Quotes by Alan Rickman (Actor/British).

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I think worrying things are going on in England - a real apathy.
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The first time that I came to New York to work properly was the mid-'80s, but I was doing eight shows a week. You have no life. Going to a punk rock club - or whatever the music was at that time - would not have been on my agenda.
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Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
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Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility.
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Film has to be reflecting the world that we live in, and that's all you want to be a part of. Actors inhabit the same planet as everyone else. It's a weird thing that happens when you're an actor because people hold you up because you somehow embody in parts groups of people or people's hopes or something.
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I can only see my limitations. That's just who I am.
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Mellow doesn't describe me. I'm hungry every day.
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The more we're governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible. Or, what's impossible? What's a fantasy?
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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.
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You try to find things that are challenging and interesting and hopefully it will be the same to the audience.
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I knew with Snape I was working as a double agent, as it turns out, and a very good one at that.
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I'm a lot less serious than people think.
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England in the '60s and the '70s was everything that history has said; it was phenomenally exciting, musically.
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I am the character you are not supposed to like.
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It's a nightmare to sit and watch a film that I'm in. There's a horrible inescapability to it.
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I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.
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If you could build a house on a trampoline, that would suit me fine.
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I get stage fright and gremlins in my head saying: 'You're going to forget your lines'.
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Older people say, 'Oh I loved you in 'Sense and Sensibility,' and that's the only film they want to talk about. Equally, there are people who only want to talk about 'Galaxy Quest.' And there's a whole bunch of teenagers who only want to talk about 'Dogma.'
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I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time.
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I like it when stories are left open.
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Unless we tell stories about ourselves, which is all that theater is, we're in deep trouble.
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If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.
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I mean, language fascinates me anyway, and different words have different energies and you can change the whole drive of a sentence.
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Parts win prizes, not actors.
• Alan Rickman

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