It matters what you choose to be (Harry Potter): Quote Challenge 1

“…the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”
–Β Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixΒ 
This had to be the first quote among the three as it comes straight through the mind of a Potterhead.
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Harry is afraid of himself, of his growing anger. He fears that someday he would turn evil, as evil as the Voldemort. Sirius speaks to make Harry understand the significance of the choices that we make in our life. In short-simple sentences he made us understand the three vital lessons of life,

  • Good and evil are parallel forces; they stay together within a same person.We normally think that a person is either totally evil or totally good at heart which is not true. It was never true and can never be. Even the Stone Age must have not seen a human totally good or bad. The theory of parallelism applies to this world where equal and opposite forces stay together into the same sheath. They complete each other. Good-bad, light-dark, day-night have always been together and will always be, in the same way.
  • Your birth, your history won’t define you. What defines you is what you choose to be.Your choice has the ultimate power which drives your life towards a definite path. In a demon’s palace, lived a devotee as sacred as Prahlada. Nothing can carve you into bad if you choose to be good. Nothing at all has that immense power which can challenge the power of choice.
  • Life will show you both your sides, good and evil. With the passing days one overpowers the other.I wonder how and when people as barbaric as Bin Laden would have turned into monsters from normal human beings like you and me. It must have taken years of hard work to rot ones soul. Hadn’t their life given them signals of the evil side taking over? We all get that signal of life, as Harry received one which enervated him. It matters whether we listen to the voice of our conscience and save our soul from blackening forever.
Harry Potter has been a hero of my world. May he inspire us to be good at heart no matter, what life turns into. Long live Potter! Long live Potterheads! πŸ˜€
This Potter maniac post was written as a part of the three day Quote challenge in which I was tagged by two of my blogger friends Bhavikk and Tennyson. Thanks to both of you for tagging me into the challenge.
Rules for the challenge:
  • Post one of your favourite quotes (different quote on each day) on three days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own.
  • Nominate three bloggers to challenge them.
  • Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
And here I do the honors by tagging three of the lucky people for this challenge:



Namrata Kumari

Hello! My name is Namrata Kumari. I am a daily 10 to 8 office worker and lately, I realized that this is not what my life should be like. I cannot just commute to my work place, work there for ten hours, come back to my apartment and sleep to wake up to do the same old thing day after every day. I know there are people just like me who wish to break through this monotonous cycle and make their lives even more purposeful. I chose blogging as a way to bring the much needed change in my life and to reach out those who share the same feelings. If you have any valuable suggestions then please share it below in the comment box.


  1. Wow namrata
    wonderful quotes ..m so happy to read these quotes and they are so meaningful…very glad to tagg u and happy that u accepted my tags
    wishing you a very wonderful weekend
    Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  2. Firstly thank you for tagging me for the 3 day quotes challenge.. Hi5 for the potter head πŸ™‚ and yes, a wonderful quote with a deep meaning embedded in it… πŸ™‚

  3. Hi five! πŸ˜€ Long live Potter love, long live Potter heads. And I am thankful to you for taking up the challenge and sharing wonderful quotes as a part of it. Loved reading them. Thanks again. πŸ™‚ Keep blogging. πŸ˜€

  4. That's a lovely quote Namrata :). I totally agree with the fact that no one is totally good or totally evil. It's like each of us have some good or bad characters and that's what life is about. No one is really perfect.

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