As the world celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone this year, Amazon has now revealed the most highlighted passages from each book.
As part of their 2017 ‘year in review’ charts, the online store has divulged the following quotes we highlighted when reading the English editions, and because he is the greatest and most wise wizard ever, it all pretty much comes from one Albus Dumbledore!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." - Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
"Non-magic people (more commonly known as Muggles) were particularly afraid of magic in medieval times, but not very good at recognising it. On the rare occasion that they did catch a real witch or wizard, burning had no effect whatsoever. The witch or wizard would perform a basic Flame-Freezing Charm and then pretend to shriek with pain while enjoying a gentle, tickling sensation. Indeed, Wendelin the Weird enjoyed being burnt so much that she allowed herself to be caught no fewer than forty-seven times in various disguises." - written in a History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
"Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open." -Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
"Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young..." -Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more." - Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love." - Albus Dumbledore
Yes we know what you're thinking, “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,” was literally uttered by Dumbledore in Prisoner of Azkaban, but for some reason, the public has decided a passage from A History of Magic was more noteworthy.
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