Friday, 22 July 2016

'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' quote

One of those rare cases when Hermione, bless her, lost her head :D

'Devil's Snare, Devil's Snare... What did Professor Sprout say? It likes the dark and the damp - '

'So light a fire!' Harry choked.

'Yes - of course - but there's no wood!' Hermione cried, wringing her hands.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Chapter Sixteen 'Through the Trapdoor'


  1. She spent so much of her life not using magic (purposely) that when in panic, I'm sure it was natural for her to go back to the muggle way of creating fire. But I love Ron's response to her little panic moment! haha!

  2. This always makes me laugh, especially what Ron says, lol. It's so rare to see Hermione at a loss like that, and I kind of wish they'd kept the scene as it was written in the book in the film version.

  3. I absolutely adore this moment! Hermione is the brightest among them, but the knowledge doesn't do her much good if she can't apply it. Luckily Ron and Harry kept their heads and were able to help her work it through. They make a great team.

  4. I LOVE this moment because it shows that Hermione was a Muggle-Born and being a witch wasn't yet natural to her! It also shows that she isn't perfect, despite the films best effort to show her as such. I agree though, Ron's response to her is pure gold XD

  5. That was one of the flaws of Hermione :D She lost her head sometimes when really stressed. I love that Ron is there to calm her down and realize what's going on. This was a moment that I enjoyed. It showed that Hermione was human.

  6. I agree with you all, guys! It was a priceless moment and it showed that Hermione, though incredibly clever and logical, has her flaws too (which is great!), and that the three of them make a perfect team, because when one loses head, the other is there to put things in perspective and come up with the right answer. I do wish they would leave this scene unchanged in the films too. I don't know why they went out of their way to make film!Hermione even smarter at the expense of the boys, giving her some of their cleverest lines.