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Alan Rickman Quotes

Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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