One of the quotes from the book which struck a chord in my head was “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” (Rowling and GrandPré). This quote is spoken by Dumbledore who is the headmaster of the school of wizardry that these three friends attend, namely, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There is a mirror in the school which shows a person what he wants to see, and in the same mirror Harry sees his dead parents. And in this context, Dumbledore says that the above line simply means that one should embrace reality and live with what one has, rather than dreaming and imagining about things which are in the past or are mere imagination. One should live more in the present without thinking about what could be when it is not (Revenson).
Furthermore, this book wants me to think of myself as one of the main characters. I could imagine myself as Harry Potter and also play the said scenes in my head while reading, and accept that the book would be just the same from my perspective. The language and the simplicity of the book would not let anyone change anything about even if they were to tell the story from their perspective.
Thus, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is one of the finest books of all times. Someone who has started reading the same will not be able to put down the book unless it’s over and this book would definitely leave anyone who is reading it asking for more.