If you’ve so much as poked your head outside your front door at any point since Inauguration Day on January 20, then you know Donald Trump has been effectively carpet bombing the American people with executive orders (and Tweets) — and while many are bad, some are, shall we say, worse than others. In addition to being amoral, destructive, and often terrifying, this onslaught of executive orders can also start to feel a bit disheartening, even to the most optimistic of politically savvy gals — and where do savvy gals turn when the going gets a little tougher than usual? Harry Potter, of course; and specifically, these Harry Potter quotes that will help get you through a Trump presidency (or, you know, at least through the next ten minutes.)
While true Potterheads have always worshiped at the altar (aka: stack of books) of the wizarding world, there is something especially fitting about the messages behind J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series now. Whether you need a little reminder that standing together is always better than falling divided, or you just want to escape into a world where evil is vanquished in little more than the time it takes to read seven novels, or you simply need a healthy dose of magic (or magical quotes) to help get you though, these Harry Potter quotes will inspire you to keep pushing forward.
“Don’t you see? Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!”
“You know, the Stone was really not such a wonderful thing. As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all — the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”
“Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”