Line(s) of the Day: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?

As said by the wise and benevolent Professor Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), the third of the series, and my favourite. You can find another example of Dumbledore’s knowledge here, and my tour of Harry Potter Studios here.

Creative #SheLovedMeOnce

She loved me once and I threw it away
A love so pure there was plenty to spare
And yet not enough for me to keep
And not enough for me to share

Her and I loved in different ways, speeds and styles
At contrasting times and in different places
Her love for me now sat with old newspapers
Faded clothes, expired milk and long-forgotten faces

But my love for her caught in a sandtimer
With my heart waiting for the last grain to fall
Memories varying from light to dark and dark to light
And questions and questions challenging it all

Whether better to have loved and lost I’m not certain
I wanted to love you the way you did me
My love took too long to catch up with yours
And you never slowed down, more’s the pity

I will let go, I hold on with fewer fingers now
The future is coming into view more than the past
But while we’ll never be that us again
Your role in my life will last

After finding an old poem Some Things, I decided to fine tune another poem I wrote while back.

Line(s) of the Day #EverybodysChanging

Keane

So little time.
Try to understand that I’m
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game

Taken from the song Everybody’s Changing by English band Keane, from their debut album Hope’s and Fears (2004).  Known for using the piano as a lead instrument, the group achieved particular success with their first three albums.

Line(s) of the Day #FightClub

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It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.

Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) in the famously rebellious film Fight Club (1999). Directed by David Fincher and based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, it was initially a commercial disappointment, but has since become a cult classic. If you are interested in anti-establishment films, you might enjoy this quiz 

Line(s) of the Day #WickedGame

Chris Isaak Wicked Game cover

The world was on fire and no one could save me but you.
It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do.
I never dreamed that I’d meet somebody like you.
And I never dreamed that I’d lose somebody like you.

Taken from the song Wicked Game by Californian singer Chris Isaak from his third album Heart Shaped World (1989). The music video famously featured Isaak and supermodel Helena Christensen frolicking naked.