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My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater.
by Alan Rickman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
- Henry Ward Beecher

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

I want to thank my parents for everything I am today -
fat, miserable, and paranoid.
- Anonymous

I was born in very sorry circumstances.
Both of my parents were very sorry.
- Norman Wisdom

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

Most children threaten at times to run away from home.
This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
- Phyllis Diller

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
- Laurence J. Peter

My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
- Andy Partridge

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
- Samuel Butler

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

I grew up wanting to be a musician, but my parents
were sure I would starve to death.
So, they put me in physics and chemistry.
That eventually blew up, and I got into radio.
- John Tesh

Catholic schools in our Nation's education have been
paramount in teaching the values that we as parents
seek to instill in our children.
- Joe Baca

I lost my parents when I was fairly young.
- Craig T. Nelson

Growing up, mostly in Montreal, I was an only child of loving parents.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

My parents came to the United States in the early years
of this century as part of a wave of Russian Jewish
immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity in the New World.
- Daniel Nathans

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally,
and politely, put parents in their place.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement,
in the overwhelming virtue of diversity,
these were our religion.
My parents worshipped those ideals.
- Jonathan Lethem

It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours
per year watching television than in the classroom,
and far less in actual conversation with their parents.
- Paul Weyrich


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