"It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Alan Rickman on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Alan Rickman on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Alan Rickman on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Alan Rickman on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Alan Rickman on William Shakespeare
"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."