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Movie Quote of the Day – The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993 (dir. Henry Selick)


Mayor: How horrible our Christmas will be!
Jack Skellington: No. How “jolly”!
Mayor: Oh. How “jolly” our Christmas will be.

Movie Quote of the Day – Beetlejuice, 1988 (dir. Tim Burton)

Barbara: Adam, is this what happens when you die?
Receptionist: This is what happens when *you* die. [points at a gaunt man smoking] That is what happens when *he* dies.
[points at a woman cut in half on the sofa reading] And that is what happens when *they* die. It’s all very personal. And I’ll tell you something: if I knew then what I know now. . .I wouldn’t have had my little accident.
[the dead people laugh]

Movie Quote of the Day – Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, 1985 (dir. Tim Burton)

Pee-wee: There’s a lotta things about me you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.
Dottie: I don’t understand.
Pee-wee: You don’t wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I’m a loner, Dottie. A rebel.

Movie Quote of the Day – Batman Returns, 1992 (dir. Tim Burton)

Selina Kyle: Honey, I’m home. [beat] Oh, I forgot. I’m not married.

Movie Quote of the Day – Ed Wood, 1994 (dir. Tim Burton)

Ed Wood: I just wish you coulda seen the movie.
Bela Lugosi: No problem. I know it by heart [beat] “Home. I have no home. Hunted. . .despised. . .living like an animal – the jungle is my home! But I will show the world that I can be its master. I shall perfect my own race of people. . .a race of atomic supermen that will conquer the world!”

Movie Quote of the Day – Edward Scissorhands, 1990 (dir. Tim Burton)

Kim: Hold me.
Edward: I can’t.

Movie Quote of the Day – Big Fish, 2003 (dir. Tim Burton)

Young Ed Bloom: Sandra Templeton, I love you and I WILL marry you.

Movie Quote of the Day – Mars Attacks!, 1996 (dir. Tim Burton)

President James Dale: Why are you doing this? Why? Isn’t the universe big enough for both of us? [laughs] What’s wrong with you people? We could work together. Why be enemies? Because we’re different? Is that why? Think of the things we could do. Think how strong we could be. Earth. . .and Mars. . .together. There is nothing that we could not accomplish. Think about it. Think. . .about it. [beat] Why destroy, when we can create? We can have it all. Or we can smash it all! [beat] Why can’t we work out our differences? [beat] Why can’t we. . .work things out? [beat] Little people. . .why can’t we all. . .just. . .get along?

Movie Quote of the Day – Sleepy Hollow, 1999 (dir. Tim Burton)

Katrina Van Tassel: I have shed my tears for Brom… and yet my heart is not broken. Do you think me wicked?
Ichabod Crane: No… but perhaps there is a little bit of witch in you, Katrina.
Katrina Van Tassel: Why do you say that?
Ichabod Crane: Because you have bewitched me.

Auteur of the Week: Tim Burton

I have loved the work of Tim Burton as long as I can remember. I’ve seen all of his films – except his remake of Planet of the Apes; the original series is too dear to my heart and I refuse to have them tainted. Incidentally, I saw all but two of his feature films in the order that they were released, and most in theaters.

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