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Please let this serve as a reminder to check your citations when submitting.
SLYTHERIN: “I am the thing that monsters have nightmares about.” -David Fury (Buffy: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Showtime)
RAVENCLAW: “Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” –Franz Kafka
“People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.” –Bob Merrill (Fanny Brice: Funny Girl: People)
GRYFFINDOR: “Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.” -Basil King
SLYTHERIN: “Aut inveniam viam aut faciam. I will either find a way or make one.” -attributed to Hannibal
RAVENCLAW: “Education isn’t a gun held to your head: it’s a weapon in your hands.” –Laurie Penny
“If someone is cruel to you
because of your soft disposition
respond to their poison
with equal parts sweet honey,
equal parts dangerous ferocity.”
–Nikita Gill (Soft and Dangerous)
GRYFFINDOR: “If we’re going to walk into walls, I want us running into ‘em full speed.” -Peter Parnell (Leo McGarry: West Wing: Let Bartlet be Bartlet)
SLYTHERIN: “It is not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” -attributed to Lou Holtz
RAVENCLAW: “In a dark place we find ourselves and a little more knowledge might light our way.” –George Lucas (Yoda: Revenge of the Sith)
HUFFLEPUFF: “Not to know is bad. Not to want to know is worse. Not to hope is unthinkable. Not to care is unforgivable.” –Nigerian saying
“KRONN: I am afraid.
LUDD: So am I. And there’d be something wrong with us if we weren’t. But it’s worth remembering that the Imperium of Man, which has endured these thousands of years, was forged by men who were afraid, yet who faced down the daemons anyway.”
-Dan Abnett (His Last Command)
SLYTHERIN: “If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” -Claire Cook (Seven Year Switch)
RAVENCLAW: “The truth is always an abyss. One must — as in a swimming pool — dare to dive from the quivering springboard of trivial everyday experience and sink into the depths, in order to later rise again — laughing and fighting for breath — to the now doubly illuminated surface of things.” –Gustav Janouch (Conversations with Kafka)
“There’s one girl I like, she’s a smile on a Monday
And she’ll fight to stay so
And she’s like the sun on the weekend
And though she is like the sea, and it’s right she’d be so
I like she sails with me”
–Lisa Hannigan (Sea Song)
GRYFFINDOR: “Go, my son, and do something worth doing.” -George MacDonald (Old Woman: Phantastes: A Faerie Romance)
SLYTHERIN: “Just taking risks for risk’s sake, that doesn’t do it for me. I’m willing to take risks that I think are worth it, and I’ve worked so hard to make sure that I survive.” -Chris Hadfield
RAVENCLAW: “I’m like a loaded weapon and the brain is my bullet.” –Chelsea Peretti (One of the Greats)
HUFFLEPUFF: “Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” –John Boyle O’Reilly (Rules of the Road)
GRYFFINDOR: “To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life.” -Osho (Being in Love: How to Love with Awareness and Relate Without Fear)
SLYTHERIN: “Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.” -Oscar Wilde (The Soul of Man Under Socialism)
“AMY SANTIAGO: Something has to be done, and I have a plan. We use mankind’s greatest weapon.
ROSA DIAZ: A grenade.
AMY SANTIAGO: The written word.”
–Tricia McAlpin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Coral Palms Pt. 2)
“Gently, lay your hands on their soul like a whisper
and find the places in which they are broken.
Then love them until these fractured places
become crevices, and the crevices become
thin, white scars that they only just barely remember.”
–Nikita Gill (How to Love Someone Who Is Broken)
GRYFFINDOR: “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” -Marcus Aurelius
SLYTHERIN: “The men in the room suddenly realized that they did not want to know her better. She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.” -Neil Gaiman + Terry Pratchett (Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.)
so many things
you can learn about.
BUT … you’ll miss
the best things
if you keep
your eyes shut.”
–Dr. Seuss (I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!)
HUFFLEPUFF: “I am what I am, nothing more.” –George MacDonald (Anodos: Phantastes)
GRYFFINDOR: “I am thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled upon my strength.” -Alexandra Elle
SLYTHERIN: “Family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you’d die for.” -Bill Harms (Lincoln Clay: Mafia III)
RAVENCLAW: “Some people are more certain of everything than I am of anything.” –Robert Rubin
HUFFLEPUFF: “Many people look at me and think they know me but they don’t at all. This is the real me. I am a humble person, a feeling person. A person who cares about others, who wants to help others.” –Cristiano Ronaldo
Nothing wrong with it! We’re just don’t accept quotes from works that exist “in-universe” – you can read more about this here if you want. Basically the goal is to find quotes that can apply to the Hogwarts houses, but aren’t from anything actually related to Harry Potter.
Either way, it still counts as something we won’t accept.
GRYFFINDOR: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.” -Helen Keller (Let Us Have Faith)
SLYTHERIN: “The best way to predict the future is to change it.” -attributed to Abraham Lincoln
RAVENCLAW: “There is no doubt that genius lasts longer than beauty.” –Oscar Wilde (Lord Henry Wotton: The Picture of Dorian Gray)
Thanks for asking. No, we don’t take Fantastic Beasts quotes, because that is in-universe to Harry Potter (Hogwarts exists in Fantastic Beasts).
HUFFLEPUFF: “There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.” –Antisthenes
GRYFFINDOR: “How was it that things meant so much to them? What forces did these impassionate people have within them to make them prefer death to surrender?” -Isak Dinesen (The Monkey)
“Well they build their walls
Yeah I rip them down
Ain’t nothing getting in my way!”
-Miracle of Sound (Welcome Home)
RAVENCLAW: “Anyone who has ever scanned the bookshelves of a new girlfriend or boyfriend – or peeked inside his or her medicine cabinet – understands this implicitly: you can learn as much – or more – from one glance at a private space as you can from hours of exposure to a public face.” –Malcolm Gladwell (Blink)
HUFFLEPUFF: “It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.” –Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)
GRYFFINDOR: “Past tears are present strength.” -George MacDonald (Old Woman: Phantastes: A Faerie Romance)
SLYTHERIN: “Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.” -Alice Walker
RAVENCLAW: “Thinking is one way of doing, and words are one way of thinking.” –Ursula K. Le Guin (Serenity: Solitude)
HUFFLEPUFF: “Family is something that runs deeper than blood—nothing so trivial as a shared surname or facial feature, but this bone-deep sense that you have an anchor here in the world, no matter how far you may feel you have drifted off course.” –Beau Taplin (Friendship)
“Addicted to the wonder
It shouldn’t have to hide in true hearts
I try to keep it under
It calls me like a siren
To the mysteries
Of distant lands
Secrets soon to be
Plunder in our hands.”
-Miracle of Sound (Here We Go Again)
SLYTHERIN: “The world closed in on him, its weapons drawn, eager for his death. And it was for him to outwit the world. It was the simplest and most fundamental of all games.” -Mervyn Peake (Gormenghast)
RAVENCLAW: “Why, what a preposterous question, you silly girl! Why, history is the backbone of our very society! And the liver! And probably the kidneys if I were to wager.” –Miles Luna + Monty Oum + Kerry Shawcross (Doctor Bartholomew Oobleck: RWBY: Search and Destroy)
“This is your life
This is your time
What if the flame won’t last forever
This is your here
This is your now
Let it be magical”
–Dio (This Is Your Life)
Really it’s just the quotes that we think are excellent and well-chosen for the house.
Thanks for asking!
Thanks for asking! It would be better to ask about your specific quote, off anon, than to resubmit. We do have 200+ submissions and 200+ items in the queue at the moment, so it’s probably still around but taking a while to appear.
GRYFFINDOR: “All my life men like you’ve sneered at me, and all my life I’ve been knocking men like you into the dust.” -David Benioff + DB Weiss (Brienne of Tarth: Game of Thrones: The Prince of Winterfell)
SLYTHERIN: “I’ve never settle for anything in my life. I know what I want, I know what I’ve got, and you’d be lucky to do so well.” – René Echevarria (Commander William Riker: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Second Chances)
RAVENCLAW: “The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.” – William Ralph Inge (The Training of the Reason)
HUFFLEPUFF: “We learned about honesty and integrity… that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” –Michelle Obama
GRYFFINDOR: “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.” -King James Bible (II Corinthians 4:8)
SLYTHERIN: “Even wounded you are still here. And the ones who hurt you should be very afraid. There are few things more dangerous than a wild thing that was broken and damaged and wounded but still stands strong and tall.” -Nikita Gill
RAVENCLAW: “To defeat an enemy, you must know them. Not simply their battle tactics, but their history, philosophy, art.” –Nicole Dubuc (Grand Admiral Thrawn: Star Wars Rebels: Hera’s Heroes)
HUFFLEPUFF: “To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.” –Montesquieu
GRYFFINDOR: “I think the beating in our hearts was put there to remind us that even when we feel alone in the world, a part of us marches on. That even at our lowest we carry something inside us that we can lean on and turn to. That even when we have no one else, we always have ourselves.” -Beau Taplin (The Marching Heart)
SLYTHERIN: “My heart shall never be put under their microscope.” -Oscar Wilde (Basil Hallward: The Picture of Dorian Gray)
RAVENCLAW: “If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us.” –William Faulkner
HUFFLEPUFF: “You don’t become mature when you stop playing – you get old.” –Gavin Dunne
GRYFFINDOR: “Your voice is your identity. If you don’t use it, you’re halfway to Asphodel already.” -Rick Riordan (Nico di Angelo: Blood of Olympus)
“Givin’ up on a dream you know
That ain’t no way to live
I don’t wanna be ordinary
Got too much to give”
-Miracle of Sound (Jet Fuel Heart)
RAVENCLAW: “Sicut Aurora Scientia Lucet (Like the dawn, knowledge enlightens)” –University of the Azores motto
“It’s not just sentimental, no, no, no
She has her grief and care, yeah yeah yeah
But the soft words, they are spoke so gentle, yeah
It makes it easier, easier to bear, yeah
You won’t regret it, no, no
Some girls, they don’t forget it
Love is their only happiness, yeah
But it’s all so easy
All you gotta do is try, try a little tenderness"
–Otis Redding (Try A Little Tenderness)
GRYFFINDOR: “I like the word believe. In general, when one says ‘I know,’ one doesn’t know, one believes.” -attributed to Marcel Duchamp
“The best part about me is I am not you.
RAVENCLAW: “What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men.” –Leigh Bardugo (Grisha philosopher: Shadow and Bone)
HUFFLEPUFF: “If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.” –Deepak Chopra
GRYFFINDOR: “You are a bold youth, if you have any idea of what you are daring; but a rash one, if you know nothing about it.” -George MacDonald (Woman: Phantastes: A Faerie Romance)
SLYTHERIN: “But as always, you must wait to see the end of a person, and no one ought to be called blessed until he dies and his funeral is over.” -Ovid (Metamorphoses)
“It’s Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time
–Run-DMC (It’s Tricky)
So, I’m going to spend this whole December holiday working on quotes so that I can get through my next term without having to worry that we’re going to run out while I’m doing a lot of homework. In order to do that, I’m going to need more quotes!
Would you be so kind as to submit many many Gryffindor and Slytherin quotes, please? In the link above you’ll find the rules and submission guidelines.
“All I know is who I am
I’ll never let you down
The last one you can trust until the end”
–Motörhead (Till the End)
GRYFFINDOR: “Bravery is not a quality of the body. It is of the soul.” -Mahatma Gandhi
“I’m free to be the greatest,
-Sia (The Greatest)
RAVENCLAW: “How he hated dealing with these men; he wanted to dive back into the books.” –Robert Jordan (Rand al'Thor: The Shadow Rising)
HUFFLEPUFF: “You will fall in love with your friends. Deep, passionate love. You will create a second family with them, a kind of tribe that makes you feel less vulnerable. Sometimes our families can’t love us all the time. Sometimes we’re born into families who don’t know how to love us properly. They do as much as they can but the rest is up to our friends. They can love you all the time, without judgement. At least the good ones can.” –Ryan O’Connell (The People You Will Fall In Love With In Your 20s)
GRYFFINDOR: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” -King James Bible (Philippians 4:13)
“Will they know what you overcame?
Will they know you rewrote the game?
The world will never be the same.”
-Lin-Manuel Miranda (Company: Hamilton: Alexander Hamilton)
RAVENCLAW: “As a child he was sometimes found at midnight by a page still reading. They took his taper away, and he bred glow-worms to serve his purpose. They took the glow-worms away and he almost burnt the house down with a tinder.” –Virginia Woolf (Orlando)
HUFFLEPUFF: “The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” –Deepak Chopra
GRYFFINDOR: “Well… if I knew an innocent man was going to be punished for something he didn’t do, I’d fight it. Down to the wire.” -Dan Abnett (Ayatani Zweil: Guns of Tanith)
SLYTHERIN: “There is no book or teacher to give you the answers, to show you the way. Choose your own way! Do not follow me, or anyone else.” -Corey May + Dooma Wendschuh + Joshua Rubin + Jeffrey Yohalem (Ezio Auditore: Assassin’s Creed II)
RAVENCLAW: “Only fools have no fear.” –Sandy Fries (Worf: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Coming of Age)
“For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson (We Thank Thee)
GRYFFINDOR: “Life has a practice of living you, if you don’t live it.” -Philip Larkin
SLYTHERIN: “Who cares about decent? The game, Mrs Hudson, is on!” -Mark Gatiss + Steven Moffat (Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock: A Study in Pink)
RAVENCLAW: “I’d rather be a smart-ass than a dumb-ass.” –Nathan Louis Jackson (Mercedes “Misty” Knight: Luke Cage: Suckas Need Bodyguards)
HUFFLEPUFF: “All a man has to do, is to better what he can.” –George MacDonald (Phantastes)
GRYFFINDOR: “A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it. A dead dog can be lifted on the leaping water with all the swiftness of a leaping hound; but only a live dog can swim backwards. A paper boat can ride the rising deluge with all the airy arrogance of a fairy ship; but if the fairy ship sails upstream it is really rowed by the fairies.” -GK Chesterton (The Everlasting Man)
“Out for my own, out to be free
One with my mind, they just can’t see
No need to hear things that they say
Life’s for my own, to live my own way”
is not about how many people
like your work
if your heart likes your work
if your soul likes your work
it’s about how honest
you are with yourself
–Rupi Kaur (To All You Young Poets)
I’m not trying to hide what’s real.
I know sometimes you get a raw deal.
But life is short and time is cruel.
I can’t help seeing the glass half full.
–Home Free (Crazy Life)
GRYFFINDOR: “Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first? -JM Barrie (Peter Pan: Peter and Wendy)
SLYTHERIN: “Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. Aim for the company of immortals.” -David Ogilvy