Quotes: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This weekend, I got my DVD copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I’ve just rewatched the DVD for the second time, which brings my total count so far at four. Yes, I have watched this movie already four times, and I keep on discovering new things every time. I just love it so much! By the way, for those of you not as well-informed as me, here are the current release dates for all the movies. There are still 5 more years of Fantastic Beasts awesomeness to come!

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Anyway, as I’ve now watched the movie four times, I have already amassed a list of my favourite quotes. So I thought I’d share them with you here. They aren’t in the order that they are spoken in the film, because I wouldn’t want to spoil too much.

Newt: “My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.”

Percival: “You’re an interesting man, Mr. Scamander.”
Tina: “Mr. Graves.”
Percival: “You were thrown out of Hogwarts for endangering human life…”
Newt: “That was an accident.”
Percival: “…with a beast. Yet one of your teachers argued strongly against your expulsion. Now… what makes Albus Dumbledore… so fond of you?”

Jacob: “Newt… I don’t think I’m dreaming.”
Newt: “What gave it away?”
Jacob: “I ain’t got the brains to make this up.”

Newt: “I need to get going. Find everyone who’s escaped, before they get hurt.”
Jacob: “Before they get hurt?”
Newt: “See, they’re currently in alien terrain, surrounded by millions of the most vicious creatures on the planet. Humans.”

Queenie: “People are easiest to read when they’re hurting.”

Jacob: “Did… Did you say school? Is there a school? A wizardry school here in, uh, America?”
Queenie: “Of course. Ilvermorny. It’s only the best wizard school in the whole world.”
Newt: “I think you’ll find the best wizarding school in the world is Hogwarts!”
Queenie: “Hogwash!”

Grindelwald: [to Newt] “Will we die, just a little?”

Modesty: “My momma,  your momma, gonna catch a witch. My momma, your momma, flying on a switch. My momma, your momma, witches never cry. My momma, your momma, witches gonna die.”

Tina: “And you were just in Equatorial Guinea?”
Newt: “And I’ve just completed a year in the field. I’m writing a book about magical creatures.”
Tina: “Like an extermination guide?”
Newt: “No. A guid to help people understand why we should be protecting these creatures instead of killing them.

Jacob: “I love house elves. My uncle is a house elf.”

Newt: [hands Jacob a helmet] “Put this on.”
Jacob: “But why would I have to wear something like this?”
Newt: “Because your skull is susceptible to breakage under immense force.”

Newt: “People like you, don’t they, Mr. Kowalski?”
Jacob: “Oh. Well, I’m, uh, I’m sure people like you, too, huh?
Newt: “Not really, no. I annoy people.”

Jacob: “What did you do today, Jacob?” [laughs] “I was inside a suitcase.”

Gnarlack: “So you’re the guy with the case full of monsters, huh?”
Newt: “News travels fast.”

Jacob: “You, uh, you know how to read minds?”
Queenie: “Oh, don’t worry, honey. Most guys think what you was thinking first time they see me.”

Mary Lou: “Are you a seeker? A seeker after truth?”
Newt: “I’m more of a chaser really.”

Newt: “You’re a Legilimens?”
Queenie: “Mmm. Yeah. But I always have trouble with your kind. Brits. It’s the accent.”

Percival: “I ask you, Madam President, I ask all of you… Who does this law protect? Us? Or them?”

Tina: “Mr. Scamander, do you know anything about the wizarding community in America?”
Newt: “I do know a few things, actually. I know you have rather backwards laws about relations with Non-Magic people. That you’re not meant to befriend them. That you can’t marry them, which seems mildly absurd to me.”

Tina: “Graves always insisted that the disturbances were caused by a beast. We need to catch all your creatures so he can’t keep using them as a scapegoat.”
Newt: “There’s only one still missing. Dougal, my Demiguise.”
Tina: “Dougal?”
Newt: “Slight problem is that, um, he’s invisible.”
Tina: “Invisible?”
Newt: “Yes. Most of the time. He does, um…”
Tina: “How do you catch something…”
Newt: “With immense difficulty.”

Tina: “You can’t obliviate him. We need him as a witness.”
Newt: “I”m sorry. You just yelled at me the length of New York for not doing it in the first place.”

Queenie: “I’ll come with you. We’ll go somewhere. We’ll go anywhere. See, I ain’t never gonna find anyone like you.”
Jacob: “There’s loads like me.”
Queenie: “No. No. There’s only one like you.”

By the way, did you get the Quidditch reference? And just for kicks, here are some movie stills:

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Happy reading,

Loes M.

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