Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.PerfectionAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.Grief & Condolence, Day of the DeadAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
You ask me, of all people, how to protect a boy in terrible danger? We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.YouthAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
You - the three of you - you shone you know? You liked each other. You had fun. I envied you those friendships more than anything else.Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
They were great men, with huge flaws, and you know what – those flaws almost made them greater.Harry James Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Hogwarts isn't actually that pleasant a place when you don't fit in.HogwartsAlbus Severus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
So you’re telling me that the whole of history rests on... Neville Longbottom? This is pretty wild.Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Hermione: "I'm sorry, Severus."
Snape looks at her, and then swallows the pain. He indicates Ron with a flick of his head. "Well, at least I'm not married to him."
Draco: "I always envied you them, you know - Weasley and Granger. I had -"
Ginny: "Crabbe and Goyle."
Draco: "Two lunks who wouldn't know one end of a broomstick from another."
Love blinds. We have both tried to give our sons, not what they needed, but what we needed. We’ve been so busy trying to rewrite our own pasts, we’ve blighted their present.Harry James Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I've never fought alone, you see. And I never will.Harry James Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Scorpius: "I asked out Rose Granger-Weasley."
Albus: "And she said no."
Scorpius: "But I asked her. I planted the acorn. The acorn that will grow into our eventual marriage."
Albus: "You are aware that you're an utter fantasist."
People say parenting is the hardest job in the world - they're wrong - growing up is. We all just forget how hard it was.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
How many people have died for the Boy Who Lived?Amos Diggory in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The rumor is that he's Voldemort's son, Albus. It's probably rubbish. I mean... look, you've got a nose.Rose Granger-Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Voldemort wanted you! Not my son! You told me yourself, the words he said were "kill the spare". The spare. My son, my beautiful son, was a spare.Amos Diggory in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
It took me a long time to discover your weakness, Albus Potter. I thought it was pride, I thought it was the need to impress your father, but then I realised your weakness was the same as your father's - friendship.Delphi in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Green is a soothing color, isn't it? I mean Gryffindor rooms are all well and good but the trouble with red is - it is said to send you a little mad - not that I'm casting aspersions...GryffindorAlbus Severus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Ron: "You've said some very unfair things to and about my wife..."
Hermione: "And your wife doesn't need you fighting her battles for her."
Scorpius: "If I had to choose a companion to be at the return of eternal darkness with, I'd choose you."
Albus: "No offense, but I'd choose someone massive and really good at magic."
Delphi: "What have you done?"
Scorpius: "I, uh, I opened a book. Something which has - in all my years on this planet - never been a particularly dangerous activity."
It's tough to live with people stuck in the past, isn't it?Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
After I came out of hospital - everyone ignored me, shut me out - other than, that is, the boy who had everything - who came across the Gryffindor common room and challenged me to a game of Exploding Snap. People think they know all there is to know about you, but the best bits of you are - have always been - heroic in really quiet waysGinny Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Okay, whatever was holding your brain together seems to have snapped.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
There's a silence. A perfect, profound silence. One that sits low, twists a bit, and has damage within it.SilenceHarry Potter and the Cursed Child
I've done this job for centuries
On every student's head I've sat
Of thoughts I take inventories
For I'm the famous Sorting Hat
I've sorted high, I've sorted low,
I've done the job through thick and thin
So put me on and you will know
Which House you should be in
At this precise moment in time, I take no pleasure in being right.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Myrtle Elizabeth Warren - a pretty name - my name - no need for the "moaning".Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Are you crawling away from me? Harry Potter. Hero of the wizarding world. Crawling away like a rat.Delphi in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
A memorial? I am not interested in a memorial - not anymore. I am an old man - an old dying man - and I am here to ask you - beg you - to help me get him back.Amos Diggory in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Delphi: "Then kill me."
Harry: "I can't do that either."
Albus: "What? Dad? She's dangerous."
Harry: "No, Albus."
Albus: "But she's a murderer- I've seen her murder-"
Harry: "Yes, Albus, she's a murdurer, and we're not."
Hermione: "We have to be better than them."
Ron: "Yeah, it's annoying but it's what we learnt."
The Malfoys. The family you can always rely on to make the world a murkier place.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Scorpius: "A doe? Lily's Patronus."
Snape: "Strange, isn't it? What comes from within."
When spares are spared,
when time is turned,
when unseen children murder their fathers:
Then will the Dark Lord return.
Pity is a start, my friend, a foundation on which to build a palace - a palace of love.Mercy & CompassionScorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Thank you for being my light in the darkness.Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The lesson even your father sometimes failed to heed is that bravery doesn't forgive stupidity. Always think. Think what's possible.Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I am the new past. I am the new future. I am the answer this world has been looking for.Delphi in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
That's the thing, isn't it? About friendships. You don't know what he needs. You only know he needs it.Delphi in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I will rebirth the Dark. I will bring my father back.Delphi in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I'm being bossed around by Hermione Granger. And I'm mildly enjoying it.Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
It is exceptionally lonely, being Draco Malfoy. I will always be suspected. There is no escaping the past.Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I shouldn't have survived - it was my destiny to die - even Dumbledore thought so - and yet i lived. I beat Voldemort. All these people - all these people - my parents, Fred, the Fallen Fifty - and it's me that gets to live? How is that? All this damage - and it's my fault.Harry James Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child