April 24, 2024

The ‘Harry Potter’ films are a cauldron full of inspiration

The fake report card: I failed the first quarter of a class in middle school, so I made a fake report card. I did this every quarter that year. I forgot that they mail home the end-of-year cards, and my mom got it before I could intercept with my fake.

She was PISSED—at the school for their error.

The teacher also retired that year and had already thrown out his records, so they had to take my mother’s “proof” (the fake ones I made throughout the year) and “correct” the “mistake. ” I’ve never told her the truth.

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. ”

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. ”

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ”

“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. ”

“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. ”

“I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with. ”

“It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well. ”

“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it. ”

“Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love. ”

“We cannot choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that. ”

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. ”

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. ”

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real? ”

“The thing about growing up with Fred and George,” said Ginny thoughtfully, “is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. ”

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

“Curiosity is not a sin…but we should exercise caution with our curiosity. ”

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. ”

“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young. ”

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open”

“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect”

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