The world lost another great with the passing of actor Alan Rickman, most notably known for his roles at Professor Snape in the Harry Potter film series and the adversary in Die Hard.
An instantly recognizable celebrity, here are 20 of the most remarkable Alan Rickman quotes.
He lives a solitary kind of existence. Mysterious. He’s very focussed. Eventually you get to find out who he is. Innocence. Lost. Resentful. It’s been a complete privilege – On playing Professor Snape
The more we’re governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible. Or, what’s impossible? What’s a fantasy?
I’ve never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision.
I suppose with any good writing and interesting characters, you can have that awfully overused word: a journey.
If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.
I do take my work seriously and the way to do that is not to take yourself too seriously.
It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.
It’s a nightmare to sit and watch a film that I’m in. There’s a horrible inescapability to it.
There’s a voice inside you that tells you what you should do.
I never talk about ‘Harry Potter’ because I think that would rob children of something that’s private to them. I think too many things get explained, so I hate talking about it.
I mean, language fascinates me anyway, and different words have different energies and you can change the whole drive of a sentence.
I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.
If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work.
Mellow doesn’t describe me. I’m hungry every day.
You try to find things that are challenging and interesting and hopefully it will be the same to the audience.
Each character I play has different dimensions. I’m not interested in words that pull them together.
I like it when stories are left open.