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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
- Winston Churchill

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being
quite cool and unaffected by things.
- Miranda Otto

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
- Henry David Thoreau

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood.
- Katharine Graham

New Year's eve is like every other night;
there is no pause in the march of the universe,
no breathless moment of silence among created things
that the passage of another twelve months may be noted;
and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening
that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

Of course, the wind sort of swept up and the music
was flying around in mid air and they were trying to play off it.
You had to be there.
It was quite funny.
- Roy Wood

Nothing dissects a man in public quite like golf.
- Brent Musburger

Every time I do one I feel like I've never really quite learned anything.
I always find that when I'm making a film,
I find it a little bit like I'm doing it for the first time.
- Adrian Lyne

I'm quite modest.
I don't want to tell people I'm a leader.
- Pol Pot

It is really quite amazing that all of the folks supporting privatization,
from the president on down, keep invoking the name of my grandfather,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
- James Roosevelt

I have to be alone very often.
I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until
Monday morning alone in my apartment.
That's how I refuel.
- Audrey Hepburn

There's so much truly putrid advertising out there it's embarrassing.
But not all advertising is bad.
Some of it is really quite mediocre.
- Jef I. Richards

When I first started teaching at Berkeley in 1958,
I could not announce that I was gay to anybody,
though probably quite a few of my fellow teachers knew.
- Thom Gunn

A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things,
but I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing.
- Syd Barrett

So I'm not really quite sure what Landis' plans were to make another one.
The American Werewolf in Paris was a completely separate story.
- Jenny Agutter

I have now reached the happy age of 23.
No, happy is not quite the right word.
At this particular moment I am certainly not happy.
- Eva Braun

A number of images put together a certain way become
something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually.
- Francis Ford Coppola

No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived,
but most of them wish they were the only one alive,
and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.
- W. H. Auden

I worked for Sam Peckinpah on quite a bit of action in his films,
and he got excited once in a while.
- Richard Farnsworth

The child is pronounced pretty.
I think it quite otherwise.
- Salmon P. Chase

I do not truly consider myself an icon,
but the Cube has been quite successful.
- Erno Rubik

I got quite good results from protein plates.
- Gabriel Lippmann

I don't consider 41 being in prime of life.
Even if I conceived a child tomorrow I'd be 52 by the time it was 10.
I'm not sure I'd have the energy, and I find that quite scary.
- Jeremy Northam


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