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message 1: by Hena (new)

Hena Hameed (henah) | 10 comments (I realise there’s a thread for editing quotes already up, but I didn’t want to overwhelm it with lengthy posts about one series..)

I’m pleased to say that almost all Harry Potter quotes have been patiently verified, formatted and sourced to their respective books and in most cases, the specific chapter. Why did I do this? 1) Its irksome to see lines from the movie-franchise constantly being credited to the books. 2) I’m a stickler for accuracy 3) Vague optimism that this will someday be useful (meta-data?!) 4) Affectionate/nostalgic appreciation of Rowling’s writing 5) Because I can.

I’m hoping a super-librarian can aid me in my quest to correct/source/merge the quotes with +500 likes and review/get rid of the ones that are clearly movie quotes. There are quite a few so I will post quotes-to-correct-and-source in one batch and movie-quotes in another.

I'll be extremely grateful to whoever helps out, I know it's a time-consuming request.


message 2: by Hena (new)

Hena Hameed (henah) | 10 comments http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/16517
Correct version: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!(HP #1: Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 7)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/158824
Correct version: “Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here! (HP #1: Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 7)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/18723
The “from the movie” bit is wrong - this quote can be found in HP #1: Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 9, on the last page.

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/64874
Correct version: “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” (correct the source: HP #1: Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 17)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/8667
Correct version: It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. (HP #1: Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 17)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/29276
Correct version: “The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution. (HP #1: Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 17)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/30725
Correct version: There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it. (HP #1: Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 17)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/6568
Correct version: Alas! Ear wax!”(HP #1: Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 17)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/12415
Correct version: It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” (HP #1: Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 18)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/107245
Correct version: “I’ll be in my room, making no noise and pretending I’m not there. (HP #2: Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 1)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/128909
Correct version: “Of all the trees we could’ve hit, we had to get one that hits back.”(HP #2: Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 5)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/4857
Correct version: Ginny!” said Mr. Weasley, flabbergasted. “Haven’t I taught you anything? What have I always told you? Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain. (HP #2: Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 18)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/67214
correct the source: HP #3: Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 22

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/24650
Correct version: “Percy wouldn’t recognize a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing Dobby’s tea cozy.” (HP #4: Goblet of Fire, Chapter 21)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/183183
Correct version: “Want to come to the ball with me?”
Angelina gave Fred an appraising sort of look. (HP #4: Goblet of Fire, Chapter 22)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/65693
Correct version: What would come, would come . . . and he would have to meet it when it did. (HP #4: Goblet of Fire, Chapter 37)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/106914
Correct version: “Don’t put your wand there, boy! What if it ignited? Better wizards than you have lost buttocks, you know!”(HP #5: Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/18285
Correct version: “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure,” (HP #5: Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 10)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/242589
Correct version: “Well, I had one that I was playing Quidditch the other night,” said Ron. “What d’you reckon that means?”
“Probably that you’re going to be eaten by a giant marshmallow or something,” said Harry. (HP #5: Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 12)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/30533
Correct version: “Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.” (HP #5: Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 21)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/30048
And from now on, I don’t care if my tea leaves spell die, Ron, die — I’m just chucking them in the bin where they belong.” (HP #5: Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/24989
Correct version: Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young . . . (HP #5: Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 37)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/50224
Correct version: According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else. (HP #5: Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 38)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/7694
Correct version: “And now, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” (HP #6: Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 3)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/74985
Correct version: “No —” said Harry quickly; he had not counted on this, he had meant them to understand that he was undertaking this most dangerous journey alone.
“You said to us once before,” said Hermione quietly, “that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We’ve had time, haven’t we?
“We’re with you whatever happens” said Ron. (HP #6: Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 30)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/18855
Correct version: “He will only be gone from the school when none here are loyal to him. (HP #6: Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 30)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/69059
Correct version: “He must’ve known I’d run out on you.”
“No. He must’ve known you’d always want to come back.” (HP #7: Deathly Hallows, Chapter 20)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/28647
Correct version: The fact remains he can move faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo. (HP #7: Deathly Hallows, Chapter 22)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/63278
Correct version: “I am sorry too,” said Lupin. “Sorry I will never know [my son] . . .but he will know why I died and I hope he will understand. I was trying to make a world in which he could live a happier life.” (HP #7: Deathly Hallows, Chapter 34)

Suggest merging http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/68745 and http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/626243 into one quote:
“So light a fire!” Harry choked.
“Yes — of course — but there’s no wood!” Hermione cried, wringing her hands.
“HAVE YOU GONE MAD?” Ron bellowed. “ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?”
(HP #1: Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 16)

Suggest merging http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/18284 and http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/260764 - the second one is properly formatted.


message 3: by Hena (new)

Hena Hameed (henah) | 10 comments A (depressingly) long list of HP movie-quotes:

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9273
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/61817
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/290881
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/30043
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/80994
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/158721
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/179324
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/178690
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/313624
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/174201
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/315888
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/110451
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/34396
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/141968
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/141969
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/170067
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/381169
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/120915
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/105238
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/179243
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/408963
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/336411
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/494696
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/419763
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/438299
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/315565
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/252715
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/105368
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/372442
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/401341
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/282067
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/488045
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/433415
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/514248
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/323278
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/403825
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/578529
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/261067
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/178934
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/324219
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/421232
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/446086
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/651198
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/182055


message 4: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments I'll start the deletes from the end of the list.


message 5: by vicki_girl (last edited Dec 20, 2012 07:09PM) (new)

vicki_girl | 2765 comments Working on the the quotes from message 2.

ETA: Got the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, and Prisoner of Azkaban ones. I verified the corrections against my copy of the book in hand.


message 6: by Banjomike (last edited Dec 20, 2012 05:42PM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments All the deletes are done apart from 6 or so which give the famous "page unavailable An unexpected error occurred. We will investigate this problem as soon as possible — please check back soon!" error.

I'll retry them tomorrow.

EDIT: only 2 left


message 7: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments The last two deletes are still refusing to go. I'll link them here and we'll see if anyone can delete them (supers or staff).

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9273
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/61817


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