Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie quotes narrate the fantasy film which is a prequel to the Harry Potter series. Written by J. K. Rowling based on her book of the same name, David Yates directed the movie, which is the first Harry Potter spinoff. Available in 3D, IMAX and other large format theaters, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opened on November 16, 2016.
In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in New York City in 1926 to research some fantastic beasts, including some he brought along with him in a suitcase. So when some of his magical creatures accidentally escape from the suitcase, Newt realizes the hard way how these creatures and wizards in general are treated in America.
Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) quickly explains to Newt that in the states, wizards must hide from the no-maj group, AKA Muggles, and that his newly released creatures are a strict no-no. So along with Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), Newt and Tina must hunt the lost creatures around New York City, all while under the hunt of Seraphina Picquery (Carmen Ejogo) and the eye of friend to wizards Percival Graves (Colin Farrell).
Ain't Got the Brains to Make This Up
Jacob Kowalski: I don't think I'm dreaming.
Newt Scamander: What gave it away?
Jacob Kowalski: I ain't got the brains to make this up.
Jacob cannot believe what he's seeing, as he describes in these Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie quotes. He has to believe it though as he admits he's not smart enough to make it up.
More to You Than Meets the Eye
Percival Graves: You're an interesting man, Mr. Scamander. Just like your suitcase, I think there's more to you than meets the eye. Kicked out of Hogwarts for endangering human life with a beast, yet one of your teachers argued strongly against your expulsion. I wonder, what makes Albus Dumbledore so fond of you, Mr. Scamander?
Percival Graves knows all about Newt Scamander and expresses as much in this Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie quote. Percival feels that Newt is someone special, even if he was thrown out of Hogwarts.
We Call Them Muggles
Jacob Kowalski: Hey, mister English guy. I think your egg is hatching.
Porpentina Goldstein: You wiped his memory, right? The No-Mag?
Newt Scamander: The what?
Porpentina Goldstein: No-Magic. The non-wizard!
Newt Scamander: Sorry, we call them Muggles.
Apparently, as evidenced in these Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie quotes, should a no-magic, non-wizard Muggle witness any wizardry, he or she would immediately need their memory erased. Is anyone curious what they do for more serious crimes?
Magical Beasts Loose in New York
Porpentina Goldstein: Yesterday, a wizard entered New York with a case, a case full of magical creatures and, unfortunately, some have escaped.
Seraphina Picquery: You've known for 24 hours that an unregistered wizard set magical beasts loose in New York.
Porpentina Goldstein: Yes
Seraphina Picquery: Where is this man?
Seraphina summons Porpentina to explain what she knows about this wizard who entered New York with magical creatures in these Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie quotes. Seraphina is a wee bit angry that Porpentina knew about this for 24 hours and said nothing.