harry potter meme ♔ eight quotes (3/8)
"Half our family does seem to owe you their lives, now that I stop and think about it. Well, all I can say is that it was a lucky day for the Weasleys when Ron decided to sit in your compartment on the Hogwarts Express, Harry."
That they all have a power beyond his own, a power
beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped.
Yes, Hermione. I think this is gonna be exactly like wizard’s chess.
what’s the use of praying if there’s nobody who hears?
"Harry, laughing with the others, was glad to have an innocent reason to look at Ginny; he had received several more Bludger injuries during practice because he had not been keeping his eyes on the Snitch… Yet Harry could not help himself talking to Ginny, laughing with her, walking back from practice with her; however much his conscience ached, he found himself wondering how best to get her on her own." - HBP
tbh i find it hard to believe that Hermione was the only one who cottoned on to Harry’s colossal crush on Ginny before he kissed her. the boy was not subtle.
Sirius is very good at spouting bits of excellent personal philosophy, but he does not always live up to them. For instance, he says in Goblet of Fire that if you want to know what a man is really like, ‘look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.’ But Sirius loathes Kreacher, the house-elf he has inherited, and treats him with nothing but contempt. Similarly, Sirius claims that nobody is wholly good or wholly evil, and yet the way he acts towards Snape suggests that he cannot conceive of any latent good qualities there. Of course, these double standards exist in most of us; we might know how we ought to behave, but actually doing it is a different matter!
Sirius is brave, loyal, reckless, embittered and slightly unbalanced by his long stay in Azkaban. He has never really had the chance to grow up; he was around twenty-two when he was sent off to Azkaban, and has had very little normal adult life. Lupin, who is the same age, seems much older and more mature. Sirius’s great redeeming quality is how much affection he is capable of feeling. He loved James like a brother and he went on to transfer that attachment to Harry."
Merlin as a Hogwarts Professor
While waiting for Arthur’s return, Merlin teaches at Hogwarts under the pseudonym Professor Emrys. His easy-nature, clumsiness and brilliance easily make him the trio’s favourite new teacher, although Hermione thinks there is more to the mysterious Professor Emrys than meets the eye.
Totally inspired by this by deheerkonijn.