Friday Top 5: Harry Potter Quotes

13 thoughts on “Friday Top 5: Harry Potter Quotes”

  1. I love #3…makes me smile every time…to think of everything that is going to happen in the next 7 books after this first chapter…and what an ending line! Great quote!


      1. Oh yeah, that would certainly be my problem…I could never narrow it down to only 5. 🙂


      2. oh man…um…without picking entire passages of the book…without repeating any of the ones you mentioned…and after much thought…I’ve narrowed it down to…

        1. “Tell me one last thing,” said Harry, “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?”
        Dumbledore beamed at him, and his voice sounded loud and strong in Harry’s ears even though the bright mist was descending again, obscuring his figure.
        “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?” (because this is really true…in many ways)

        2. “’The Dark Arts,’ said Snape, ‘are many, varied, ever changing, and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before. You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible.’”(because this reveals a lot and is a great metaphor)

        3. “’Saturday…at nightfall,’ repeated Voldemort. His red eyes fastened upon Snape’s black ones with such intensity that some of the watcher looked away, apparently fearful that they themselves would be scorched by the ferocity of the gaze. Snape, however, looked calmly back into Voldemort’s face and, after a moment or two, Voldemort’s lipless mouth curved into something like a smile.” (because there is so much more going on here under the surface)

        4. “Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” (because there is so much attitude here in just a few simple words…amazing writing for a first sentence)

        5. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”

        But, I’m sure I’ll think of another 4-5 that I wish i had cited in the next hour or so… 🙂


      3. Great quotes all, Aspen! I truly enjoyed reading them all again, and I completely agree with all of your parenthetical notes, especially when it comes to your #3. And I know how it is to narrow it down, believe me! Now it makes me want to read all of the books again!

      4. I know right…reading quotes from HP brings you right back into the story. 🙂 It’s so much fun. 🙂


      1. Oh I see. But my 8 year old has read all of them and loved them dearly. I do think he takes different things from them though. Have you read and Roahl Dahl? Same deal with that I think.

      2. I think most children’s book/movies have that element about them, that on some level they can be enjoyed (and yes, Roald Dahl too) by the kids, but on a totally different level they appeal and speak to the adults. Harry Potter can be seen that way too.

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