Lord Voldemort’s Plan

“‘Many of our oldest family trees become a little diseased over time,’ he said as Bellatrix gazed at him, breathless and imploring. ‘You must prune yours, must you not, to keep it healthy? Cut away those parts that threaten the health of the rest.’

‘Yes, my Lord,’ whispered Bellatrix, and her eyes swam with tears of gratitude again. ‘At the first chance!’

‘You shall have it,’ said Voldemort. ‘And in your family, so in the world….we shall cut away the canker that infects us until only those of the true blood remain….'”


J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”




The Never Ending Fight

“And Harry remembered his first nightmarish trip into the forest, the first time he had ever encountered the thing that was then Voldemort, and how he had faced him, and how he and Dumbledore had discussed fighting a losing battle not long thereafter. It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated….”


J.K Rowling “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”


The Tyrant’s Fear

“‘Don’t you see? Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back! Voldemort is no different! Always he was on the lookout for the one who would challenge him.'”


J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

Luck isn’t real

“‘You know perfectly well what I’m talking about! said Hermione shrilly. ‘You spiked Ron’s juice with lucky potion at breakfast! Felix Felicis!’

‘No, I didn’t,’ said Harry, turning back to face them both.

”Yes you did, Harry, and that’s why everything went right, there were Slytherin players missing and Ron saved everything!’

‘I didn’t put it in!’ said Harry, grinning broadly. He slipped his hand inside his jacket pocket and drew out the tiny bottle that Hermione had seen in his hand that morning. It was full of golden potion and the cork was tightly sealed with wax. ‘I wanted Ron to think I’d done it, so I faked it when I knew you were looking.’ He looked at Ron. ‘You saved everything because you felt lucky. You did it all yourself.'”


J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”



The Support of Friends

“A warmth was spreading through him that had nothing to do with the sunlight; a tight obstruction in his chest seemed to be dissolving. He knew that Ron and Hermione were more shocked than they were letting him on, but the mere fact that they were still on either side of him, speaking bracing words of comfort, not shrinking from him as though he were contaminated or dangerous, was worth more than he could ever tell them.”


J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”


Muggle Magic

“‘But for Heaven’s sake-you’re wizards! You can do magic! Surely you can sort out-well-anything!’

Scrimgeour turned slowly on the spot and exchanged an incredulous look with Fudge, who really did manage a smile this time as he said kindly, ‘The trouble is, the other side can do magic too, Prime Minister.'”


J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”