"There is a guy who is obsessed with Harry Potter in my grade. He decided that he would tattoo the Dark Mark on his arm. So today when my teacher announced a pop quiz he pulled back his sleeve to reveal the dark mark and said, "Master is calling." He then left the room and then did not return for the rest of the period."
“If I’m doing a drawing I can become focused, and, in a funny way, it’s a calming experience. And that’s something I’ve never forgotten. I like to draw very much, and as a kid that’s all you do in class all day. It’s great. If you go to a kindergarten class all the children draw the same, no one’s better than another. But something happens when you get older. Society beats things out of you.” —Tim Burton (via wodahs)
“I remember going through art school, and you’ve got to take life drawing, and it was a real struggle. Instead of encouraging you to express yourself and draw like you did when you were a child, they start going by the rules of society. They say, ‘No. No. You can’t draw like this. You have to draw like this.’ And I remember one day I was so frustrated - because I love drawing, but I’m actually not that good at it. But one day something clicked in my brain. I was sitting and sketching and thought, ‘Fuck it, I don’t care if I can draw or not. I feel like doing it.’ And I swear to God, from one second to the next I had a freedom which I hadn’t had before.” —Tim Burton (via timburton)
“It is interesting what we find scary and what we find beautiful. It’s very close, sometimes.” —Karin Dreijer-Andersson (via coven)