Harry Potter

The fever has gripped me once again and since part 1 of the last installment had just premiered, (I was able to watch the movie on the big screen) , thought I might share some of my Harry Potter collection. These were compiled along the years as I followed Harry and his gang.

Like many fans, I also grew up along with the trio and shared some of the struggles they underwent. But for me, what's unique and captivating about this series is that its not a love story. Although the characters possess supernatural powers, still the battles they fought within themselves were very human - one that we all could relate from. But aside from that, it also delves more on the strong bond that true friends share and the great heights one would willingly undergo for the sake of a pal. Indeed, one who finds a true friend finds a treasure.

Hogwarts Song
(can be sang to any tune)

Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts
Teach us something please
Whether we be old and bald or young with scabby knees
Our heads could do with filling with some interesting stuff
For now they're bare and full of air dead flies and bits of fluff
So teach us things worth knowing
Bring back what we've forgot
Just do your best, we'll do the rest
And learn til our brains all rot.

Sphinx's Riddle

First think of the person who lives in disguise,
Who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies.
Next, tell me what's always the last thing to mend,
The middle of middle, and end of end.
And finally give me the sound often heard
During the search of a hard-to-find word.
Now string them together, and answer me this,
Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss?

Answer - Spider

Mermaid's Song

Come seek us where our voices sound
We cannot sing above the ground
And while you're searching ponder this:
We've taken what you're sorely miss
An hour long you'll have to look
And recover what we took
But past an hour the prospect's black
Too late, it's gone, it wont come back.


"It is a strange thing- but when your dreading something and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up."

"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." - Albus Dumbledore

"There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other."

"There is no good or evil. There is only power and those too weak to seek it." - Prof. Quirrel

"To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." - Albus Dumbledore

"Fear of name increases fear of the thing itself." - Albus Dumbledore

"The truth - it is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution." - Albus Dumbledore

"You couldn't have everything in life" - Ronald Weasley

"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - Albus Dumbledore

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, and a great deal more to stand up to your friends." - Albus Dumbledore

"It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live." - Albus Dumbledore

"It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be." - Albus Dumbledore

"The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed." - Albus Dumbledore

"We can fight only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open." - Albus Dumbledore

"What will come will come and we will have to meet it when it did." - Hagrid

"Curiosity is not a sin but we should exercise caution with curiosity." - Albus Dumbledore

"Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery." - Albus Dumbledore

"Time is short, and unless the few of us who knew the truth stand united, there is no hope for any of us." - Albus Dumbledore

"Youth cannot know what age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young." - Albus Dumbledore

"Indifference and neglect often do much more damage that outright dislike." - Albus Dumbledore

Engraved upon the door at Gringotts Bank

Enter stranger but take heed
of what awaits the sin of greed.
For those who take but do not earn,
Must pay most dearly in their turn.
So if you seek beneath our floors
a treasure that was never yours,
thief, you have been warned, beware
of finding more than treasure there.

Reformation of Lord Voldemort by Peter Pettigrew

Bone of the father, unknowingly taken,
You will renew your son

Flesh of the servant, willingly given,
You will revive your master

Blood of the enemy, forcibly taken,
You will resurrect your foe.

Puzzle to the Sorcerers Stone by Professor Severus Snape

Danger lies before you while safety lies behind,
Two of us will help you whichever you will find,
One among us seven will let you move ahead,
Another will transport the drinker back instead.
Two among our number holds only nettle wine
Three of us are killers waiting hidden in line.
Choose, unless you wish to stay here forevermore
To help you in your choice, we give you these clues four:
First, however slyly the poison tries to hide,
You will always find some on nettle wine's left side.
Second, different are those who stand at either end
But if you move onward, neither is your friend.
Third, as you see clearly, all are different size,
Neither dwarf nor giant holds death in their insides.
Fourth, the second left and the second on the right,
Are twins once you taste them though different at first sight.

Something Wicked This Way Comes 

Double double, toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Double double, toil and trouble
Something wicked this way comes

Eye of newt and toe of frog
Wool of bat and tongue of dog
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting
Lizard's leg and owlet's wing

In the cauldron boil and bake
Fillet of a fenny snake
Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf
Witches' mummy, maw and gulf

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