With more and more fans of the Potter series having finished their first read through of the Cursed Child play/book, the web is full of reactions, both positive and negative. The jury is still out for me. I think I need to re-read the play/book again to get a full feel for how I feel about this newest, not 100% Rowling addition to the Potterverse.

I will tell you one reaction I had — I really, really wanted to get back to reading the original 7 Harry Potter books. Is this because I miss how Harry, Ron, and Hermione were in my mind and heart back when Rowling was writing the series? Or is it because this new part of their story is making me nostalgic? Not quite sure, but I am planning on jumping back into Hogwarts again soon!

Spoiler Alert

Here are the rest of my favorite quotes from Cursed Child!

ALBUS: …I don’t think Voldemort is capable of having a kind son — and you’re kind, Scorpius. To the depths of your belly, to the tips of your fingers. I truly believe Voldemort — Voldemort couldn’t have a child like you.

 

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DRACO: You know what I loved most about your mother? She could always help me find light in the darkness. She made the world — my world, anyway — less — what was the word you used — “murky.”

 

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SNAPE: Sometimes costs are made to be born. I didn’t just quote Dumbledore, did I?

 

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SCORPIUS: The world changes and we change with it. I am better off in this world. But the world is not better. And I don’t want that.

 

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SNAPE: Strange, isn’t it? What comes from within. You need to run. I will keep them at bay for as long as I can.

SCORPIUS: Thank you for being my light in the darkness.

SNAPE: Tell Albus — tell Albus Severus — I’m proud he carries my name. Now go. Go.

 

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PROFESSOR McGONAGALL: Your intentions to save Cedric were honorable, if misguided. And it does sound as if you were brave, Scorpius, and you, Albus, but the lesson every your father sometimes failed to heed is that bravery doesn’t forgive stupidity. Always think. Think what’s possible.

 

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HARRY: I didn’t volunteer for adventure. I was forced into it.

 

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ALBUS (to Scorpius): You’re scary when you’re in a good mood, you know that? … I’m not sure being fearless is going to be good for your health.

 

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DELPHI (to Albus): … your weakness was the same as your father’s: friendship.

 

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SCORPIUS: … Oh my, that’s her. Wow. Squeak. My geekness is a-quivering.

 

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Okay, there are a lot more so TBC (to be continued). Though I think this last Scorpius quote is my favorite for, I hope, obvious reasons. 😉 …

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