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Maverick is a word which appeals to me more than misfit.
by Alan Rickman

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility.
- Alan Rickman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The whole world loves a maverick and the whole world
wants the maverick to achieve something nobler than simple rebellion.
- Kevin Patterson

Dirty Harry, for example.
Clint Eastwood was not a rogue cop.
He was a maverick cop, but he was a good guy.
- Charlton Heston

I'm a maverick.
I've always been a maverick.
- Sonny Bono

A maverick feels like he has no choice however difficult
his choice of expression.
In my case, it was going backwards into tonality.
It seemed so wrong.
The idea that progress is going into the past in a new way is very strange,
even though there are precedents.
- David Del Tredici

They've pursued their own agendas, and they've done
what they've wanted to do and not pursued traditional
careers in the music industry.
They've followed their own instincts,
and they are in many ways maverick performers.
- Neil Tennant

Well, American composers are the best composers.
At this time in the world, we are where the energy is.
We are the most diverse, the most iconoclastic,
the most maverick, and the most skillful.
- David Del Tredici

Yeah, she's a maverick!
And I'm going to say this, and please don't take it the way it sounds.
But, Sarah Palin to the GOP, this is what I've got to say:
She is very much like herpes -
she's not going away.
Okay? That's it.
- Chuck Nice

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Your word is the power that you have to create
- don Miguel Ruiz

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A broken bone can heal, but the wound
a word opens can fester forever.
- Jessamyn West

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

I open myself for the word of Spirit to flow through me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

In the beginning was the Word.
- John 1:1

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every creature is a word of God.
- Meister Eckhart

Urgency is a grim taskmaster.
Escape time, and life becomes irie.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
("Irie" is a Jamaican word for being at total peace
with your current state of being.)

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
"Supernatural" is a null word.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown


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