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English citations of Horcrux and horcrux

  • 2007, “build your financial horcrux”, in brip blap[1], retrieved 2007-12-03:
    In J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books a Horcrux is described as a “receptacle in which a Dark wizard has hidden a part of his soul for the purposes of attaining immortality.” With part of a wizard’s soul stored away like this, as long as the Horcrux is intact the wizard will remain alive, and therefore is immortal. Even if the wizard’s body is “killed”, part of his soul will remain preserved inside the Horcrux. In other words, an evil wizard squirrels away bits of his soul in various trinkets so he can’t be killed totally. Nice trick.
    Here is my personal finance Horcrux: keep your “financial soul” hidden away in several Horcruxes, so that you can never be completely “killed.” A good example of this was the recent collapse of NetBank. Individuals (and companies) who kept their money in NetBank had their deposits insured up to a limit of $100,000 by the FDIC. While I doubt many people kept more than $100,000 in NetBank, I am sure there were a few. By keeping too much of their monetary “soul” in one Horcrux, they are exposed unnecessarily to risk.
  • 2007 June 30, Grossman, Lev, “My iPhone Review: The iPhone Isn't Actually a Horcrux”, in Techland[2], Time, retrieved 2007-12-03:
    I tried and I tried to transfer a part of my soul into it. Just couldn't figure out where to stick the USB cable. May have to wait for Pogue's Missing Manual for that.
  • 2007 October 4, Wilkes, Sarah, “Real-life Horcrux”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[3], retrieved 2007-12-03:
    I do 99.9% of my shopping at SuperTarget and Wild Oats, but I had to make sure MY diadem was a Horcrux, so nowhere but Wal-de-Mart’s crafty wedding aisle would do for such a purchase.
  • 2011 November 1, Meyerhoffer, Will, Way Worse Than Being a Dentist: The Lawyer's Quest for Meaning, Minneapolis: Mill City Press, →ISBN, LCCN 2011939549, OL 25208894M, page 91:
    A partner at a law firm doesn't call the evil splinter of his shattered soul a horcrux. He calls it a Blackberry - the container of his arrogant narcissism.