Fantastic news! Johnny Depp says "Thank you" to the Zone!

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Unread post by depprespect » Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:38 pm

part-time poet wrote:
Betty Sue wrote:"I shall continue to aspire in my efforts and contributions to, at the very least, attempt to keep up with your level of thoughtfulness, commitment and kindness."
And I'm sure he will! What humility! How very Johnny'!! :angel:
I think he has that backwards, don't you? We are following in his footsteps. And we're fortunate to have such an inspiring teacher.

:goodvibes:

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As always, PTP, you said it best. Speaking for myself, I don't give because I expect thanks.
I give because I know that somewhere, sometime, what I have done will put a smile on someone's face. The fact that that face also included Johnny's, is icing on the cake. Afterall, he himself has made me smile countless times.
That he should take the time to write this letter is beyond touching.

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Unread post by bringmethathorizon » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:04 pm

I am completely undone by Johnny, He continues to inspire me to be a better person on a daily basis and here he goes and does something else that just makes me love him more and try even harder to be a better person. Thank you Johnny and The Zone for making the world a better place.
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Unread post by Depp's Pearl » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:06 pm

Bermuda wrote:Good Man; Good Pirate that Johnny Depp!!!! :hatsoff: :toastingpirates: :worldhug: :loveshower:
:capnjack: Good Pirate! The BEST Pirate. Apparently, "Take all you can, and give nothing back" was just one of those "suggestions" in the Pirate Code, because Johnny keeps giving, and inspiring others to give as well. :angel:

I'm proud to be a part of this project, and silly as it may seem, Johnny was speaking to all of us, but just a little bit to me personally. :lol:
"For this I bless you most: You give much and know not that you give at all." -Kahlil Gibran

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Unread post by Lady Jill » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:04 pm

Parlez wrote:WOW!!!
Hugs all around!! :grouphug:

I couldn't help noticing that it looks like this amazing note was typed on a real typewriter. Would I ever love to have a gander at that! I picture a vintage, 1920's model, a la Sam Spade. Picture Johnny, wearing one of his white undershirts, sitting at his desk in his home in the South of France, hammering away at the keys of a black antique typing machine, writing a Thank You note to his fans on the Zone...
WOW!!!
Parlez, now there's a mighty cool image! I noticed the type too
This man is unbelieable, and just think how very many people all over the world that he has touched :smiliewithhearts:
Thank you Johnny for being there for us, and
thank you all on the Zone! What a wonderful place to pop back in from time to time and relive a love for a very generous man through you! :grouphug:
I love forward to winter when I can come back and join in a book group, etc.

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Unread post by ForeverinmyheartJD » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:18 pm

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Betty Sue wrote:"I shall continue to aspire in my efforts and contributions to, at the very least, attempt to keep up with your level of thoughtfulness, commitment and kindness."
And I'm sure he will! What humility! How very Johnny'!! :angel:
I think he has that backwards, don't you? We are following in his footsteps. And we're fortunate to have such an inspiring teacher.

:goodvibes:

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PTP - thank you for those perfect words. I tried to make that part of his letter stand out in my post but I don't convey very well what is in my mind and in my heart the way I need to with words. You did it for me. Thank you. :hug:
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Unread post by part-time poet » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:20 pm

redpupluv wrote:I'm brand new to the Zone, and this is the first thing I read, and my first post. My son and I got to meet him during his recent filming on Public Enemies, and I thought he was so nice at that time. This letter just proves that he is actually "that guy". He doesn't cease to amaze me! :love:
:welcome: to the Zone, redpupluv! And congratulations on being one of the lucky ones who met Johnny during the PUBLIC ENEMIES filming. You will find your experience (that JD was "so nice") confirmed by hundreds of your fellow Zoners. Yes, he really is that kind.

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Unread post by part-time poet » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:05 am

teacher wrote:In his time for family and rest, in his time off he actually thought of us?
Yes, he did. Isn't that amazing?
teacher wrote:What a man - and he calls us generous?
I know. It's stupefying.
teacher wrote:*off to cry like a baby*
I'll join you. Reading this thread, I keep getting tears in my eyes . . . .

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Unread post by Jack's Wench » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:54 am

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teacher wrote:*off to cry like a baby*
I'll join you. Reading this thread, I keep getting tears in my eyes . . . .

:grouphug:

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Me too! Everytime I come here I read the new comments and nod my head furiously in agreement.
I have also printed Johnny's letter off and have it stuck on my fridge next to the one from last year. Yesterday, I must have read it a dozen times and each time I smiled to myself and felt a warm glow inside. :goodvibes:
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Unread post by Theresa » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:10 pm

Can you wear a computer monitor out by coming back and reading the same thread over and over again? :grin:

I'm proud to be a fan (yes, I know he hates the word...) of this good man, and I'm very thankful to be associated with this wonderful group of fellow fans/admirers/followers...Zoners!



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Unread post by DeboraZane » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:19 pm

I am still in awe over the letter :cloud9:
I had no idea Johnny hates the word "fan"...
this is the first I am hearing this :blush:
I am just curious when/where he said that and what would he prefer
we identify ourselves as? I want more than anything to do
what Johnny wants....thank you :angel:
It's man devouring man my dear..then who are we to deny it in here?

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Unread post by Theresa » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:27 pm

DeboraZane wrote:I am still in awe over the letter :cloud9:
I had no idea Johnny hates the word "fan"...
this is the first I am hearing this :blush:
I am just curious when/where he said that and what would he prefer
we identify ourselves as? I want more than anything to do
what Johnny wants....thank you :angel:
"Hate" may have been too strong of a word, DeboraZane....I don't want to stray too far off the topic, but FYI -- here's the AOL Unscripted video clip where Johnny talks about fans.


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Unread post by Chocolat » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:29 pm

What a lovely gesture by a man whose generosity knows no boundary.
The altruistic kindness by Zoners all over the world is as heartfelt as
Johnny's appreciation.
Thank you for sharing Johnny's words with us Natalie.

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Through the years, for the many xoxo's, giggles & kindness...
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Unread post by Kittycat88 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:22 pm

Theresa wrote:
DeboraZane wrote:I am still in awe over the letter :cloud9:
I had no idea Johnny hates the word "fan"...
this is the first I am hearing this :blush:
I am just curious when/where he said that and what would he prefer
we identify ourselves as? I want more than anything to do
what Johnny wants....thank you :angel:
"Hate" may have been too strong of a word, DeboraZane....I don't want to stray too far off the topic, but FYI -- here's the AOL Unscripted video clip where Johnny talks about fans.

Everytime I watch that video I get the shivers...I think he is talking about the Zone...I really do. I know its just a feeling...but it is an excellent description of the Zone (or am I off target here?) Tim was almost prompting him to dismiss them as inaccurate and questionable.

He could have just graciously brushed aside the question and said "I dont know what they say, I don't read them."

But he didn't. And sometimes I think about that.
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Unread post by b.p. olive » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:39 pm

Theresa wrote: I don't want to stray too far off the topic, but FYI -- here's the AOL Unscripted video clip where Johnny talks about fans.
Thanks for posting that link, Theresa. It was good to see that again. And I don't think it's straying too far off topic. In a way, that is also a thank you from Johnny. At least in my imagination. I've always gotten the impression that the Zone is one of those sites he spoke of. I could be wrong. But, ooo, what if I'm right? :-O Image
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Unread post by Depp's Pearl » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:54 pm

redpupluv wrote:I'm brand new to the Zone, and this is the first thing I read, and my first post. My son and I got to meet him during his recent filming on Public Enemies, and I thought he was so nice at that time. This letter just proves that he is actually "that guy". He doesn't cease to amaze me! :love:
Hi, redpupluv! Welcome to the Zone!
I too met Johnny during filming of Public Enemies, along with a few others in this group. :bounce:

It is astounding to consider how busy he is, and yet how kind, thoughtful and generous he is. What a thrill to have Johnny know that we care, and that we put that caring into something worthwhile to honor him on his birthday.
:highfive: :disco: :welcome:
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