"If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Alan Rickman on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Alan Rickman on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Alan Rickman on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Alan Rickman on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Alan Rickman on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom."