Wow, so I have a lot more favorite Cursed Child quotes than I thought for one read through of the script. Like I’ve said before, I’m still unsure of how I feel about this latest story. I definitely need to re-read it before coming to a conclusion, which I hope to share a bit of here along with biblical analysis, but until then here are more Cursed Child quotes!
DUMBLEDORE: Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.
DRACO: …I will always be suspected. There is no escaping the past. I never realized, though, that by hiding him [Scorpius] away from the gossiping, judgmental world, I ensured that my son would emerge shrouded in worse suspicion than I ever endured.
HARRY: Love blinds. We have both tried to give our sons, not what they needed, but what we needed. We’ve been so busy trying to rewrite our own pasts, we’ve blighted their present.
DRACO: Which is why you need this. I have been holding onto it, barely resisting using it, even though I would sell my soul for another minute with Astoria.
GINNY: After I came out of hospital — everyone ignored me, shut me out — other than, that is, the boy who had everything — who came across the Gryffindor common room and challenged me to a game of Exploding Snap. People think they know all there is to know about you, but the best bits of you are — have always been — heroic in really quiet ways. My point is — after this is over, just remember if you could that sometimes people — but particularly children — just want someone to play Exploding Snap with.
HARRY: I’ve never fought alone, you see. And I never will.
HARRY: Yes. Albus, she’s [Delphi] a murderer, and we’re not.
HERMIONE: We have to be better than them.
RON: Yeah, it’s annoying but it’s what we learnt.
HAGRID: Well, Hello! Yeh must be Harry. Hello, Harry Potter. I’m Rubeus Hagrid. And I’m gonna be yer friend whether yer like it or not. ‘Cos yeh’ve had it tough, not that yeh know it yet. An’ yer gonna need friends. Now yeh best come with me, don’t yeh think?
HARRY: Slytherin, Gryffindor, whatever label you’ve been given — I know — know — that heart is a good one — yeah, whether you like it or not, you’re on your way to being some wizard.
ALBUS: Oh I’m not going to be a wizard, I’m going into pigeon racing. I’m quite excited about it.
HARRY: Those names you have — they shouldn’t be a burden. Albus Dumbledore had his trials too, you know — and Severus Snape, well, you know all about him —
ALBUS: They were good men.
HARRY: They were great men, with huge flaws, and you know what — those flaws almost made them greater.
The end. TTFN, ta ta for now! 😉