10 Ginny Book Quotes That Should Have Been In The Movies

2022’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore has proved that Harry Potter fans will forever be connected to the Wizarding World and its iconic characters. While the movies have done a superb job at establishing fan-favorites like Dumbledore, book readers will know the films leave much to be desired in terms of characterization, especially when it comes to Ginny Weasley.

Ginny of the films was given little screen time, and when she was featured she served little purpose besides as Harry’s eventual love interest. But Ginny of the books was smart, sassy, ​​a phenomenal Quidditch player, and a loyal friend, amongst many other things. It was a disservice to many fans when the majority of her book lines were cut from the films.


She Understands Harry

“Leave him alone, he didn’t want all that!”

Molly, Harry, Ron, and Ginny in Flourish and Blotts in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Most of Harry’s first interactions with Ginny involved her being extremely shy and flustered around him. However, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Ginny surprises Harry by defending him the very first time she speaks around him. While the first part of this quote is included in the film, it leaves out the second, more important half.

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Ginny not only defends Harry as his admirer, but she understands right from the beginning that he doesn’t want fame or pretentiousness surrounding him, nor does he enjoy any of this unwanted attention Malfoy teases him for. By leaving out the end of the full quote, the film Ginny is reduced to an offended fangirl rather than a true friend.

She’s Reassuring

“He’ll be alright.”

Ron, Hermione, Harry, and Ginny as Adults with Their Kids

This last line of Ginny’s, from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is completely omitted, just as is all of her dialogue from the final scene. After Harry eases the doubts of his questionably-named son, Albus Severus Potter, he reluctantly watches their kids leave for Hogwarts, still a bit concerned until Ginny reminds him all will be well.

While most of the book’s epilogue has Ginny sending off her and Harry’s kids to school, this line especially reaffirms her as a pillar of strength and reassurance for Harry. Along with being a concerned mother, she is still Harry’s devoted and supportive lover as she had been for the majority of the series. Sadly, the films erase these qualities.

She Openly Flirts

“So then I thought, I’d like you to have something to remember me by, you know, if you meet some Veela when you’re off doing whatever you’re doing.”

Harry Potter And Ginny Weasley Kiss

Ginny is not some docile, love-stricken girl in the books. Although she spends much of her initial time crushing on Harry, she grows to be more comfortable with him. By the time she and Harry get together in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Princeshe is much more confident in herself and their relationship.

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This scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows highlights that confidence. Although the two had broken up, there are still many unresolved feelings between them, and Ginny takes it upon herself to remind Harry of this fact through a birthday kiss. Her bold, flirtatious side is showcased infinitely better in the books than in the films.

She’s Determined

“I never gave up on you … Not really. I always hoped …”

One thing the Harry Potter films did right was depicting Ginny being completely smitten with Harry at the beginning of their relationship. Unfortunately, not much depth is given to her character before her transition from doting fan to girlfriend and, eventually, life partner. As a result, their movie quotes make fans cringe more often than not.

But in the books, Ginny first finds herself before she and Harry become a couple. This quote from Harry Potter in the Half-Blood Prince emphasizes how her affection for Harry has remained a constant throughout her transformation, an endearing complexity not shown in the movies.

She’s Hilarious

“I told her it’s a Hungarian Horntail … Much more macho.”

Ginny Weasley

Ginny Weasley of the books has an incredible sense of humor. She is shown to be popular and a desirable friend both in and out of Gryffindor, often hanging out with the Golden Trio along with her other friends as well. She is witty and unabashedly sassy, ​​something movie-lovers are never shown.

Amongst many unimportant book scenes that fans loved is this quote from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a particularly good example of Ginny’s witty humor as she recalls her response to Romilda Vane asking about Harry’s rumored tattoo. Sadly, movie watchers were also deprived of her hilarious dig at Ron within the same scene.

She’s Jealous

“No, Luna will take Harry, won’t you, Luna?”

Harry Potter: Ginny Weasley / Cho Chang

Along with other things from the movies that get mistaken for book canon is the dissolution of Harry and Cho’s relationship. The books depict her and Harry slowly fizzling out, which is why in Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsGinny immediately intervenes when Cho Chang offers to show Harry Rowena Ravenclaw’s statue.

Even though Cho doesn’t verbally say anything, her getting up is enough of a queue to invoke Ginny’s jealousy, and she quickly volunteers Luna, a trusted friend, to do it instead. While Cho and Ginny’s interactions are minimized in the films, this quote shows that Ginny still harbors some insecurity towards her and is very protective of Harry.

She’s Honest

“I’ve got something to tell you.”

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Ginny Harry

Amongst many unpopular opinions about Ginny is the one that she is the reason behind the second book being so great. While the film version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets does not show Ginny as much, the book does, even showing her as being remorseful and feeling responsible for the unfortunate events taking place.

Unfortunately, she is interrupted by Percy and loses the nerve to tell Harry the truth. While the film does not show Ginny trying to be honest and take accountability, the book did, establishing her as someone who was naive and easily manipulated, but also as a kid who wanted to put an end to the trouble she unknowingly caused.

She’s Not Perfect

“Oh, don’t start acting as though you understand Quidditch … you’ll only embarrass yourself.”

Ginny and Hermione share a deep friendship in the books, one which is not much explored in the film adaptations. While the two usually get along very well, like all friends they have been written into a disagreement or two, such as when the two argue over Hermione grilling Harry for using Sectumsempra.

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Although her intentions are to defend Harry, Ginny’s comment comes off as mean and incredibly condescending, making everyone in the room uncomfortable about their fight. While the two soon reconciled, this quote shows that Ginny’s book is much more feisty, complex, and human than the straightforward Ginny of the films.

She’s Independent

“Don’t push me, please, Dean … You’re always doing that, I can get through perfectly well on my own …”

Despite the movies showing her as a sidelined character defined by her male relationships – such as Ron’s sister and Harry’s girlfriend – the books show Ginny as being highly independent in her later school years. Although she starts off as a quiet fangirl, she grows into a smart, talented woman with many admirable qualities.

One of these qualities is her independence, and this quote emphasizes her intolerance for being pushed around and treated as someone inferior. Perfectly capable of handling herself, this quote is also revealed by Hermione to be the reason she eventually breaks up with Dean as he would not stop his disrespectful behavior.

She Fights Back

“I’ve seen you with Phlegm, hoping she’ll kiss you on the cheek every time you see her, it’s pathetic! If you went out and got a bit of snogging done yourself you wouldn’t mind so much that everyone else does it! “

Growing up surrounded by older brothers has toughened Ginny, a fact not shown in the films but stated numerous times within the Harry Potter books. Much of Ginny’s sassy retorts are likely results of constantly being teased by her siblings, and learning when a comment warrants a snippy response.

When Ron reprimands her for snogging Dean, Ginny fights back mercilessly, with Ron pulling out his own wand to defend his wounded ego. This sort of remark may seem out of the ordinary for Ginny shown in the films, but readers of the series will know this unapologetic, brutally honest, and retaliating Ginny is perfectly in character.

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