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Who I am gets in the way of people looking ...
by Alan Rickman

Who I am gets in the way of people looking innocently at the parts I play.
- Alan Rickman

I don't think it's right that everybody knows everything about me.
- Alan Rickman

One longs for a director with a sense of imagination.
- Alan Rickman

I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom.
- Alan Rickman

 

There's a voice inside you that tells you what you should do.
- Alan Rickman

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

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

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Maverick is a word which appeals to me more than misfit.
Maverick is active, misfit is passive.
- Alan Rickman

If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work.
- Alan Rickman

Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling.
I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
- Alan Rickman

On film you put all your energies into a single glance.
- Alan Rickman

I was 7, and I remember being given a part in a play and thinking,
This is exciting.
- Alan Rickman

I want to swim in both directions at once.
Desire success, court failure.
- Alan Rickman

I think worrying things are going on in England -
a real apathy.
- Alan Rickman

What is it about actors? God knows I get bored with
actors talking about themselves.
- Alan Rickman

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

If you spend any time in Los Angeles,
there's only one topic of conversation.
- Alan Rickman

If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.
- Alan Rickman

Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over.
- Alan Rickman

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

Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made.
- Alan Rickman

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

I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic.
- Alan Rickman

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

My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line.
- Alan Rickman

I've never been able to plan my life.
I just lurch from indecision to indecision.
- Alan Rickman

My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater.
I'm some kind of accident.
- Alan Rickman

All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and
accuracy of their listening.
- Alan Rickman

Each character I play has different dimensions.
I'm not interested in words that pull them together.
- Alan Rickman

It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.
- Alan Rickman

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

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.
Don't race around.
Sure and steady gets you there every time.
- Neale Donald Walsch

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

There is a crack in everything,
that's how the light gets in.
- Leonard Cohen

A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

When one gets angry, it is always angry AT someone -
perhaps a friend or spouse, perhaps a stranger,
perhaps the nameless "they" - "those people at the bank wronged me,"
perhaps God, or perhaps oneself.
In any case, when one gets angry,
they want to find someone to be "responsible" for what happened.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The early bird gets the worm,
but the second mouse gets the cheese.
- Anonymous

When life gets you down -
just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.
- Anonymous humor

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind
and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead.
Worry gets you no place.
- Roy Acuff

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Business is never so healthy as when,
like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
- Henry Ford

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever,
and generally stopping before it gets there.
- Agnes Repplier

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.
Everything gets reduced to essentials.
- Meryl Streep

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket
and rejoices that the system works.
- Bill Vaughan

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

Credit is a system whereby a person who can't pay
gets another person who can't pay
to guarantee that he can pay.
- Charles Dickens

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
- Robert Frost

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation.
It gets the hurt out in the open into the light,
out of the darkness.
- Reba McEntire

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie

Nobody ever gets to see what could have been.
- the 2010 movie Charlie St. Cloud

Everything that gets born dies.
- Morrie Schwartz

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets
the credit for doing them.
- Benjamin Jowett

My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel.
I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping
bag down in the basement.
It's humiliating.
- Ben Affleck

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

This country has come to feel the same when Congress
is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
- Will Rogers

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy


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