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Best Johnny Depp Quotes That Are Honest & Eccentric (2022)

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This list of Johnny Depp Quotes will reveal his true uniqueness, hidden behind the odd characters he used to play in films.

Johnny Depp is a versatile actor and musician who has received numerous nominations and awards for his portrayal of diverse film characters. Best known as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, Depp appeared to have an incredible career and success, but his path to where he is at was not easy. He had numerous controversies, but this multi-faceted actor remains a top Hollywood actor in 2022 and will continue to work on new projects.

Read through this collection of Johnny Depp Quotes to see him as a multi-talented actor with an exquisite personality and creativity who values his family and supporters.

Here is the list.

Best Johnny Depp Quotes

1. “I actually tell lies for a living. Exactly. I mean, that’s what acting is, really.” — Johnny Depp

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2. “I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you’re on it.” — Johnny Depp

3. “I always felt like I was meant to have been born in another era, another time.” — Johnny Depp

4. “I can’t tell myself that I’m a serious actor. But I’m serious person.” — Johnny Depp

5. “I hope someday to make you all a cup of coffee. Alright, peace.” — Johnny Depp

6. “I trust kids far more than I do adults. Kids give you the honest opinion. They tell the truth.” — Johnny Depp

7. “It’s a great honor that something that you took part in creating becomes this forever object.” — Johnny Depp

8. “They say the world used to be bigger. The world’s still the same–there’s just less in it.” — Johnny Depp

9. “You gotta be careful: don’t say a word to nobody about nothing anytime ever.” — Johnny Depp

10.  People cry, not because they are weak. It is because they’ve been strong for too long.” — Johnny Depp

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11. “I think everybody’s nuts.” — Johnny Depp

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12. “My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.” — Johnny Depp

13. “I don’t pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do.” — Johnny Depp

14. “I was definitely never a crowd pleaser.” — Johnny Depp

15. “But I also think it’s great fun growing old.” — Johnny Depp

16. “Religion is a fascinating black hole to me.” — Johnny Depp

17. “People make great films. I just don’t have the eyes to watch them.” — Johnny Depp

18. “Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” — Johnny Depp

19. “I’m having too much fun today to worry about tomorrow.” — Johnny Depp

20. “If you catch me saying ‘I am a serious actor,’ I beg you to slap me.” — Johnny Depp

Inspiring Johnny Depp Quotes About Living a Less Complicated Life

21. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” — Johnny Depp

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22. “You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel.” — Johnny Depp

23. “If you can just stay ignorant of almost everything, you’ll be OK. It’s fine to stay informed and look at things, but to judge things will bog you down.” — Johnny Depp

24. “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.” — Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Quotes About Life Being Worth Living

25. “Breathe. It’s only a bad day, not a bad life.” — Johnny Depp

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26. “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.” — Johnny Depp

27. “There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is same. Only love.” — Johnny Depp

28. “I don’t think anybody’s necessarily ready for death. You can only hope that when it approaches, you feel like you’ve said what you wanted to say. Nobody wants to go out in mid-sentence.” — Johnny Depp

29. “Better to not know which moment may be your last. Every morsel of your entire being alive to the infinite mystery of it all.” — Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Quotes About Success

30. “Throughout my lifetime I’ve left pieces of my heart here and there. And now, there’s almost barely enough to stay alive. But I force a smile, knowing that my ambition far exceeded my talent.” — Johnny Depp

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31. “My recipe for success is chance, basically. Just luck. It’s a miracle that people still hire me after some of the stuff I’ve gotten away with. Honestly!” — Johnny Depp

32. “When I see someone who just follows their dream and succeeds, and just does basically what they want to do and doesn’t have to answer to anyone, obviously not harming anyone, that’s great.” — Johnny Depp

33. “Just keep moving forward and don’t give a sh** about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.” — Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Quotes About Love and Marriage

34. “Am I a romantic? I’ve seen “Wuthering Heights” ten times. I’m a romantic.” — Johnny Depp

35. “If you love two people, pick the second, because if you truly loved the first, you wouldn’t have fallen for the second.” — Johnny Depp

36. “Marriage can be whatever you define it as. For example, I don’t feel like I need a piece of paper that says I own her and she owns me. I think signing a piece of paper doesn’t mean anything in the eyes of God or in the eyes of people. The thing is, if you are together and you love each other and are good to each other, make babies and all that, for all intents and purposes you are married.” — Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Quotes About Family and Loved Ones

37. “Awards are not as important to me as when I meet a 10-year-old kid who says, “I love Captain Jack Sparrow.” — Johnny Depp

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38. “My kids, they’re my energy, my soul, and my nicest friend.” — Johnny Depp

39. “They can do anything they want to me — and most tabloids have — but not my kid, not my pure, innocent little baby. She didn’t ask to be in this circus.” — Johnny Depp

40. “If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.” — Johnny Depp

41. “I do trust women. I have a lot of women in my life. I have a mother. I have a woman. There’s a lot of women around me. And I do trust them. And they trust me, as far as I know.” — Johnny Depp

42. “Marlon [Brando] showed me that you could do the work and not have to shut yourself off from people or your family.” — Johnny Depp

43. “Smooth sailing is what I hope for. No, I’m okay with no big ups, no big downs, it’s all right. Just go full steam ahead, all things well and good, yeah. I mean as a family man, all you want is, as a dad, pure happiness for your kids, that’s a universal parent thing. Yeah, that’s it, that’s my dream, happy kids.” — Johnny Depp

44. “My children’s favorite, and it’s funny because they’ve seen it but they have a difficult time watching it because it’s their dad and they make that connection, but Edward Scissorhands is by far my kids’ favorite. They just connect with the character, and they see their dad feeling that isolation, that loneliness. He’s a tragic character, so I think it’s hard for them. They bawl.” — Johnny Depp

45. “I had just had a daughter, who was three or three-and-half years old, and I had been watching nothing but cartoons. That’s really it. There was no YouTube. You’re in France and you’re raising a kid, so you break out the Tex Avery.” — Johnny Depp

46. “I got to take my kids to the London eye with no one looking at me like I was Johnny Depp. They did look at me like I was some kind of sicko walking around with beautiful kids, but I had a perfect disguise.” — Johnny Depp

47. “Luckily I am very, very privileged and feel very lucky to be getting work and my kiddies are not feeling the brunt of any kind of horror that’s going on today. So I’m super lucky.” — Johnny Depp

48. “My daughter was asked by a little old lady in a London hotel restaurant what her daddy did. She answered, “He’s a pirate” – I was very proud of that answer.” — Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp Quotes on Being an Actor

49. “So, any of that “movie star” stuff, I just don’t buy it. It just doesn’t make sense to me.” — Johnny Depp

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50. “It’s important to keep challenging myself and try to come up with some new face every now and again.” — Johnny Depp

51. “I’ve always enjoyed hiding behind these characters. It’s a strange thing, you’re more comfortable as a character than you are in life. I could stand up in front of, it doesn’t matter how many people, as a character. But if I had to do it as myself and give a speech, I would be liquid.” — Johnny Depp

52. “Do I consider myself a movie star? I consider myself a guy with a good job, an interesting job.” —Johnny Depp

53. “You don’t have to underestimate your audience anymore. They’d actually like to laugh a little bit. So, the character came to me and once it’s got its grips in you, there’s nowhere to go.” — Johnny Depp

54. “I really love the experience of moving things around, in terms of being a director.” — Johnny Depp

55. “I really loved the idea of playing opposite Marlon Brando and being the crazy one.” — Johnny Depp

56. “I love the idea of changing my look. I think one owes it to the audience, to go out there and give them something different each time, so as not to bore them to death.” — Johnny Depp

57. “I don’t think of myself as being a celebrity, it’s too mortifying. I have a hard time watching myself on screen and it’s getting worse. I can’t tell whether my work is good or not.” — Johnny Depp

58. “What happens to me when I read a script, when something grabs hold of me, I start getting these flashes of people or places or things or images.” — Johnny Depp

59. “I think, for me as an actor, if you get to a place where you’re satisfied, you’re happy with it, then you’re dead. It’s over. You’re not hungry anymore. You won’t try things anymore.” — Johnny Depp

60. “I condition myself to believe that once the scene is done, once the movie is done, my job is done, and whatever happens after that is none of my business.” — Johnny Depp

61. “An actor shouldn’t have to leave the set and go home and write a bunch of stuff for a bunch of other people, the next day. I found it very unpleasant.” — Johnny Depp

62. “You always miss them [characters you’ve played] once you’ve walked away, but part of them always stays with you too.” — Johnny Depp

63. “The only responsibility I feel is to deliver something that’s new or at least to attempt that. The real responsibility is to entertain and to try and make people laugh.” — Johnny Depp

64. “The idea of directing a film is a strange one for me. I feel anti-mathematical, in a way, in that sense. I don’t like when things make sense. I prefer if they don’t.” — Johnny Depp

65. “I’m all for whatever it takes to get wherever you need to get with a character, as long as you don’t wipe it on me.” — Johnny Depp

66. “With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it’s just not acting. It’s lying.” — Johnny Depp

67. “I was never disappointed by the people I’ve admired. And the choices I made when I was in a position where it was do-or-die were made with my heroes in mind.” — Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Quotes About the Characters He Portrayed

68. “When you take on the idea of playing someone like Jimmy Bulger, it’s a radically different process because you’re going into make-up. The only way you can do it is to come out of make-up looking like the guy. If you don’t look like the guy, it’s going to bug you, all day.” — Johnny Depp

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69. “The funny thing is you oddly don’t really say goodbye to all the characters you’ve played. There’s like a chest of drawers in your head that you can always access. They’re always around. I’m not sure if that’s healthy. But they’re all there.” — Johnny Depp

70. “With a character like a Captain Jack, who can essentially set up these verbal land mines around him, and just keep passing the “absurdity ball” around and the “irreverence ball” around, and keep people guessing and keep people confused, there’s great safety in that. Me, myself, personally, I learn from it. It’s a real pleasure, and I do need him.” — Johnny Depp

71. “When you play a character that exists or existed, there’s a stronger responsibility that you have. You owe that person and then you owe the family, you owe history, you owe the victims, the victims’ families.” — Johnny Depp

72. “Interestingly enough, for me, a character like Captain Jack, you feel like you could just continue. The possibilities are endless and limitless. There is any possibility of madness and absurdity that could commence, so you feel that, with this character, you’re never really done.” — Johnny Depp

73. “For me, it’s always more difficult and slightly exposing to play something that’s close to yourself. I always like to try to hide, just because I can’t stand the way I look. But I think it’s important to change every time and come up with something that’s as interesting as it can be, for your characters.” — Johnny Depp

74. “Any character that you come up with or create is a piece of you. You’re putting yourself into that character, but there’s the guise of the character. So, there’s a certain amount of safety in the character, where you feel more safe being the character than you do being just you.” — Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Quotes About the Characters He Portrayed

75. “As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too.” — Johnny Depp

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76. “Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them – certain traits, certain places where you don’t let the world go.” — Johnny Depp

77. “I went through various stages in my childhood, as we all do, various stages of obsessions with people and things. And I did. I wanted to be the first white Harlem Globetrotter.” — Johnny Depp

78. “As a child, I certainly had a fascination with monsters and vampires.” — Johnny Depp

79. “When I was a kid, we watched the Vietnam War on the six o’clock news, and it was desensitizing. You felt you were watching a war film; meanwhile you were really watching these guys getting blown to bits. Parents need to protect their kids from watching that stuff.” — Johnny Depp

80. “There may be something in the fact that when I was a little kid, I’d been told growing up that we had some degree of native American blood in us, I always found that a point of pride. So, when it came to cowboys and Indians, I most certainly did not want to be John Wayne. I wanted to be one of the Indians.” — Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Quotes on His Interest, Likes and Dislikes

81. “The ultimate for me would be to do a feature that didn’t require any narrative structure.” — Johnny Depp

82. “There’s a drive in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy.” — Johnny Depp

83. “Trips to the dentist-I like to postpone that kind of thing.” — Johnny Depp

84. “As you get older, you recognize the erotic nature of the vampire and the idea of the undead.

85. “I always had an affinity for lizards. I’ve always felt somewhat close to them. They’re reptiles. I find myself feeling somewhat reptilian at times.” — Johnny Depp

86. “I can’t stand not being able to joke around on set, so I have to.” — Johnny Depp

87. “I certainly had this fascination with monsters and vampires as did Tim and whatever this darkness, this mystery, this intrigue. And then, as you get older, you recognize the erotic nature of the vampire and the idea of the undead.” — Johnny Depp

88. “I don’t do well with modern films, to be honest. Opening credits, and I’m just gone.” — Johnny Depp

89. “I don’t like watching myself in the movies because I don’t like being aware of the product. I like the process. I enjoy that.” — Johnny Depp

90. “I just happen to be a sucker for humor. So anywhere I can sneak in something that I find potentially interesting or funny I do it as much as I can get away with.” — Johnny Depp

91. “I just watched cartoons for three years, and that had a strong affect on me.” — Johnny Depp

92. “I was always a fan of the great old spaghetti Westerns the Sergio Leone films. But the one that always sticks with me, that I just thought was brilliant and perfect is “Cat Ballou.” — Johnny Depp

93. “I’d never even sung in the shower, I’m too mortified. But once I got over the initial fear it was kind of enjoyable. Sondheim’s melodies and lyrics are a real pleasure to tromp around in, it’s really beautiful stuff.” — Johnny Depp

94. “I’m a big fan of revenge, I think it’s a story of a man who clearly has obsessions to avenge the horror that happened to him.” — Johnny Depp

95. “I’ve always been frightened of karaoke, so I’ve never tried it. Karaoke scares the hell out of me!” — Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Quotes About His Work ideas and Issues

96. “I mean, I think everybody should probably approach a film that it’s another unwanted thing. That’s going to be seared onto my brain for the rest of my life. Thank you for that.” — Johnny Depp

97. “My beef was with essentially being a product. I didn’t want to be a product, so I tried to get fired, but they didn’t fire me, which was weird.” — Johnny Depp

98. “I always figured that once I wrapped a film, then anything beyond that is none of my business. If I can avoid seeing the final product, then all I have in my head is feeling good about the experience.” — Johnny Depp

99. “I despise those prick actors who say, “I was in character,” and “I became the character,” and all that stuff. It’s hideous. It’s just masturbation at the highest level.” — Johnny Depp

100. “An actor needs to be not remotely anywhere close to in control, and a filmmaker has to be totally in control.” — Johnny Depp

101. “Every filmmaker’s different, every filmmaker has a different approach.” — Johnny Depp

102. “Every time I stand in front of mirror, I found my face too ugly, so I thought I have to get the role in some movies which cover my face with make up.” — Johnny Depp

103. “I literally went from being unable to pay my rent to being on a plane the next day, being paid peanuts.” — Johnny Depp

104. “I realized that it was great to have a job, but it didn’t have anything remotely to do with what I was striving for, so why was I doing it?” — Johnny Depp

105. “Over the years all these vampire movies have come out and nobody looks like a vampire anymore.” — Johnny Depp

106. “I’ve also gotten weird letters, suicide letters, girls threatening to jump if I don’t get in touch with them. So you think, “This is bullshit,” but then you think, “What if it’s not? Who wants to take that chance?” I write them back, tell them to hang in there, if things are that bad, they have to get better. But I’m not altogether stable myself, so who am I to give advice?” — Johnny Depp

107. “People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.” — Johnny Depp

108. “We’re all a mishmash of extremes. I know that I have demons. I don’t know if I want to get rid of them altogether, but I would like to experience them in a different way. Maybe go face to face with them. I’ve never really had the time to go to therapy. Well, here and there. But not enough to help me.” — Johnny Depp

109. “Me, I’m dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for.” — Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Quotes That Show His Keen Observation of Society

110. “People in life, when they have a tendency to exaggerate or lie or whatever, you always sort of notice that their voice goes up quite high.” — Johnny Depp

111. “The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” — Johnny Depp

112. “France and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing, though, is that people there know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it. I’m afraid that the American culture is a disaster.” — Johnny Depp

113. “The problem is that everybody treats teenagers like they’re stupid.” — Johnny Depp

114. “I think kids, in general as an audience, are the way forward because they’re not sort of sullied by intellectual expectation or this or that. It’s a very pure kind of response to the work.” — Johnny Depp

115. “I think today we’ve gone so far technologically and also just emotionally and psychologically; I mean there’s a lot of crime out there and there’s a lot of stuff going on. People don’t care that they’re going to go to prison. They couldn’t give a rat about the repercussions. They go out and they do what they do and they don’t care about hurting anyone else.” — Johnny Depp

116. “I see kids who are complete cynics. They’re not dreaming. They’re out there with high-powered weapons, smoking crack behind the 7-Eleven. They’ve seen it all. These kids are going to take us into 2000 and beyond. That’s scary, man. I wouldn’t say I’m pessimistic or optimistic. I’m more realistic, I guess. But not cynical. I look. I watch.” — Johnny Depp

117. “We’re all damaged in our own way. Nobody’s perfect. I think we’re all somewhat screwy. Every single one of us.” — Johnny Depp

118. “If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures.” — Johnny Depp

119. “The weirdest thing in the world is to see some guy who is just super earnest.” — Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Quotes About Technology

120. “And because technology is moving so rapidly, things become obsolete very, very quickly. In 15-year time, Will Caster is probably going to be in some weird room in Vegas where people are plugging quarters into him. Who has a mini-disc of a laser disc player? It’s over!” — Johnny Depp

121. “Knowing that a great bit of the technology is active and actually happening, and that the technology that we’re talking about, in terms of uploading a human consciousness, is probably not all that far away, to be honest. Indeed, it will happen. It’s pretty close.” — Johnny Depp

122. “Obviously, technology is moving and reshaping itself, radically, every day. We’re all capable of answering that question within ourselves. Would you do it for the person that you love? Would you be married to a hard drive, essentially?” — Johnny Depp

123. “Things go wrong for me, all the time, with technology. I’m not familiar enough with it, and I’m too old school a brain to be able to figure it out. I’m dumb. Anything that I have to attack with my thumbs, for any period of time, makes me feel stupid. So, I try to avoid it, as much as possible, to protect my thumbs.” — Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Quotes That Are Funny and Eccentric

124. “When kids hit 1 year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.” — Johnny Depp

125. “I was always fascinated by people who are considered completely normal, because I find them the weirdest of all.” — Johnny Depp

126. “When I was a kid back in Kentucky, we went to this church where my uncle preached. It was kind of a weird Baptist, full-on kind of place. People kept running up to the pulpit and grabbing his ankles and being saved. Lots of crying. Even then, at six or seven, I questioned how pure the emotion could be if it were on such display.” — Johnny Depp

127. “I was ecstatic when they re-named “French fries” as “ freedom fries.”    Grown men and women in positions of power in the U. S. government showing themselves as idiots.” — Johnny Depp

128. “It’s impossible to consider myself a producer. I can barely produce an English muffin, in the morning.” — Johnny Depp

129. “I try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.”    —  Johnny Depp

130. “Money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it.” — Johnny Depp

131. “Well, having no intelligence, I’m looking forward to gaining some, whether artificial, superficial or super-duper.” — Johnny Depp

132. “If they let me choose between you and the dog, I’ll choose the dog.” — Johnny Depp

133. “If you really take a step back and observe people who are considered super-normal and watch them a bit, you’ll realize that they’re actually completely out of their minds! Most people are really nuts, and that’s fascinating.” — Johnny Depp

134. “I’ve thought of doing many things in my life, under the influence of life, and I’ve never actually thought of straddling two carriages while they’re moving.” — Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Quotes Expressing Appreciation for His Fans and Supporters

135. “I’ve known that there have been a kind of select group of people, amazing die-hard supporters, even though some of the more, shall we say, odd films. These people, bless them, have stuck with me the whole length of the road. To say that you appreciate it is not nearly enough. It’s part of the essence, or fuel, of what keeps you going. These people are my boss; they’re the ones who keep me employed. A couple of times, they could have said, Let’s abandon him. And they haven’t. You don’t want to let them down.” — Johnny Depp

136. “The fact that people decided to go and see a movie that I was in was probably the most shocking thing that I’ve ever been through.” — Johnny Depp

137. “Yeah, in every film that I’ve been lucky enough to do with Tim, there’s always some form of torture, and the nails were Tim’s idea. They were the length of the fingers and stuff, but it was okay because I had a troop of people who would help me go to the bathroom. They had to have treatment afterwards but they’re okay now. That is true.” —  Johnny Depp

138. “One thing that’s been a great, uplifting experience through all this is, since the first “Pirates”, the people who’ve gone to see the films, the audience members. You meet people on the street – whether they’re 5, 25, 65 or 85 – they’ve all had the same experience, and they’ve all enjoyed it. So that’s what keeps me moving forward in this crazy process.” — Johnny Depp

139. “Attention is a strange sort of being, anyway, the idea of attention if someone appreciates your work. It’s always nice that someone appreciates your work.” — Johnny Depp

140. “They tell you to be careful because maybe you don’t want to meet your heroes. I’ve met pretty much every one, and I’ve never been let down.” — Johnny Depp

Which of These Johnny Depp Quotes Do You Like Best?

Johnny Depp’s personal life and relationship are as colorful as his unconventional film roles. His ups and downs taught him valuable life lessons, which is why despite some issues and allegations against him, he was able to get back up and continue doing his passion in the showbiz industry. Similarly, we should all rise above our difficulties and proceed with our lives.

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