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The Most Famous Quote Alan Rickman Never Said

With the sad passing of actor Alan Rickman we can be assured our respective social media feeds will be flooded with tributes and memorials.  Nothing is so prevalent in social media than the meme.  For good or bad these little snippets of culture can make us smile, cry, or rage in anger using nothing more than a few words and a picture.  Alan Rickman was attributed this quote sometime back in 2011;

“When I’m 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I’ll be reading Harry Potter,” the quote card says. “And my family will say to me, ‘After all this time?’ And I will say, ‘Always.’”


Though the quote appears over a picture of Rickman and is attributed to him, we cannot find a single source that credits Rickman aside from Tumblr, Imgur, and Twitter posts.

thThe text appears to have been lifted from a comment on a Movie Web contest to win “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” prizes. To enter, commenters responded with why they felt they deserved the prizes.

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Here’s what a commenter named Tiffany said [emphasis ours]:

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.

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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 [the] 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.”

source: Megan Willett, Tech Insider

Re-Post From Jan 14, 2016 9:53 am

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