Today is Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom’s birthday.
If you’re new to my blog posts, Harry Potter and Wizarding World is very much a part of my life and that of a lot of my friends. My mom was still alive when the first three books were out and after she died, it gave me something to crawl into and remember her by. Add that to my step-mom became a Harry Potter fan after the movies came out. We would talk about the Wizarding World; she would call with random questions and I would answer them if I remembered the answer. She also bought me the 7th book for my birthday present the year it came out. We both cried at the ending.
On top of my memories of my moms, my sister also has a few Harry Potter based tattoos. They’re really neat. I need to go get my Potter inspired tattoo at some point but I’m torn between getting my house crest (I’m a Slytherin) or a version of “Always,” the word Snape utters to Dumbledore in regards to Lily. Talk about a great love story that explained so much.
I also wanted to do quotes today, so in honor of Harry and Neville, here are my favorite quotes from the Harry Potter series.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.” –Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” –Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being–forgive me–rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.” ––Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
“Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.” –Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” –Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” –Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” –Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.” –Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” –Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” –Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” –Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?” –Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” –Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” –Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets
“When in doubt, go to the library.” –Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets
And of course…
Thank you, J.K. Rowling for giving the world Harry Potter and everything that has come from what you have created. Happy birthday!
Listening to: J vs Ben: The Hardest Dumbledore Trivia Quiz Ever
Reading: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Quote of the Day: Pick an other ones above.