"J.K. Rowling secretly revealed to Alan Rickman that Snape had loved Lily his entire life in order for Rickman to capture the character. Rickman was the only person to know of this until the release of the final book in the Harry Potter series, the Deathly Hallows."
“We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.”—E. Merrill Root (via libraryland)