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Sorry, Alan Rickman Didn't Say That Quote About Reading Harry Potter

The quote, which has been attributed to Rickman for years, was actually written by a Harry Potter fan.

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But Rickman didn't say this. It was actually written by a fan of the Harry Potter series on Tumblr in 2010.

Also, as one Goodreads user points out, Alan Rickman never had children and had never read the books.


This quote was posted by a Tumblr user in 2010. An earlier version of this article misstated that it was written for a contest.

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