Thursday Quotables: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne
(published 2016)

HARRY POTTER! Seriously, HARRY POTTER! I read this on Sunday, and have been flipping through it since. It’s all wonderful, but here are a few favorite (non-spoilery) moments:

Scorpius: You know it’s the strangest of things, but ever since being in the scariest place imaginable I’m pretty much good with fear. I am — Scorpius the Dreadless. I am – Malfoy the Unanxious.

On a more serious note:

Harry: [Name deleted], playing with Time? You know we can’t do that.

[Name deleted]: How many people have died for the Boy Who Lived? I’m asking you to save one of them.

One more:

Albus: So what would you like me to do? Magic myself popular? Conjure myself into a new House? Transfigure myself into a better student? Just cast a spell, Dad, and change me into what you want me to be, okay? It’ll work better for both of us. Got to go. Train to catch. Friend to find.

I loved this book! I’m traveling this week, but when I get home, I plan to read it all the way through again… this time, calmly and with an eye for detail, rather than just inhaling it as fast as possible.

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

If you’d like to participate in Thursday Quotables, it’s really simple:

  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (, if you’d be so kind!
  • Click on the linky button (look for the cute froggie face) below to add your link.
  • After you link up, I’d love it if you’d leave a comment about my quote for this week.
  • Be sure to visit other linked blogs to view their Thursday Quotables, and have fun!



5 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  1. I had no doubts you would jump into this right away 😉
    It does sound nice and with lots of links to the main series. That’s always a bonus, I think.
    As for me, I’m waiting for the new film. As it has been pointed out in the community, it is as dieselpunk as it can be 😉

    • I’m pretty excited for the new film too! I wish she would keep writing books in the HP world. I know there’s Pottermore, but I just haven’t gotten into it so far.

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