“Look around you...Feel the wind, smell the air. Listen to the birds and watch the sky. Tell me what's happening in the wide world.”
“But I also know that to ignore joy while it lasts, in favor of lamenting one's fate, is a great crime.”
“No kindness is ever wasted, nor can we ever tell how much good may come of it.”
“Don't be angry," the Bard said. "Most people live inside a cage of their own expectations. It makes them feel safe. The world's a frightening place full of glory and wonder and, as we've both discovered, danger. Flying isn't for everyone.”
“Life and death are in constant battle. There is no way in this world for happiness to exist alone...”
“Death must be fought with life, and that means courage and that means joy,”
“He had no more control over his life than a dog on a chain, but caring for Lucy made him feel…well…strong.”
“A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time”
“A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, not knowing he would be woken in a few hours' time by Mrs. Dursley's scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and pinched by his cousin Dudley...He couldn't know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: "To Harry Potter - the boy who lived!”
“I am sufficiently proud of my knowing something to be modest about my not knowing all.”
“People aren’t supposed to look back. I’m certainly not going to do it anymore.”
“When I look up, I see people cashing in. I don't see heaven or saints or angels. I see people cashing in on every decent impulse and every human tragedy.”
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