The Quote Challenge – Day 1

Tina, my blog friend who writes over at The Sunny Side of Life has tagged me to do the 3 day Quote Challenge. The challenge is simple. I’ve to share a favorite quote from either a favorite book or a favorite author in a post for 3 consecutive days in a blog post, and tag bloggers to do the same. I’m quite happy to tag Simran from My Friendship, The Ilirian Wanderer and her Ravings AND Jaibala from My School of Thought to share their favorite quotes as well.

Book – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Quote Challenge – Day 1

I have no doubt that the series which made my school days a lot better was Harry Potter and the magical world of Hogwarts. An avid reader, I had finished reading the first four from the school library by the time I entered college. I stood in queue to check the other three out from my neighborhood library when they released. And years after that, when I started earning, I bought the box set as well. They are the books I return to when time and again, I’m not in a good mood, or the books I had been reading feel too heavy. They matter to me as much as books by Enid Blyton, Lee Child or Agatha Christie, and bring back the happiness that seems to be lost. The quote I share here is from The Deathly Hallows, the last part of the 7 book series.

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, the most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” — Albus Dumbledore.

For me, who loves and lives in the power of words, this rings true. I’ve been both hurt and remedied by words, and healed others’ wounds with words. Unfortunately, I’ve also hurt others with my words too. I hope that some of those hurts can be healed some time in the future, but it’s life, not a book, so I accept some hurt can’t be healed as well. Que sera sera.

(© 23rd June 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

8 thoughts on “The Quote Challenge – Day 1”

    • One can only control so much, haina Sims? 🙂 We can try not to hurt, and try to heal, or let ourselves not be hurt. But, just as we sometimes take a healing word as hurt, they can mistake it too. We can’t control how they take.

  1. Beautiful quote.. it is this power of words that has always held me in such awe.. 🙂

    Thank you for the tag Leo 🙂

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