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Quote of the week

The original was deleted – probably with good reason – so the source of this shall remain undisclosed:

I imagined myself crawling out from the debris of our collapsed hospital and dialing maintenance: ‘Good day, I’m calling from the psychiatric ward, a satellite just hit us.’

So Say We All

„Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; un-rewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Calvin Coolidge – US President 1923-1929

Like in the movies

WILLOW: I don’t know. You’ve been studying really a lot.

BUFFY: I try, but they’re already piling on the reading and, of course, Giles is filling in the little corners of free time with extra training. I’m starting to think this working hard is hard work.

WILLOW: Isn’t it crazy like that?

BUFFY: I thought it was gonna be more like in the movies. You know, inspirational music and a montage: me sharpening pencils, reading, writing, falling asleep on a big pile of books with my glasses all crooked because in the montage I have glasses. Real life is so slow and it hurts my occipital lobe.

Vandalism

Utolsó bejegyzés a témában. Tegnap olvasgattam egy kis Oder of the Phoenix-et, és egy nagyon jó megjegyzésre bukkantam, ami épp illik a hazai “ünnepekre”. Mr. Weasleynek a munkája során egy elvarázsolt WC-t kell ártalmatlanítania, ami lehúzáskor visszafelé működik:

‘So, what will you have to do about the toilet?’ Harry asked, grinning. […] ‘Oh, it’s a simple enough anti-jinx,’ said Mr. Weasley as they mounted the stairs, ‘but it’s not so much having to repair the damage, it’s more the attitude behind the vandalism, Harry. Muggle-baiting might strike some wizards as funny, but it’s an expression of something much deeper and nastier…’

Snape knew it all

“Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily – weak people, in other words – …”
(Order of the Phoenix, p. 536.)