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Quote Corner #23: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Hello, hello, and happy Tuesday! I hope you’re all doing well. ❤
Harry Potter’s birthday is coming up this Friday, so I decided to share a handful of my favourite quotes from the second Harry Potter book today in celebration! (I can’t believe that he’d be turning 40 years old!)
Happy reading!! 😉


“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

“Harry — I think I’ve just understood something! I’ve got to go to the library!”
And she sprinted away, up the stairs.
What does she understand?” said Harry distractedly, still looking around, trying to tell where the voice had come from.
“Loads more than I do,” said Ron, shaking his head.
“But why’s she got to go to the library?”
“Because that’s what Hermione does,” said Ron, shrugging. “When in doubt, go to the library.”

“Of all the trees we could’ve hit, we had to get one that hits back.”

“Harry, you must know all about Muggles. Tell me, what exactly is the function of a rubber duck?”

“Your aunt and uncle will be proud, though, won’t they?” said Hermione as they got off the train and joined the crowd thronging toward the enchanted barrier. “When they hear what you did this year?”
“Proud?” said Harry. “Are you crazy? All those times I could’ve died, and I didn’t manage it? They’ll be furious…”

“You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.”

Fred and George, however, found all this very funny. They went out of
their way to march ahead of Harry down the corridors, shouting, “Make way for
the Heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through ……
Percy was deeply disapproving of this behavior.
“It is not a laughing matter,” he said coldly.
“Oh, get out of the way, Percy,” said Fred. “Harry’s in a hurry.”
“Yeah, he’s off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged
servant,” said George, chortling.
Ginny didn’t find it amusing either.
“Oh, don’t,” she wailed every time Fred asked Harry loudly who he was
planning to attack next, or when George pretended to ward Harry off with a large
clove of garlic when they met.”


Oh, how I want to reread these books! Just reading these quotes fills me with so much joy and nostalgia.
I adore the touches of humour that J. K. Rowling slipped into the series. It makes them so much more fun to read when I was younger and even now!
I love that second quote here so much that I have a sweater that says, “When in doubt, go to the library”, and it is probably one of my favourite things in my closet!

See my favourite quotes from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone here.

Find me on Goodreads here.

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