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In Memoriam: The 9 Best Alan Rickman Quotes

For all of you who don’t know yet, Alan Rickman, better known as Severus Snape, passed away on the fourteenth. In memory of him, we have his top nine most memorable quotes for you.


Number 9

“This time John Wayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly.” (“Die Hard” 1988)


Number 8

That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas. (Robin Hood :Prince of Thieves, 1991).

Number 7

Marvin: I’ve been communicating with the ship.

Ford: What did it say?

Marvin: It hates me.

—Marvin the Paranoid Android (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 2005)


Number 6

Mr. Potter. Our New... Celebrity (Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone 2001)


Number 5

“I wanted this to be professional. Efficient, adult, cooperative, not a lot to ask. Alas, your Mr. Takagi did not see it that way, so he won’t be joining us for the rest of his life.” (Die Hard 1988)


Number 4

“You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potion-making. As there is little foolish wand-waving here, many of you will hardly believe this is magic. I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses. . . I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death — if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.” (Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone 2001)

Number 3

Sheriff of Nottingham- Locksley, I'll cut your heart out with a spoon!

Guy of Gisborne- Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an ax?

Sheriff of Nottingham- Because it's DULL, you twit. It'll hurt more. (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991.)


Number 2

 “There is nothing wrong with a man being a feminist. I think it’s to our mutual advantage.” (Taken from an interview)


Number 1

 “Always” (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” 2012)











Sydney Sharpstene is a freshman at App State. She is a Secondary English Education Major and plans to be a high school english teacher when she graduates. Sydney is from Greensboro NC and likes to swim, slack line and sing in her free time.
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