It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
‘You ran away from home?’
‘When I was about sixteen,’ said Sirius. ‘I’d had enough.’
‘Where did you go?’ said Harry, staring at him.
‘Your dad’s place,’ said Sirius. ‘Your grandparents were really good about it; they sort of adopted me as a second son.’
(and I know this set will probably be confusing to some people since a lot of people like Kristin Scott Thomas as Walburga but she’s always been Mrs. Potter to me)
if you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals
marauder era stories are awesome until you remember everyone dies
"All right, Evans?" said James and his voice was suddenly pleasant, deeper, more mature.
The Patronus is a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the dementor feeds upon — hope, happiness, the desire to survive — but it cannot feel despair, as real humans can, so the de- mentors can’t hurt it.
The ones that love us never really leave us.