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message 1: by Paige (new)

Paige | 1 comments Please form a consensus on the disputed origins of this quote:http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

The question posed is: Was it actually said by Alan Rickman or is he misquoted, and if so, should we then remove it from our database, or at least re-attribute it to the true speaker?

Here is what one Goodreads user argues:
"Considering Mr. Rickman is in his 60's, doesn't have kids & hasn't read the books (For example this article http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Harry-... ), it makes no sense for him to have said that quote.

But it makes perfect sense as the final paragraph in the post from Tiffany
http://www.movieweb.com/u/Tiffany-648...
"I've grown up reading Harry Potter. Each and every character has taught me how to be a better person. Whenever I'm feeling upset, I always reread a Harry Potter book and no matter how bad things get, I'll always have the Harry Potter Books to get completely absorbed in and just forget about all my worries. Watching the last Harry Potter movie at the midnight premiere, I starting breaking down in sobs at the Warner Brothers logo at the beginning. I couldn't help but thinking that this movie was basically the end of Harry Potter: from that day on, I wouldn't have anything to look forward to. I know that's not true; I'll always have my worn-out books to reread over and over again. I'll always marathon the Harry Potter movies every weekend. I'll still have fanfiction to read, A Very Potter Musical and Sequel to watch, and Wrock to rock out to. Because, as long as there's still one person that believes in the magic of Harry Potter, this legendary book
series will never die. I plan on sharing this series with my children and grandchildren.

When I'm 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I'll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, "After all this time?" And I will say, "Always.""

Also notice the dates. Tiffany's post was from July while all the posts that mention Rickman with it weren't until a couple weeks ago.

There is NO legitimate provenance that he said it. & I'm giving proof that someone else wrote it."


message 2: by Shay (new)

Shay | 179 comments As of when Deathly Hollows, Pt 2 came out:
http://www.flicksandbits.com/2011/07/...

Rickman was interviewed for the movie, from the above article:
As the series went on did you have any idea how Snape would develop as a character?

Alan Rickman: I was in the same situation as everybody else, I’d read the books as they came out, I’d think “alright, ok, this is what happens now.” But you always knew there was going to be an agenda, it was a question of what that agenda was going to turn out to be, that meant it’s somebody who’s very concentrated. You know that he lives a solitary kind of existence, your not quite sure of what the details of that are. He doesn’t have much of a social life, and he’s only got one set of clothes clearly (laughs), which last quite well through the series.

Not the quote, but he does say he's read the books. The quote from cinemablend is another actor in the movies who said Rickman has never read the books.


message 3: by Shay (new)

Shay | 179 comments That being said, it does not appear as if that's a quote from Rickman. Can't find it in any source as a direct quotation that's not more of a fan site. (As opposed to a news site or in an online magazine article)


message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42013 comments Mod
Note also the comment from last week on this video. Agreed: this quote has no reliable evidence that it was said by Rickman or otherwise meets GR's notability standard. It's gone.


message 5: by Kate (new)

Kate O'Hanlon (kateohanlon) | 11 comments This Rickman fansite also claims it's wrongly attributed to him http://alanrickmandaily.com/post/7748...


message 6: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Vincevic | 1 comments The quote says, "my family" not "my children" so I think that disqualifier doesn't work. A claim from a fansite is not a disqualifier. If you want proof you'd have to go to the source and ask him.
That's the only reliable source you have, the rest is conjecture. Please leave it alone until you have heard from the source.


message 7: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Cathy wrote: "The quote says, "my family" not "my children" so I think that disqualifier doesn't work. A claim from a fansite is not a disqualifier. If you want proof you'd have to go to the source and ask him.
That's the only reliable source you have, the rest is conjecture. Please leave it alone until you have heard from the source. "


Don't bother digging up a two year old thread. The quote in the OP has already been removed in #4. There is a new version here:
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/7931...
but that will be going as well.


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