“Well, this is, and Rhoda, no disrespect, but um, this is total shit. Go for it? You can do it? That’s not inspirational, that’s suicidal! If pickles goes for it, right there that’s a dead cat. Lies, we’re liars, think about it, why do people buy these things? It’s not because they wanna say how they feel, people buy cards cause they can’t say how they feel or they’re afraid to. We provide the service that lets them off the hook. You know what? I say to hell with it. Let’s level with America, at least let them speak for themselves, right? I mean look, look. What is this, what does this say? “Congratulations on your new baby.” How ‘bout “congratulations on your new baby, guess that’s it for hanging out, nice knowing ya.” How ‘bout this one? With all the pretty hearts on the front, I think I know where this one’s going. Yup, “Happy Valentine’s Day sweetheart, I love you.” Isn’t that sweet? Ain’t love grand? This is exactly what I’m talking about. What does that even mean, love? Do you know? Do you? Anybody? If somebody gave me this card, Mr. Vance, I’d eat it. It’s these cards, and the movies and the pop songs, they’re to blame for all the lies and the heartache, everything. We’re responsible. I’M responsible. I think we do a bad thing here. People should be able to say how they feel, how they really feel, not ya know, some words that some stranger put in their mouth. Words like love, that don’t mean anything. Sorry, I’m sorry, I um, I quit. There’s enough bullshit in the world without my help.”—tom hansen; joseph gordon-levitt in (500) days of summer
It was because of Severus's love for Lily that Harry was ultimately able to survive the Killing Curse. Voldemort simply killed James because he was in the way, but he offered Lily a chance to step aside and survive; he made this offer as a reward for Snape, who had brought him the prophecy. Lily refused to take this opportunity, thereby transforming her death from a mere death in battle into a willing sacrifice. Lily's willing sacrifice created the magic which protected Harry from the Killing Curse. Hence, it was ultimately Severus and his love that give Lily the opportunity to chose to die for Harry, and thereby giving Harry the power to destroy Voldemort. Snape held a deep, unrequited love for Lily for almost all of his life. Lily loved Snape as a friend, and, tragically for him, might have returned his romantic love if he had not been consumed by the Dark Arts. Snape's feelings for Lily also influenced his Patronus, which took the form of a silver doe, the same as hers.
“People often ask me if I prefer theatre or film and it really is an impossible question to answer. What I discovered working in the theatre both in London and NY was the sense of community that I absolutely loved. It was incredibly exciting every night to feel that, as one, we were facing an audience together. I love the fact that when you are on stage there is no place to hide- it doesn’t matter how you feel, or what an awful day you have had, you have to go out there and perform. Your performance can’t be changed in an edit suite, or a line that isn’t clear to be enhanced with re-recording. You, with the rest of the cast, are on the front line and there is nothing quite like the thrill of walking out on the stage to begin the assault.”—Daniel Radcliffe “One Day in the Life of…” footnotes (via homemadedarkmark)