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Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone


"Mr. and MrsDursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normalthank you very much."



"Aunt Petunia often said that Dudley looked like a baby angel – Harry often said that Dudley looked like a pig in a wig."



"Everyone starts at the beginning... Just be yerself. I know it's hard... But yeh'll have a great time."

Rubeus Hagrid 


"The brick he had touched quivered — it wriggled — in the middle, a small hole appeared — it grew wider and wider — a second later they were facing an archway large enough even for Hagrid, an archway onto a cobbled street that twisted and turned out of sight."



"'Oh, are you a Prefect, Percy?' said one of the twins, with an air of great surprise. 'You should have said something, we had no idea.'

'Hang on, I think I remember him saying something about it,' said the other twin. 'Once– '

'Or twice–'

'A minute– '

'All summer–'

'Oh, shut up,' said Percy the Prefect." (PS6)

Fred, George & Percy Weasley


"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!"

Albus Dumbledore


"What’s the difference between a stalagmite and a stalactite?"

"Stalagmite’s got an ‘m’ in it."

Harry Potter & Rubeus Hagrid


"I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death -- if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach." 

Severus Snape


"'It's Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa, make the 'gar' nice and long.'"

Hermione Granger 


"There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them."



"I hope you're pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed - or worse, expelled. Now if you don't mind, I'm going to bed."

"She needs to sort out her priorities."

Hermione Granger & Ron Weasley


"'Me?' said Hermione. 'Books! And cleverness! There are more important things–friendship and bravery.'"

Hermione Granger


"There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it..."

Proffesor Quirrel as Lord Voldemort


"To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."

Albus Dumbledore


"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends." 

Albus Dumbledore



Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets


"Dobby has come to protect Harry Potter, to warn him, even if he does have to shut his ears in the oven door later... Harry Potter must not go back to Hogwarts."



"'Well, you're expelling us aren't you?' said Ron. 

'Not today, Mr. Weasley.' 

[...] Snape looked as though Christmas had been cancelled."

Ron Weasley & Albus Dumbledore


"Of all the trees we could've hit, we had to pick one that fights back."

Ron Weasley


"Fame is a fickle friend Harry. Celebrity is as celebrity does. Remember that."

–Gilderoy Lockhart


"Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world."

Ron Weasley


"His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad, 

His hair is as dark as a blackboard. 

I wish he was mine, he's really divine, 

The hero who conquered the Dark Lord."

Ginny Weasley's Valentine Card


"Oh, Potter, you rotter, oh, what have you done, 

You're killing off students, you think it's good fun." 



"You will find that I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me... Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it."

Albus Dumbledore


"The three of them fell silent. After a long pause, Hermione voiced the knottiest question of all in a hesitant voice. 

'Do you think we should go and ask Hagrid about it all?' 

'That’d be a cheerful visit,' said Ron, 'Hello, Hagrid. Tell us, have you been setting anything mad and hairy loose in the castle lately?'"

Hermione Granger & Ron Weasley


'Harry–I think I've just understood something! I've got to go to the library!' 

And she sprinted away, up the stairs. 

'What does she understand?' said Harry distractedly, still looking around trying to tell where the voice had come from. 

'Loads more than I do,' said Ron, shaking his head. 

'But why's she got to go to the library?' 

'Because that's what Hermione does,' said Ron, shrugging, 'When in doubt, go to the library.' 

Hermione Granger, Harry Potter & Ron Weasley


"Oh well... I'd just been thinking, if you had died, you'd have been welcome to share my toilet." 

Moaning Myrtle


"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." 

Albus Dumbledore


"Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps it's brain."

Arthur Weasley


"The best of us must sometimes eat our words."

Albus Dumbledore



Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban


“Harry!' said Fred, elbowing Percy out of the way and bowing deeply. 'Simply splendid to see you, old boy-'

'Marvelous,' said George, pushing Fred aside and seizing Harry's hand in turn. 

'Absolutely spiffing.' Percy scowled. 

'That's enough, now,' said Mrs. Weasley. 

'Mum!' said Fred as though he'd only just spotted her and seizing her hand too. 'How really corking to see you-'"

Fred, George & Molly Weasley


"What would you say is the thing that frightens you most in the world?' Neville’s lips moved, but no noise came out.

'Didn’t catch that, Neville, sorry,' said Professor Lupin cheerfully.

Neville looked around rather wildly, as though begging someone to help him, then said, in barely more that a whisper, 'Professor Snape.' 

Neville Longbottom & Remus Lupin


"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 that if you die, you need not hand it in."

 –Minerva McGonagall 


"'Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs,' sighed George, patting the heading of the map. 'We owe them so much.'"

George Weasley


"I solemnly swear I am up to no good." 

Harry Potter


“'HARRY, THIS IS NO TIME TO BE A GENTLEMAN!' Wood roared as Harry swerved to avoid collision. 'KNOCK HER OFF HER BROOM IF YOU HAVE TO!'”

Oliver Wood


"Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business. Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git. Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor. Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.”

The Marauder's Map


"What you fear most of all is - fear. Very wise..." 

–Remus Lupin


"Don't let the muggles get you down."

Ron Weasley


"Harry and Ron both made furious moves toward Malfoy, but Hermione got there first - SMACK! She had slapped Malfoy across the face with all the strength she could muster."



"'You don't understand!' whined Pettigrew. 'He would have killed me, Sirius!' 


Peter Pettigrew & Sirius Black


"You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?"

–Albus Dumbledore 


"I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me."

Harry Potter


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

Albus Dumbledore


"'I know how to use a fellytone now -'

'A telephone, Ron,' said Hermione. 'Honestly, you should take Muggle Studies next year...'"

Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger



Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire


"Percy wouldn't notice a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing one of Dobby's hats." 

Fred Weasley


"Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt." 

Fred Weasley



Barty Crouch Jr. as Mad-Eye Moody


“Don't talk to me."

"Why not?" 

"Because I want to fix that in my memory for ever. Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret..." 

Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger


"Just then Neville caused a slight diversion by turning into a large canary." 



"Twitchy little ferret, aren't you, Malfoy?” 

Hermione Granger


"'Aaaaah,' said Ron, imitating Professor Trelawney’s mystical whisper, 'when two Neptunes appear in the sky, it is a sure sign that a midget in glasses is being born, Harry…'”

–Ron Weasley


"It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” 

Albus Dumbledore


"Well, I can certainly see why we're trying to keep them alive. Who wouldn't want pets that can burn, sting, and bite all at once?” 

Draco Malfoy


"Just because it's taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn't mean no one else has spotted I'm a girl!” 

Hermione Granger


"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


"Kill the spare."

Lord Voldemort


"Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.” 

Albus Dumbledore


"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” 

Albus Dumbledore


"Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” 

Albus Dumbledore


"What would come, would come... and he would have to meet it when it did."



"Can I have a look at Uranus, too, Lavender?” 

Ron Weasley



Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix

"Don't worry. You're just as sane as I am."

Luna Lovegood


"'You should write a book,' Ron told Hermione as he cut up his potatoes, 'translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them.'” 

–Ron Weasley


"'Ron,' said Hermione in a dignified voice, 'you are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet.'" 

Hermione Granger


"Weasley is our king."

–Gryffindors & Slytherins





"Just because you've got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have."

Hermione Granger


"Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked so easily - weak people in other words -"

Severus Snape


"Fact remains, he can move faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo if he wants to."

Fred Weasley


"Well, usually when a person shakes their head, they mean 'no.' So unless Miss Edgecombe is using a form of sign language as yet unknown to humans -"

Professor McGonagall


"You know, Minister... I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts... but you can't deny he's got style."

Phineas Nigellus Black

"'The thing about growing up with Fred and George,' said Ginny thoughtfully, 'is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.' 

Ginny Weasley


"There’s nothing you can do Harry…nothing…he’s gone."

Remus Lupin


"Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness."

Albus Dumbledore to Voldemort


"In the end, it mattered not that you could not close your mind. It was your heart that saved you."

Albus Dumbledore


"The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies... and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not... and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives.."

Sybill Trelawney


“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” 

Albus Dumbledore


"According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else."

Hermione Granger


"No, I think I'll just go down and have some pudding and wait for it all to turn up... It always does in the end."

Luna Lovegood



Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince

“What is your dearest ambition?"

"To find out how aeroplanes stay up."

Molly & Arthur Weasley


"Why Are You Worrying about You-Know-Who?

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"There's no need to call me 'sir' Professor." 

Harry Potter


"You'd better hurry up, they'll be waiting for 'the Chosen Captain' — 'The Boy Who Scored'— whatever they call you these days."

Draco Malfoy


"It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more." 

Albus Dumbledore


"Dumbledore's man through and through. That's right."

Harry Potter


"Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge."



"Three dementor attacks in a week, and all Romilda Vane does is ask me if it's true you've got a hippogriff tatooed across your chest."

"What did you tell her?"

"I told her it's a Hungarian Horntail. Much more macho."

"Thanks, and what did you tell her Ron's got?"

"A Pygmy Puff, but I didn't say where."

Ginny Weasley & Harry Potter


"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on."

Albus Dumbledore


"Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies."

Lord Voldemort


"Don’t you see? Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one that rises against them and strikes back!"

Albus Dumbledore


"You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? It was I who invented them — I, the Half-Blood Prince! And you'd turn them on me like your filthy father, would you?"

Severus Snape


"What do I care how 'e looks? I am good-looking enough for both of us, I theenk! All these scars show is zat my husband is brave!" 

Fleur Delacour


"And he knew, without knowing how he knew it, that the phoenix had gone, had left Hogwarts for good, just as Dumbledore had left the school, had left the world... had left Harry."



"You've said to us once before that there was a time to turn back if we wanted to. We've had time, haven't we?"

Hermione Granger








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