Alan Rickman Quotes

This is a list of the best Alan Rickman Quotes.

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an actor and director who was born on February 21, 1946 in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom and succumbed to pancreatic cancer on January 14, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. Rickman was definitely one of the most successful actors and directors of his generation.

Having featured in movies like Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Sense and Sensibility, Alice in Wonderland, Die Hard, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and Galaxy Quest, the impact that Alan Rickman made through motion pictures is unimaginable.

Here are some of the most famous Alan Rickman quotes from real life and movies like Love Actually, Harry Porter and Galaxy Quest:

Famous Alan Rickman Quotes

famous Alan Rickman quotes

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

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

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

4. I do take my work seriously and the way to do that is not to take yourself too seriously. -Alan Rickman

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

6. Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world. -Alan Rickman

7. I’m still living the life where you get home and open the fridge and there’s half a pot of yogurt and a half a can of flat Coca-Cola. -Alan Rickman

8. 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? -Alan Rickman

9. I think there should be laughs in everything. Sometimes, it’s a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties. -Alan Rickman

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

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

12. So you can’t judge the character you’re playing ever. -Alan Rickman

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

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

15. Each character I play has different dimensions. I’m not interested in words that pull them together. -Alan Rickman

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

17. From my experience, I think that every actor has to make sure that they’re in charge of their own career somehow or other. -Alan Rickman

18. I have every sympathy for writers. It’s a mystery to me what they do. I can edit. I can cross out and say, ‘I’m not saying that’ or, ‘How about we move this to here? Wouldn’t that make that bit of the story better?’ But where any of it comes from is beyond me. I will never write a play or a novel. -Alan Rickman

19. I love perfumes. Every morning when my girlfriend and I come down to the courtyard in our block of flats we’re assailed by the most delicious scent – jasmine round a doorway. It almost makes me swoon. -Alan Rickman

20. And it’s a human need to be told stories. 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. -Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman Love Actually Quotes

Alan Rickman Love Actually quotes

21. Well I just thought maybe the time had come to do something about it. -Alan Rickman

22. Right, the Christmas party. Not my favorite night of the year, and your unhappy job to organize. -Alan Rickman

23. Invite him out for a drink and then, after about twenty minutes, casually drop into the conversation the fact that you’d like to marry him and have lots of sex and babies.

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24. Oh, God. I am so in the wrong. The classic fool! -Alan Rickman

25. Christmas shopping, never an easy or a pleasant task. -Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman Robin Hood Quotes

Alan Rickman Robin Hood quotes

26. If you fail, I will personally remove your lying tongue. -Alan Rickman

27. Just a minute. Robin Hood steals money from my pocket, forcing me to hurt the public, and they love him for it? -Alan Rickman

28. Now I have heard that Robin Hood may still be alive. Either tell me where he may be hiding, or you will all be hanged and we will catch him anyway and do the same thing to him.

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 29. Join us… or die. -Alan Rickman

30. What a beautiful child. So young, so alive, so unaware of how precarious life can be. I had a very sad childhood, I’ll tell you about it sometime. I never knew my parents; it’s amazing I’m sane. -Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman Harry Potter Quotes

Alan Rickman Harry Potter quotes

31. Then again, maybe some of you have come to Hogwarts in possession of abilities so formidable that you feel confident enough to not pay attention! -Alan Rickman

32. If I might, Headmaster. Perhaps Potter and his friends were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, the circumstances are suspicious. I, for one, don’t recall seeing Potter at dinner. -Alan Rickman

33. For your information Potter, Asphodel and Wormwood make a sleeping potion so powerful it is known as the Draught of the Living Death, a Bezoar is a stone taken from the stomach of a goat and it will save you from most poisons. As for Monkshood and Wolfbane, they are the same plant which also goes by the name of Aconite. Well, why aren’t you all copying this down?

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34. Read it, control it, unhinge it. In the past it was often the Dark Lord’s pleasure to invade the minds of his victims, creating visions designed to torture them into madness. Only after extracting the last exquisite ounce of agony, only when he had them litterly begging for death would he finally… kill them. Used properly, the power of Occlumency will help shield you from access or influence. In these lessons I will attempt to penetrate your mind. You will attempt to resist. Prepare yourself! Legillimens! -Alan Rickman

35. There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class. As such, I don’t expect many of you to appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is potion-making. However, for those select few… -Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman Galaxy Quest Quotes

Alan Rickman Galaxy Quest quotes

36. There were five curtain calls. I was an actor once, damn it. Now look at me. Look at me! I won’t go out there and say that stupid line one more time. -Alan Rickman

37. You’re just going to have to figure out what it wants. What is its motivation? -Alan Rickman

38. Hundreds to die, just because you want to play at being commander, you raving lunatic.

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39. That’s not too bad. We’ll get you to the medical quarters, and you’ll be fine. -Alan Rickman

 40. I see you’ve managed to get your shirt off. -Alan Rickman