Leaky’s Daily Quotedown to Deathly Hallows: 55 Days

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Sep 26, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

There are now only 55 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 your special double quotedown!

“And under here, Hedwig” — Harry pulled open a door under the stairs — “is where I used to sleep! You never knew me then — Blimey, it’s small, I’d forgotten. . . .”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, “The Seven Potters”

“No!” Harry shouted, and though he had raised his wand no spell occurred to him. “No! It wasn’t us! We didn’t kill you –”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, “A Place to Hide”





46 Responses to Leaky’s Daily Quotedown to Deathly Hallows: 55 Days

Avatar Imageartdjmaster says: Furst. Havent read it yet, but first!! Am I?Avatar ImageSusmita singh says: Hey! Only one comment! Second=] the 1st quote is emotional. I like reading this chapter. The 2nd one is so so. Mad eye was great. Only 55 days, yayy!!!Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: <3 Hedwig. I really admire writers who are brave enough to kill of their characters, though it doesn't make it any less sad and painful when they do. Hedwig always reminds me of Hermione, does anyone else think that? I'm very excited to see The Seven Potters. I still don't know why they decided to cut out Harrys conversation with the Dursleys, i love the moment when Dudley offers his hand to Harry, its so unexpected and out of character. Also very excited about 'dusty Dumbledore' :D When i first saw that in the trailer it gave me goosebumps on top of goosebumps! Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Does anybody else think that the dust Dumbledore was a rather horrible piece of magic? It makes me think the worse of Mad-Eye. I can't even see why it would have worked against Snape, though JKR seems to imply in an interview that it did. I would have thought Snape could have said (non-verbally, because of the Tongue-Tying spell), 'Dumbledore, you know and I know what really happened, so let me pass!' and it would have vanished. (Rant over.)Avatar Imagedoughboy6390 says: It was a charm Valeria even if Sanpe thought that it would not act because it is not a really Dumbuldore. Mad Eye placed it there to scare off Snape. Snape not wanting to really kill Dumbuldore was most likely shaking by his hunting reappearance and though he could have used a non verbal count curse to ward off the charm the shock of seeing his dead friend might have shaken him up a bit. So no, SnPe think in that would not have worked.Avatar Imageparryotter687 says: I love the first comment! It's so very emotional! Brings together the picture of the whole series ... how I started the journey of one book after the other ... the amazing first experience! Brings tears ..Avatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: Well done Leaky...great quotes!:) i love the first one especially! :):) what i'm most looking forward to in the film is how rupert grint portrays rons jealousy of harry and hermione...... i think that will be great ! can't wait for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to come out:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Well done Leaky …great quotes!Avatar ImageVernazz says: I love the first quote.. it really brings back your memories of the first book and movie- such a long time ago now. Harry with the Dursley's, in the cupboard, and then the Hogwarts letter arrives! And now it snaps me back to in DH when Dudley shakes Harry's hand- one of my favourite moments. Putting all of the hostility of the past 7 years aside, it just shows you that Dudley wasn't so bad after all! It also reflects how far the series has come. Little Daniel in the SS/PS is adorable! 55 days... not long now! Can't wait!Avatar Imageksddancer says: The first one really makes you think of where we all started with Harry. A small orphan boy who doesn't know who he is. Livid in a tiny little cupoard. Then his life changes when letters swarm. He figures out his true identity and makes friends to last a lifetime. It's amazing. The second quote is very intense. It reminds me of how tragic it was for all of us when Dumbledore passed. I can't imagine how Snape must've felt when he returned to Grimmauld Place. Can't wait for the movie!!!!! Only 55 more days!!!!!Avatar Imagekarrijustina says: I remember being upset at how cold Hedwig was being to Harry in what would become their last few moments together (once I realized, of course, that that was what they would be). It was an interesting choice to make on Jo Rowling's part - certainly not easy, but perhaps more realistic? Another reason I respect her so much as a writer - she didn't just take the obvious routes! Of course, this has likely all been changed in the movie version...Avatar ImageJK.jr. says: This first quote was such an emotional scene :(Avatar Imagez999993 says: Its so sad that Hedwig dies. I wonder if J.K. Rowling decided to do that so she wouldn't have to worry about her later in the book.Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Oh 2 very moving quotes. The first one always reminds me of when i left home for uni, i did the same thing i walked around my house saying good bye to everything. The 2nd quote scared the hell out of me when i read it!Avatar ImageSilvery Doe says: @ z999993 Actually, originally J.K. had planned on killing Hedwig much, much later. In fact, if memory serves me right, she planned on having Hedwig meet up with Harry in the Forbidden Forest as he confronts Voldemort. Hedwig was to perch on Harry shoulders as Voldemort casts Avada Kedavra and is killed when the spell consumes Harry and Hedwig because her talons had dug into him. I don't remember why J.K. changed it. I think it may have had something to do with her editor.Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: I have to agree with those who think dusty dumbledore is sorta pointless. snape ransacked the house anyway, so it didn't work, unless that's the first place he went after he killed dumbledore...why would moody think he could scare off someone he thought just murdered someone who trusted him? Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Sad that hedwig dies :(Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: Hedwig:(Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: I love the first quote. Harry sounded hilarious. The cupboard was really small. To think that was the same Harry that was a slave in this own house, was now the one that had to defeat the Dark Lord.Avatar Imagehermy007 says: its crazy how much harry has changed, both physically and emotionally as well. i was shocked that hedwig died, to be honest. i didnt cry though, that wasnt until "the forest again" then i lost it. :( im going to be a bloody mess in the theaters, and i have a feeling i won't be the only one.Avatar Imagejillians642 says: I think the point of the dusty Dumbledore was to tie Snape's tongue so he couldn't reveal the location. After all, the DeathEaters knew that Snape knew, so they would have asked him where the Headquarters was. I think the spell was designed to tie his tongue to prevent him from revealing the location (to re-do the secret keeper-style spell), and the evidence that this worked was that the Death Eaters still couldn't figure out how to get in to #12. They suspected it was connected because of the Kreacher thing but it was just a suspicion---they still couldn't properly locate it, right?Avatar ImageVernazz says: @hermy007 I'm sure you won't be the only one!Avatar Imagegreenfinch says: I love that scene from the first quote, where he's wandering around the empty house with Hedwig. It's a small scene, but it says so much.Avatar Imageigo2pigfarts says: Wow, the first quote is bloody brilliant. And I cant wait for the movie to get here! HURRY!Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Valeria-Johanna, I too was not persuaded that the dust Dumbledore would've done much to deter Snape, since Snape's conscience was clear in regard to his killing. But Mad-Eye didn't know that when he set up the charm, did he? Still, it's hard to imagine that anyone would expect steely Snape to go running away in a fright from what was obviously an illusion. Dusty struck me as being like something that pops up out of the dark and goes 'Boo!' at a haunted house theme park. You may get startled for a moment, maybe even let out a shriek; but it quickly passes and you laugh it off.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Yes, that's pretty much what I thought.Avatar Imageratorr2 says: I'm thinking that the dust Dumbledore was more of a test to see if it was Snape, and if it was then more spells would go into effect to either deter Snape or to detain him so that they could capture him. Avatar ImageDawna says: Love the first quote. Its a nice poignant moment between Harry & his one true friend in the Muggle world, especially since he loses her so soon after that.Avatar Imagejoeys_mommy says: Love Both Quotes!Avatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwww Hedwig!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagejoeys_mommy says: Silvery Doe-Where did you hear about the Hedwig thing? Because I remember reading in an interview with JK that she killed Hedwig because that was Harry last connection to being a child or leaving his childhood behind. Something like that. I'd love to read the interview with JK where she said that what she had originally planned!Avatar ImageSindi says: the first quote is so touching.. Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: It was a nice touch to have Hedwig be in a snit and 'not talking to' Harry in her last hours of life, even though it troubled me as a reader and compounded the tragedy of her death. It's almost as if JKR is reminding us always to treat one another gently, if for no other reason than that we never know when what we say to a person will turn out to be the last thing we ever got a chance to say to them.Avatar ImageSashaSabrina says: JK originally planned on Hedwig flying down and capturing the snitch in Harry's first ever game of quidditch. (so he would have needed Hedwig to open the snitch just before he died in the last book) and then Hedwig was going to go with him to the forest and then die. However, JK's editor didn't like the quidditch idea, so she changed it to Harry swallowing the snitch.Avatar ImageFresca says: I thought the dust figure was Mad Eye Moody, not Dumbledore. I really liked the first quote, where Harry looks back on his cupboard under the stairs and realizes how very small it was. It is a reminder of the nastiness of Petunia and Vernon too, as they could never accept their nephew for who he was. Or accept his talents, either! It took Dudley a long time to see how brave and talented Harry is, but we can forgive him a lot easier than Petunia and Vernon. Dudley's experience with the dementors at least helped him realize exzctly what he was like, but Vernon and Petunia never saw themselves as they really were. Alas, poor Hedwig! I am glad that the movie will show her death as an act of courage. Avatar Imagemollyollyoxenfree8 says: cool quotes! It's so funny to think back to when Harry was just that little kid living in a closet. Now he's a hero to the entire wizarding world. As for the second quote remember when I read it in the book. It really scared me! I thought Dumbledore's ghost came back and was acussing them. Then I realized it was just a thing made to scare Snape and I was just like, Thank godness!Avatar Imagemystiqueminx says: this made me cry,,reminded of hedwig Avatar ImageSohumdore says: memorires from the first book.. I'm going to read the first one again!Avatar Imagemaddison says: I love Hedwig , a faithful owl and companionAvatar ImageiLYooHx3 says: OMG i SO CANNOT W8 TiLL DHP1!!! Ahhhhh I can't take it anymore! I want to watch Happy Potter and The Deathly Hallows already!!! <3Avatar Imagedobbylives02 says: I love how Harry first arrived at Privet Drive on the flying motorbike with Hagrid, and then he leaves Privet Drive for the last time on it as well. Really brings everything full circle. 'The seven potters' chapter makes me want to cry, everything is coming to an end.Avatar Imagehermione198k says: I love the first quote. It always makes me feel like cryingAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: Hedwig <3 Scary Dumbledore part!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Hedwig <3 Scary Dumbledore part!Avatar ImageSlyBones says: God that first quote is sad considering what happened. Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: The first quote is really poignant to me and reminds me of a fantastic piece of fan art that someone submitted for a contest (it won one of the top prizes). I wish I could remember who did it so I could give that person credit. Anyway, great moment. The second quote ... scary, just so scary. This book is full of surprises, eh? The trio weren't safe anywhere, really.

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