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Quick-Quotes Quill
Object information

1994 or earlier


To record and exaggerate spoken words


Rita Skeeter

" eyes aren't 'glistening with the ghosts of my past'!"
Harry Potter looking at Rita Skeeter's Quick-Quotes Quill notes.[src]

A Quick-Quotes Quill is a magical quill that writes automatically as the subject speaks. However, the quill does not record verbatim what the subject says. Instead, it takes a subject's words and creates sensational and inaccurate tales that bear little resemblance to actual events. It is capable of writing on its own when dictated to, although what is written is often highly embellished.

These may be related to Self-Writing Quills.

Known users

  • Rita Skeeter uses a long, acid green one when interviewing people for the Daily Prophet. Whatever its origins may be, Rita Skeeter knows that not everyone approves of its use, as she hurriedly hides it from Albus Dumbledore. To use it, Skeeter sucks on the end and places it upright on parchment. In 1997, Rita Skeeter mentions in her interview concerning Dumbledore's posthumous biography that the Quick-Quotes Quill helped her to write the book so quickly after his death.

Behind the scenes

Rita Quick-Quotes Quill

Rita Skeeter and her Quick-Quotes Quill.

"Attractive blonde Rita Skeeter, forty-three, whose savage quill has punctured many inflated reputations…"
—Quick-Quotes Quill transcription[src]


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