“Delphi: Ah, Have I just put my foot in it? It’s what they used to say about me at school. Delphini Diggory–there isn’t a hole she couldn’t dig herself into.”-Act One, loc 456
“Dumbledore: You ask me, of all people, how to protect a boy in terrible danger? We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.”-Act Two, loc 1409
“Scorpius: Cedric was a different person entirely–dark, dangerous,. My dad–doing anything they wanted him to. And me? I discovered another Scorpius, you know? Entitled, angry, mean–people were frightened of me. It feels like we were all tested and we all–failed.
Albus: But you changed things. You had a chance and you changed time back. Changed yourself back.
Scorpius: Only because I knew what I should be.”-Act Three, loc 2623
“Dumbledore: Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe. “-Act Four. loc 3176
“Ginny: Harry, you’d do anything fr anybody. You were pretty happy to sacrifice yourself for the world. He needs to feel specific love. It’ll make him stronger, and you stronger too.”-Act Four, loc 3433
It’s been almost 15 years since I started to read this story. Now, like Star Wars, The Lord of The Rings, and Narnia, etc., Harry Potter has established its own universe too, with a presumable largest global fan group.
Rowling still writes short pieces for Pottermore, and this play is a part of the website’s production. For the first time, I’m reading an original HP book in English, and the etymology of each spell and magic terminologies drew my attention. Those are things easily get lost in translation but I think the Chinese translators did a great work on words’ selection.