Today is Voldemort’s (aka Tom Riddle) birthday. We know him as a troubled child since he was a young orphan boy. His calm demeanor and his conniving ways have made him a legend in Harry Potter. So many cannot speak his name aloud. To honor Tom Riddle as a terrifying antagonist, we have five lengthy quotes from the Harry Potter movie franchise to remind us how evil Voldemort is.
1. “I can make things move without touching them. I can make animals do what I want without training them. I can make bad things happen to people who are mean to me. I can make them hurt, if I want.”Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
2. “Surely you didn’t think I was going to keep my filthy Muggle father’s name? No. I fashioned myself a new name, a name I knew wizards everywhere would one day fear to speak, when I became the greatest sorcerer in the world!”Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. “The Boy-Who-Lived. How lies have fed your legend, Harry! Do you want to know what really happened thirteen years ago? Shall I divulge how I truly lost my powers? It was love. You see, when dear sweet Lily Potter gave her life for her only son, it provided him with the ultimate protection, I could not touch him. It was old magic, something I should have foreseen. But no matter, no matter, things have changed. I CAN TOUCH YOU… NOW!”Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4. “You have fought valiantly, but in vain. I do not wish this. Every drop of magical blood spilled is a terrible waste. I therefore command my forces to retreat. In their absence, dispose of your dead with dignity. Harry Potter, I now speak directly to you. On this night, you have allowed your friends to die for you, rather than face me yourself. There is no greater dishonor. Join me in the Forbidden Forest, and confront your fate. If you do not do this, I shall kill every last man, woman and child who tries to conceal you from me.”Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
5. “Harry Potter, the Boy who Lived… come to die. Avada Kedavra!”Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows Part 2