Burton is a director and filmmaker who you may know from movies like Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, and Batman with Jack Nicholson.
“I love all forms of animation, but there is something unique and special to stop-motion: it’s more real and the set is lit like a set. But I think it’s also a kind of lonely and dark thing to want to do.”
What he is saying is that he does what he loves, even if if it means that he is alone while he is working.
“There’s something about seeing this little inanimate object coming to life that’s just very exciting. That’s why with ‘Nightmare’ I held out for so long to do it.”
He does what excites him and he cherishes every moment of it. He loves what he does, and does what he loves.
Johnny Depp is an actor who has been in many movies from Pirates of the Caribbean to Sweeney Todd.
“If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK 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.”
In this quote, Depp is saying that being unique is good and that we shouldn’t judge others by what they look or act like.
“I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.”
As with Burton, Depp does things that he loves, he does things that are true to him.
Art is doing things that you love. Love what you do, do what you love. Don’t judge people, don’t let people judge you. No matter what do things that interest you, and that make you excited, because that’s what art is, that’s what art means.