Monday, November 15, 2010

quotes of the week #26 - HARRY POTTER edition

"quotes of the week" are back after a little absence & i know i usually post them on the weekend, but i had to wait until this Harry Potter weekend was over when basically all the movies were on TV.

i know you think of them as kid's books, but they are brilliant. seriously, these quotes i've compiled from the Harry series may be my best & most poignant qotw ever!
As i've started reading the books and watched all the movies i would just jot quotes down as i would read them or hear them & as they impacted me... pretty awesome stuff for "kid's books".
[my commentary & thoughts in brackets]

"Dark & difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right & what is easy." - Professor Albus Dumbledore (goblet of fire)
[this has always been my favorite because it is so true - our choices in life are usually between "right" and "easy"!]

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." - Dumbledore (Sorcerer's Stone)

"The world isn't split in two - good people & [bad] death eaters. We've all got both light & dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are." - Sirius Black (order of the Phoenix)
[right on. a lot of theology in that]

"a true leader does what is right, no matter what others think." - Dumbledore (goblet of fire)

"You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood!  You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be! - Dumbledore (goblet of fire)
[man, where has Dumbledore been through the centuries!? we needed him during slavery, civil rights, and every battle with racism...]

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."  - Sirius Black (goblet of fire)
[that is awesome. Sirius is probably my all time fav. he's like Dumbledore with a "dark/rebel" side. too bad he's dead.]

"What's comin' will come and we'll meet it when it does." - Hagrid (goblet of fire)
[oh yeah, i forgot... Hagrid might be my fav. but for different reasons.] 
"It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices." - Dumbledore (chamber of secrets)

These are only half of my best quotes, so i think i'll post "Part 2" when "The Deathly Hallows" releases this weekend.

1 comment:

Samantha said...

I love the Sirius Black quote about judging a man based on how he treats his inferiors. I think it's so true. It's easy to treat those above us or on our same level with respect, but look at the way the businessman treats the homeless man asking for some change or how the CEO treats the man in the mail room. THAT is the true evidence of whether or not someone is of good character.