Great Moments from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (HP Anniversary Day 5)

It’s Harry Potter Anniversary Week over at Margaret from Weird Zeal’s blog! Today is a Harry Potter Wildcard, and I was already going to post this anyways haha 🙂

I just finished rereading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (I’m American but I have the British versions of the first three books!) for the 100000th (okay not really but close) time and I absolutely adored it! I always remember love love loving it, and then whenever I read it again, I find some new thing to adore. Instead of writing a review for it, because let’s be real, just about everyone on this planet has read it and I really don’t need to review how amazing it is haha, I decided to just list and ramble all the popular and also subtle parts I love. Spoilers for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone below!!! (duh)

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  • Dumbledore has a a scar above his left knee which is a perfect map of the London Underground. Ahahaha the most prominent scar I have is this ovular blob from burning myself taking cookies out of the oven why can’t I have such a useful scar.
  • “They stuff people’s heads down the toilet first day at Stonewall. Want to come practice?” –Dudley
    • “No thanks. The poor toilet’s never had anything as  horrible as your head down it–it might be sick.” –Harry
  • The only things untouched/not broken in Dudley’s second bedroom are books. Even if he wasn’t horrible to Harry and just a horrible person, this alone would be enough to make the bookish community hate him haha.
  • In the Leaky Cauldron: “Harry shook hands again and again–Doris Crockford kept coming back for more.” Well Doris would literally be me if I met Harry, except I would probably scream in between shaking hands.

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  • Fred and George: “Are you… he is… aren’t you… Harry Potter?”
    • “Oh, him,” said Harry. “I mean, yes, I am.” Oh him ahaha this shouldn’t be so funny.
  • Harry to Malfoy on the train: “I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself, thanks.” OOH BURN
  • THE HOGWARTS SCHOOL SONG! Why was it cut from the movies I love it.
    • Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts…
    • “Everybody finished the song at different times. At last, only the Weasly twins were left singing along to a very slow funeral march.” Of course they were!

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  • First words to Harry: “What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?”
    • “Asphodel is a type of lily and means ‘remembered beyond the tomb’ or ‘my regrets follow you to the grave’ while wormwood is often associated with regret or bitterness” Source: Pottermore
    • Ahhhhhh I’m not crying you are 😦
  • Harry getting Neville’s Remembrall yesss you go Harry!!
  • “Harry groped for the doorknob–between Filch and death, he’d take Filch.” Are you sure because I might take death haha.
  • When Malfoy tried to get Harry in trouble for having a broom and then Flitwick is like “oh yes, McGonagall told me.” take THAT!!

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  • “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”
  • Lee Jordan’s obvious favoritism to Gryffindor over Slytheryn in the first Quidditch match.
  • “You haven’t got a letter on yours…I suppose she thinks you don’t forget your name. But we’re not stupid–we know we’re called Gred and Forge.”
  • How “Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi” spelled backwards is “I show not your face but your hearts desire.” Wow I feel so smart (not that I figured it out by myself haha).
  • Harry seeing his family in the mirror aww

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  • Hagrid giving Norbert a teddy bear for the journey away and Norbert probably ripping its head off.
  • “Mars is bright tonight.” x3
  • Ron sacrificing himself in the chess game
  • Hermione solving Snape’s potions riddle!!! Why are the potions not in the movie that’s literally the reason she got 50 points. Also in the movie Hagrid says Snape is one of the teachers guarding the stone but he isn’t so it literally doesn’t make sense yeah I’m a little salty
  • Quirrell not being able to touch Harry!!
  • Hagrid giving the book of photos of Lily and James to Harry–I’m not crying, you are!!

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  • They don’t know we’re not allowed to use magic at home. I’m going to have a lot of fun with Dudley this summer…”

Wheee those are some of my favorite moments from the first Harry Potter book! What are some of your favorite moments? Comment below if you liked this post and want any more from other books I reread 🙂

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11 thoughts on “Great Moments from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (HP Anniversary Day 5)

  1. When Hagrid gifted Harry Hedwig // the in-hind-sight cringe-worthy Scabbers scene // everyone using their strengths to get through the enchantments also FLUFFY // all the food descriptions // Quidditch!! // and definitely that line: “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.” ❤

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