"I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Alan Rickman on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Alan Rickman on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Alan Rickman on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Alan Rickman on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Alan Rickman on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"From my experience, I think that every actor has to make sure that they're in charge of their own career somehow or other."
"I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure."