I'm in the middle of a big ol' re-read and boy is my timing terrible. I'm halfway through Goblet of Fire and even though HP is and always has been a balm for my soul, it's been a rough month or so and boy did these lines make that extra clear to me. More feelings and shit TK as I keep reading.
  1. It seemed to be a handsome, leather-covered book. Harry opened it curiously. It was full of wizard photographs. Smiling and waving at him from every page were his mother and father. "Sent owls off ter all yer parents' old school friends, askin' fer photos...knew yeh didn' have any...d'yeh like it?" Harry couldn't speak, but Hagrid understood.
  2. What Harry found most unusual about life at Ron's, however, wasn't the talking mirror or the clanking ghoul: It was the fact that everybody there seemed to like him.
  3. At least the Howler had done one good thing: Hermione seemed to think they had now been punished enough and was being perfectly friendly again.
    (Okay this sentence is Hermione in a nutshell; she is the queen of my heart disguised as a brainy twelve year old witch)
  4. "Of course," McGonagall said, and Harry, amazed, saw a tear glistening in her beady eye. "Of course, I realize this has all been hardest on the friends of those who have been...I quite understand. Yes, Potter, of course you may visit Miss Granger. I will inform Professor Binns where you've gone. Tell Madam Pomfrey I have given my permission."
  5. "I'm on holiday in France at the moment and I didn't know how I was going to send this to you — what if they'd opened it at customs? — but then Hedwig turned up! I think she wanted to make sure you got something for your birthday for a change."
    This damn owl I mean honestly
  6. "Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them. Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you."
    One of the best metaphors for depression in anything I've ever read
  7. "'When they get near me —" Harry stared at Lupin's desk, his throat tight. "I can hear Voldemort murdering my mum." Lupin made a sudden motion with his arm as though to grip Harry's shoulder, but thought better of it.
  8. "I heard my dad," Harry mumbled. "That's the first time I've ever heard him — he tried to take on Voldemort himself, to give my mum time to run for it." Harry suddenly realized that there were tears on his face mingling with the sweat. He bent his face as low as possible, wiping them off on his robes, pretending to do up his shoelace, ...
    ...so that Lupin wouldn't see. "You heard James?" said Lupin in a strange voice.
  9. "That was quite some Patronus," said a voice in Harry's ear. Harry turned around to see Professor Lupin, who looked both shaken and pleased.
    Shaken and pleased because he just saw that HARRY'S PATRONUS IS PRONGS omg
  10. "Believe me," croaked Black. "Believe me, Harry. I never betrayed Lily and James. I would have died before I betrayed them." And at long last, Harry believed him. Throat too tight to speak, he nodded.
  11. Black's gaunt face broke into the first true smile Harry had seen upon it. The difference it made was startling, as though a person ten years younger were shining through the starved mask; for a moment, he was recognizable as the man who had laughed at Harry's parents' wedding.
  12. It wasn't a horse. It wasn't a unicorn, either. It was a stag. It was shining brightly as the moon above...it was coming back to him...it stopped on the bank. Its hooves made no mark on the soft ground as it stared at Harry with its large, silvery eyes. Slowly, it bowed its antlered head. And Harry realized..."Prongs," he whispered.
  13. Black wheeled Buckbeak around, facing the open sky. "We'll see each other again," he said. "You are — truly your father's son, Harry..."
  14. "You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus? Prongs rode again last night."
    Bye @ this
  15. For maybe half an hour, a glorious half hour, he had believed he would be living with Sirius from now on...his parents' best friend....It would have been the next best thing to having his own father back.
  16. So that was how his parents had died...exactly like that spider. Had they been unblemished and unmarked too? Had they simply seen the flash of green light and heard the rush of speeding death, before life was wiped from their bodies?
    We should have known from this first lesson something was up with Moody. Yeah, he turns Malfoy into a ferret, but this is straight up emotional abuse of Harry and Neville and it is not okay. I know he says Dumbledore wanted students to be prepared & knew what was going on in classes, but like, for all his faults...Dumbledore errs on the side of over-cautious, and I can't see him condoning this in a classroom, knowing what Harry and Neville have both been through
  17. Telling Neville what Professor Sprout had said, Harry thought, had been a very tactful way of cheering Neville up, for Neville very rarely heard that he was good at anything. It was the sort of thing Professor Lupin would have done.
  18. When Harry woke up on Sunday morning, it took him a moment to remember why he felt so miserable and worried. Then the memory of the previous night rolled over him.
    This is how you feel when you're very depressed and you wake up in the morning. Nothing's gone wrong yet. It's just a state that you can't shake.
  19. He had an urge to say something about the large weight of anxiety that seemed to have settled inside his chest since last night, but he couldn't think how to translate this into words, so he simply dipped his quill back into the ink bottle and wrote, "Hope you're okay, and Buckbeak — Harry."