Jealousy. Even among Friends

“‘Look,’ said Hermione patiently, ‘it’s always you who gets all the attention, you know it is. I know it’s not your fault,’ she added quickly, seeing Harry open his mouth furiously. ‘I know you don’t ask for it….but-well-you know, Ron’s got all those brothers to compete against at home, and you’re his best friend, and you’re really famous-he’s always shunted to one side whenever people see you, and he puts up with it, and he never mentions it, but I suppose this is just one time too many….'”


“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”  J.K. Rowling

Strength of Character

“‘Years back, there were a lot of witches and wizards being controlled by the Imperius Curse,’ said Moody, and Harry knew he was talking about the days in which Voldemort had been all-powerful. ‘Some job for the Ministry, trying to sort out who was being forced to act, and who was acting of their own free will.

‘The Imperius Curse can be fought, and I’ll be teaching you how, but it takes real strength of character, and not everyone’s got it. Better avoid being hit with it if you can. CONSTANT VIGILANCE!’ he barked, and everyone jumped.”


J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”



Predicting the Future

“‘Hasn’t your experience with the Time-Turner taught you anything, Harry? The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed….'”


J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”




“‘No,’ Harry yelled. He ran forward, placing himself in front of Pettigrew, facing the wands. ‘You can’t kill him,’ he said breathlessly. ‘You can’t.'”


J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban



The Dementor

An intense cold swept over them all. Harry felt his own breath catch in his chest. The cold went deeper than his skin. It was inside his chest, it was inside his very heart….



J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”


The Power of a Horcrux

‘If I say it myself, Harry, I’ve always been able to charm the people I needed. So Ginny poured out her soul to me, and her soul happened to be exactly what I wanted….I grew stronger and stronger on a diet of her deepest fears, her darkest secrets.’


J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”