20 years ago today- June 26, 1997- the world was blessed with J.K Rowling‘s debut novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Not only has the Harry Potter fandom flourished into a multi-billion-dollar franchise since then, but it has brought together individuals from around the world into a community who share the same love for reading, witchcraft & wizardry, and a young boy’s journey to greatness.
In all honesty, I was a late bloomer. I did not invest myself in the series until after high school; a solid four or five years after the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Nevertheless, I became immersed in the world of Harry Potter and could never in a million years imagine my life without it now.
And it all started with The Boy Who Lived.
To commemorate twenty magical years, here are
10 Magical Quotes from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
“You’re a wizard, Harry.”
“There will be books written about Harry. Every child in the world will know his name.”
“I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death.”
“It’s leviOsa, not levioSA!”
“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.”
“I tell you, that dragon’s the most horrible animal I’ve ever met, but the way Hagrid goes on about it, you’d think it was a fluffy little bunny rabbit.”
“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.”
“Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus.” (Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon)