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Thoughts are powerful and, therefore, dangerous


Anybody who has ever struggled with mental issues will immediately recognise the truth in this insignificant little sentence in the fifth Harry Potter book. It’s hidden between much more important plot points, but it has the weight of wisdom.

When your own mind becomes the enemy and your thoughts more dangerous than anything else you will see its significance. Your own thoughts damage you and you cannot see how you could control it.

6 responses

  1. I can’t remember this in the book. You’re right that it’s buried beneath the plot points. Yes, it’s very true. I totally agree.

    July 4, 2014 at 18:12

    • The wisdom of J.K. Rowling! 🙂
      It’s on the second page of the last chapter, “The Second War Begins”.

      July 4, 2014 at 22:45

  2. Wow. That quote totally passed right over my head back when I read the book. It was talking about the scarring on Ron from the brains so I totally missed the double meaning. It’s amazing how much Rowling puts in those books that you don’t even realize.

    July 4, 2014 at 20:30

    • Exactly. I also paid it no attention when I was younger, but now it’s not just about Ron’s wounds. Ron is the one of the trio most easily brought down by thoughts. He feels inadequate next to his brothers because he thinks he is least important, and remember how he couldn’t play quidditch as long as he thought everyone else thought he sucked. J.K. Rowling had depression, she knows exactly how dangerous your own thoughts can be. That little line has like three meanings…
      I know, it’s amazing! 😀

      July 4, 2014 at 22:52

  3. This is so true!

    July 7, 2014 at 05:34

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