RAVENCLAW: “And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.” –King James Bible (1 Corinthians 13:2)
“We’ll forget about our sorrow
And think about a brighter day
‘Cause life is beautiful that way”
–Il Volo (Beautiful that Way)
“KING JOAQUIN: Now you have to do what all great leaders do when they fail.
ELENA: What’s that?
KING JOAQUIN: Try again.”
-Becca Topol (Elena of Avalor: Royal Retreat)
SLYTHERIN: “All bullies grow up, Mr Falcone, and their crimes are forgotten. But sometimes the weak turn strong, and the tables are turned.” -Eskil Mohl (Silvio Caruso: Hitman)
RAVENCLAW: “I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.” –Brené Brown
HUFFLEPUFF: “I’m with you. But I have to say that although I understand the farmers’ suffering and understand why you would take up their cause, it’s your character that I find most compelling. In life one finds friends in the strangest places.” –Akira Kurosawa + Shinobu Hashimoto + Hideo Oguni (Gorobei Katayama: Seven Samurai)
“STEERPIKE: How’s the pain?
FUCHSIA: I’m all right.
STEERPIKE: Don’t be heroic. We’re not playing a game. I want to know exactly how much you’re in pain – not whether you are brave or not. I know that already.”
-Mervyn Peake (Titus Groan)
SLYTHERIN: “In the Garden of Eden, Eve showed more courage than Adam…when the serpent offered the forbidden fruit, she knew that there was something better than paradise.” -Tom Fontana (Cesare Borgia: Borgia: The Serpent Rises)
RAVENCLAW: “I don’t see myself as a hero because what I’m doing is self-interested: I don’t want to live in a world where there’s no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.” –Edward Snowden
HUFFLEPUFF: “Oh, great warrior! Wars not make one great.” –George Lucas + Leigh Bracket + Lawrence Kasdan (Yoda: The Empire Strikes Back)
GRYFFINDOR: “I am not a place for cowards.” -Angela Abreu
“They can say that I won’t stay around,
but I’m going to stand my ground.
You’re not going to stop me.
You don’t know me, you don’t know who I am.
Don’t count me out so fast.”
-Cher (You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me)
RAVENCLAW: “The law doesn’t protect people. People protect the law. People have always detested evil and sought out a righteous way of living. Their feelings – the accumulation of those people’s feelings – are the law.” –Gen Urobuchi (Akane Tsunemori :Psycho-Pass: Perfect World)
“This was no time for play.
This was no time for fun.
This was no time for games.
There was work to be done.”
–Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat Comes Back)
GRYFFINDOR: “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
SLYTHERIN: “Always remember the crowd that applauds your coronation is the same crowd that will applaud your beheading. People love a show.” -Terry Pratchett (Going Postal)
RAVENCLAW: “Evil knows of the Good, but Good does not know of Evil. Knowledge of oneself is something only Evil has.” –Franz Kafka (The Blue Octavo Notebooks)
HUFFLEPUFF: “Live your life how you want but don’t confuse drama with happiness.” –Donick Cary + Joe Mande (Ron Swanson: Parks and Recreation: One in 8,000)
GRYFFINDOR: “Live fully and without fear.” -Rick Riordan (The Trials of Apollo)
SLYTHERIN: “Each of us has Heaven and Hell in him, Basil.” -Oscar Wilde (Dorian Gray: The Picture of Dorian Gray)
RAVENCLAW: “If we would have new knowledge, we must get us a whole world of new questions.” –Susanne Langer (Philosophy in a New Key)
HUFFLEPUFF: “There’s treasure everywhere!” –Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes)
GRYFFINDOR: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” -King James Bible (Ephesians 6:12)
SLYTHERIN: “Before you ask why someone hates you, ask yourself why you even care.” -Tiffany Alvord
RAVENCLAW: “Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” –Francis Bacon (Apothegms)
HUFFLEPUFF: “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” –Marcus Aurelius (Meditations)
“It’s the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.”
-Bette Midler (The Rose)
SLYTHERIN: “Mulder, the truth is out there…but so are lies.” -Glen Morgan + James Wong (Dana Scully: The X Files: E.B.E.)
“SCARECROW: Can’t you give me brains?
OZ: You don’t need them. You are learning something every day. A baby has brains, but it doesn’t know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get.”
–L. Frank Baum (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)
HUFFLEPUFF: “Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” –Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
GRYFFINDOR: “Your time will come. You will face the same evil, and you will defeat it.” -Fran Walsh + Philippa Boyens + Peter Jackson (Arwen: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring)
SLYTHERIN: “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” -Oscar Wilde (Dorian Gray: The Picture of Dorian Gray)
RAVENCLAW: “When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.” –Lemony Snicket
HUFFLEPUFF: “Purity has nothing to do with your sexuality, who you sleep with, how many people you sleep with or how often you sleep with them. Purity is simply a heart that cannot bear to see suffering, a skin that still bruises and has not hardened to the world and its cruelty, and a soul that is much kinder to others than is necessary.” –Nikita Gill
“MATT: These people are in danger because of me. And I’ll be damned if I’m not getting them out.
ELEKTRA: It’s the wrong play.
MATT: It’s the only play.”
-Douglas Petrie + Marco Ramirez (Marvel’s Daredevil: A Cold Day in Hell’s Kitchen)
“And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!”
-Dr Seuss (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!)
RAVENCLAW: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.” –Brian Michael Bendis (Albert Einstein: Powers Vol. 7: Forever)
“I know, up on top
you are seeing great sights,
But down at the bottom,
we, too, should have rights.”
–Dr. Seuss (Yertle the Turtle)
GRYFFINDOR: “I can see that you have made your decision, but I wonder if you will become tired and discouraged. Me – I will never give up.” -Gabriel Dumont
SLYTHERIN: “Never be sorry for who you are. Your personality should never be shrouded in what society expects of you. Be shamelessly, unapologetically you. You will find the world rallies behind those who carve roads of their own.” -Beau Taplin (The Road)
RAVENCLAW: “Men are what they are because of what they do. Not what they say.” –Fredrick Backman (A Man Called Ove)
HUFFLEPUFF: “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” –King James Bible (Galatians 5:14)
GRYFFINDOR: “But being a little angry with yourself is all right. That’s how shit gets accomplished.” -Jami Attenberg (Saint Mazie)
SLYTHERIN: “Bitch: a reflection of people’s lack of creativity and inability to acknowledge and embrace a powerful woman; a woman who won’t comply.” -Kelly Cutrone (If You Have to Cry, Go Outside)
RAVENCLAW: “Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life.” –Joan D. Vinge
HUFFLEPUFF: “She drinks liquid gold from the sun to sing in a golden voice to the moon, girls like her will always spill light from their lips even when surrounded by utter darkness and gloom.” –Nikita Gill
GRYFFINDOR: “The world’s a playground! You know that when you are a kid, but somewhere along the way everyone forgets it.” -Nicholas Stoller + Jarrad Paul + Andrew Mogel (Allison: Yes Man)
SLYTHERIN: “If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.” -Abraham Maslow
RAVENCLAW: “For this once, I will come. But in the future you will have to go by yourself. Education is experience, and the essence of experience is self-reliance.” –T.H. White (Merlyn: The Sword in the Stone)
“We may have lost a lot
But you’ll never lose your friends
And there is fear in danger
But we will rise above
Because they have hate and anger,
But we have love”
–Delenn Jadzia (We Have Love)
GRYFFINDOR: “I wanted to give up the idea I had any control. Shake things up. To be saved by chaos. To see if I could cope, I wanted to force myself to grow again. To explode my comfort zone.” -Chuck Palahniuk (Invisible Monsters)
SLYTHERIN: “He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.” -attributed to Niccolò Machiavelli
RAVENCLAW: “Better to be hated than loved, loved, loved for what you’re not.” –Marina and the Diamonds (I Am Not a Robot)
HUFFLEPUFF: “I’ve been through hell and come out singing.” –Kim Bagwill + Matt Adrian (The Mincing Mockingbird’s Guide to Troubled Birds)
GRYFFINDOR: “Our light is inextinguishable, no matter how much darkness we face.” -Cory Booker
SLYTHERIN: “We all show signs of greatness that we hope that someone sees.” -Luke Sital-Singh (Nothing Stays the Same)
RAVENCLAW: “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one”
“I may not live to see our glory!
But I will gladly join the fight!
And when our children tell our story…
They’ll tell the story of tonight
Raise a glass to freedom
Something they can never take away
No matter what they tell you
Raise a glass to the four of us
Tomorrow there’ll be more of us
Telling the story of tonight”
–Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton: The Story of Tonight)
GRYFFINDOR: “If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.” -James Dashner (Alby: Maze Runner)
SLYTHERIN: “Anyone who can appease a man’s conscience can take his freedom away from him.” -Chris Carter + David Duchovny (The Smoking Man: The X Files: Talitha Cumi)
RAVENCLAW: “It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” –James Baldwin (No Name in the Street)
HUFFLEPUFF: “Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.” –Maya Angelou (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)
“I’ve taken my bows
And my curtain calls.
You brought me fame and fortune,
and everything that goes with it.
I thank you all.
But it’s been no bed of roses,
No pleasure cruise.
I consider it a challenge
before the whole human race
And I ain’t gonna lose.”
-Queen (We Are the Champions)
SLYTHERIN: “We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger.” -TS Eliot (The Cocktail Party)
RAVENCLAW: “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” –William Pollard
HUFFLEPUFF: “I hope the painful memories only flex their power over you a little of the time.” –The Mountain Goats (You Were Cool)
“We will carve our place
into time and space
We will find our way,
or we’ll make a way”
-Alessia Cara (Wild Things)
“This chip on my shoulder
makes me smarter and bolder.
No more whining or blaming;
I am reclaiming my pride.”
-Nell Benjamin + Lawrence O’Keefe (Elle Woods: Legally Blonde the Musical: Chip on My Shoulder)
“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.”
–Allen Ginsberg (Howl)
HUFFLEPUFF: “Real friends were the kind where you pick up where you’d left off, whether it be a week since you’d seen each other or two years.” –Jojo Moyes (The One Plus One)
“Rise if you’re sleeping, stay awake.
We are young supernovas,
and the heat’s about to break.”
-The Mountain Goats (High Hawk Season)
SLYTHERIN: “‘But people are oceans.’ she shrugged. ‘You cannot know them by their surface.’” -Beau Taplin (I am more than what you see.)
RAVENCLAW: “Genius is nothing but youth recaptured.” –Charles Baudelaire (The Painter of Modern Life)
“I could hold you for a million years,
To make you feel my love.”
–Bob Dylan (Make You Feel My Love)
GRYFFINDOR: “What can you do on this earth but catch at whatever comes near you, with both your hands, until your fingers are broken?” -Tennessee Williams (Orpheus Descending: A Play in Three Acts)
SLYTHERIN: “Fight because you don’t know how to die quietly. Win because you don’t know how to lose.” -Nora Sakavic (David Wymack: The King’s Men)
RAVENCLAW: “There is no practice exam for living a life. All you can do is knuckle down, trust your intuition, and take the lessons where you can.” –Beau Taplin (Practice Exam)
“I don’t need no dreams when I’m by your side
Every moment takes me to paradise
Darlin’, let me hold you
Warm you in my arms and melt your fears away
Show you all the magic that a perfect love can make”
–Michael Jackson (Baby Be Mine)
GRYFFINDOR: “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James
SLYTHERIN: “So sharpen your fangs and wear your toughest skin. Shake the skepticism and condescension of others and have confidence in your ability to forge your own way. Be wild and tireless in all of your pursuits. And prepare yourself for the possibility that you might not always get what you think you want, but so long as you never give in, eventually you’ll get what you need.” -Beau Taplin
RAVENCLAW: “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.” –Sophia Loren
HUFFLEPUFF: “This is what I know: In this life, a steady love, and a place to call home, are far more precious than all the earthly possessions and wealth in the world.” –Beau Taplin (True Value)
GRYFFINDOR: “I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.” -Jack London
SLYTHERIN: “Everyone needs reality to punch them in the face every once in a while. Keeps you on guard.” -Alexandra Bracken
RAVENCLAW: “It’s innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn’t.“ –Mignon McLaughlin (The Neurotic’s Notebook)
HUFFLEPUFF: “I just gotta keep reminding myself: Every time I do an interview or something, my volition really has to be just to serve, to help people. Not to feel like I’m important.” –Rivers Cuomo
GRYFFINDOR: “They know what I am. Let them come, if they find the courage.” -David Gaider (Fenris: Dragon Age II)
SLYTHERIN: “Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” -Agatha Christie (The Mysterious Affair at Styles)
RAVENCLAW: “Prodigy is, at its essence, adaptability and persistent, positive obsession.” –Octavia E. Butler (Parable of the Sower)
HUFFLEPUFF: “Do not accept brutality and cruelty as normal even if it is sanctioned. Protect the vulnerable and encourage the afraid. If you are brave, stand up for others. If you cannot be brave – and it is often hard to be brave – be kind.” –Sarah Kendzior
“Your courage will still be shown in the little ways,
each spring will be a sword you’ll sharpen,
those you love will live in a fever of love,
and you’ll bargain with the calendar
and at the last moment
when death opens the back door
you’ll put on your carpet slippers
and stride out.”
-Anne Sexton (Courage)
SLYTHERIN: “The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” -attributed to Plato
RAVENCLAW: “In order to write the book you want to write, in the end you have to become the person you need to become to write that book.” –Junot Diaz
HUFFLEPUFF: “Forget pride and right or wrong, if there is a wound between you and someone you care for, you set aside your differences and heal it.”
–Beau Taplin (Forget Pride)
GRYFFINDOR: “If she had known everything, it would not have been so easy to be brave.” -Lois Lowry (Annemarie Johansen: Number the Stars)
SLYTHERIN: “Some people would set the whole world on fire, juts to watch the people that hurt them turn to ash.” -Nikita Gill
RAVENCLAW: “One could say, in fact, that no story really has a beginning, and that no story really has an end, as all of the world’s stories are as jumbled as the items in the arboretum, with their details and secrets all heaped together so that the whole story, from beginning to end, depends on how you look at it.” –Lemony Snicket (The End)
HUFFLEPUFF: “I don’t know who came here before me, who conditioned you to think you had to apologize or feel obtuse. But not here. Dream so big it’s silly. Laugh so hard it’s obnoxious. Love so much it’s impossible. […] Grow. It’s a big world. There’s room. You fit. I promise.” –Owen Lindley
GRYFFINDOR: “Fear is wisdom in the face of danger. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.” -Mark Gatiss + Steven Moffat (Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride)
SLYTHERIN: “I have never seen the Icarus story as a lesson about the limitations of humans. I see it as a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.” -Randall Munroe