Quoting the Characters of Tim Burton

Quoting Characters of Tim Burton Movies

Halloween is coming and there’s no better time of year to celebrate Tim Burton than during this holiday season. Known for his dark, gothic and eccentric horror and fantasy films, Tim Burton has been creating masterpieces for many decades now. Over his many years in the industry, he’s created a style that’s all his own, making it easy to identify his work. In addition to his iconic style, Burton has created some of the most memorable characters on film.

In honor of Tim Burton and his famous characters, we put together a few quotes from some of his notable films. From Ed Wood to Corpse Bride, we’ve got all the quotes you need to inspire a Tim Burton-themed movie night. If you’re really looking to get in the Halloween mood, throw a watch party and encourage your friends to suit up in some Tim Burton Costumes. Maybe an Edward Scissorhands cosplay is more your speed. And it’s really not Halloweentime without a little Nightmare Before Christmas. Get your Jack and Sally fix by creating Tim Burton-themed jack-o-lanterns.

Quoting Characters of Tim Burton Movies

Ed Wood

Orson Welles: Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else’s dreams?

Ed D. Wood Jr.: This is the one. This is the one I’ll be remembered for.

Bela Lugosi: This is the most uncomfortable coffin I’ve ever been in. Your selection is quite shoddy. You are wasting my time.


Edward Scissorhands

Kim: Hold me.

Edward: I am not complete.

Bill: Sweetheart, you can’t buy the necessities of life with cookies.



Beetlejuice: It’s showtime.

Lydia: It says: “live people ignore the strange and unusual.” I myself am strange and unusual.

Adam: Barb, honey…we’re dead. I don’t think we have very much to worry about anymore


Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

Pee-wee: I know you are but what am I?

Large Marge: Be sure and tell ‘em Large Marge sent ya!

Francis: You’ll be sorry, Pee-wee Herman!



The Joker: Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

Batman: I’m Batman.

Vicki Vale: A lot of people think you’re as dangerous as the Joker.


Mars Attacks

Martians: Ack! Ack! Ack!

Art Land: I’m not a crook, I’m ambitious. There’s a difference.

President Dale: I want the people to know that they still have two out of three branches of the government working for them, and that ain’t bad.



Mr. Rzykruski: Science is not good or bad, Victor. But it came be used both ways. That is why you must always be careful.

Mrs. Frankenstein: When you lose someone you love, they never really leave you. They just move into a special place in your heart. He’ll always be there, Victor.

Victor: I was doing my experiment, my project, and the first time it worked great but the next time it didn’t. I mean, it sort of worked, but then it didn’t. Any I don’t know why.


Corpse Bride

The Corpse Bride: I was a bride. My dreams were taken from me. But now – now I’ve stolen them from someone else. I love you, Victor, but you are not mine.

Bonejangles: What a story it is. A tragic tale of romance, passion and murder most foul.

Victoria Everglot: It’s Victor, he’s married a corpse. A corpse bride.


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