Not What Someone Is Born

There were innumerable highlighter-worthy quotes in the tome that is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire which I finished again this afternoon as wind and rain splattered my living room windows into something abstract and beautiful and, per usual, Albus Dumbledore dropped some mother-fucking knowledge, son, this time on then-Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge.

"You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!"

And then there's this dandy.

"Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."

Harry's godfather slash wizard-most-wanted Sirius Black snagged a seat on the knowledge-dropping express too, and put Harry's boy Ron in the know.

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."

Fuck these books are dope.