Thursday, August 05, 2010
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
...there were six Harry Potters gasping and panting in front of him. Fred and George turned to each other and said together, 'Wow - we're identical!'
'Always the tone of surprise.' [Said by both Ron and Hermione]
...each [g] felt like a friendly little wave glimpsed from behind a veil.
'Yes - yes - a boy,' said Lupin again, who seemed dazed by his own happiness.
'Potter belongs in my house!' Beneath the disbelief and anger, Harry heard a little strain of pride in her voice, and affection for Minerva McGonagall gushed up inside him.
...the Snape-shaped hole in the window.
'Are you a wizard or what?'
'After all this time?'/'Always,' said Snape.
...to think that people had years, time to waste, so much time it dragged, and he was clinging to each second.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
[About Harry's popularity]'And it doesn't hurt that you've grown about a foot over the summer, either,' Hermione finished, ignoring Ron. 'I'm tall,' said Ron inconsequentially.
He did not usually lie in bed reading his textbooks; that sort of behaviour, as Ron rightly said, was indecent in anybody except Hermione, who was simply weird that way.
'It's not my fault she's barking mad Hermione. Or d'you think she overheard you being rude about Filch? I've always thought there might be something going on between them...'
[Harry]:'I want to find McLaggen and kill him.' 'I'm afraid that would come under the heading of "over exertion",' said Madam Pomfrey.
'I am not worried Harry,' said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger, despite the freezing water. 'I am with you.'
'DON'T --' screamed Snape, '-- CALL ME COWARD!'
Saturday, July 03, 2010
He was never going to see Ron and Hermione again - And their faces burst clearly into his mind as he fought for breath. 'EXPECTO PATRONUM!'
'Ron,' said Hermione, 'you are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet.'
'Has it not occurred to you, my poor puffed-up popin jay...' [Phineas Nigellus to Harry]
Ron had caused a dinner plate to mutate into a large mushroom and had no idea how it had happened.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
The bell was due to ring at any moment, and Harry and Ron, who had been having a sword fight with a couple of Fred and George's fake wands at the back of the class, looked up, Ron was now holding a tin parrot, and Harry, a rubber haddock.
Yes. He'd [Moody] probably blast us through the door if we wake him at the crack of dawn.
You fail to recognise that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
'I am not joking Mr. Weasley, though, now you mention it, I did hear an excellent one over the summer about a troll. a hag and a leprechaun who all go into a bar-'
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Sunday, June 13, 2010
'Yes,' he said dramatically. 'Freshly caught Cornish pixies.'
'She has been Petrified,' said Dumbledore ('Ah! I thought so!' said Lockhart). 'But how I cannot say...'
'I'll make it,' Lockhart butted in... -- 'Excuse me,' said Snape icily, 'but I believe I am the potions master at this school.' There was a very awkward pause.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
'You haven't got letters on yours,' George observed. 'I suppose she thinks you don't forget your name. But we're not stupid - we know we're called Gred and Forge.'
Harry suddenly turned to Ron. 'Charlie,' he said. 'You're losing it, too,' said Ron. 'I'm Ron, remember?'
So now they had something else to worry about: what might happen to Hagrid if anyone found out he was hiding an illegal dragon in his hut. 'Wonder what it's like to lead a peaceful life,' Ron sighed.
'Oh, I'm so glad we know what it's called, that's a great help,' snarled Ron.....'Have you gone mad?' Ron bellowed. 'ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?'.....'Yeah,' said Ron, 'and lucky Harry doesn't lose his head in a crisis - "there's no wood," honestly.'
'Alas! Earwax! ... To the well organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.'
Ron and Hermione were a very good audience; they gasped in all the right places and when Harry told them what was under Quirrell's turban, Hermione screamed out loud.
No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven's glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.
O God within my breast,
Almighty, ever-present Deity!
Life--that in me has rest,
As I--undying Life--have power in thee!
Vain are the thousand creeds
That move men's hearts: unutterably vain;
Worthless as withered weeds,
Or idlest froth amid the boundless main,
To waken doubt in one
Holding so fast by thine infinity;
So surely anchored on
The stedfast rock of immortality.
With wide-embracing love
Thy spirit animates eternal years,
Pervades and broods above,
Changes, sustains, dissolves, creates, and rears.
Though earth and man were gone,
And suns and universes ceased to be,
And Thou were left alone,
Every existence would exist in Thee.
There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void:
Thou--THOU art Being and Breath,
And what THOU art may never be destroyed
Thursday, June 10, 2010
But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.
'Jordan, I'm warning you -' / 'All right, all right. Flint nearly kills the Gryffindor Seeker, which could happen to anyone, I'm sure.....hit hard in the face by a Bludger, hope it broke his nose - only joking, Professor...'
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
Thursday, June 03, 2010
I did have my doubts about this one. Lucky they were dispelled before I tested them out.
2. If you throw your books on the floor and take your clothes out of the wardrobe and put them on the floor, your room is disordered.
Oooh, that's another word for messy. I knew there must be one.
Thanks for those two lessons Rodney. I guess this proves physics does have real-world applications.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
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'The Bible-versus-science debate has, most regrettably, sidetracked readers of Genesis 1. Instead of reading the chapter as a triumphant affirmation of the power and wisdom of God and the wonder of his creation, we have been too often bogged down in attempting to squeeze Scripture into the mold of the latest scientific hypothesis or distorting scientific facts to fit a particular interpretation. When allowed to speak for itself, Genesis 1 looks beyond such minutiae. Its proclamation of the God of grace and power who undergirds the world and gives it purpose justifies the scientific approach to nature. Genesis 1, by further affirming the unique status of man, his place in the divine program, and God’s care for him, gives a hope to mankind that atheistic philosophies can never legitimately supply.'
- Gordon Wenham
Thursday, February 11, 2010
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Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.-Hector Berlioz