Friday, 15 January 2016

Book Quotes of the Week

One of our greatest actors passed away this week. So, I will post some quotes from him.

"Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over."

"A Film, a Piece of Theatre, A Piece of Music, or a Book Can Make a Difference. It can Change the World."

"If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust."

"It's an ancient need to be told stories. But the story needs a great storyteller."

"Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility."

"[The English language is] so rich and cruel and beautiful, like a fireworks display, and yet it can be so subtle and so crude. Marry that to the stage and something mysterious happens. Don’t ask me what. It’s magical." "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?"

Goodbye, Colonel Brandon, Alexander Dane, Hans Gruber, Harry, Jamie, Marvin, Grigori Rasputin, Sheriff George of Nottingham, Obadiah Slope, Severus Snape, Judge Turpin, ... Goodbye Alan Rickman

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  1. I was saddened by his death, one of my favorite actors. I've watched some really bad movies just so I could see him make them a bit better.

    1. We only watched a movie with him rececently and had both agreed that he was one of the greatest actors every. Still valid. Makes it so much more sad that he had to go so early. Oh, the movies he still could have done ...

      Glad you agree with me on this one. Well, I know we often agree but it's amazing to find out how many people loved him, as well.