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"I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!"
Albus Dumbledore[src]

"It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more."
Albus Dumbledore[src]

"I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me."
Harry Potter[src]

"We did it! We bashed them, wee Potter's the one. And Voldy's gone moldy so now let's have fun!"

"There is no good and evil, there is only power...and those too weak to seek it."
Voldemort speaking through Professor Quirrell[src]

"Harry—yer a wizard."
Rubeus Hagrid[src]

"Well I'm going to bed before you find a way to get all of us killed - or worse, expelled!"
Hermione Granger[src]

—Epitaph on Dobby's grave marker, written by Harry Potter.[src]

Minerva McGonagall: "False hope? He has achieved high marks in all his Defence Against the Dark Arts tests —"
Dolores Umbridge: "I'm terribly sorry to have to contradict you, Minerva, but as you will see from my note, Harry has been achieving very poor results in his classes with me —"
Minerva McGonagall: "I should have made my meaning plainer. He has achieved high marks in all Defence Against the Dark Arts tests set by a competent teacher."
McGonagall and Umbridge discuss Harry's future as an Auror[src]

"It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices."
Albus Dumbledore[src]

Lord Voldemort: "You show spirit and bravery, and you come of noble stock. You will make a very valuable Death Eater. We need your kind, Neville Longbottom."
Neville: "I'll join you when hell freezes over! Dumbledore's Army!"
Neville Longbottom to Lord Voldemort[src]

"You must know all about Muggles. Tell me, what exactly is the function of a rubber duck?"
Arthur Weasley[src]

Rufus Scrimgeour: "You may wear that scar like a crown, Potter, but it is not up to a seventeen-year-old boy to tell me how to do my job! It's time you learned some respect!"
Harry Potter: "It's time you earned it."
Scrimgeour and Harry Potter[src]

Severus Snape: "Possibly no one's warned you, Lupin, but this class contains Neville Longbottom. I would advise you not to entrust him with anything difficult. Not unless Miss Granger is hissing instructions in his ear."
Remus Lupin: "I was hoping Neville would assist me with the first stage of the operation, and I am sure he will perform it admirably."
Severus Snape and Remus Lupin[src]

"Neither can live while the other survives, Voldemort, and one of us is about to leave for good..."
Harry Potter to Lord Voldemort during their final battle[src]


"I am not worried, Harry, I am with you."
Albus Dumbledore[src]

Prime Minister: "But for heaven's sake — you're wizards! You can do magic! Surely you can sort out — well — anything!"
Cornelius Fudge: "The trouble is, the other side can do magic too, Prime Minister."
Cornelius Fudge and the Muggle Prime Minister.[src]

Sirius: "What was there to be gained by fighting the most evil wizard that ever existed? Only innocent lives, Peter!"
Peter: "You don't understand! He would have killed me, Sirius!"
Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew[src]

Harry Potter: "There are no more Horcruxes. It's just you and me. Neither can live while the other survives, and one of us is about to leave for good..."
Voldemort: "One of us? You think it will be you, do you, the boy who has survived by accident, and because Dumbledore was pulling the strings?"
Harry Potter: "...You won't be killing anyone else tonight. You won't be able to kill any of them ever again."
— The final confrontation between Lord Voldemort and Harry Potter[src]

"Mudblood, and proud of it!"
Hermione Granger[src]

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
Sirius Black[src]


Bellatrix: "Neville Longbottom, is it? How's Mum and Dad?"
Neville: "Better now that they're about to be avenged!"
Bellatrix Lestrange and Neville Longbottom in the Department of Mysteries[src]

Hermione: "You said to us once before that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We’ve had time, haven’t we?"
Ron: "We’re with you, whatever happens."
Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley commit to the Horcrux hunt with Harry Potter[src]

Snape: "I have spied for you and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to be to keep Lily Potter's son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter—"
Dumbledore: "But this is touching, Severus. Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?"
Snape: "For him? Expecto Patronum!"
Severus Snape and Albus Dumbledore[src]

"That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to understand. Of house-elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. Nothing. That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped."
Albus Dumbledore[src]

"Perhaps just one more, Master Harry, for luck?"
Kreacher, wishing to continue hitting Mundungus Fletcher with a pan[src]

"This is all your fault. "Get the Snitch or die trying." What a stupid thing to tell him."
Fred Weasley to Oliver Wood[src]

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"I thought it sounded a bit like Percy singing... maybe you've got to attack him while he's in the shower, Harry."
George Weasley on the screaming Golden Egg[src]

"They took my Luna because of what I've been writing. They took my Luna and I don't know where she is, what they've done to her. But they might give her back to me if I — if I... They will be here any moment. I must save Luna. I cannot lose Luna. You must not leave."
Xenophilius Lovegood trying to save his daughter by turning over the trio[src]

Harry: "Did you know, sir, then?"
Dumbledore: "Did I know that I was meeting the most powerful dark wizard in history? No. I did not."
— Dumbledore and Harry about Dumbledore's memory of his first meeting with Tom Riddle[src]

Luna: "That's right, Harry... come on, think of something happy..."
Harry: "Something happy?"
Luna: "We're all still here. We're still fighting. Come on, now..."
Luna Lovegood helping Harry Potter cast his Patronus during the Battle of Hogwarts[src]

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that."
Albus Dumbledore on the Mirror of Erised[src]

Harry: "I know you said after Dumbledore's funeral that you wanted to come with me."
Ron: "Here he goes."
Hermione: "As we knew he would... Harry, you listen. We’re coming with you. That was decided months ago – years, really."
Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley refusing to let Harry Potter stop them from accompanying him[src]

Dumbledore: "Harry, do you know why Professor Quirrell couldn't bear to have you touch him? It was because of your mother. She sacrificed herself for you. And that kind of act leaves a mark. This kind of mark cannot be seen. It lives in your very skin."
Harry: "What is it?"
Dumbledore: "Love, Harry. Love."
Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter[src]

"Wit beyond measure is a man's greatest treasure."
Rowena Ravenclaw[src]

"You - will - never - touch - our - children - again!"
Molly Weasley duelling Bellatrix Lestrange[src]

"Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business."
—Comment from Moony on the Marauder's Map[src]

"That's what they should teach us here, how girls' brains work..."
Harry Potter's thoughts on how he can't really understand girls (especially Cho Chang)[src]

Snape: "Do you remember me telling you we are practising nonverbal spells, Potter?"
Harry: "Yes."
Snape: "Yes, sir."
Harry: "There's no need to call me 'sir', Professor."
Harry Potter responding sardonically to a reminder from Severus Snape to address him with respect[src]

"His scar had not pained him for nineteen years. All was well."
Harry Potter reflects on the state of his life in 2017

Arthur Weasley: "What is it that you like me to call you when we're alone?"
Molly Weasley: "...Molly-wobbles."
— Arthur's security question about Molly[src]

"Give her hell from us, Peeves!"
Fred Weasley during his and George's escape from Hogwarts[src]

"Albus Severus, you were named after two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew."
Harry Potter talking to his son Albus Potter before going to Hogwarts

"Besides, the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. We've all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on."
Sirius Black to Harry Potter[src]

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
Albus Dumbledore[src]

Draco: "...I was supposed to be waiting up here when you got back, only your Phoenix lot got in the way..."
Dumbledore: "Yes, they do that."
Draco Malfoy and Albus Dumbledore during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower

"Maybe he is, maybe he isn't, but the fact remains he can move faster than Severus Snape when confronted with shampoo when he wants to."
Fred Weasley discusses the rumour that Lord Voldemort can fly on Potterwatch

Hermione: "If you don't stop, I'm going to—"
Fred: "Put us in detention?"
George: "Make us write lines?"
Hermione: "No, but I will write to your mother."
Fred: "You wouldn't."
Hermione makes the one threat that can scare Fred and George.[src]

Ron: "Bloody hell, Harry, the woman's torturing you! If the parents knew about this..."
Harry: "Yeah, well, I haven't got any of those, have I, Ron?"
Ron and Harry discussing Dolores Umbridge's punishment of Harry[src]

Harry Potter: "Professor, your bird — I couldn't do anything — he just caught fire —"
Dumbledore: "About time, too. He's been looking dreadful for days; I've been telling him to get a move on."
— Harry learns about Phoenixes[src]

Molly Weasley: "I don't believe it! Oh, Ron, how wonderful! A prefect! That's everyone in the family!"
George Weasley: "What are Fred and I, next-door neighbors?"
— Ron becomes a prefect[src]

George: "Well, now—"
Fred: "—what with Dumbledore gone—"
George: "—we reckon a bit of mayhem—"
Fred: "—is exactly what our dear new Head deserves."
Fred and George Weasley discuss their plans for Dolores Umbridge

Harry: "I've been thinking about something Dumbledore said to me."
Hermione: "What's that?"
Harry: "That even though we've got a fight ahead of us we've got one thing that Voldemort doesn't have."
Ron: "Yeah?"
Harry: "Something worth fighting for."
— Harry Potter to Ron and Hermione at the end of his fifth year[src]

Hagrid: "Seriously misunderstood creatures, spiders are. It's the eyes, I reckon. They unnerve some folk."
Harry: "Not to mention the pincers."
Rubeus Hagrid and Harry Potter on Acromantulas[src]

Harry Potter: "It'd be a bit more impressive if she hadn't done it about eighty times before. But if I'd dropped dead every time she's told me I'm going to, I'd be a medical miracle."
Ron Weasley: "You'd be a sort of extra-concentrated ghost."
— Harry and Ron discuss Trelawney's numerous predictions of doom.[src]

"Don't you turn your back on me, Harry Potter! I want you to look at me when I kill you. I want to see the light leave your eyes!"
Lord Voldemort to Harry Potter[src]

Sirius: "He's not your son!"
Molly: "He's as good as."
Sirius Black and Molly Weasley on Harry Potter[src]

Hermione: "She's an awful woman. Awful. You know, I was just saying to Ron when you came in... we've got to do something about her."
Ron: "I suggested poison."
— Hermione and Ron talk to Harry about forming their own D.A.D.A. group.[src]

Hermione: "I don't get it, Harry — do you like having this special connection or relationship or what — whatever —"
Harry: "Like it? Would you like it?"
Hermione: "I — no — I'm sorry, Harry, I didn't mean —"
Harry: "I hate it, I hate the fact that he can get inside me, that I have to watch him when he's most dangerous. But I'm going to use it."
— Harry's mental connection to Voldemort[src]

Ron: "How much is this?"
Fred and George: "Five galleons."
Ron: "How much is it for me?"
Fred and George: "Five galleons."
Ron: "I'm your brother!"
Fred and George: "Ten galleons."
Fred and George Weasley refuse to give Ron a discount.[src]

Ron Weasley: "Are you a talking gargoyle?"
Gargoyle: "Do you normally talk to ones that can't speak?"
Ron Weasley: "I don't normally talk to gargoyles."
Gargoyle: "I should imagine many gargoyles are grateful for that."
— Finding the five talking gargoyles.[src]


Ron: "You don't know where the other talking gargoyles are, do you?"
Gargoyle: "Haven't seen another gargoyle since the one on that plinth disappeared."
Hermione: "What happened to it?"
Gargoyle: "About a year ago some boy flew through here being chased by a dragon - it knocked my friend right over the edge."
Harry: "Er..."
— The Lonely Male Gargoyle talks about his friend.[src]

Bulgarian Minister for Magic: "Vell, ve fought bravely."
Cornelius Fudge: "You can speak English! And you've been letting me mime everything all day!"
Bulgarian Minister for Magic: "Vell, it vos very funny."
— The Bulgarian Minister for Magic and Cornelius Fudge at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[src]

Percy Weasley: "Mr. Crouch? He speaks over two-hundred! Mermish and Gobbledegook and Troll..."
Fred Weasley: "Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt."
Percy and Fred Weasley discussing Bartemius Crouch Sr.'s multilingualism[src]

Molly Weasley: "Now, you two ...this year, you behave yourselves. If I get one more owl telling me you've... you've blown up a toilet or..."
George: "Blown up a toilet? We've never blown up a toilet."
Fred: "Great idea though, thanks, Mom."
Molly Weasley's scolding only encourages her prankster sons Fred and George[src]

McGonagall: "Why is it when something happens it is always you three?"
Ron: "Believe me, Professor, I’ve been asking myself the same question for six years."
McGonagall questions Harry, Ron, and Hermione[src]

Hermione: "Ron, we're supposed to show the first years where to go!"
Ron: "Oh, yeah. Hey – hey you lot! Midgets!"
Hermione: "Ron!"
Ron: "Well, they are, they're titchy..."
Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as prefects[src]

"Just like your mother, you're unfailingly kind. A trait people never fail to undervalue, I'm afraid."
Dumbledore to Harry[src]

Draco: "Sure you can manage that broom, Potter?"
Harry: "Yeah, reckon so."
Draco: "Got plenty of special features, hasn't it? Shame it doesn't come with a parachute — in case you get too near a Dementor."
Harry: "Pity you can't attach an extra arm to yours, Malfoy. Then it could catch the Snitch for you."
— Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy (still injured because of Buckbeak) before the Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw Quidditch Match in 1993.[src]

Harry: "What is that, Professor?"
Dumbledore: "Something that is beyond either of our help."
— Discussing Tom Riddle's soul

"These girls, they're gonna kill me, Harry."
Ron Weasley to Harry Potter after being dosed with Love Potion by Romilda Vane[src]

"Our only chance is to use decoys. Even You-Know-Who can't split himself into seven."
Alastor Moody to Harry Potter[src]

Lee: "And it's Johnson — Johnson with the Quaffle, what a player that girl is, I've been saying it for years but she still won't go out with me —"
Professor McGonagall: "JORDAN!"
Lee: "— just a fun fact, Professor, adds a bit of interest —"
— Lee Jordan's commentary during Ron Weasley's first Quidditch match in 1995[src]

"Trust me, I know what I'm doing... or, Felix does."
Harry Potter[src]

"E for 'Exceeds Expectations.' And I've always thought Fred and I should've got E in everything, because we exceeded expectations just by turning up for the exams."
George Weasley talking about O.W.L. exams.[src]

"I've got to keep him up here because he annoys Errol and Hermes. He annoys me too, come to that."
Ron Weasley talks about his new owl, Pigwidgeon[src]

"I've been able to see them ever since my first day here. They've always pulled the carriages. Don't worry. You're just as sane as I am."
Luna Lovegood explaining the Thestrals to Harry Potter[src]

"Just because you've got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have."
Hermione to Ron while discussing Harry and Cho's first kiss.[src]

Molly Weasley: "How do you feel, Georgie?"
George Weasley: "Saintlike."
Fred Weasley: "What's wrong with him? Is his mind affected?"
George Weasley: "Saintlike. You see... I'm holy. Holey, Fred, geddit?"
— After George Weasley loses an ear in the Battle over Little Whinging.[src]

Hermione: "And you found them?"
Hagrid: "Well, they're not that difficult ter find, ter be honest. Pretty big, see."
Hermione and Hagrid discussing how Hagrid found the giants.[src]

Harry: "It's going to be all right, sir. We're nearly there... I can Apparate us both back... don't worry."
Dumbledore: "I'm not worried, Harry. I am with you."
— After Harry and Dumbledore return from the cave.[src]

"Don't put your wand into your back pocket! Better wizards than you have lost buttocks from it!"
Alastor Moody[src]

Hermione: "'There were once three brothers who were traveling along a lonely, winding road at twilight —'"
Ron: "Midnight, our mum always told us. Sorry, I just think it's a bit spookier if it's at midnight!"
Harry: "Yeah, because we really need a bit more fear in our lives."
Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, and Ronald Weasley discussing the Tale of the Three Brothers.[src]

Archie: "I bought this in a Muggle shop. Muggles wear them."
Ministry wizard: "Muggle women wear them, Archie, not the men; they wear these."
Archie: "I’m not putting them on. I like a healthy breeze ’round my privates, thanks."
— Two wizards at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[src]

Percy Weasley: "I was a fool! I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I was a— a—"
Fred Weasley: "Ministry loving, family disowning, power-hungry moron."
Percy Weasley: "Yes, I was!"
Fred Weasley: "Well, you can't say fairer than that."
— Percy returns to his family.[src]

Harry Potter: "Is this real, or is this all happening inside my head?"
Albus Dumbledore: "Of course it is happening inside your head Harry, but why would that mean it's not real?"
— Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore in 1998.[src]

"One can never have enough socks."
Albus Dumbledore on what he claimed to see in the Mirror of Erised.[src]

"Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realise that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back! Voldemort is no different!"
Albus Dumbledore[src]

Voldemort: "Why do you live?"
Harry: "Because I have something worth living for."
Voldemort and Harry Potter.[src]

" Witness for the defence, Albus Percival Wulfric...Brian...Dumbledore"
Albus Dumbledore at Harry Potter's disciplinary hearing.[src]

Harry: "I don't want to talk about how I feel, all right?"
Dumbledore: "Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human—"
Harry: "THEN - I - DON'T - WANT - TO - BE - HUMAN!"
— In Dumbledore's office after Sirius Black's death.[src]

Harry: "Can't house-elves speak their minds about their masters, then?"
Dobby: "Oh no, sir, no. 'Tis part of the house-elf's enslavement, sir. We keeps their secrets and our silence, sir. We upholds the family's honor, and we never speaks ill of them — though Professor Dumbledore told Dobby he does not insist upon this. Professor Dumbledore said we is free to — to... He said we is free to call him a — a barmy old codger if we likes, sir!"
— Dobby to Harry on his new employment.[src]

"Dobby has no master! Dobby is a free elf, and Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends!"
Dobby defies his former masters while rescuing the prisoners at Malfoy Manor.[src]

Ginny: "You'd think people had better things to gossip about. Three Dementor attacks in a week, and all Romilda Vane does is ask me if it's true you've got a Hippogriff tattooed across your chest."
Harry: "What did you tell her?"
Ginny: "I told her it's a Hungarian Horntail. Much more macho."
Harry: "Thanks. And what did you tell her Ron's got?"
Ginny: "A Pygmy Puff, but I didn't say where."
— Harry and Ginny talking in the Gryffindor Common Room.[src]

Dumbledore: "You have not asked me, for instance, what is my favorite flavor of jam, to check that I am indeed Professor Dumbledore and not an impostor."
Harry: "I didn’t..."
Dumbledore: "For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry...although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would have been sure to research my own jam preferences before impersonating myself."
Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter discussing the Ministry of Magic's security advisory.[src]


Ronald Weasley (disguised as Reginald Cattermole): "Oh my god! What am I going to do? My wife's all alone downstairs!"
Harry Potter (disguised as Albert Runcorn): "Ron, you don't have a wife."
Ronald Weasley (disguised as Reginald Cattermole): "Oh, yeah..."
— Ron Weasley and Harry Potter inflitrating the Ministry, and discussing Mary Cattermole's muggle-born trial.[src]

Bellatrix: "You almost killed me!"
Dobby: "Dobby did not mean to kill! Only to maim or seriously injure!"
Dobby after almost dropping a chandelier on Bellatrix.[src]

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to one's enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to one's friends."
Albus Dumbledore[src]

"I suppose you like the way Phlegm says 'Arry, do you?"
Ginny Weasley on Harry Potter defending Fleur Delacour.[src]

Ron Weasley: "I'm in love with her!"
Harry Potter: "Fine you're in love with her, have you ever actually met her?"
Ron Weasley: "No... could you introduce me?"
Ron Weasley and Harry Potter when the former has been fed love potion by Romilda Vane.[src]

"I've got to do it! He'll kill me! He'll kill my whole family!"
—Draco Malfoy to Albus Dumbledore.[src]

Dudley: "Why're you staring at the hedge?"
Harry: "I'm trying to decide what would be the best spell to set it on fire."
Dudley: "You c-can't — Dad told you you're not to do m-magic — he said he'll chuck you out of the house — and you haven't got anywhere else to go — you have't got any friends to take you —"
Harry: "Jiggery pokery! Hocus pocus... squiggly wiggly..."
Dudley: "MUUUUUUM!"
— After Harry saw Dobby's eyes in the hedge.[src]

Hermione: "That’s better, Harry, that's loads better."
Harry: "Well, now we know what to do next time I can't manage a spell... threaten me with a dragon. Right... Accio Dictionary!'"
— Harry and Hermione the night before the First Task.[src]

"Out of all the trees we could've hit, we got the one that hit back!"
—Ron Weasley after crashing into the Whomping Willow.[src]

Moody: "We ought to double back for a bit, just to make sure we're not being followed!"
Tonks: "ARE YOU MAD, MAD-EYE? We're all frozen to our brooms! If we keep going off course we're not going to get there until next week!"
Moody and Tonks while escorting Harry to 12 Grimmauld Place.[src]

"They weren't the brightest. One of them was definitely part-troll, the smell off him..."
Ron Weasley talks about Snatchers.[src]

"Never wondered how you got that mark on yer forehead? That was no ordinary cut. That's what yeh get when a powerful, evil curse touches yeh — took care of yer mum an' dad an' yer house, even — but it didn't work on you, an' that's why yer famous, Harry."
—Hagrid explaining why Harry Potter is famous.[src]

Harry Potter: "Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure."
Alecto Carrow: "Which makes you pretty skint, witless."
— Alecto catches Harry in Ravenclaw Tower.[src]

Fred Weasley: "Mad-Eye Moody? Isn't he that nutter—"
Molly Weasley: "Your father thinks very highly of Mad-Eye Moody."
Fred Weasley: "Yeah, well, Dad collects plugs, doesn't he? Birds of a feather..."
— Fred and Molly discuss Mad-Eye Moody.[src]

Draco Malfoy: "Why are you wearing glasses?"
Harry Potter (disguised as Gregory Goyle): "Oh, uh... reading."
Draco Malfoy: "I didn't know you could read."
Harry Potter talking to Draco Malfoy while disguised as Gregory Goyle.[src]

Harry: "But you think you're right?"
Dumbledore: "Naturally I do, but as I have already proven to you, I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being — forgive me — rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger."
— Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore discussing Dumbledore's mistakes.[src]

"Well — it's just that you seem to be labouring under the delusion that I am going to — what is the phrase — "Come quietly". I am afraid I am not going to come quietly at all, Cornelius. I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of course — but what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a host of things I would rather be doing."
—Albus Dumbledore avoids being sent to Azkaban.[src]

"It is not our abilities that show who we truly are, it is our choices."
Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter.[src]

Molly: "Fred, you next."
Fred: "I'm not Fred, I'm George. Honestly, woman, you call yourself our mother? Can't you tell I'm George?"
Molly: "Sorry, George, dear."
Fred: "Only joking, I am Fred."
Fred Weasley and his mother at King's Cross Station.[src]

"You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts... but you cannot deny he's got style..."
Phineas Nigellus Black comments after Albus Dumbledore's escape.[src]

"You were the seventh Horcrux, Harry, the Horcrux he never meant to make."
—Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter[src]

Harry: "Don't the boys know that's what your mum calls you?"
Dudley: "Shut your face."
Harry: "You don't tell her to shut her face. What about "Popkin" and "Dinky Diddydums", can I use them then?"
— Harry teasing Dudley[src]

"You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? It was I, who invented them - I, the Half-Blood Prince!"
Severus Snape[src]

Ron: "Nice necklace."
Luna: "It's a charm actually. It keeps away the nargles."
— Ron when he first meets Luna.[src]

Hermione: "Look, if I picked up a sword right now, Ron, and ran you through with it, I wouldn't damage your soul at all."
Ron: "Which would be a real comfort to me, I'm sure."
— Hermione explaining souls to Harry and Ron.[src]

"Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow, turn this stupid, fat rat yellow."
Ron Weasley attempting a bogus Colour Change Charm on his rat Scabbers.[src]

Draco: "You're dead, Potter."
Harry: "Funny, you'd think I'd have stopped walking around..."
— Draco threatening Harry.[src]

"Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
—The inscription on Kendra Dumbledore’s tombstone.[src]

Harry: "What's up with you, Hermione?"
Hermione: "Just thinking..."
Harry: "About Siri... Snuffles?"
Hermione: "No... not exactly.... More... wondering... I suppose we're doing the right thing... I think... aren't we?"
Ron: "Well, that clears that up. It would've been really annoying if you hadn't explained yourself properly."
— Harry, Ron, and Hermione discuss forming their own D.A.D.A. group.[src]

"Good, then I want to join. If Voldemort's building up an army, then I want to fight!"
Harry Potter wishes to join the Order of the Phoenix.[src]

"Soon we must all face the choice between what is right, and what is easy..."
Albus Dumbledore[src]

"What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally, the whole school knows."
Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter in the infirmary after thwarting Professor Quirrell.[src]

"Farewell, Aragog, king of arachnids, whose long and faithful friendship those who knew you won't forget! Though your body will decay, your spirit lingers on in the quiet, web-spun places of your forest home. May your many-eyed descendants ever flourish and your human friends find solace for the loss they have sustained."
Aragog's eulogy, delivered by Horace Slughorn[src]

"Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect."
Luna Lovegood[src]

"Potter, take Weasley with you, he looks far too happy over there."
Minerva McGonagall[src]

Harry: "You're not gonna stay mad at him, are you?"
Hermione: "I'm always mad at him."
— Harry and Hermione discussing Ron's return.[src]

Dedalus Diggle: "Good luck. I hope we meet again. The hopes of the wizarding world rest upon your shoulders."
Harry: "Oh, right. Thanks."
— Dedalus Diggle bids farewell to Harry Potter.[src]

"Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it."
Albus Dumbledore[src]


"Er — I don' want ter be rude, but who the ruddy hell are you?"
Rubeus Hagrid on the unexpected appearance of Dolores Umbridge at his hut.[src]

Minerva McGonagall: "Professor Moody, what are you doing?"
Barty Crouch Jr. (disguised as Mad-Eye): "Teaching!"
Minerva McGonagall: "Is that a student?"
Barty Crouch Jr. (disguised as Mad-Eye): "Technically, it's a ferret!"
— Professor Moody (Barty Crouch Jr.) and Professor McGonagall[src]

"I've always wanted to use that spell!"
Minerva McGonagall after casting Piertotum Locomotor.[src]

Filch: "Students out of bed! Students out of bed! Students in the corridors!"
McGonaall: "They are supposed to be out of bed, you blithering idiot!"
Filch: "Oh. Sorry, ma'am."
— Argus Filch and Professor McGonagall shortly before the Battle of Hogwarts[src]

Neville Longbottom: "Let me get this straight, Professor. You're actually giving us permission to do this?"
Minerva McGonagall: "That is correct, Longbottom."
Neville Longbottom: "So, blow it up? Boom?"
Minerva McGonagall: "BOOM!"
Neville Longbottom: "Wicked. Um, and how exactly do you propose we do this, Professor?"
Minerva McGonagall: "Why don't you confer with Mr. Finnigan? As I recall, he has a particular proclivity for pyrotechnics."
— Neville Longbottom and Professor McGonagall plan to destroy the Covered Bridge.[src]

Harry: "Okay, there's something we need to find, something hidden here in the castle, and it may help us defeat You-Know-Who."
Neville: "Right, what is it?"
Harry: "We don't know."
Dean: "Where is it?"
Harry: "We don't know that either. I realise that's not much to go on."
Seamus: "That's nothing to go on."
— Harry looks for Ravenclaw's diadem.[src]

Severus Snape: "If anyone here has any knowledge of Mr. Potter's movements this evening, I invite them to step forward... now."
Harry Potter: "It seems despite your exhaustive defensive strategies, you still have a bit of a security problem, Headmaster."
— Harry confronts Snape.[src]

Remus Lupin: "It is the quality of one's convictions that determines success, not the number of followers."
Kingsley Shacklebolt: "Who said that?"
Remus Lupin: "Me."
— Lupin and Kingsley prepare for battle.[src]

Filius Flitwick: "You do realise of course, we can't keep out You-Know-Who indefinitely?"
Minerva McGonagall: "That doesn't mean we can't delay him. And his name is Voldemort, Filius, so you might as well use it. He's going to try and kill you either way."
— McGonagall and Flitwick prepare for battle.[src]

"Harry, you are so loved. Mama loves you. Dada loves you. Harry, be safe. Be strong."
Lily to baby Harry before her death.[src]

"It doesn't matter that Harry's gone. People die everyday... friends... family... Yeah, we lost Harry? tonight. But he's still with us, in here. So is Fred, Remus, Tonks... all of them! They didn't die in vain! But you will, 'cause you're wrong! Harry's heart did beat for us, for all of us! It's not over!"
Neville confronts Voldemort.[src]

Harry: "We have to go there, now."
Hermione: "What? We can't do that! We've got to plan! We've got to figure it out..."
Harry: "Hermione! When have any of our plans ever actually worked? We plan, we get there, all hell breaks loose!"
— The trio "plans" to get into Hogwarts.[src]

Lily: "You've been so brave, sweetheart."
Harry: "Why are you here, all of you?"
Lily: "We never left."
— Harry uses the Resurrection Stone.[src]


Rufus Scrimgeour: "Dumbledore's man through and through, aren't you, Potter?"
Harry Potter: "Yeah, I am. Glad we got that straightened out."
— Scrimgeour speaks to Harry at the Burrow.[src]

"You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don't let you off homework today. I assure you, if you die, you need not hand it in."
Professor McGonagall dismisses Sybill Trelawney's predictions of death.[src]

"Follow the spiders... Why couldn't it be follow the butterflies?"
—Ron to Harry.[src]

"You haven't got a letter on yours. I suppose she thinks you don't forget your name. But we're not stupid — we know we're called Gred and Forge."
George Weasley to Harry Potter on their Christmas Weasley jumpers.[src]

Harry Potter: "What happened?"
Madam Pomfrey: "Cracked skull. Nothing to worry about, I mended it at once, but I'm keeping you in overnight. You shouldn't overexert yourself for a few hours."
Harry Potter: "I don't want to stay here overnight. I want to find McLaggen and kill him."
Madam Pomfrey: "I'm afraid that would come under the heading of 'overexertion'."
— After Cormac McLaggen sends Harry to the Hospital Wing.[src]

Remus Lupin: "Harry, I've left a letter telling your aunt and uncle not to worry—"
Harry Potter: "They won't."
Remus Lupin: "That you're safe—"
Harry Potter: "That'll just depress them."
Remus Lupin: "—and you'll see them next summer."
Harry Potter: "Do I have to?"
— Harry leaves 4 Privet Drive with the Advance Guard.[src]

Harry Potter: "But you are normal! You've just got a — a problem —"
Remus Lupin: "Sometimes you remind me a lot of James. He called it my 'furry little problem' in company. Many people were under the impression that I owned a badly behaved rabbit."
— Harry and Lupin talk about werewolves.[src]

"It unscrews the other way."
Professor McGonagall helps Peeves antagonize Dolores Umbridge.[src]

Dolores Umbridge: "I was just wondering, Professor, whether you received my note telling you the date and time of your inspec—"
Minerva McGonagall: "Obviously I received it, or I would have asked you what you are doing in my classroom."
— Umbridge inspects McGonagall's lessons.[src]

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