My Favorite Quotes From: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I started this blog series back in December of 2015 during which I made posts that chronicled my favorite quotes from each Harry Potter book. Since I fell off the Blogmas bandwagon pretty early on (and also finals and winter break zapped all my energy and reading time) I only made it through the first two books of the series. So over THREE years later here I am to start up these posts again, obviously starting with book three Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

If you’d like to catch up and read what my favorite quotes were from the first two books here are those links: Book 1 // Book 2

So on a quick side note, does it bug anyone else that the third movie begins with Harry using magic?? Like there’s no way he’s getting away with that, in the book he uses a flashlight. Honestly, how they got away with that is beyond me, it makes no sense. Okay, mini rant over!

Don’t let the Muggles get you down. Page 10

I actually want to get or make a graphic with this and hang it up in my room someday. One of my favorite optimistic quotes.

Harry ate breakfast each morning in the Leaky Cauldron, where he liked watching the other guests: funny little witches from the country, up for a day’s shopping; venerable-looking wizards arguing over the latest article in Transfiguration Today; wild-looking warlocks; raucous dwarfs; and once, what looked suspiciously like a hag, who ordered a plate of raw liver from behind a thick woolen balaclava. Page 49

People watching is so much fun to me, I love seeing how other people interact and act and just how they go about their own lives. It’s intriguing and I think this quote is so interesting. I would LOVE to sit in the Leaky Cauldron for a couple of hours and just watch all the customers come and go. It would be so cool! Also on this page I found one of those really rare times that a British spelling of a word made it past the editors! Honestly, finding typos, or other mistakes, or just weird coincidences like this are so satisfying. Really strange, but true. The word woolen was spelled with two L’s in my copy of the book.

Harry spent the long sunny days exploring the shops and eating under the brightly colored umbrellas outside cafes, where his fellow diners were showing one another their purchases (it’s a lunascope, old boy – no more messing around with moon charts, see?”) or else discussing the case of Sirius Black (“personally, I won’t let any of the children out alone until he’s back in Azkaban”). Harry didn’t have to do his homework under the blankets by flashlight anymore; now he could sit in the bright sunshine outside Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, finishing all his essays with occasional helps from Florean Fortescue himself, who, apart from knowing a great deal about medieval witch burnings, gave Harry free sundaes every half an hour. Page 50

I love the sense of community within this quote. Also I wish I could do wizard homework! With the description of the brightly colored umbrellas I can’t help but picture all these cafes in like beautiful pastel colors. No idea why that’s what is coming to mind but I like it!

“Don’t be ridiculous, Ron,” said Mr. Weasley, who on closer inspection looked very strained. “Black’s not going to be caught by a thirteen-year-old wizard. It’s the Azkaban guards who’ll get him back, you mark my words.” Page 61

Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

Did he, now?” said Madam Pomfrey approvingly. “So we’ve finally got a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who knows his remedies?” Page 90

Honestly, Lupin was hands down the best DADA teacher Hogwarts had in the time Harry was there.

Harry leaned forward to see Hagrid, who was ruby-red in the face and staring down at his enormous hands, his wide grin hidden in the tangle of his black beard. “We should’ve known!” Ron roared, pounding the table. “Who else would have assigned us a biting book?” Page 93

This is from right after they found out that Hagrid was the new Care of Magical Creatures teacher. I love the support that the students give him, especially the Gryffindor students. I also included what Ron said because it’s so true. No one but Hagrid would assign a biting book!

“Really, what has got into you all today?” said Professor McGonagall, turning back into herself with a faint pop, and staring around at them all. “Not that it matters, but that’s the first time my transformation’s not got applause from a class.” Everybody’s heads turned toward Harry again, but nobody spoke. Then Hermione raised her hand. “Please, Professor, we’ve just had our first Divination class, and we were reading the tea leaves, and-” “Ah, of course,” said Professor McGonagall, suddenly frowning. “There is no need to say any more, Miss Granger. Tell me, which of you will be dying this year?” Page 109

This is honestly hilarious. I love how McGonagall is just so nonchalant about this. It makes me giggle every time I read this part. McGonagall is just completely done with Trelawney and her death omens.

Hagrid stopped dead, staring at Harry as though he’d only just realized he was there. “WHAT D’YEH THINK YOU’RE DOIN’, EH?” he roared, so suddenly that they jumped a foot in the air. “YEH’RE NOT TO GO WANDERIN’ AROUND AFTER DARK, HARRY! AN’ YOU TWO! LETTIN’ HIM!” Page 122

This whole scene is funny, I know it probably shouldn’t be because Hagrid is so distraught but at the same time it’s funny. How he has to dunk his head in a water barrel to “sober up” before he realizes that the trio actually left the castle at night to see him.

Crookshanks slowly chewed up the spider, his yellow eyes fixed insolently on Ron. Page 145

Crookshanks is such a sassy character and I really wish he was in the books more. Or that he played more of a role in the movies too, that would’ve been fun to see. Also if any of you are as well versed in Harry Potter theories as I am I’m sure you’ve heard of the Crookshanks headcanon, which makes me like him even more throughout the course of this book.

Here’s the headcanon for those who don’t know of it.

“Where is Wood?” said Harry, suddenly realizing he wasn’t there.

“Still in the showers,” said Fred. “We think he’s trying to drown himself. Page 180

Honestly, I really wish that Olive Wood was more of a central character in the movies as he was in the books. Despite the fact that I love the Harry Potter movies, I truly think that they left out some really great stuff.

They had never seen eye to eye with Hagrid about what he called “interesting creatures” and other people called “terrifying monsters”. Page 218

“Crackers!” said Dumbledore enthusiastically, offering the end of a large silver noisemaker to Snape, who took it reluctantly and tugged. With a bang like a gunshot, the cracker flew apart to reveal a large, pointed witch’s hat topped with a stuffed vulture. Page 227

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Professor Trelawney gave Professor McGonagall a very cold look.

“Certainly I knew, Minerva,” she said quietly. “But one does not parade the fact that one is All-Knowing. I frequently act as though I am not possessed of the Inner Eye, so as not to make others nervous.”

“That explains a great deal,” said Professor McGonagall tartly. Page 229

Honestly, I love the beef between Trelawney and McGonagall. Cracks me up.

Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor. Page 287

This whole scene gets me every dang time. I hate Snape with my absolute whole soul and love that the freaking map makes fun of him for trying to crack it open. And then when Snape is like “don’t you think he got it directly from the manufacturers.” Oh boy I wish that line had been in the movie.

[He] held him out for Crookshanks to sniff. “What do’you reckon?” Ron asked the cat. “Definitely an owl?” Crookshanks purred. Page 434

I forgot about how Ron got his owl, oh this scene was funny. It’s been so long since I’ve read these books, it’s weird getting back into the story. Like I know it all so well but it’s vividly different from what I remember. But I will say it’s always like going home, it’s a story I know like the back of my hand and I can’t wait to get back into the rest of the books.

 

 

 

 

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Inspiration: Videos

I collect inspiration. Pictures, quotes, videos, a combination of them all. You name it, I probably have it.

Right now I’m procrastinating my textbook reading for my marketing and photography classes and am instead working on a compilation of videos that inspire me in one way or another.

Travel:

The colors in this video are gorgeous. New Zealand is near the top of my list of places that I want to travel to outside of the United States. The scenery there is stunning and I would love to be able to explore.

This video inspires me to appreciate the beauty of the world and everything around me. And also of course to travel.

This video is really cool because it’s sort of a stop motion style capturing of Paris. The style is really intriguing and seems a lot less daunting than some other video styles.

This video inspires me to learn new techniques of creation.

I love how happy this video makes me. This and the one below are so personal and fun. They make me smile to watch and to want to go on road trips. This summer I’m actually taking a road trip out to Seattle (hopefully!) and I’m so excited.

This video inspires me to do more.

I want to go to Big Sur so badly, it looks absolutely gorgeous there!

This video inspires me to visit more state and national parks and appreciate nature and all it has to offer.

Spoken Word/Vlog:

I love the different effects in this video. It’s a really simple style that I like a lot. Spoken word videos are moving and I love this poem. It’s awesome.

I love how simple this video is, yet how absolutely honest it is. I think spoken word and videos like this are very important aspects of making mental health less stigmatized and I would love to create honest and educational pieces like this.

This video inspires me to take more pictures, to preserve the memories that will one day be distant thoughts. I have boxes of pictures and they mean the world to me.

Artistic:

Nature videos are some of my favorite and this one wants me to work harder on noticing details and finding/setting up good shots. I love the lighting, there are certain times of day during each season that I find stunning for lighting. During winter it’s midmorning, when the light is bright and not quite above the trees yet.

This video is visually stunning, I love how Shawna overlays videos over each other. Water is one of my favorite elements and you can do so many creative things with it. I would love to learn how to overlay images in video.

Videos with an art piece created throughout are some of my favorites. Dodie’s songs are just plain lovely and this video is so unique.

Another stop motion video, like the Paris one. This one inspires me to not be afraid of time consuming projects because in the end they’ll be worth it. I can only imagine how long this one took but it turned out so great that I would love to try something like this someday.

Comedy/Short Film/Other:

This would be a cool type of project to work on. I really like short videos, they challenge people to get their point across quickly and I honestly wish Shawna had made a full length short film about this. It would have been so cool. Although like they said, all the good parts were shown in the trailer.

Simple, yet awesome video. To be honest I love outfit changes in things. The vintage vibe to this is really appealing and I think this is one of my favorite videos of Arden’s.

This would be a dream of mine to create a show like this. I love special effects, especially costumes and makeup, and this show is so cool!

Again with the special effects, so cool and these videos are so well made and I’m so inspired to work my hardest to create something like this.

Honestly all the videos in this section would be crazy to make, I want to say that I think I could one day make something like them but I’m honestly not sure. Ultimately I’d like to try to though! I just know I would definitely be behind the camera… Although on second thought, maybe making a short film would allow me to finally get back into acting.

If any of you happen to watch through all these videos, which one is your favorite? What types of things inspire you?

Have a lovely day everyone.

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.