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

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

Everything here is edible; even I'm edible. But that, dear children, is cannibalism, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies.

When I auditioned for '21 Jump Street,' it was a last minute thing. I had one of the worst flus that I've ever experienced in my life, and I was forced to go to the audition, the screen test.

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.

Escapism is survival to me.

I don't think of myself as being a celebrity, it's too mortifying. I have a hard time watching myself on screen and it's getting worse. I can't tell whether my work is good or not.

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.

I still approach a scene as one would approach a solo. There's nothing set or pat.

One of the greatest pieces of advice I've ever gotten in my life was from my mom. 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...

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.

With Ed Wood, it was this sort of blending of Ronald Reagan, the Tin Man from 'The Wizard of Oz,' and Casey Kasem.

What attracted me to Jimmy Bulger were the various facets of his personality and his humanity because I felt that the only way I could approach playing a character like him was to find his human side first and then map that out to see where it took the turn. He was a very complicated man.

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

Tomorrow it'll all be over, then I'll have to go back to selling pens again.

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.

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.

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.

I moved from Kentucky to Miramar, Florida, at about 8. I think I was in second grade. I still had my Southern accent, and down there, you got to experience a melting pot in full fury. All the kids I hung out with were, like, Sicilian kids from Jersey and New York.

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

When I played Tonto in 'The Lone Ranger' and was playing the older Tonto, I would just leave the makeup on and go to sleep because it was a four or five hour job; it was, from the waist up, all over me.

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

When I met people they said, 'You do look like a hobo, but you smell really good.'

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

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

I was a million percent in love with Edward Scissorhands. I remember looking in the mirror on the last day of shooting... and thinking how sad I was to be saying goodbye to Edward.

People will say a movie bombed at the box office but I couldn't care less.

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.

It's an odd thing when there is a fan page for my daughter who is not yet 13.

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

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.

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

I'm always for the Indian in the cowboy movie. Always.

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.

I don't go anywhere without a book by James Joyce called 'Finnegan's Wake.'

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

Captain Jack Sparrow is like a cross between Keith Richards and Pepe Le Pew.

At my very core, I'm pretty shy. I just happen to have a weird job.

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.

If you don't like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures.

I'd rather fight a buzzsaw than dance.

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.

The thing is, even if you're playing sort of a heightened character and playing inside sort of a heightened reality, you can still apply your own truths to those characters.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I may have a feather duster down my pants.

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.'