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Somebody with Debbie Reynolds' features doesn't get
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater.
I'm some kind of accident.
- 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'm always aware of the camera and it feels like that's the audience.
- 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

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

Give somebody a gold star - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

The person who you're with most in life is yourself
and if you don't like yourself,
you're always with somebody you don't like.
- Marc S. Lewis

Immortality is a long shot, I admit.
But somebody has to be first.
- Bill Cosby

Some guys say beauty is only skin deep.
But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain.
The initial contact has to be the sniffing.
- James Caan

Love is what you've been through with somebody.
- James Thurber

I have six locks on my door all in a row.
When I go out, I lock every other one.
I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks,
they are always locking three.
- Elayne Boosler

The most difficult thing in the world
is to know how to do a thing
and to watch somebody else doing it wrong,
without comment.
- Theodore. H. White

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
- Andy Warhol

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
- George S. Patton

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

Reminds me of my safari in Africa.
Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days
we had to live on nothing but food and water.
- W. C. Fields

It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays,
including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
- Ellen Glasgow

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less
intelligence and more sense than we have.
- Don Herold

Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

About the time we can make the ends meet,
somebody moves the ends.
- Herbert Hoover

The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that
Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that
anyone cares that much about a baseball player.
- Bernie Lincicome

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself.
Everybody should try it.
- Barbara Pym

Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody
who shall make us do what we can.
Having found them, we shall then hate them for it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's a delight to trust somebody so completely.
- Jeff Goldblum

The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake.
- the movie The Little Mermaid (1989)

If somebody invented cigarettes today,
the government would not legalize them.
- Loni Anderson

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

Do something for somebody everyday
for which you do not get paid.
- Albert Schweitzer

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody
in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution
is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.
- Alvin Toffler

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

Every known fact in natural science was divined
by the presentiment of somebody,
before it was actually verified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're
playing by somebody else's rules,
while quietly playing by your own.
- Michael Korda

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
- Carter Glass


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