Weekly Geeks #17: A Quote a Day.

September 14, 2008 at 10:05 pm (Weekly Geeks)

For Weekly Geeks this week, we’re supposed to post a quote a day for a week, starting on the day we sign up. This is good… it’ll get me back in the habit of posting regularly.

I thought I’d start off with a quote from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (erm… by J.K. Rowling, but you all knew that).

“Well, obviously, she’s feeling very sad, because of Cedric dying. Then I expect she’s feeling confused because she liked Cedric and now she likes Harry, and she can’t work out who she likes best. Then she’ll be feeling guilty, thinking it’s an insult to Cedric’s memory to be kissing Harry at all, and she’ll be worrying about what everyone else might say about her if she starts going out with Harry. And she probably can’t work out what her feelings towards Harry are, anyway, because he was the one who was with Cedric when Cedric died, so that’s all very mixed up and painful. Oh, and she’s afraid she’s going to be thrown off the Ravenclaw Quidditch team because she’s been flying so badly.”

A slightly stunned silence greeted the end of this speech, then Ron said, “One person can’t feel all that at once, they’d explode.”

“Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have, ” said Hermione nastily, picking up her quill again.

I particularly like this quote because it illustrates – for those who have “the emotional range of a teaspoon” – what it is like to be caught up in a range of emotions all at once. Sometimes, I can feel overly emotional and overwhelmed by it all.



  1. Heather J. said,

    I remember laughing out loud when I read that teaspoon line in the book for the first time – thanks for the reminder of a great quote!

  2. Trish said,

    Hey lady–we’ve missed you. Glad to see you back around.

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