John Tiffany · 309 pages
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“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.”
“They were great men, with huge flaws, and you know what – those flaws almost made them greater.”
“SCORPIUS: Thank you for being my light in the darkness”
“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.”
“The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”
“We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.”
“It’s tough to live with people stuck in the past, isn’t it?”
“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.”
“If I had to choose a companion to be at the return of eternal darkness with, I'd choose you.”
“Bravery doesn’t forgive stupidity. Always think. Think what’s possible.”
“It is exceptionally lonely, being Draco Malfoy. I will always be suspected. There is no escaping the past.”
“No, (slightly grandly) it’s time that time-turning became a thing of the past. ALBUS: You’re quite proud of that phrase, aren’t you? SCORPIUS: Been working on it all day.”
“Well. Hello. Yeh must be Harry. Hello, Harry Potter. I’m Rubeus Hagrid. And I’m gonna be yer friend whether yeh 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?”
“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.”
“One person. All it takes is one person."
“DUMBLEDORE: Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch. Paint . . . and memory . . . and love.”
“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 will tell you 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."
“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.”
“Hermione Granger, I’m being bossed around by Hermione Granger.”
“DRACO: Hermione Granger, I'm being bossed around by Hermione Granger. (She turns towards him. He smiles) And I'm mildly enjoying it.”
“DUMBLEDORE: You ask me, of all people, how to protect a boy in terrible danger? 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.”
“SNAPE: Sometimes costs are made to be borne.”
“ALBUS/RON: How to distract Scorpius from difficult emotional issues. Take him to a library.”
“Okay. Hello. Um. Have we hugged before? Do we hug?”
“SCORPIUS: I can’t quite believe I did that.
ALBUS: I can’t quite believe you did that either.
SCORPIUS: Rose Granger-Weasley. I asked out Rose Granger-Weasley.
ALBUS: And she said no.
SCORPIUS: But I asked her. I planted the acorn. The acorn that will grow into our eventual marriage.
ALBUS: You are aware that you’re an utter fantasist.”
“SCORPIUS: A doe? Lily’s Patronus.
SNAPE: Strange, isn’t it? What comes from within.”
“When Rose came up to me today in Potions and called me Bread Head I almost hugged her. No, there’s no almost about it, I actually tried to hug her, and then she kicked me in the shin.”
“DELPHI/HERMIONE: What have you done? SCORPIUS/HARRY: I, uh, I opened a book. Something which has — in all my years on this planet — never been a particularly dangerous activity. The”
“―We could be dead- said Eli.
―That‘s a risk everyone takes by living.”
“She sat one of the fluffy cats in my lap and stuffed the other down my shirt. She turned and left.
'There,' said the large man. 'The kittens will make your sad go away.”
“It was Carrot who'd suggested to the Patrician that hardened criminals should be given the chance to 'serve the community' by redecorating the homes of the elderly, lending a new terror to old age and, given Ankh-Morpork's crime rate, leading to at least one old lady having her front room wallpapered so many times in six months that now she could only get in sideways.”
“…just as it's any woman's fault who represents normalcy.”
“Taryn Mitchell," he said, looking me in the eyes. "I love you. With all my heart."
I felt all the blood rush from my body and surge right into my chest. All this time I waited for a man to say those words to me and mean it, and now I was hearing them from the one person I had hoped would say them.
I gazed into his eyes and said what was in my heart. It was as easy and natural as breathing.
"I love you too - more than anything in this world.”
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