The First & Last Lines Of The Harry Potter Books Are 'Riddikulus'-ly Moving

BEGIN SLIDESHOW
Warner Bros

Whether you’ve read the entire Harry Potter series one time or (more likely) 21 times, you know that it’s a roller coaster of emotions. With each novel, J.K. Rowling brings her beloved characters new challenges to be faced and lessons to be learned.

While the entire Harry Potter series contains countless memorable quotes, perhaps some of the most bittersweet and nostalgic words of wisdom can be found by reading the first and last lines of each book.

From the first line of The Sorcerer’s Stone to the last line of The Deathly Hallows, even Slytherins will have all the feels.

Just remember: In the end, all was well.

1 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

First line: "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

2 of 15
Warner Bros

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Last line: “I’m going to have a lot of fun with Dudley this summer…”

3 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

First line: "Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive.”

4 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Last line: "And together they walked back through the gateway to the Muggle world.”

5 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

First line: "Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways.”

6 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Last line: "And, grinning broadly at the look of horror on Uncle Vernon’s face, Harry set off toward the station exit, Hedwig rattling along in front of him, for what looked like a much better summer than the last.”

7 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

First line: "The villagers of Little Hangleton still called it 'the Riddle House,' even though it had been many years since the Riddle family had lived there.”

8 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Last line: "As Hagrid had said, what would come, would come . . . and he would have to meet it when it did.”

9 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

First line: "The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive.”

10 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Last line: "Instead he smiled, raised a hand in farewell, turned around, and led the way out of the station toward the sunlit street, with Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia, and Dudley hurrying along in his wake.”

11 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

First line: "It was nearing midnight and the Prime Minister was sitting along in his office, reading a long memo that was slipping through his brain without leaving the slightest trace of meaning behind.”

12 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Last line: "His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether in a month, in a year, or in ten, he felt his heart lift at the thought that there was still one last golden day of peace left to enjoy with Ron and Hermione.”

13 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

First line: "The two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane.”

14 of 15
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Last line: "The scar had not pained Harry for 19 years. All was well."

15 of 15

--