Alan Rickman Quotes

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Alan Rickman quotes: A lot of the time I hate the theater. You think, 'I have to climb Mount Everest, again, tonight.' Oh, the theater is a scary place to be. A lot of the time I hate the theater. You think, 'I have to climb Mount Everest, again, tonight.' Oh, the theater is a scary place to be.
Alan Rickman quotes: I can only see my limitations. That's just who I am. I can only see my limitations. That's just who I am.
Alan Rickman quotes: I knew with Snape I was working as a double agent, as it turns out, and a very good one at that. I knew with Snape I was working as a double agent, as it turns out, and a very good one at that.
Alan Rickman quotes: One longs for a director with a sense of imagination. One longs for a director with a sense of imagination.
Alan Rickman quotes: I think worrying things are going on in England - a real apathy. I think worrying things are going on in England - a real apathy.
Alan Rickman quotes: I am the character you are not supposed to like. I am the character you are not supposed to like.
Alan Rickman quotes: I was 7, and I remember being given a part in a play and thinking, This is exciting. I was 7, and I remember being given a part in a play and thinking, This is exciting.
Alan Rickman quotes: Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made. Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made.
Alan Rickman quotes: If you could build a house on a trampoline, that would suit me fine. If you could build a house on a trampoline, that would suit me fine.
Alan Rickman quotes: From my experience, I think that every actor has to make sure that they're in charge of their own career somehow or other. From my experience, I think that every actor has to make sure that they're in charge of their own career somehow or other.
Alan Rickman quotes: I'm a lot less serious than people think. I'm a lot less serious than people think.
Alan Rickman quotes: Originally, theater was my life. It was what I assumed I'd spend my working life doing - if I was lucky. Then along came movies. Originally, theater was my life. It was what I assumed I'd spend my working life doing - if I was lucky. Then along came movies.
Alan Rickman quotes: I do feel more myself in America. I can regress there, and they have roller-coaster parks. I do feel more myself in America. I can regress there, and they have roller-coaster parks.
Alan Rickman quotes: Being on the stage in New York is always exciting because you feel like you're part of the life of the city. Being on the stage in New York is always exciting because you feel like you're part of the life of the city.
Alan Rickman quotes: If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust. If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.
Alan Rickman quotes: Those of you who are not aware of my brilliant career as a stand up comic, I'm not aware of it either so we might well wonder what we're doing Those of you who are not aware of my brilliant career as a stand up comic, I'm not aware of it either so we might well wonder what we're doing here.
Alan Rickman quotes: Mellow doesn't describe me. I'm hungry every day. Mellow doesn't describe me. I'm hungry every day.
Alan Rickman quotes: It's a nightmare to sit and watch a film that I'm in. There's a horrible inescapability to it. It's a nightmare to sit and watch a film that I'm in. There's a horrible inescapability to it.
Alan Rickman quotes: Each character I play has different dimensions. I'm not interested in words that pull them together. Each character I play has different dimensions. I'm not interested in words that pull them together.
Alan Rickman quotes: My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater. I'm some kind of accident. My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater. I'm some kind of accident.
Alan Rickman quotes: I don't play villains, I play very interesting people I don't play villains, I play very interesting people
Alan Rickman quotes: If you spend any time in Los Angeles, there's only one topic of conversation. If you spend any time in Los Angeles, there's only one topic of conversation.
Alan Rickman quotes: A wounding tongue. I'm working on it. Perhaps its the Celt in me. A wounding tongue. I'm working on it. Perhaps its the Celt in me.
Alan Rickman quotes: The difference between being an actor and a director is simple. The director has to hide his panic; the actor doesn't. The difference between being an actor and a director is simple. The director has to hide his panic; the actor doesn't.
Alan Rickman quotes: There's a voice inside you that tells you what you should do. There's a voice inside you that tells you what you should do.
Alan Rickman quotes: I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic. I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic.
Alan Rickman quotes: I love working in New York theater. I love working in New York theater.
Alan Rickman quotes: I do take my work seriously and the way to do that is not to take yourself too seriously I do take my work seriously and the way to do that is not to take yourself too seriously
Alan Rickman quotes: If you judge the character, you cant play it. If you judge the character, you cant play it.
Alan Rickman quotes: So you can't judge the character you're playing ever. So you can't judge the character you're playing ever.
Alan Rickman quotes: Any actor who judges his character is a fool - for every role you play you've got to absorb that character's motives and justifications. Any actor who judges his character is a fool - for every role you play you've got to absorb that character's motives and justifications.
Alan Rickman quotes: I get stage fright and gremlins in my head saying: 'You're going to forget your lines'. I get stage fright and gremlins in my head saying: 'You're going to forget your lines'.
Alan Rickman quotes: I'm always aware of the camera and it feels like that's the audience. I'm always aware of the camera and it feels like that's the audience.
Alan Rickman quotes: Maverick is a word which appeals to me more than misfit. Maverick is active, misfit is passive. Maverick is a word which appeals to me more than misfit. Maverick is active, misfit is passive.
Alan Rickman quotes: What is it about actors? God knows I get bored with actors talking about themselves. What is it about actors? God knows I get bored with actors talking about themselves.
Alan Rickman quotes: My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line. My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line.
Alan Rickman quotes: I have this feeling that if I could sort out what's on my dining room table, everything would fall into place. I have this feeling that if I could sort out what's on my dining room table, everything would fall into place.
Alan Rickman quotes: I suppose with any good writing and interesting characters, you can have that awfully overused word: a journey. I suppose with any good writing and interesting characters, you can have that awfully overused word: a journey.
Alan Rickman quotes: I am hellbent on defying your expectations, at every turn, and even if you don't like what's being done, I dare you to find it uninteresting. I am hellbent on defying your expectations, at every turn, and even if you don't like what's being done, I dare you to find it uninteresting.
Alan Rickman quotes: Unless we tell stories about ourselves, which is all that theater is, we're in deep trouble. Unless we tell stories about ourselves, which is all that theater is, we're in deep trouble.
Alan Rickman quotes: I mean, language fascinates me anyway, and different words have different energies and you can change the whole drive of a sentence. I mean, language fascinates me anyway, and different words have different energies and you can change the whole drive of a sentence.
Alan Rickman quotes: All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening. All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening.
Alan Rickman quotes: There is nothing wrong with a man being a Feminist, I think it is to our mutual advantage. There is nothing wrong with a man being a Feminist, I think it is to our mutual advantage.
Alan Rickman quotes: I've never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision. I've never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision.
Alan Rickman quotes: I always feel that when I come to Edinburgh, in many ways I am coming home. I always feel that when I come to Edinburgh, in many ways I am coming home.
Alan Rickman quotes: Actors are actually very supportive of each other. Actors are actually very supportive of each other.
Alan Rickman quotes: What's interesting about the process of acting is how often you don't know what you're doing. What's interesting about the process of acting is how often you don't know what you're doing.
Alan Rickman quotes: When I get off the plane in England I always feel about two inches shorter. When I get off the plane in England I always feel about two inches shorter.
Alan Rickman quotes: I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom. I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom.
Alan Rickman quotes: We're dead as a species if we don't tell stories, because then we don't know who we are. We're dead as a species if we don't tell stories, because then we don't know who we are.
Alan Rickman quotes: I think there should be laughs in everything. Sometimes, it's a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties. I think there should be laughs in everything. Sometimes, it's a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties.
Alan Rickman quotes: I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time. I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time.
Alan Rickman quotes: A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world. A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.
Alan Rickman quotes: Somebody with Debbie Reynolds' features doesn't get cast as the Wicked Witch. Somebody with Debbie Reynolds' features doesn't get cast as the Wicked Witch.
Alan Rickman quotes: It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising. It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.
Alan Rickman quotes: You know, London is so sprawling, and you can sometimes forget that anybody else is on a stage anywhere else. You know, London is so sprawling, and you can sometimes forget that anybody else is on a stage anywhere else.
Alan Rickman quotes: Every so often you read a play and a character just speaks to you - almost seems to speak through you, in fact. Every so often you read a play and a character just speaks to you - almost seems to speak through you, in fact.
Alan Rickman quotes: I'm still living the life where you get home and open the fridge and there's half a pot of yogurt and a half a can of flat Coca-Cola. I'm still living the life where you get home and open the fridge and there's half a pot of yogurt and a half a can of flat Coca-Cola.
Alan Rickman quotes: The directors you trust the most are the ones, when you ask them a question, they've got the guts to say, 'I don't know.' The directors you trust the most are the ones, when you ask them a question, they've got the guts to say, 'I don't know.'
Alan Rickman quotes: Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes. Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
Alan Rickman quotes: I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure. I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.
Alan Rickman quotes: Who I am gets in the way of people looking innocently at the parts I play. Who I am gets in the way of people looking innocently at the parts I play.