Friday Musings #7

This week I decided to focus on my top five favorite quotes in books.I have a lot so for me it was really hard to narrow it down to 5 but I did the best I could. So here are my top five favorite book quotes.

“After all this time?” Albus Dumbledore
“Always” Severus Snape
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-
Yes I am well aware that it’s two quotes but I couldn’t do one without the other. I won’t spoil anything about this quote but I will tell you that is smack dab in the middle of one of the most emotional chapters in the Harry Potter series.

“Albus Severus,you were named for two headmasters at Hogwarts.One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.” Harry Potter
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-

This quote was yet again another extremely emotional quote for me and probably for many other people as well.Six years later I still get choked up when reading this part.

“I wish it wasn’t true, but it is. No matter how many times you break my heart, you’re still my girl, for as long as you want to be.” Paul

This quote speaks to me for a million different reasons. Paul and Alma’s on again off again relationship reminds me so much of my on again off again relationship with a guy.I could see my on again off again guy saying these exact words to me so reading it in a book is very emotional.

“President Snow used to…sell me…my body, that is…I wasn’t the only one.If a victor is considered desirable,the president gives them as a reward or allows people to buy them for an exorbitant amount of money.If you refuse,he kills someone you love. So you do it.” Finnick Odair
-The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-

This was a significant point in the book. Up until this time,Katniss saw him as a “pretty boy” who was in love with a mad girl from his district. Up until now,she never realized that Finnick was multi-layered and a much more complicated person. As a reader,things fell into place for me. Finnick’s actions of bedding many women made sense to me. He was simply trying to keep Annie safe.

“No you’re my father.I have a dad and right now Benji needs his. Not a lecture.Not fixing because he is not broken. Just your attention and your patience and your time.Just you.” Emaline

-The Moon & More-
This was another one that struck me on a personal level. Emaline does not have a great relationship with her father but she is pushing him to be a better father to her half brother than he ever was to her. That was gutsy of her. She was also super protective of her ten year old brother.She didn’t want her brother to have the same lousy relationship with their dad, that she had.