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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

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

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

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

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin


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