Enjoy the best quotes from the newest Harry Potter book / stage play written by Jack Thorne and based on an original new story by Thorne, J.K. Rowling, and John Tiffany.

Full name of the book: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two

Plot summary

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. (Wikia)


Top 35 Quotes from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  1. ALBUS: Everyone’s staring at us again.
    RON: Because of me! I’m extremely famous. My nose experiments are legendary!
    – Act One, Scene Two
  2. ROSE (about Scorpius): The rumor is that he’s Voldemort’s son, Albus. It’s probably rubbish. I mean… look, you’ve got a nose.
    – Act One, Scene Three
  3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Quote - If you answer the gossip, you feed the gossip.
    If you answer the gossip, you feed the gossip.
    – Act One, Scene Four
  4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Quote - Magic myself popular?
    ALBUS (to Harry):
    So what would you like me to do? Magic myself popular? Conjure myself into a new House? Transfigure myself into a better student? Just cast a spell, Dad, and change me into what you want me to be, okay? It’ll work better for both of us.
    – Act One, Scene Four
  5. ALBUS: I didn’t choose, you know that? I didn’t choose to be his son.
    – Act One, Scene Four
  6. HERMIONE (about eating sugar): What can I say? My parents were dentists, I was bound to rebel at some point.
    – Act One, Scene Five
  7. RON (about his mother): Nothing scares me. Apart from Mum.
    – Act One, Scene 15
  8. RON (to Harry): Honestly, every time I sit down now I make an “ooof” noise. An “ooof.” And my feet — the trouble I’m having with my feet — I could write songs about the pain my feet give me — maybe your scar is like that.
    – Act One, Scene 15
  9. ALBUS: How to distract Scorpius from difficult emotional issues. Take him to a library.
    – Act One, Scene 19
  10. DRACO: Sorry about your floor, Minerva.
    PROFESSOR McGONAGALL: I dare say it’s my fault for owning a chimney.
    – Act Two, Scene Three
  11. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Quote - Pain must and will come.
    We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.
    – Act Two, Scene Eight
  12. DRACO: Keep up, old man.
    HARRY: We’re the same age, Draco.
    DRACO: I wear it better.
    – Act Two, Scene 13
  13. DELPHI: That’s the thing, isn’t it? About friendships. You don’t know what he needs. You only know he needs it.
    – Act Two, Scene 14
  14. MOANING MYRTLE: Myrtle. Myrtle Elizabeth Warren — a pretty name — my name — no need for the moaning.
    – Act Two, Scene 19
  15. DOLORES UMBRIDGE (to Scorpius): I don’t know what game you’re playing but you’re upsetting the dementors and entirely ruining Voldemort Day.
    – Act Two, Scene 20
  16. RON: I’m armed and — entirely dangerous and seriously advise you — He realizes his wand is the wrong
    way around and turns it right.
    To be very careful —
    – Act Three, Scene Six
  17. RON: So you’re telling me that the whole of history rests on . . . Neville Longbottom? This is pretty wild.
    – Act Three, Scene Seven
  18. SNAPE: Still, there’s glory in being taken down by the Dark Lord himself, I suppose.
    HERMIONE: I’m sorry, Severus.
    SNAPE looks at her, and then swallows the pain. He indicates RON with a flick of his head.
    SNAPE: Well, at least I’m not married to him.
    – Act Three, Scene Seven
  19. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Quote - Tell Albus Severus, I'm proud he carries my name.
    SNAPE (to Scorpius):
    Tell Albus — tell Albus Severus — I’m proud he carries my name.
    – Act Three, Scene Nine
  20. SNAPE: One person. All it takes is one person.
    – Act Three, Scene Nine
  21. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Quote - Bravery doesn't forgive stupidity.
    Bravery doesn’t forgive stupidity.
    – Act Three, Scene 10
  22. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Quote - I was forced into it.
    I didn’t volunteer for adventure, I was forced into it.
    – Act Three, Scene 11
  23. SCORPIUS: No, it’s time that time-turning became a thing of the past.
    ALBUS: You’re quite proud of that phrase, aren’t you?
    SCORPIUS: Been working on it all day.
    – Act Three, Scene 14
  24. HERMIONE: If this is your way of saying you want a marital break, Ron, then, to be clear, I will skewer you with this quill.
    – Act Three, Scene 17
  25. When spares are spared, when time is turned, when unseen children murder their fathers: Then will the Dark Lord return.
    – Act Three, Scene 19
  26. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Quote - My geekness is a-quivering.
    My geekness is a-quivering.
    – Act Four, Scene Three
  27. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Quote - Perfection is beyond the reach of magic.
    Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic.
    – Act Four, Scene Four
  28. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Quote - Those that we love, never truly leave us.
    Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch. Paint . . . and memory . . . and love.
    – Act Four, Scene Four
  29. HARRY (to Draco): 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.
    – Act Four, Scene Four
  30. GINNY (to Harry): 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 ways.
    – Act Four, Scene Nine
  31. RON: Rubbish. Beautifully put but beautiful rubbish.
    – Act Four, Scene 10
  32. DRACO: Hermione Granger, I’m being bossed around by Hermione Granger. And I’m mildly enjoying it.
    – Act Four, Scene 11
  33. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Quote - I don't much like pigeons.
    I don’t like small spaces and– I’ve never told anyone this, but I don’t much like– pigeons.
    – Act Four, Scene 15
  34. HARRY (to Albus): Slytherin, Gryffindor, whatever label you’ve been given — I know — know — that heart is a good one — yeah, whether you like it or not, you’re on your way to being some wizard.
    – Act Four, Scene 15
  35. HARRY: They were great men, with huge flaws, and you know what– those flaws almost made them greater.
    – Act Four, Scene 15

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