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“He felt that he was still groping in the dark; he had chosen his path but kept looking back, wondering whether he had misread the signs, whether he should not have taken the other way.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“Albus Dumbledore had gotten to his feet. He was beaming at the students, his arms opened wide, as if nothing could have pleased him more than to see them all there.
"Welcome!" he said. "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!"
"Thank you!"
He sat back down. Everybody clapped and cheered. Harry didn't know whether to laugh or not.
“Is he — a bit mad?” he asked Percy uncertainly.
"Mad?" said Percy airily. "He's a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
“You can have a very intense relationship with fictional characters because they are in your own head.”
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“Why do they have to move in packs?" Harry asked Ron as a dozen or so girls walked past them, sniggering and staring at Harry.
"How're you supposed to get one on their own to ask them?"
"Lasso one?" Ron suggested.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“But you've been too busy saving the Wizarding world. Well ... I can't say I'm surprised. I knew this would happen in the end. I knew you wouldn't be happy unless you were hunting Voldemort. Maybe that's why I like you so much.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
“Oh,you may not think I'm pretty,
But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your tops hats sleek and tall,
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head
The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be.
Y ou might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell brave of heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet wise old Ravenclaw,
If you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achive their ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And you won't get in a flap!
You're safe in my hands(though I have none)
For I'm a Thinking Cap!!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
“Excellent,” said Lupin, looking up as Tonks and Harry entered.
“We’ve got about a minute, I think. We should probably get out into the garden so we’re ready. Harry, I’ve left a letter telling your aunt and
uncle not to worry —”
“They won’t,” said Harry.
“That you’re safe —”
“That’ll just depress them.”
“— and you’ll see them next summer.”
“Do I have to?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“We Slytherins are brave, yes, but not stupid. For instance, given the choice, we will always choose to save our own necks.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“Montague's just been found in a toilet, Sir.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
“You think it - wise - to trust Hagrid with something as important as this?"
"I would trust Hagrid with my life," said Dumbledore.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
“Fawkes is a phoenix, Harry. Phoenixes burst into flame when it is time for them to die and are reborn from the ashes.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
“It is real, isn’t it? It’s not a joke? Petunia says you’re lying to me. Petunia says there isn’t a Hogwarts. It is real, isn’t it?”
“It’s real for us,” said Snape. “Not for her.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“No,” said Hermione shortly. “Have either of you seen my copy of Numerology and Gramatica?”
“Oh, yeah, I borrowed it for a bit of bedtime reading,” said Ron, but very quietly.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“Everyone queue up!' Malfoy roared to the crowd. 'Harry Potter's giving out signed photos!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
“In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own.”
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“I just wish I’d asked you sooner. We could’ve had ages . . . months . . . years maybe. . . .”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
“Play Quidditch at all?”
“No,” Harry said again, wondering what on earth Quidditch could be.
I do — Father says it’s a crime if I’m not picked to play for my House, and I must say, I agree. Know what House you’ll be in yet?”
“No,” said Harry, feeling more stupid by the minute.
“Well, no one really knows until they get there, do they, but I know I’ll be in Slytherin, all our family have been — imagine being in Hufflepuff, I think I’d leave, wouldn’t you?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
“You foul, lying, evil little cockroach!”
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“Oh, for heaven’s sake, Sirius, Dumbledore said no!”

A bearlike black dog had appeared at Harry’s side as Harry clambered over the various trunks cluttering the hall to get to Mrs. Weasley.

“Oh honestly,” said Mrs. Weasley despairingly. “Well, on your own head be it!”

The great black dog gave a joyful bark and gamboled around them, snapping at pigeons, and chasing its own tail. Harry couldn’t help laughing. Sirius had been trapped inside for a very long time.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“I don't know who Maxime thinks she's kidding. If Hagrid's half-giant, she definitely is. Big bones... the only thing that's got bigger bones than her is a dinosaur.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“There are much more terrible things than physical injury.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
“Harry, just go down to the lake tomorrow, right, stick your head in, yell at the merpeople to give back whatever they’ve nicked, and see if they chuck it out. Best you can do, mate.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“We should get a move on you know... ask someone. He's right. We don't want to end up with a pair of trolls."
Hermione let out a sputter of indignation. "A pair of... what excuse me?"
"Well - you know," said Ron shrugging. "I'd rather go alone than with - with Eloise Midgen, say."
"Her acne's loads better lately - and she's really nice."
"Her nose's off-centre," said Ron.
"Oh I see," Hermione said bristling. "So basically you're going to take the best-looking girl who'll have you even if she's completely horrible?"
"Er - yeah that sounds about right." said Ron.
"I'm going to bed," Hermione snapped and she swept off toward the girls' staircase without another word.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“But I don’t think I’ve ever known such a natural at Potions!” said Slughorn. “Instinctive, you know — like his mother! I’ve only ever taught a few with this kind of ability, I can tell you that, Sybill — why even Severus —”
And to Harry’s horror, Slughorn threw out an arm and seemed to scoop Snape out of thin air toward them.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
“I think that perhaps if I had had to slow down the ideas so that I could capture them on paper I might have stifled some of them.”
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“On Harry dug, deeper and deeper into the hard, cold earth, subsuming his grief in sweat, denying the pain in his scar. ”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“He [Uncle Vernon] held up the envelope in which Mrs. Weasley’s letter had come, and Harry had to fight down a laugh. Every bit of it was covered in stamps except for a square inch on the front, into which Mrs. Weasley had squeezed the Dursleys’ address in minute writing.
“She did put enough stamps on, then,” said Harry, trying to sound as though Mrs. Weasley’s was a mistake anyone could make.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“What are we doing here? Has something gone wrong?”
“Oh no, Ron,” came Fred’s voice, very sarcastically. “No, this is exactly where we wanted to end up.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


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