It is my belief —- and never have I so hoped that I am mistaken —-...– J. K. Rowling, [words spoken by character Albus Dumbledore] Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Ch 37, p. 724
But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. There are some...– J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Ch 10, p. 179 [ISBN: 0-590-35340-3]
Children are not ‘they’. They are us. And this is why writing that...– J. K. Rowling (Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award acceptance speech) If you’d like to read the whole speech, I posted a transcript at The Eternal Bookshelf, along with my own comments.
Why Weasley Sweaters Are the True Meaning of...
The following is an excerpt from an entry I wrote for Christmas 2010, in which I explain why I think Weasley sweaters perfectly symbolize the true meaning of Christmas that can be found throughout the Harry Potter series. ’Tis the season ’tis agreed, but the reason for the season causes disagreement indeed. There are those who want to “Put Christ back in Christmas”, those who proclaim “Axial...
[Reblog] I have...
I found this via a reblog on Mugglenet’s tumbr account. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll understand why I love it so much. It captures the way that I have become attached to the characters. I have (and if you love Harry, too, you have)… prongspadfootmoony: lost loved ones with Harry. cried with Hermione. fought with a best friend with Ron. fought for a...
Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand...– J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Ch 1, p. 17
Repeat after me, Mr. Black: I do believe in commas. I do, I do.– Quote from a letter written by a fan fiction version of Remus Lupin to a fan fiction version of Sirius Black [quote from Shoebox Project, a Harry Potter fan fiction story by ladyjaida and dorkorific.]
Morality and the Unknown: a blog entry in honor...
This is an excerpt from an entry I wrote for J. K. Rowling and Harry Potter’s birthday on July 31, 2010. July 31st is J. K. Rowling’s birthday. It is also the birthday of her famous fictional hero, Harry Potter. Rowling is a person to whom I am greatly indebted; it is her writing which caused me to begin, in earnest, my reading of fantasy and science fiction books and to finally write...
So-called pure-blood families maintain their alleged purity by disowning,...– Albus Dumbledore, in a letter to Lucius Malfoy [J. K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard, (ISBN: 978-0-545-12828-5), p. 41-42]
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside...– J. K. Rowling, The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination (Harvard University Commencement Address, June 2008)