Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Albus Dumbledore and April Fools

Kicking off the 2014 A-Z Blogging Challenge....

Albus Dumbledore is my choice to start off my A-Z Theme of Memorable Characters in Books and Film because he is awesome. He was not only headmaster at Hogwarts but was also an amazingly talented wizard, a teacher, a friend and most importantly someone willing to do the right thing despite the costs. Throughout the Harry Potter Books and Films he embodied not only the magic of a talented wizard but the power of what happens when good people don't just stand by and let bad things happen. He was not perfect but he suffered consequences both when he made mistakes and sometimes even when he did the right thing. But in the time he knew Harry Potter and he did his best to help the boy who lived survive long enough to face Lord Voldemort. Albus will never leave me and he will always be a character that touched my heart. Whether on paper or film. His courage lives on even after the series has ended. I believe many others feel the same way that I but yet, not the same as I.


Albus Dumbledore Quotes

Dark tiles lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is right and what is easy.

“That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to comprehend. Of house-elves and children’s tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. Nothing. That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped.” 

“Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!” 

"There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends." 

"It is important to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated." 


And lastly a quote from Order of The Phoenix that sums up Dumbledore and his quirks quite well.

“You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts...but you cannot deny he's got style...” 

Oh and Happy April Fool's Day everyone. Watch out for pranksters.

19 comments:

  1. Yes, a good character to start with, and fundamental to the series of Harry Potter!

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  2. I agree...I thought Dumbledore was a great "mentor" character, even though he puts Harry in harm's way on more than one occasion.

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  3. Cool theme! I love Dumbledore - he is an amazing character!

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  4. Hmmm, I could possibly be one of the few persons this side of the world who hasn't read Harry Potter.

    J.L. Campbell - writes at The Character Depot
    and the Jamaican Kid Lit Blog.

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  5. He imparted a lot of wisdom on Harry.

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  6. Albus is such a wonderful character. And he ended up being far more complex than it seemed. Rowling is a master at characterization.

    I love it in the first book when he told Harry he saw socks in the Mirror of Erised. Another favorite from the first book is when he hadn't tried Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans since he had a vomit-flavored one as a kid, so he tries one again and gets earwax. Still makes me laugh out loud!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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  7. Albus is one of my favorite characters from Harry Potter! He does definitely have style :)
    From AtoZ at The Five Dog Blog

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  8. LOVE Dumbledore. One of the greatest wizards ever.

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    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

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  9. I have only one complaint with Dumbledore, but I'll keep that to myself. He was definitely a great character.

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  10. Love, love love Dumbledore. And the last quote about him made me laugh. :D

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  11. I wonder if Dumbledore will be in the Harry Potter prequels they're going to make.

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    1. There will be Harry Potter prequels? Awesome! I hope Rowling is involved.

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  12. I'm glad you put in the quotes as well (tho some a bit difficult to read.) A favorite character truth be told.
    Happy A to Zing
    Alive with Poetry

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  13. I love Dumbledore. Even though Harry had to work hard to figure out the clues that Dumbledore left for them, he DID leave them. He had to give the clues in a way that not just anyone could figure it out. Love your quotes and your theme, Sheena-Kay.

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  14. Yes, I love Dumbledore! He's a wonderful character and makes you cry cry cry when he's gone!

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    1. Aw Kim I love Dumbledore too and Andrew's mention of prequels has me excited as well. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Great theme Sheena - I have to confess I haven't read the Harry Potter books but I've watched one or two of the movies ... and Dumbledore is definitely a great character.

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  16. Dumbledore is a great character to start with. I really want to re-read Harry Potter now, but I get the urge probably once a week!

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  17. Oooh, I likes your theme! Noice! And of course Dumbledore is a brilliant character. And a very brave one!

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