Thursday Quotables: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


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.ย  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 Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
(published 2000)

It’s never a bad time for Harry Potter.

A week ago, Harry would have said finding a partner for a dance would be a cinch compared to taking on a Hungarian Horntail. But now that he had done the latter and was facing the prospect of asking a girl to the ball, he thought he’d rather have another round with the dragon.

Oh, the woes of a teen boy faced with the horror of getting a date:

“Why do they have to move in packs?” Harry asked Ron as a dozen or so girls walked past them, sniggering and staring at Harry. “How’re you supposed to get one on their own to ask them?”

“Lasso one?” Ron suggested.

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

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11 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  1. “Lasso one?” I love this! Now just imagine Ron actually doing that :’)

    Love these little passages of yours from Harry Potter! (Love the weekly feature too, I’m glad I found your blog!)

    Laura X

    • Yes, they do! I can only imagine how intimidating it must be to a boy trying to approach one. Maybe the lasso idea might be a good one after all. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I do love Goblet of Fire. It’s really the end of Harry’s innocence too. The ending is so dark, and the darkness sets the tone for the rest of the series.

    • Ah, you’re reading Prisoner of Azkhaban! I love that book! I hope you get to rest of the series — it’s such a wonderful set of books, and such an amazing world J. K. Rowling has created.

  2. Haha! I was only seven when Goblet of Fire came out, but I remember reading in that scene about how teen girls travel in packs and how I spent quite some time trying to imagine what that would look like and why they did so. I was a little baffled but I just accepted it as fact, haha. Those scenes about the awkward states of their love lives are much cuter and more amusing now that I have undergone and emerged from my own teenage years. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reminding me of those passages!

    My quotable this week is some smart advice on happiness from Elizabeth Bennet:

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