Thursday, September 01, 2011

What I Learned From Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone

I've started re-reading the Harry Potter series. Of course, I read all seven books a few years ago, and then re-read books six and seven before the movies were released...heaven knows I've lost track of how many times we've listened to the audio books (we love Jim Dale!).

This time around, I decided to jot down the many pearls of wisdom found between the covers.

There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that."

"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."

"...the trouble is, humans do have a knack for choosing precisely those things that are worst for them."

"Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself."

"The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution."

" have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin."

"There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."

~ all of the quotes are from the ever-wise Albus Dumbledore.

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