Quick Quotes - Harry Potter Style

Jen graciously hosts each week - I wonder how many linked posts will be Harry Potter related this week?  I know I won't be the only one....right?  To commemorate the release of the final installment in the the Harry Potter movies being released today, I thought I'd share {one of} my favorite moment from each of the 7 books.  (There are so many favorite moments in each book, these are just the first ones that pop into my head when I think of that book...today.)

1.  From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:  when Harry and Dumbledore talk about what Harry sees in the Mirror of Erised.  It's such a beautiful moment that reminds us what is really important, while Harry's best friend sees himself as winning quidditch accolades and being named Head Boy, Harry sees his parents.  And Dumbledore's comment to Harry is beautiful 'It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.'

2.  From Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:  when Harry frees Doby.

3.  From Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:  the discussion in the Shrieking Shack between Harry, Ron, Hermione, Lupin, Sirius, and Wormtail.  I love backstories and this was one of the best, and one I had not completely figured out before it was revealed in the book.

4.  From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:  the grave yard part when Voldemort comes 'back'.  It's not exactly a happy part, but it was beautifully written and the detail of 'priori incantatem' was one of my favorites.

5.  From Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:  when Harry and Sirius discuss the Black Family Tree Tapestry.  Again, I love backstory, but I also loved this moment between Harry and his Godfather.

6.  From Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:  is the whole thing an acceptable 'part'?  No?  Ok, well then, it would be the times that Harry and Dumbledore spend researching Voldemort's history together.

7.  From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:  the entire part from when Snape dies and gives his memory to Harry until Harry emerges from the pensieve knowing the truth.  'Look...at...me.'

What were your favorite parts?  (And be sure to visit Jen for more Quick Takes, I'm sure there will be one or two that are not Harry Potter related somewhere in her list - though I'm not sure why ;).)


  1. What a great idea ~ other favorite: when Ginny realizes that Harry cares for her but is about to leave at the end of Book 6.

  2. I pretty much agree with all of yours! I can't wait to see the last movie!!!! AHHHH!!!!

  3. Love your takes! Of course, I probably won't see the movie until it's out on DVD...but that's okay. :) Enjoy!!

  4. Gosh, it's been so long since I read the older books! Your favorites have me itching to pull them out of storage :) (Have you seen the final film yet? I did this afternoon ... so bittersweet, so good!)

  5. Love, love, love your #1. Can't wait to see the movie. Have you done yet?

  6. I love them all! I so loved when Harry freed Doby and man how I cried when poor Doby died! :(

    I LOVED when Harry loved the truth about Snape. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

    And I admit... I love how they all ended up with perfect cute little wizard kids getting on the train at the end. Perfect ending.