Thursday, August 04, 2011

QuoteBusters: Harry Potter vs. Twilight

"Harry Potter is all about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity ... Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend."
-- Robin Browne

This bon mot has been making the Internet rounds lately, probably due to the release of the last Harry Potter film, and is usually misattributed to author Stephen King, or sometimes to musician Andrew Futral. (It first appeared in early 2010.)

The actual originator is New Yorker Robin Browne, who was originally quoted by Andrew Futral in a tumblr post with unclear attribution. Andrew later re-confirmed that he was quoting Robin in his original post.

It's a nice little observation, and will probably stick around for a while; so if you quote Robin in the future, please give her the proper credit. That's all.

Curtis

1 comment:

DeeAnn said...

Meh.

That Twilight comment is all about the surface.

To be fair to both works in our analogy, we either go all surface:

"Harry Potter is about how important it is to be a wizard ... Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend."

Or we go a little deeper:

"Harry Potter is all about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity ... Twilight is all about discovering your passion, pursuing it obsessively, and becoming the person that deserves to win it."