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Laughs

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I think there should be laughs in everything. Sometimes, it’s a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties.  Alan Rickman

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen. Rickman trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in modern and classical theatre productions. His first big television part came in 1982, but his big break was as the Vicomte de Valmont in the stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman gained wider notice for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series.

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When he passed away earlier this year I heard so many loving tributes, telling stories about how much he will be missed.  It seems he was not just a nice guy but a real caring and friendly person.  It was good that he was here.  

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E-books

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With all of their benefits, and there are many, one of the things I regret about e-books is that they have taken away the necessity of trawling foreign bookshops or the shelves of holiday houses to find something to read. I’ve come across gems and stinkers that way, and both can be fun.  J.K. Rowling

JoanneJoRowling, ( born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films which is the second highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final installment.

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For the rest of October, until Halloween, I will be posting Quotes by people that have added to the Halloween spirit, but not necessarily about scary, macabre, or like minded subjects.  

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Imagination

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Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.    J. K. Rowling

JoanneJoRowling,  (born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films which is the second highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final installment.

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Posted in Movie Speeches

Words -Speech

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From the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), this is part of a speech given by the great actor Michael Gambon, who is so famous in England he has a corner named after him on the Top Gear test track.

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” Professor Albus Dumbledore

The Youtube clip at the 3:25 mark.

This is a very small part of his overall speech but I think it goes to the heart of the movies and the deep truth in life. Words are everyone’s most important magic. So much can be accomplished with them, if placed in the right order, at the right time they can give hope, they can inspire, they can change the course of history. Even if the history is just the history of an individual. For good or bad your words, even your lack of words can break or heal a heart. So be careful how you use your words, guard them, choose them, temper them with wisdom, but always realize the power of your words.

A young Michael Gambon, love the mustache. youngMG