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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

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

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

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

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

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

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

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

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
- Winston Churchill

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

Only love and death will change all things.
- Khalil Gibran


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