Jannah is worth it.-four words that will get you through any struggle in life once your heart accepts them. (via faraa—faraway)
THE GREATEST LESLIE LINE
When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love…-
Professor Slughorn, The Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9, pg177
The significance of this quote is unimaginable. While there is no direct proof, I believe that this could be in reference to on of two significant events/characters. The first is Tom Riddle. Riddle had an obsessive love of the dark arts which drew him to become Lord Voldemort. Slughorn would have seen, what he originally thought to be a healthy curiosity for the dark arts, turn into obsession driven madness. But the more likely possibility would be Snape’s love of Lily. From what we gather in the books Slughorn knew Lily well, and most likely knew Snape well enough, due to him being in Slytherin and being so skilled at potions. He would have watched as Lily and Snape’s friendship turned from innocence to something darker. He would have seen the rift between them grow and as Lily grew away from Snape, Snape became more and more obsessed with the idea of Lily. Slughorn is not as ignorant or blind-sighted as he lets on, he would have seen what that obsessive love caused Snape to do; he would have seen him suffer but also be drawn into the allure of the dark arts. Slughorn knows about obsessive love, he watched its effects play out right in front of him.
But okay listen: 7 years ago today, MILLIONS. LITERALLY MILLIONS. of Potterheads from all over the world were sitting with their brand-new copies of the Deathly Hallows and taking their final journey with Harry. It’s amazing when you think of the sheer scope of it-that many people in a sense united by this one book, riding the same emotional roller coaster simultaneously.
This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!