smell good.”

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

“If you love two people at the same time, choose the second.  Because if you truly loved the first, you wouldn’t have fallen for the second.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy.  I know I’m crazy, therefore, I am not crazy.  Isn’t that crazy?”

“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.”

“You start getting cracks in your face, and f*ck it, why not?  I earned it.”

“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.”

“I was working a day job selling ink pens over the phone and getting maybe $100 a week, but I thought, ‘What have I got to lose?'”

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

“There are necessary evils.  Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world.”

“Money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it.”

“It’s insulting to say that I spent $30,000 on wine.  Because it was far more.”

“I’m having too much fun today to worry about tomorrow.”

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

“No one wants to go out mid-sentence.”

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

“I am eternally grateful.”

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

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