21 Feb 12:13 AM

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I don’t understand two lines from Dumbledore of Harry Potter 1st movie and looking for someone who would explain them.)

Another night. Harry is sitting in front of the mirror. Dumbledore appears behind him.

Harry: So, then it shows us what we want? Whatever we want?

Dumbledore: Yes...and no. It shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desires of our hearts....
(Q: I’m not sure what “nothing more or less than the deepest”.)
....Now you, who have never known your family, you see them standing beside you. But remember this, Harry.
This mirror gives us neither knowledge or truth.
(Q:Should this be “neither knowledge NOR truth”?. I’d appreciate it if you could explain why this “or” is acceptable.)

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