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]
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.
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!”
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?
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.