"I had to do this very aggressive, big score in a very short time, and knowing that in the beginning, middle, and end would be this very, very famous theme, but I still had to weave a score around it and make it work as a score was really challenging."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Danny Elfman on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Danny Elfman on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Danny Elfman on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Danny Elfman on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Danny Elfman on Ambrose Bierce
"The beauty of a main title is that you establish your main theme and maybe a bit of your secondary theme. You plant the seed that you're going to go water later in the score. And so, having that removed just made it so much more difficult."
"There's kind of a cool feel that happens every now and then. I guess that feel is the thing that makes the score its own score. But, I don't know exactly what that is. So, it's hard for me to answer that question."