"From my experience, I think that every actor has to make sure that they're in charge of their own career somehow or other."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Alan Rickman on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Alan Rickman on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Alan Rickman on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Alan Rickman on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Alan Rickman on Mark Twain
"If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust."
"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."
"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."
"I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom."