Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

To continue on with HarryXmasToYou, here are my favorite quotes from my reread of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret’s.

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Fred laughed. “Yeah, Dad’s crazy about everything to do with Muggles; our shed’s full of Muggle stuff. He takes it apart, puts spells on it, and puts it back together again. If he raided our house he’d have to put himself under arrest. It drives Mum mad.” Page 31

I just love Mr. Weasley’s passion. It’s so funny.

“Yes, Arthur, cars,” said Mrs. Weasley, her eyes flashing. “Imagine a wizard buying a rusty old car and telling his wife all he wanted to do with it was take it apart to see how it worked, while really he was enchanting it to make it fly.” Page 39

But Harry, grinning widely, said, “This is the best house I’ve ever been in.” Page 41

I love how sincere Harry is in this quote. After years at the Dursley’s anything must be better. But we all know that he genuinely loves Ron’s house and family and it’s so sweet.

“Why,” demanded Ron, seizing her schedule, “have you outlined all Lockhart’s lessons in little hearts?” Page 95

Oh Ron, you’ll understand someday.

“At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in,” said Hermione sharply. “They got in on pure talent.” Page 112

Yes Hermione. You tell ’em!

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 He came around, rain falling on his face, still lying on the field, with someone leaning over him. He saw a glitter of teeth. “Oh, no, not you,” he moaned. “Doesn’t know what he’s saying,” said Lockhart loudly to the anxious crowd of Gryffindors pressing around them. Page 172

I love Harry’s reaction to seeing Lockhart and then Lockhart’s reaction is all “oh he’s in so much pain that he’s imagining me as someone else, the poor boy!” it’s just so funny.

“If anyone wanted ter find out some stuff, all they’d have ter do would be ter follow the spiders. That’d lead ’em right! That’s all I’m sayin’.” Page 264

I feel like this line would make Fudge think of Hagrid as even more crazed and I honestly think it’s hilarious.

The bell rang at that moment, which was lucky; at Malfoy’s last words, Ron had leapt off his stool, and in the scramble to collect bags and books, his attempts to reach Malfoy went unnoticed. “Let me at him,” Ron growled as Harry and Dean hung onto his arms. “I don’t care, I don’t need my wand, I’m going to kill him with my bare hands-” Page 267

There’s such a big difference in how Ron thinks of Hermione from the first book to this one and it’s so cute how protective he is over her now.

I would love more than anything to know how Ginny dealt with all this Chamber of Secrets stuff. Like there’s no way you can just bounce back from this! It would be really interesting to read about her struggles and how she overcame this really terrifying experience.

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Page 333

This was my senior quote so obviously I have to include it.

“Got a sock,” said Dobby in disbelief. “Master threw it, and Dobby caught it, and Dobby – Dobby is free.” Page 338

Not going to lie but I almost started crying after reading this scene again.

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Two books down, five to go! Loving rereading these books again.

I hope you all had a good day.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Now that I have finished rereading the first Harry Potter book I figured I’d share some of my favorite quotes with you from that book.

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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 up 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!” Page 17

Seriously get chills. Such a good ending to the first chapter.

 “I know some things,” he said. “I can, you know, do math and stuff.” Page 49

I just love how Harry got defensive, trying to tell Hagrid he’s not completely ignorant. So cute.

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The narrow path had opened suddenly onto the edge of a great black lake. Perched atop a high mountain on the other side, its windows sparkling in the starry sky, was a vast castle with many turrets and towers. Page 111

The first view of Hogwarts!!!!

But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. 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. Page 179

The beginning of the Golden Trio.

Hermione is my favorite character. Always has been. I used to dress up like her all the time. Here’s a picture of me as her from a photoshoot my mom did back when I was in elementary school.

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“You haven’t got a letter on yours,” George observed. “I suppose she thinks you don’t forget your name. But we’re not stupid-we know we’re called Gred and Forge.” Page 202

I swear, the more I read these books the more I love Fred and George. They’re so great.

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.” Page 214

“Hagrid, you live in a wooden house,” she said. Page 233

This honestly never occurred to me when I was ever reading this before or watching the movie. How funny though. At least Hermione realized how unsafe it was to have a dragon in this regard.

“That’s chess!” snapped Ron. “You’ve got to make some sacrifices! I take one step forward and she’ll take me-that leaves you free to checkmate the king, Harry!” Page 283

Ron was so brave in this scene. I love that he was willing to sacrifice himself in order to let Harry go defeat “Snape” and save the Sorcerer’s Stone.

“Sent owls off ter all yer parents’ old school friends, askin’ fer photos… knew yeh didn’t have any… d’yeh like it?” Harry couldn’t speak, but Hagrid understood. Page 304

Hagrid is such a kind hearted, genuine person and I love how much he cares for Harry and wants him to be Happy. He brings so much joy to the story, I love him.

I hope you all enjoyed reading some of my favorite quotes from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone.

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I’ll talk to you all tomorrow with another post.