Quotations by Alan Rickman

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Born: Thursday, February 21, 1946
Profession: Actor
Nationality: British


Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Control, Acting, Nerves)

All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Accuracy, Actor, Listening, Want)

Each character I play has different dimensions. I'm not interested in words that pull them together.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Character, Play, Words)

I don't think it's right that everybody knows everything about me.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Right)

I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Discipline, Connection, Freedom)

I think worrying things are going on in England - a real apathy.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Apathy, England)

I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Success, Failure, Court, Desire, Want)

I was 7, and I remember being given a part in a play and thinking, This is exciting.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Being, Play, Thinking)

I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Actor, Being, Mind)

I'm always aware of the camera and it feels like that's the audience.
- Alan Rickman

I've never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Life, Indecision)

If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Art, Life)

If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Work, People, Want)

If you could build a house on a trampoline, that would suit me fine.
- Alan Rickman

If you spend any time in Los Angeles, there's only one topic of conversation.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Time, Conversation)

It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Future)

Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Film, Rules)

Maverick is a word which appeals to me more than misfit. Maverick is active, misfit is passive.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Word)

My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Idea, Magic)

My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater. I'm some kind of accident.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Accident, Parents, Theater)

Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Love, Boats, Nothing, Pleasure)

On film you put all your energies into a single glance.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Film)

One longs for a director with a sense of imagination.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Imagination, Sense)

Somebody with Debbie Reynolds' features doesn't get cast as the Wicked Witch.
- Alan Rickman

Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Talent, Accident, Responsibility)

The audience should feel like voyeurs. Their response is absolutely crucial.
- Alan Rickman

There's a voice inside you that tells you what you should do.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Voice)

What is it about actors? God knows I get bored with actors talking about themselves.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: God, Actors, Talking)

What's interesting about the process of acting is how often you don't know what you're doing.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: Acting)

When I get off the plane in England I always feel about two inches shorter.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: England)

Who I am gets in the way of people looking innocently at the parts I play.
- Alan Rickman
(Keywords: People, Play)

You can lull the paying customers as long as they get slapped.
- Alan Rickman







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