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64 Reasons Growing Up At Hogwarts Ruins You For Life

"The stories we love live in us forever." –J.K. Rowling

1. Because you’ll never forget the first time you saw it.

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2. Because the journey there was one of the best parts.

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3. Because everywhere you look is breathtaking.

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4. Because you'll never tire of the Great Hall.

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5. Because you lived for Dumbledore’s start of term speeches.

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6. Because you met your best friends there.

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7. Because they met you.

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8. Because even the snacks were magical.

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9. Because the spiral staircases are simply majestic.

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10. Because other staircases don't compare.

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11. Because no matter how much bigger you got, Hogwarts always seemed huge.

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12. Because even the ghosts are friendly.

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13. Because the classrooms were just as stunning as everything else.

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14. Because walking between classes looked like this.

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15. Because of the occasional troll in the dungeon.

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16. Because Wood.

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17. Because they insisted you keep pets.

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18. Because Christmas really was the most wonderful time of the year.

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19. Because baby dragons.

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20. Because full size dragons.

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21. Because the teachers were like family.

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22. Because the post owl always hoots twice

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23. Because miniature chess is boring compared to Hogwarts chess.

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24. Because a Hippogriff flight is better than any rollercoaster.

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25. Because Hogwarts was even more glorious from the air.

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26. Because you were only ever moments away from views like this.

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27. Because the stones skipped further.

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28. Because laughing with your friends was everything.

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29. Because there’s no better place on earth to be alone with your thoughts.

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30. Because there was no better place for a snowball fight.

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31. Because there's no cooler place to stand and watch the snow storm.

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32. Because the support of your friends was the only luck you needed to do great things.

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33. Because grey skies never looked so good.

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34. Because there was never a bridge you wanted to cross more.

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35. Because in third year you could start going to Hogsmeade.

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36. Because Autumn brought joy to the most basic witches.

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37. Because at Hogwarts they brought the stars to you.

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38. Because life as third wheel was never awkward.

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39. Because it was just as stunning at night.

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40. Because the full moon is extra special at Hogwarts.

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41. Because for a while in third year you could time travel.

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But not before or after third year, for some reason.

42. Because even in the darkest hour, there was hope.

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43. Because the wonder never ceased.

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44. Because happiness was only ever a broom-ride away.

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45. Because there is never a shortage of food.

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46. Because even the hospital food was delicious.

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47. Because a butterbeer moustache is still the best moustache.

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48. Because it was the best place to go for a stroll.

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49. Because there are secret rooms that appear when you need them.

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50. Because you got to mingle with students from other schools.

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51. Because show and tell was never dull.

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52. Because your sexual awakening was a Bulgarian exchange student.

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53. Because it's where you had your first dance.

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54. Because it's where you had your first kiss.

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55. Because it's where you first got drunk.

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56. Because on Wednesdays you wore stripes.

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57. Because you'll never have a clock this cool.

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58. Because you've never felt as special just walking down the hall.

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59. Because it was always a good time for quiet contemplation.

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60. Because it's where you learned that friends are the best things in life.

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61. Because it's where you learned that being different is good.

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62. Because it's where you learned to stand up for yourself.

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63. Because it's where you learned that every duckling becomes a swan.

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64. And finally, because...

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