Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Quotes


“One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.”

Harry Potter; Act One, Scene Two

This quotes happens in Platform Nine and Three-Quarters. Albus Severus Potter tells his father that he is scared that the Sorting Hat will place him in Slytherin House. So Harry tells his son that he was named after Severus Snape, who was in Slytherin and helped him defeat Lord Voldemort.

“The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”

Harry; Act One, Scene Nine

In this quote, Harry quotes Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. In this moment Dumbledore did not say to him about the entire truth about his fight with Voldemort. In the Cursed Child, the quote is used to refer to Harry’s statement to Albus by saying that he wished that he wasn’t his son. When Harry quotes this Ginny identifies it as something that Dumbledore would say.

“My father proved you don’t have to be a grown-up to change the Wizarding World.”

Albus; Act One, Scene Fourteen

This quote happens when Albus and Scorpius volunteers to go back in time and save Cedric Diggory. Amos Diggory said that two teenagers are incapable of helping him. However, Albus reminds him that his father was a teenager when he defeated Lord Voldemort, the most powerful dark wizard that ever existed.

"Because I don't think Voldemort is capable of having a kind son — and you're kind, Scorpius. To the depths of your belly, to the tips of your fingers."

Albus; Act Two, Scene Sixteen

This quote occurs in the Hogwarts library during one of the Time-Turner timelines. In here Albus says to Scorpius the reasons why he doesn’t think that he is the son of Voldemort. Scorpius is a kind boy, kinder than his dad ever was. No child of Voldemort can be as sweet as Scorpius is.

“We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.”

Dumbledore; Act Two, Scene Eight

Dumbledore tells this to Harry when he tells him that Bane told him that Albus had a black cloud. Dumbledore told Harry that Albus needs to learn on his own the types of pain that are around him because that is how they learn, by having firsthand experience with the evil that lurks in their world.

“The world changes and we change with it. I am better off in this world. But the world is not better. And I don't want that.”

Scorpius; Act Three, Scene Nine

This quote happens before Scorpius returns back in time to fix the mistake Albus and he made. In this parallel universe, Scorpius is more popular than he is back in his world. But he knows that even if this world is better than his real life he knows that it’s wrong for him to stay there. This is a clear view of the person that Scorpius Malfoy truly is a kind person who prefers saving his only friend than living in a world where he is the Scorpion King.

“It is exceptionally lonely, being Draco Malfoy. I will always be suspected. There is no escaping the past.”

Draco; Act Four, Scene Four

This quote occurs in Harry’s office, Draco explains to Harry about his wife Astoria, who died of a blood curse her family has. Draco tells that he has a Time-Turner hidden, but does not tells anyone about because he doesn’t want people to believe that Scorpius is truly the son of Voldemort. The past that will never be forgotten is the Malfoys family role with Lord Voldemort. The Malfoys were followers of Voldemort’s Army, Lucius Malfoy, Draco’s father was a Death Eater.

“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.”

Harry; Act Four, Scene Four

This quote occurs in Harry’s office. After Draco and Harry talks about what they wanted their children to be they discovered that they didn’t think about what their children wanted and needed. However, Harry and Draco tried to give them what they wish they could’ve had when they had their age.

“They were great men, with huge flaws, and you know what – those flaws almost made them greater.”

Harry; Act Four, Scene Fifteen

This quote happens on a hill when Harry and Albus visits Cedric Diggory’s grave. Albus tells his father that he won’t be a good wizard especially since he almost destroyed the Wizarding world. Harry tells his son that his names, who are after two great wizards shouldn’t be a burden. Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape both had their problems and made mistakes like any other wizard, but that was what made them better wizards.

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