Leaky’s Daily Quotedown to Deathly Hallows: 69 Days

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Sep 12, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

There are now only 69 days left until “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I” hits theaters! We are posting a quote from the first half of the book every day in celebration and to give us a chance to discuss and ponder the final book as it goes to film. Here is today’s quote!

He read the letter again, but could not take in any more meaning than he had done the first time, and was reduced to staring at the handwriting itself. She had made her “g”s the same way he did: He searched through the letter for every one of them, and each felt like a friendly little wave glimpsed from behind a veil. This letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, “Kreacher’s Tale”





49 Responses to Leaky’s Daily Quotedown to Deathly Hallows: 69 Days

Avatar ImageIceholic says: I've read that letter countless times too :PAvatar Imageartdjmaster says: 2nd!! This was one of the rare glimpses into Harry's parents. Where did he find the other part of the letter?Avatar Imageharrypotter1991 says: @artdjmaster The other part of the letter Snape had taken as well as the other half of the picture with Lily on it as we found out in the Prince's Tale chapter.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: He doesn't find it in the course of the book--not physically, anyway. He sees it as a Pensieve memory, when another person takes it. I wonder if it was found on that person's body, or if he had hidden it somewhere else? Yet another question we might one day ask JKR...Avatar Imagepotterprab says: this is one touching part of the book. i cant wait till the movie !Avatar ImageSusmita singh says: I love the letter and read again and again and again.. It was really a great treasure for harry. Harry had seen the 2nd part of the letter in Snape's memory.Avatar ImageMJBDE15 says: (sigh)Avatar ImageJPHufflepuff says: This is possibly one of my favorite quotes from all 7 books. I literally paused for a moment (quite a feat, seeing as I was reading the book at a breakneck pace) and thought at how beautiful and poetic Jo's writing had become. Books 7 is so touching. Between this quote and the PotterCast discussion of Shell Cottage, it reminds me of how deeply powerful Deathly Hallows is and how much I can't wait for the movie. Avatar Imagejillians642 says: This is definitely one of my favourite quotations. Having lost two people very close to me (siblings), it really is something to find something of theirs. I can only imagine it would be even more moving if it was your mum that you'd never met.Avatar Imageblackhair says: It was so emotional those lines made me cryAvatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: This part is so touching...*sighs*Avatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: I love this part of the book ... it made me cry almost as much as Dobby's death ... almost ... x)Avatar ImageBech7Raven says: Awww this is such a great part of the book .. But quite sad as well.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Heart TouchingAvatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: that's so beautiful:')Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: This was a very touching part it gave harry a glimpse of what his childhood had been like with his mum and dad, i think it's a very special quote. Thanks leaky!Avatar Imageksddancer says: It's amazing how one thing can be so heart touching. It made me cry. I could never imagine going through what Harry goes through.Avatar Imageeccentricalice says: This is such a beautiful and touching moment in the book, makes me cry =( on the other hand, 69 days!!! Part of me thinks only 69 to go, the other part of me thinks, I have to wait 69 more days?! ='(Avatar Imagehermione198k says: One of the most touching parts of the whole series.Avatar Imageemigirl1013 says: This is such a cool moment where we see the part of harry that we saw way back in book one in the mirror of erised. Avatar Imagetaoist1 says: Great part of book.Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: SO SAD. and includes jo's veil motif, which I loved.Avatar ImageCatherine says: so touching!!!!!! tear tear!Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: only 69 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: This really was beautiful and touching... Poor Harry, only getting a shadowy glimpse of the world he was forced to leave behind...Avatar ImageMeg Weasley says: One of my favs in the book!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I cried at this part! Avatar ImageSohumdore says: its sad since lily seemed so.... normal writng that letter... we found out about her personalityAvatar Imagejoeys_mommy says: I still cry every time I read that part :((Avatar ImageAl Sev Potter says: Awesome, the mystery is unravelingAvatar ImageAl Sev Potter says: Awesome, can't waitAvatar Imagemoglet says: Well I know it says 69 days on this, but it's actually 67 days in the UK, I', wondering why it is 2 days behind. When the quotedown began it was just 1 day behind, will it still be saying 2 days to go when the film's released? Leaving that aside, it's a beautiful quote, Harry is for the first time finding something personal which connects with his mum, he's had his invisibility cloak since the first year at Hogwarts and that brings him close to his dad, but finally here he gets to hold something that brings him closer to his mum. It's very moving.Avatar ImageLillylove says: I wept when I read this passage. I felt so connected with Harry. I feel the exact same way about things I have with my Mom's handwriting...that her hand had formed those letters, those words. It brings her home to me.Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Such an intense quote. Poor Harry, growing up without ever knowing what type of people his parents, his own parents were.......Avatar ImageDawna says: Very touching scene. I loved that Harry noticed the similarities in their handwriting.Avatar ImageSlyBones says: Loved that chapter. Poor Kreacher.Avatar ImageJasonAnder says: I heard they cut this from the movie. Lets hope not. It would have added a lot.Avatar ImageJ.E.T. says: Great quote 69 daysAvatar ImageiLYooHx3 says: Omg I Absolutley LOVE that part!! If I was Him i Woulda Been crying by then! It's just so touching<3Avatar Imagez999993 says: Awww, this is one those few times James and Lily are in the story. Doesn't Snape have the other half of the letter? Oh well, I can't wait until the movie. Can't it come out sooner???Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: I love that bit, so emotional and heartfelt. Jo did her best writing in the last book and i can't wait to see this, and 'The Forest Again' on the screen, they're my favourite chapters in the entire series. Will they be showing the torn picture of chubby little Harry on his toy broomstick? I hope so, that would be sooooooo cute! :)Avatar Imagemystiqueminx says: heart touching,, :/Avatar ImageRosie016 says: This one really pulls at my heartstrings.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I love that we see Harry flying the broomstick. I love the way through the course of the book we see how different Harry's life could have been if Lily and James had lived. I love this quote about how it was proof that Lily had once lived, that her warm hand had touched the parchment. I also love later when Harry visits Godric's Hollow and contemplates his alternative life, where he might even have had younger brothers and sisters. So touching and poignantAvatar Imagemoglet says: They did film this and I wouldn't think they would cut it.Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Now that we all use electronic media like the Internet to do all our communicating, how many of us will leave behind actual letters on paper for our loved ones to remember us by? Something to think about before you forget how to communicate without IM shorthand, kids...Avatar ImageBless_the_children says: This part, and the entire section about Harry's pain at his parent's grave, and the sign that speaks of "the violence that ripped their family apart" all broke my heart. My favorite line of the entire book is also from Lily: "You've been so brave." That line killed me the worst - I had to stop to cry. :)...Avatar Imagehewy says: Writing like this is what makes Jo's books to special. Book 7 is now by far my favorite but competed with 1 and 3 for that title. Wonderful quote!!Avatar ImageClaire Lafleur says: I was at a restuarant when I read this quote for the first time. As soon as I got home a ran and got all of my HP books and went throught them to re-read every letter harry had ever written and to see if the gs were actually the same..... they were.

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