Top Ten Tuesday #19

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Favorite Quotes from Harry Potter

Today’s prompt is “Book Quote Freebie” and I’ve decided to share my top 10 favorite quotes from Harry Potter. As many of my readers know, I struggle with mental illness–Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, anxiety, among other things. Harry Potter has been a huge comfort to me for the last 21 years. Because of Harry Potter, I learned to love reading. Many of the quotes I’m sharing have inspired me in some way or another. Here are my top ten favorite quotes from the series:

What about you? Which quotes made your list this week? Do we have any in common?

I learned in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that life is full of dialectics or two opposing truths. In this case, the two opposing truths are: 1) I don’t agree with JKR’s stance regarding trans people, and 2) I still love Harry Potter.

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Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    The greatest truths do seem to be two opposing truths. That’s also the wisdom of the Tao, (of which I know just enough to be dangerous.)

    I, too, love Harry Potter, though I’m disappointed with its author’s stance on trans issues.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      That’s very interesting about the Tao. I know nothing about it. I’m always very curious about other spiritual views. Thanks for letting me know. I’ll have to do some research into the Tao. πŸ™‚

  2. jordyn reads too much
    jordyn reads too much says:

    Ugh. These are some quotes that will stay with me forever! I adore the story itself, and probably always will, but these days I feel terrible calling myself a Harry Potter fan after everything Rowling has said about trans people. She is an awful human.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I don’t like her views regarding trans people either and I still love Harry Potter as my note above says. Her being an awful human won’t take away from my enjoyment or love of the series.

  3. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    These are excellent and thought-provoking quotes. I love so many quotes that it’s impossible to choose. The true magic of HP got me through some tough times also. Reading in general has been a godsend.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Margaret! I agree that reading in general is a godsend. I finally started reading again last night and it was so soothing. I missed it and I’m glad to be at it again.

  4. Cindy Davis
    Cindy Davis says:

    Harry Potter is not in my genre wheelhouse so I have never read it. However, it does have some great quotes, thanks for sharing!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      No problem. πŸ™‚ I totally get that it’s not your genre wheelhouse. We all march to the different beat of a drum, right?

  5. Greg
    Greg says:

    I think Harry Potter has been a source of comfort to so many people over the years. I’ve never read the series beyond book one but it’s neat that it means so much to so many!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      It really has. I’m sad there’s a stain on its legacy now. Oh well. It is what it is.

      I’m curious why you haven’t continued the series. Just not your thing? Or too many other books to read?

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I completely agree. There are so many things that Rowling has said since Deathly Hallows was published in 2007 that I don’t agree with, some regarding the series and a lot regarding her stance on trans people. Corey often says to me that he thinks she’s just trying to stay relevant without having to write another Harry Potter book. After all, bad publicity is still publicity.

  6. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
    Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) says:

    Like I told you on IG, I almost did this exact same theme! I just finished re-reading Sorcerer’s Stone for the who knows how many-eth time. This time, I listened to it on audio, which was doubly delightful. Like you, I find the HP series great for comfort reading. I will never not love it.

    I actually don’t pay a lot of attention to what actors/writers/celebrities do and say outside of their craft. I can love a work of literature, art, music, theater, etc. without agreeing with what their creator does or says. The HP series preaches love, friendship, courage, hope, standing up to bullies, the triumph of good over evil, etc. and, for that, I will always love it.

    Happy TTT!


    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Agreed. That’s why I’ll always love Harry Potter as well. The series preaches everything I value, even if the author no longer does. πŸ™‚

  7. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Aj @ Read All The Things! says:

    Harry Potter made me a reader too. The first book came out when I was in elementary school. The last one came out when I was in college. I feel like I spent most of my life reading and rereading Harry Potter.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      That’s awesome that you got to grow up with Harry Potter. I read the first book in 2001 after the first movie was released. I was 23 at the time.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Lindsey! πŸ˜€ I’m glad you liked them. I still need to finish my reread that I started two years ago. πŸ˜‚ I only have Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows left.

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