a simple lifestyle blog
Its certainly no secret that I am a fan of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
As it stands, I have invested in four HP t-shirts, a wand, a fancy box set of the books, a regular paper back set of the books, the films on DVD, the numbered box set featuring the 8-part documentary and all the films on blu-ray, a horcrux replica locket, a Maurader’s style map of the grounds at Hogwarts and a WB Studio tour of the actual sets they shot the films on at Leavesdon Studios just outside of London.
Basically, any Harry Potter memorabilia has me like
None of this makes me sad, of course, because
All of this is thanks to the amazing Joanne Rowling.
Without whom we may never have a most magical place to call home.
This incredible woman and her work has influenced me so greatly and permanently. Therefore, I give you:
(in no particular order)
“I was set free, because my greatest fear had already been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
“Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me… I’d rather [my daughters] were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny—a thousand things, before ‘thin.’ And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do.”
“Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.”
“I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.”
“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared… We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
(Goblet of Fire)
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
(Goblet of Fire)
“It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
(Chamber of Secrets)
“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.”
Take THAT, Monday!
Until next time, cheers!