ancestry Quotes

Five of the best book quotes about ancestry
″‘You can speak Parseltongue, Harry,’ said Dumbledore calmly, ‘because Lord Voldemort-who is the last remaining ancestor of Salazar Slytherin- can speak Parseltongue.‘”
“Pedigree, ancestral skeletons, monumental record, the D’Urberville lineaments, did not help Tess in her life’s battle as yet, even to the extent of attracting to her a dancing-partner over the heads of the commonest peasantry.”
“If there’s one thing a Southerner knows, it’s their family tree.”
“A blessed man cannot be held captive by the forces of nature, witchcraft, or ancestral entanglements. He wars against them and brings them under his feet.”
“Sooner or later, human intelligence returned to the cosmos. But except from their shared ancestry, these new people had nothing in common with ‘people’ of today, or even each other.”
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