it’s not over: one thing you didn’t like in the movies
…her eyes are just like mine, Harry thought, edging a little closer to the glass. Bright green – exactly the same shape…
…She had thick, dark red hair that fell to her shoulders, and startlingly green almond-shaped eyes. Harry’s eyes.
Emma Watson protesting against Turkish Deputy Prime Minister’s comment “All women to stop laughing in public!”
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
"It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices." ― Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2002 [X]
I think it’s useful, as a famous person, to have as little separation between the perception of you and how you really are - because otherwise I’d be sitting here thinking I’m keeping secrets, and wondering when you’re going to find out.
I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself. I want to avoid becoming too styled and too ‘done’ and too generic. You see people as they go through their career, and they just become more and more like everyone else.
Unicorn hair generally produces the most consistent magic, and is least subject to fluctuations and blockages. Wands with unicorn cores are generally the most difficult to turn to the Dark Arts. They are the most faithful of all wands, and usually remain strongly attached to their first owner, irrespective of whether he or she was an accomplished witch or wizard.
Minor disadvantages of unicorn hair are that they do not make the most powerful wands (although the wand wood may compensate) and that they are prone to melancholy if seriously mishandled, meaning that the hair may ‘die’ and need replacing.