Sooooooo Harry Potter and the Cursed Child released on Sunday. This is the first HP book that’s released since I’ve officially entered post-college adulthood and taken on adult-like responsibilities, which means I haven’t had 24/7 to read the entire book yet. But I am 45% in and have spotted quite a few quotes that have tickled my fancy. Here they are!
ALBUS: My father proved you don’t have to be grown-up to change the wizarding world.
DRACO: Sorry about your floor, Minerva.
PROFESSOR McGONAGALL: I dare say it’s my fault for owning a chimney.
DUMBLEDORE: We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.
HARRY: So I’m supposed to stand and watch?
DUMBLEDORE: No. You’re supposed to teach him how to meet life.
HARRY: I thought for a long time I wasn’t a good enough dad for you because you didn’t like me. It’s only now I realize that I don’t need you to like me, I need you to obey me because I’m your dad and I know better. I’m sorry, Albus. It has to be this way.
DRACO: …Because as much as you might take the word of a haughty centaur, you know the power of friendship.
DRACO: …You – the three of you — you shone, you know? You liked each other. You had fun. I envied you those friendships more than anything else.
GINNY: I envied them too.
DRACO: My father thought he was protecting me. Most of the time. I think you have to make a choice — at a certain point — of the man you want to be. And I tell you that at that time you need a parent or a friend. And if you’ve learnt to hate your parent by then and you have no friends…then you’re all alone. And being alone — that’s so hard. I was alone. And it sent me to a truly dark place. For a long time. Tom Riddle was also a lonely child. You may not understand that, Harry, but I do — and I think Ginny does too.
GINNY: He’s right.
Okay, back to reading! I can’t wait to start posting biblical analysis of Cursed Child!