Hi Friends, I came across some of Harry Potter’s book and movie quotes this morning, and was truly moved. I thought I’d share some of them with you as an inspiration for the day.
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends” This quote is from the book, Sorcerer’s Stone. After awarding Harry, Ron and Hermione a grand total of 160 points for their contributions in preventing the theft of the Sorcerer’s Stone, Dumbledore gives Neville Longbottom 10 points for standing up to the golden trio. Thereby clinching the House Cup for Gryffindor. Neville held true to what he thought was right rather than giving into peer pressure, an act that Dumbledore deems worthy of recognition.
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals” This quote is from the book, Goblet of Fire. This guideline for assessing character crops up throughout the series, but is perhaps never better summed up than when Sirius delivers this memorable line about Barty Crouch’s unfair and abusive treatment of his house elf Winky. Preventing a fight between Ron and Hermione, Sirius explains to Ron why Crouch’s blatant distaste for someone he considers lower than himself is a more accurate gauge of who he is than any show of respect for his peers.
“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect” This quote is from the movie Order of the Phoenix, not the book. When Bellatrix Lestrange kills one of Harry’s paternal figures, Sirius Black, during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Harry is distraught. However, he finds comfort in the words of Luna, who despite having lost her mother at such a young age, maintains this positive outlook on life. This line also seems to foreshadow the Deathly Hallows scene when Harry is able to see and speak to his godfather again by using the resurrection stone.
“Of course it is happening inside your head, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?” This quote is from the book Deathly Hallows. The line inseparable from an unforgettable ending. Harry allows Voldemort to hit him with a killing curse so that the piece of Voldemort’s soul inside him will be destroyed. Harry then has an out-of-body experience, finding himself in King’s Cross Station talking to Dumbledore. As Harry prepares to return to the scene of his “death,” he asks the late headmaster about what has occurred and receives this answer. In many ways, this seems to be a nod from Rowling to all the readers who helped bring the magic of her iconic fantasy series to life.
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