J.K. Rowling Quotes

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1. “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

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Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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

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Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

3. “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”

Tags : Fear
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

4. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Tags : Dreams Life
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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

Tags : Courage Friends
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

6. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

Tags : Death Inspirational
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

7. “The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”

Tags : Truth
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

8. “You haven't got a letter on yours," George observed. "I suppose she thinks you don't forget your name. But we're not stupid-we know we're called Gred and Forge.”

Tags : Humor
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

9. “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 –""Blown up a toilet? We've never blown up a toilet.""Great idea though, thanks, Mum.”

Tags : Fred Weasley George Weasley Humor Molly Weasley Toilet
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

10. “One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”

Tags : Books Christmas Deathly Hallows Desire Family Joke Socks
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

11. “Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”

Tags : Dumbledore
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

12. “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.”

Tags : Awesome Friendship Inspirational
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

13. “What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.”

Tags : Dumbledore
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

14. “Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!”

Tags : Dumbledore Magic Music Power Of Music
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

15. “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.”

Tags : Humor School
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

16. “So light a fire!" Harry choked. "Yes...of course...but there's no wood!" ... "HAVE YOU GONE MAD!" Ron bellowed. "ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT!”

Tags : Witch
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

17. “Harry - you're a great wizard, you know." "I'm not as good as you," said Harry, very embarrassed, as she let go of him."Me!" said Hermione. "Books! And cleverness! There are more important things - friendship and bravery and - oh Harry - be careful!”

Tags : Bravery Friendship Greatness Loyalty
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

18. “A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, not knowing he would be woken in a few hours' time by Mrs. Dursley's scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and pinched by his cousin Dudley...He couldn't know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: "To Harry Potter - the boy who lived!”

Tags : Dursley Fame Fate Harry Potter Innocence
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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

Tags : Good And Evil Inspirational Life
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

20. “Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves it's own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”

Tags : Death Love
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

21. “As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”

Tags : Choices Eternal Life Human Desire Immortality Money Wisdom
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

22. “Can't stay long, Mother," he said. "I'm up front, the prefects have got two compartments to themselves-""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.”

Tags : Fred Weasley George Weasley Humor Percy Weasley Prefect
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

23. “Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,Teach us something please,Whether we be old and bald,Or young with scabby knees,Our heads could do with fillingWith some interesting stuff,For now they're bare and full of air,Dead flies and bits of fluff,So teach us something worth knowing,Bring us back what we've forgot,Just do your best, we'll do the rest,And learn until our brains all rot...”

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Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

24. “Swish and flick.”

Tags : Harry Potter Sorcer Stone
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

25. “Alas! Earwax!”

Tags : Dumbledore Humor
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

26. “Everybody finished the song at different times. At last, only the Weasley twins were left singing along to a very slow funeral march.”

Tags : Humor
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

27. “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus[never tickle a sleeping dragon]”

Tags : Hogwarts Latin Motto Never Tickle A Sleeping Dragon
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

28. “Don't play," said Hermione at once."Say you're ill," said Ron."Pretend to break your leg," Hermione suggested."Really break your leg," said Ron.”

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Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

29. “Do you mean ter tell me," he growled at the Dursleys, "that this boy—this boy!—knows nothin' abou'—about ANYTHING?"Harry thought this was going a bit far. He had been to school, after all, and his marks weren't bad."I know some things," he said. "I can, you know, do math and stuff.”

Tags : Cluelessness Humor Ignorance Math
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

30. “I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even put a stopper on death.”

Tags : Bragging Snape
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

31. “Enter, stranger, but take heedOf what awaits the sin of greed,For those who take, but do not earn,Must pay most dearly in their turn.So if you seek beneath our floorsA treasure that was never yours,Thief, you have been warned, bewareOf finding more than treasure there.”

Tags : Gringotts Stealing Thieves Warning
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

32. “Fred, you next," the plump woman said. "I'm not Fred, I'm George," said the boy. "Honestly, woman, you call yourself our mother? Can't you tell I'm George?" "Sorry, George, dear." "Only joking, I am Fred," said the boy and off he went.”

Tags : Family Humor Twins
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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

Tags : Humanity Kindness Relationships
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

34. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”

Tags : Acceptance Inspiration Inspirational Smart Understanding Wise
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

35. “Death's got an Invisibility Cloak?" Harry interrupted again."So he can sneak up on people," said Ron. "Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking...”

Tags : Death Humor Sarcasm
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

36. “I DON'T CARE!" Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. "I'VE HAD ENOUGH, I'VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON'T CARE ANYMORE!""You do care," said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. "You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

Tags : Ache Death Dumbledore Harry Potter Hurt Life Pain
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

37. “You'll stay with me?'Until the very end,' said James.”

Tags : Death Final Goodbye Harry Potter Lupin Parents Sirius
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

38. “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”

Tags : Death Love
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

39. “Then she was kissing him as she had never kissed him before...and it was blissful oblivion, better than firewhisky; she was the only real thing in the world.”

Tags : Cute Kiss Kissing Love Lovers
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

40. “Oh, it can't be a reference to the fact Harry's a great Seeker, that's way too obvious. There must be a secret message from Dumbledore hidden in the icing!”

Tags : Cake
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

41. “I think it’s the books that you read when you’re young that live with you forever.”

Tags : Books Forever Reading Young
Author : J.K. Rowling

42. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”

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Author : J.K. Rowling

43. “Did you like question ten, Moony?" asked Sirius as they emerged into the entrance hall."Loved it," said Lupin briskly. "Give five signs that identify the werewolf. Excellent question.""D'you think you managed to get all the signs?" said James in tones of mock concern."Think I did," said Lupin seriously, as they joined the crowd thronging around the front doors eager to get out into the sunlit grounds. "One: He's sitting on my chair. Two: He's wearing my clothes. Three: His name's Remus Lupin...”

Tags : Humor James Potter Remus Lupin Sirius Black Werewolf
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

44. “Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Stupidity
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

45. “Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

Tags : Destiny Inspiration
Author : J.K. Rowling

46. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

Tags : Pain
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

47. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

Tags : Grief Harry Potter Hurt Pain
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

48. “Prof McGonagall : ... bravery doesn't forgive stupidity. ...”

Tags : Bravery Stupidity
Author : J.K. Rowling

49. “Longbottom, if brains were gold, you'd be poorer than Weasley, and that's saying something.”

Tags : Analogy Draco Malfoy Harry Potter Neville Longbottom Ron Weasley Stupidity
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

50. “Aaah ... when two Neptunes appear in the sky it is a sure sign that a midget in glasses is being born, Harry...”

Tags : Neptune Superstition
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

51. “First sign of madness, talking to your own head.”

Tags : Insanity Madness
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

52. “I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being--forgive me--rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.”

Tags : Failure Intelligence Mistakes Self Recognition
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

53. “I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!”

Tags : Common Sense Hermione Granger Knowledge Logic Reason Skepticism
Author : J.K. Rowling

54. “I'm Draco Malfoy, I'm Draco, I'm on your side!"Draco was on the upper landing, pleading with another masked Death Eater. Harry Stunned the Death Eater as they passed: Malfoy looked around, beaming, for his savior, and Ron punched him from under the cloak. Malfoy fell backward on top of the Death Eater, his mouth bleeding, utterly bemused."And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!" Ron yelled.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Harry Potter Humor Ron Weasley
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

55. “Azkaban - the wizard prison, Goyle." said Malfoy, looking at him in disbelief. "Honestly, if you were any slower, you'd be going backward.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

56. “Famous Harry Potter," said Malfoy. "Can't even go to a bookshop without making the front page.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Fame Harry Potter Jealousy
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

57. “Scared?" Malfoy muttered, so that Lockhart couldn't hear him."You wish." said Harry out of the corner of his mouth.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Dueling Harry Potter Taunt
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

58. “You see, I, unlike you, have been made a prefect, which means that I, unlike you, have the power to hand out punishments.”“Yeah,” said Harry, “but you, unlike me, are a git.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Humor Prefect
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

59. “Is it true?" he said. "They're saying all down the train that Harry Potter's in this compartment. So it's you, is it?""Yes," said Harry. He was looking at the other boys. Both of were thickset and looked like bodyguards."Oh, this is Crabbe and this is Goyle," said the pale boy carelssly, noticing where Harry was looking. "And my name's Malfoy, Draco Malfoy." Ron gave a slight cough, which might have been hiding a snigger. Draco Malfoy looked at him. "Think my name's funny, do you? No need to ask who you are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford."He turned back to Harry. "You'll soon find out some wizarding families are much better than others, Potter. You don't want to go making friends with the wrong sort. I can help you there.”

Tags : Awesome Crabbe Draco Malfoy Goyle Harry Potter Ron Weasley Train
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

60. “You’ll soon find out some wizarding families are much better than others, Potter. You don’t want to go making friends with the wrong sort. I can help you there.”He held out his hand to shake Harry’s, but Harry didn’t take it. “I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself, thanks,” he said coolly.”

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Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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

Tags : Draco Malfoy
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

62. “And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!' Ron yelled.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Ron Weasley
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

63. “Enemies of the Heir, beware! You'll be next, Mudbloods!”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Warning
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

64. “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?”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Harry Potter Wizards
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

65. “Montague's just been found in a toilet, Sir.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

66. “But I got this far, didn’t I?” he said slowly. “They thought I’d die in the attempt, but I’m here . . . and you’re in my power. . . . I’m the one with the wand. . . . you’re at my mercy. . .”

Tags : Draco Malfoy
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

67. “Someone's dead," said Malfoy, and his voice seemed to go up an octave as he said it. "One of your people...I don't know who, it was dark...I stepped over the body...I was supposed to be waiting up here when you got back, only your Phoenix lot got in the way.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

68. “You know your mother, Malfoy?” said Harry “That expression she’s got, like she’s got dung under her nose? Has she always looked like that, or was it just because you were with her?”

Tags : Draco Malfoy
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

69. “When the Dark Lord takes over, is he going to care how many O.W.L.s or N.E.W.T.s anyone’s got? Of course he isn’t. . . . It’ll be all about the kind of service he received, the level of devotion he was shown.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

70. “Oh, it was Malfoy, I was thinking about him and I lost track of things!”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Dramione Hermione Granger
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

71. “OH NO YOU DON’T, LADDIE!”Harry spun around. Professor Moody was limping down the marble staircase. His wand was out and it was pointing right at a pure white ferret, which was shivering on the stone-flagged floor, exactly where Malfoy had been standing.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Ferret
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

72. “DRACO: Hermione Granger, I'm being bossed around by Hermione Granger. (She turns towards him. He smiles) And I'm mildly enjoying it.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Hermione Granger
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two

73. “HARRY: "Oh, Draco . . . we can’t. We can’t use it."Draco looks up at Harry, and for the first time — at the bottom of this dreadful pit — they look at each other as friends.DRACO: "We have to find them — if it takes centuries, we must find our sons —”

Tags : Draco Draco Malfoy Harry Harry Potter
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two

74. “Draco: Flipendo! ... Keep up, old man.Harry: We're the same age, Draco.Draco: I wear it better.”

Tags : Age Draco Malfoy Harry Potter Rivalry
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two

75. “DRACO: I don't care what you did or who you saved, you are a constant curse on my family, Harry Potter.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Harry Potter 8
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two

76. “Scorpius trots up to his dad.Draco: We can hug too if you like...Scorpius looks at his dad, unsure for a moment. And then they sort of half hug in a very awkward way. Draco smiles.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Scorpius Malfoy
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two

77. “Ron: Malfoy, you may be all chummy chummy with Harry, and you may have produced a relatively nice child, but you've said some very unfair things to and about my wife...Hermione: And your wife doesn't need you fighting her battles for her.Ron: Fine. But if you say one thing about her or me...Draco: You'll do what, Weasley?Hermione: He'll hug you. Because we're all on the same team, aren't we, Ron?Ron: Fine. I, um, I think you've got really nice hair. Draco.Hermione: Thank you, husband.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Hermione Granger Romione Ron Weasley The Cursed Child
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two

78. “Professor Moody!" said a shocked voice.Professor McGonagall was coming down the marble staircase with her arms full of books."Hello, Professor McGonagall," said Moody calmly, bouncing the ferret still higher."What - what are you doing?" said Professor McGonagall, her eyes following the bouncing ferret's progress through the air."Teaching," said Moody."Teach - Moody, is that a student?" shrieked Professor McGonagall, the books spilling out of her arms."Yep," said Moody."No!" cried Professor McGonagall, running down the stairs and pulling out her wand; a moment later, with a loud snapping noise, Draco Malfoy had reappeared, lying in a heap on the floor with his sleek blond hair all over his now brilliantly pink face. He got to his feet, wincing."Moody, we never use transfiguration as a punishment!" said Professor McGonagall weakly. "Surely Professor Dumbledore told you that?""He might have mentioned it, yeah," said Moody, scratching his chin unconcernedly.”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Ferret Harry Potter Mad Eye Moody Professor Mcgonagall Transfiguration
Author : J.K. Rowling

79. “Draco: "Hermione Granger, I’m being bossed around by Hermione Granger." — J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Hermione Granger
Author : J.K. Rowling

80. “LDraco: "Hermione Granger, I’m being bossed around by Hermione Granger." — J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Tags : Draco Malfoy Hermione Granger
Author : J.K. Rowling

81. “We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”

Tags : Human Life Value Worth
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

82. “To hurt is as human as to breathe.”

Tags : Human Hurt
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : The Tales of Beedle the Bard

83. “If you made a better rat than a human, it’s not much to boast about, Peter.”

Tags : Accomplishments Human Peter Pettigrew Rat
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

84. “It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.”

Tags : Leadership
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

85. “Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”

Tags : Age Family
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

86. “Would you like me to [kill you] now?" asked Snape, his voice heavy with irony. "Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?”

Tags : Death Epitaph Irony Snape
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

87. “There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione's arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet. "Is this the moment?" Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. "OI! There's a war going on here!" Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other. "I know, mate," said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, "so it's now or never, isn't it?" "Never mind that, what about the Horcrux?" Harry shouted. "D'you think you could just --- just hold it in, until we've got the diadem?" "Yeah --- right --- sorry ---" said Ron, and he and Hermione set about gathering up fangs, both pink in the face.”

Tags : Love Romance War
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

88. “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!”

Tags : Appearances Love
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

89. “I know [Umbridge] by reputation and I'm sure she's no Death Eater-""She's foul enough to be one...""Yes, but the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters.”

Tags : Death Eaters Dolores Umbridge Evil Good Harry Potter Sirius Black Umbridge
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

90. “You never get it right, you people, do you? Either we've got Fudge, pretending everything's lovely while people get murdered right under his nose, or we've got you, chucking the wrong people into jail and trying to pretend you've got 'The Chosen One' working for you!”

Tags : Government
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

91. “A bag of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. "You want to be careful with those," Ron warned Harry. "When they say every flavor, they mean every flavor - you know, you get all the ordinary ones like chocolate and peppermint and marmalade, but then you can get spinach and liver and tripe. George reckons he had a booger-flavored one once." Ron picked up a green bean, looked at it carefully, and bit into a corner. "Bleaaargh - see? Sprouts.”

Tags : Candy
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

92. “Hello, Harry" said George, beaming at him. "We thought we heard your dulcet tones.""You don't want to bottle up your anger like that, Harry, let it all out," said Fred, also beaming. "There might be a couple of people fifty miles away who didn't hear you.”

Tags : Humour
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

93. “I don’t believe him,” said Hermione in a very unsteady voice, the moment they were out of earshot of Hagrid. “I don’t believe him. I really don’t believe him. . . .”“Calm down,” said Harry.“Calm down!” she said feverishly. “A giant! A giant in the forest! And we’re supposed to give him English lessons! Always assuming, of course, we can get past the herd of murderous centaurs on the way in and out! I — don’t — believe — him!”

Tags : Centaur Centaurs Duty Humor Promises
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

94. “Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”

Tags : Inspirational Names
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

95. “And this is Nymphadora-""Don't call me Nymphadora, Remus," said the young witch with a shudder. "It's Tonks.""-Nymphadora Tonks, who prefers to be known by her surname only," finished Lupin."So would you if your fool of a mother had called you 'Nymphadora,' " muttered Tonks.”

Tags : Names Nymphadora Tonks Remus Lupin
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

96. “But he understood at last what Dumbledore had been trying to tell him. It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew — and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents — that there was all the difference in the world.”

Tags : Arena Battle Death Dumbledore Pride
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

97. “Then he heard a terrible cry that pulled at his insides, that expressed agony of a kind that neither flame nor curse could cause, and he stood up, swaying, more frightened than he had been that day, more frightened, perhaps, than he had been in his whole life...”

Tags : Battle Hogwarts
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

98. “This is night, Diddykins. That's what we call it when it goes all dark like this. ”

Tags : Night
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

99. “I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

Tags : Books Magic Magic Books
Author : J.K. Rowling

100. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”

Tags : Magic
Author : J.K. Rowling

101. “As Harry and Ron rounded the clump of trees behind which Harry had first heard the dragons roar, a witch leapt out from behind them.It was Rita Skeeter. She was wearing acid-green robes today; the Quick-Quotes Quill in her hand blended perfectly against them."Congratulations, Harry!' she said beaming at him. "I wonder if you could give me a quick word? How you felt facing that dragon? How do you feel now about the fairness of the scoring?""Yeah, you can have a word," said Harry savagely. "Goodbye!”

Tags : Dragons Harry Potter Rita Skeeter Ron Weasley
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

102. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

Tags : Adventure
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

103. “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.”

Tags : Harry Potter Humor James Potter Remus Lupin Sirius Black Snape Wormtail
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

104. “I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.”

Tags : Anger Azkaban Harry Potter Justice Murder Revenge Sirius Black Wormtail
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

105. “We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.”

Tags : Black Choices Harry Potter Inside Us Light Sirius Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

106. “What's that?" he snarled, staring at the envelope Harry was still clutching in his hand. "If it's another form for me to sign, you've got another -""It's not," said Harry cheerfully. "It's a letter from my godfather.""Godfather?" sputtered Uncle Vernon. "You haven't got a godfather!""Yes, I have," said Harry brightly. "He was my mum and dad's best friend. He's a convicted murderer, but he's broken out of wizard prison and he's on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though...keep up with my news...check if I'm happy....”

Tags : Dursley Godfather Harry Potter Humor Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

107. “Besides, the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.”

Tags : Harry Potter Inspirational Sirius Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

108. “Like the fact that the person Sirius cared for the most about in the world was you," said Dumbledore quietly.”

Tags : Dumbledore Harry Potter Love Oreder Of The Phoenix Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

109. “He might have crawled up into the airing cupboard and died, but I mustn't get my hopes up.”

Tags : Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

110. “You don’t understand — there are things worth dying for!”

Tags : Life Missions Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

111. “You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us?”

Tags : Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

112. “He's not a child!" said Sirius impatiently."He's not an adult either!" said Mrs. Weasley, the color rising in her cheeks. "He's not James, Sirius!""I'm perfectly clear who he is, thanks, Molly," said Sirius coldly."I'm not sure you are!" said Mrs. Weasley. "Sometimes, the way you talk about him, it's as though you think you've got your best friend back!”

Tags : Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

113. “But some part of him realized, even as he fought to break free from Lupin, that Sirius had never kept him waiting before. . . . Sirius had risked everything, always, to see Harry, to help him. . . . If Sirius was not reappearing out of that archway when Harry was yelling for him as though his life depended on it, the only possible explanation was that he could not come back. . . . That he really was . . .”

Tags : Death Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

114. “You are — truly your father’s son, Harry. . . .”

Tags : Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

115. “Why would I go looking for someone I know wants to kill me?”

Tags : Funny Harry Potter Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

116. “Well, [bad] times like that bring out the best in some people and the worst in others.”

Tags : Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

117. “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.”

Tags : Dogs Molly Weasley Playful Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

118. “Minerva, kindly go to Hagrid's house, where you will find a large black dog sitting in the pumpkin patch. Take the dog to my office, tell him I will be with him shortly, then come back here.”

Tags : Dumbledore Harry Potter Professor Mcgonagall Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

119. “With another shock of excitement, Harry saw Sirius give James the thumbs-up.Sirius was lounging in his chair at his ease, tilting it back on two legs. He was very good-looking, his dark hair fell into his eyes with a sort of casual elegance neither James's nor Harry's could ever have achieved, and a girl sitting behind him was eyeing him hopefully, though he didn't seem to have noticed.”

Tags : Harry Potter James Potter Order Of The Phoenix Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

120. “Lily and James only made you Secret-Keeper because I suggested it,” Black hissed, so venomously that Pettigrew took a step backward. “I thought it was the perfect plan... a bluff... Voldemort would be sure to come after me, would never dream they’d use a weak, talentless thing like you... It must have been the finest moment of your miserable life, telling Voldemort you could hand him the Potters.”

Tags : Peter Pettigrew Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

121. “Sirius looked out of the fire at Harry, a crease between his sunken eyes. “You’re less like your father than I thought,” he said finally, a definite coolness in his voice. “The risk would’ve been what made it fun for James.”“Look —”“Well, I’d better get going . . . I’ll write to tell you a time I can make it back into the fire, then, shall I? If you can stand to risk it?”There was a tiny pop, and the place where Sirius’s head had been was flickering flame once more.”

Tags : James Potter Risk Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

122. “Get off me,” Harry spat, throwing Pettigrew’s hands off him in disgust. “I’m not doing this for you. I’m doing it because — I don’t reckon my dad would’ve wanted them to become killers — just for you.”

Tags : James Potter Peter Pettigrew Remus Lupin Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

123. “El mundo no se divide en gente buena y mala; todos tenemos luz y oscuridad dentro de nosotros, lo que importa es la parte a la que obedecemos, eso es lo que realmente somos” Sirius Black.”

Tags : Harry Potter Jk Rowling Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

124. “I did my waiting! Twelve years of it, in Azkaban!”

Tags : Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling

125. “If his surroundings could have reflected the feelings inside him, the pictures would have been screaming in pain.”

Tags : Death Harry Potter Sad Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

126. “What is life without a little risk?" -Sirius Black”

Tags : Harry Potter Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling

127. “What he really wanted (and it felt almost shameful to admit it to himself) was someone like — someone like a parent: an adult wizard whose advice he could ask without feeling stupid, someone who cared about him, who had had experience of Dark Magic...And then the solution came to him. It was so simple, and so obvious, that he couldn't believe it had taken so long — Sirius.”

Tags : Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

128. “You see!" said a strained voice. Tonks was glaring at Lupin. "She still wants to marry him, even though he's been bitten! She doesn't care!" "It's different," said Lupin, barely moving his lips and looking suddenly tense. "Bill will not be a full werewolf. The cases are completely-" "But I don't care either, I don't care!" said Tonks, seizing the front of Lupin's robes and shaking them. "I've told you a million times...."And the meaning of Tonk's Patronus and her mouse-colored hair, and the reason she had come running to find Dumbledore when she had heard a rumor someone had been attacked by Greyback, all suddenly became clear to Harry; it had not been Sirius that Tonks had fallen in love with after all. "And I've told you a million times," said Lupin, refusing to meet her eyes, staring at the floor, "that I am too old for you, too poor....too dangerous....""I've said all along you're taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus," said Mrs. Weasley over Fleur's shoulder as she patted her on the back. "I am not being ridiculous," said Lupin steadily. "Tonks deserves somebody young and whole." "But she wants you," said Mr. Weasley, with a small smile. "And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so." He gestured sadly at his son, lying between them. "This is....not the moment to discuss it," said Lupin, avoiding everybody's eyes as he looked around distractedly. "Dumbledore is dead....""Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world," said Professor McGonagall curtly...”

Tags : Angst Nymphadora Tonks Remus Lupin
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

129. “You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you’ll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no . . . anything. There’s no chance at all of recovery. You’ll just — exist. As an empty shell. And your soul is gone forever . . . lost.”

Tags : Dementors Dementors Kiss Empty Existence Remus Lupin Soul
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

130. “Well, hello, Peter,” said Lupin pleasantly, as though rats frequently erupted into old school friends around him. “Long time, no see.”

Tags : Peter Pettigrew Rats Remus Lupin
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

131. “Just — just to be clear,” he said. “You want to leave Tonks at her parents’ house and come away with us?”“She’ll be perfectly safe there, they’ll look after her,” said Lupin. He spoke with a finality bordering on indifference. “Harry, I’m sure James would have wanted me to stick with you.”“Well,” said Harry slowly, “I’m not. I’m pretty sure my father would have wanted to know why you aren’t sticking with your own kid, actually.”

Tags : Abandonment James Potter Remus Lupin
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

132. “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?”

Tags : Dursley Funny Quotes Remus Lupin
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

133. “Harry, guess what?" said Tonks from her perch on top of the washing machine, and she wiggled her left hand at him; a ring glittered there.”

Tags : Lupin Nymphadora Tonks Remus Lupin Tonks
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

134. “As Ginny and Hermione moved closer to the rest of the family, Harry had a clear view of the bodies lying next to Fred: Remus and Tonks, pale and still and peaceful-looking, apparently asleep beneath the dark, enchanted ceiling.”

Tags : Death Nymphadora Tonks Remus Lupin
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

135. “Loony, Loopy Lupin.”

Tags : Nicknames Peeves Remus Lupin
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

136. “Not at all up to your usual standard, Hermione. Only one out of three, I’m afraid. I have not been helping Sirius get into the castle and I certainly don’t want Harry dead. But I won’t deny that I am a werewolf.”

Tags : Harry Potter Remus Lupin
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

137. “I was hoping that Neville would assist me with the first stage of the operation,” he said, “and I am sure he will perform it admirably.”

Tags : Neville Longbottom Remus Lupin
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

138. “What you fear most of all is-fear.”

Tags : Remus Lupin
Author : J.K. Rowling

139. “Remus Lupin: I am not being ridiculous. Tonks deserves somebody young and whole.Mr. Weasley: But she wants you. And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so”

Tags : Mr Weasley Remus Lupin
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

140. “You think I'm a fool?" demanded Harry."No, I think you're like James," said Lupin, "who would have regarded it as the height of dishonor to mistrust his friends.”

Tags : Friendship James Potter Loyalty Trust
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

141. “I will if you go out with me, Evans”

Tags : James Potter
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

142. “Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus? Prongs rode again last night.”

Tags : Dumbledore Encouragement Harry Potter James Potter Patronus Prongs
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

143. “You'll stay with me? Until the very end, said James. They won't be able to see you? asked Harry. We are part of you, said Sirius. Invisible to anyone else.”

Tags : Chapter 34 Death Deathly Hallows Harry Potter James Potter Jk Rowling Page 700 Sirius Black The Forest Again
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

144. “Don’t get smart - you two are in a heap of trouble!” snarled Anderson. “Names!”“Names?” repeated the long-haired driver. “Er — well, let’s see. There’s Wilberforce . . . Bathsheba . . . Elvendork . . .”“And what’s nice about that one is, you can use it for a boy or a girl,” said the boy in glasses.“Oh, our names, did you mean?” asked the first, as Anderson spluttered with rage. “You should’ve said! This here is James Potter, and I’m Sirius Black!”“Things’ll be seriously black for you in a minute, you cheeky little —”

Tags : Elvendork Harry Potter James Potter Jk Rowling Marauders Prequel Sirius Black
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter: The Prequel

145. “And it's Gryfindor in possession again, as Johnson takes the Quaffle— Flint alongside her —poke him in the eye, Angelina —it was a joke, professor, it was a joke...”

Tags : Gryfindor Humor Joke
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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

Tags : Abilities Choices
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

147. “Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?""Yes," said Harry stiffly."Yes, sir.""There's no need to call me "sir" Professor."The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying.”

Tags : Humor Rebellion Sarcasm
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

148. “Why were you lurking under our window?""Yes - yes, good point, Petunia! What were you doing under our windows, boy?""Listening to the news," said Harry in a resigned voice.His aunt and uncle exchanged looks of outrage."Listening to the news! Again?""Well, it changes every day, you see," said Harry.”

Tags : Dursley Harry Potter Humor News Sarcasm
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

149. “Who're you going with, then?" said Ron."Angelina," said Fred promptly, without a trace of embarrassment."What?" said Ron, taken aback. "You've already asked her?""Good point," said Fred. He turned his head and called across the common room, "Oi! Angelina!"Angelina, who had been chatting with Alicia Spinnet near the fire, looked over at him."What?" She called back."Want to come to the ball with me?"Angelina gave Fred a sort of appraising look."All right, then," she said, and she turned back to Alicia and carried on chatting with a bit of a grin on her face."There you go," said Fred to Harry and Ron, "piece of cake.”

Tags : Dance Dating Harry Potter Humor Weasley
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

150. “Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”

Tags : Forgiveness
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

151. “According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.”

Tags : Psychology
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

152. “Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.”

Tags : Death Dumbledore Harry Potter Killing
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

153. “Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?” asked Scrimgeour.“No, I’m not,” retorted Hermione. “I’m hoping to do some good in the world!”

Tags : Good Hermione Granger Law Ministry Of Magic
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

154. “Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe.”

Tags : Insult Nearly Headless Nick Simile
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

155. “Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears."After all this time?""Always," said Snape.”

Tags : Dumbledore Life Love Snape
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

156. “You're a prefect? Oh Ronnie! That's everyone in the family!""What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors?”

Tags : Fred Weasley George Weasley Ron Weasley
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

157. “Is it true that you shouted at Professor Umbridge?""Yes.""You called her a liar?""Yes.""You told her He Who Must Not Be Named is back?""Yes.""Have a biscuit, Potter.”

Tags : Biscuit Humor Rebellion
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

158. “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.”

Tags : Integrity
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

159. “Maybe he murdered Myrtle; that would’ve done everyone a favor. . . .”

Tags : Basilisk Harry Potter Horcrux Moaning Myrtle Ron Weasley Tom Riddle
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

160. “Of the many fearsome beasts and monsters that roam our land, there is none more curious or more deadly that the Basilisk, known also as the King of Serpents. This snake, which may reach gigantic size, and live many hundreds of years, is born from a chicken's egg, hatched beneath a toad. Its methods of killing are more wonderous, for aside from its deadly and venomous fangs, the Basilisk has a murderous stare, and all who are fixed with the beam of its eye shall suffer instant death. Spiders flee before the Basilisk, for it is their mortal enemy, and the Basilisk flees only from the crowing of the rooster, which is fatal to it.”

Tags : Basilisk
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

161. “Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?''Hmm . . . What do you think, Harry?' said Luna, looking thoughtful.'What? Isn’t there just a password?''Oh no, you’ve got to answer a question,' said Luna.'What if you get it wrong?''Well, you have to wait for somebody who gets it right,' said Luna. 'That way you learn, you see?''Yeah . . . Trouble is, we can’t really afford to wait for anyone else, Luna.''No, I see what you mean,' said Luna seriously. 'Well then, I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning.''Well reasoned,' said the voice, and the door swung open.”

Tags : Circles Flame Luna Lovegood Phoenix Ravenclaw Riddles
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

162. “Some wounds run too deep for the healing.”

Tags : Grudges Wounds
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

163. “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.”

Tags : Hermione Humor Library
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

164. “Cinderella? Snow White? What's that? An illness?”

Tags : Fairytales
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

165. “Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.”

Tags : Character Fat Girls J K Rowling
Author : J.K. Rowling

166. “The — the prophecy . . . the prediction . . . Trelawney . . .”“Ah, yes. How much did you relay to Lord Voldemort?”“Everything — everything I heard! That is why — it is for that reason — he thinks it means Lily Evans!”“The prophecy did not refer to a woman. It spoke of a boy born at the end of July —”“You know what I mean! He thinks it means her son, he is going to hunt her down — kill them all —” “If she means so much to you, surely Lord Voldemort will spare her? Could you not ask for mercy for the mother, in exchange for the son?”“I have — I have asked him —”“You disgust me.”

Tags : Albus Dumbledore Anguish Disgust Lily Evans Prophecy Severus Snape Voldemort
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

167. “Ginny, listen . . . I can’t be involved with you anymore. We’ve got to stop seeing each other. We can’t be together.”“It’s for some stupid, noble reason, isn’t it?”

Tags : Ginny Weasley Humor Noble
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

168. “Always the innocent are the first victims, so it has been for ages past, so it is now.”

Tags : Centaur Centaurs Innocent Ronan Victims
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

169. “Harry and Hermione are very platonic friends. But I won't answer for anyone else, nudge-nudge wink-wink!”

Tags : Humor Interview Nudge Platonic Radio Wink
Author : J.K. Rowling

170. “The opportunity was too perfect to miss. Harry crept silently around behind Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle, bent down, and scooped a large handful of mud out of the path.'We were just talking about your friend Hagrid,'Malfoy said to Ron. 'Just trying to imagine what he's saying to the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures. D'you think he'll cry when they cut off his hippogriff's—'SPLAT.Malfoy's head jerked back as the mud hit him; his silverblond hair was suddenly dripping in muck.”

Tags : Hogsmeade Humor Malfoy Mud Naughty Sneaky Sneers Trouble
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

171. “The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as Fats could see, were being ashamed of what they were, lying about it, trying to be somebody else. Honesty was Fats' currency, his weapon and defense. It frightened people when you were honest; it shocked them. Other people, Fats had discovered, were mired in embarrasment and pretense, terrified that their truths might leak out, but Fats was attracted by rawness, by everything that was ugly but honest, by the dirty things about which the likes of his father felt humiliated and disgusted. Fats thought a lot about messiahs and pariahs; about men labeled mad or criminal; noble misfits shunned by the sleepy masses.”

Tags : Embarrasment Honesty Humanity Humiliation Lie Lying
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : The Casual Vacancy

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

Tags : Flirting Humor
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

173. “Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.”

Tags : Empathy Imagination Innovation Invention
Author : J.K. Rowling

174. “October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”

Tags : Cold Frost Frozen Harry Potter November Rain Weather Winter
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

175. “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 who rises against them and strikes back!”

Tags : Oppression Tyrants
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

176. “Dawn was breaking over the horizon, shell pink and faintly gold...”

Tags : Dawn
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

177. “I think it's important that scared gay kids who aren't out yet see hate speech challenged.”

Tags : Challenge Hate Speech Speaking Out
Author : J.K. Rowling

178. “Dumbledore's man through and through, aren't you Potter?" "Yeah I am," said Harry. "Glad we straightened that out.”

Tags : Loyalty
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

179. “He read the letter again, but could not take in any more meaning than he had done the first time and was reduced to staring at the handwriting itself. She had made her g's the same way he did : he searched through the letter for every one of them, and each felt like a friendly little wave glimpsed from behind a veil. The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.”

Tags : Harry Potter Letter Lily Potter
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

180. “Don't forget to give Neville our love!' Ginny told James as she hugged him.'Mum! I can't give a professor love!''But you know Neville-'James rolled his eyes.'Outside, yeah, but at school he's Professor Longbottom, isn't he? I can't walk into Herbology and give him love....”

Tags : All Was Well Deathly Hallows Epilogue Harry Potter Hogwarts Humor Jk Rowling Later Neville Nineteen Years Later Professor School
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

181. “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

Tags : Mischief
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

182. “Give her hell from us, Peeves.”

Tags : Fred Weasley George Weasley Hell Mischief Peeves Umbridge
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

183. “Mischief Managed!!!”

Tags : Azkaban Harry J K Rowling Mischief Potter Prisoner
Author : J.K. Rowling

184. “Whatever happens to your body, your soul will survive, untouched...”

Tags : Body Death Life Soul Wisdom
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

185. “Instead (Harry) contented himself with scrawling a note to Ron: Let's do it tonight.”

Tags : Immature Innuendo
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

186. “Power was my weakness and my temptation.”

Tags : Power Temptation Weakness
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

187. “Seventeen, eh!" said Hagrid as he accepted a bucket-sized glass of wine from Fred."Six years to the day we met, Harry, d’yeh remember it?""Vaguely," said Harry, grinning up at him. "Didn’t you smash down the front door, give Dudley a pig’s tail, and tell me I was a wizard?""I forge’ the details," Hagrid chortled.”

Tags : Birthday Dursley Hagrid Harry Potter Humor Pig Wizard
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

188. “Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.”

Tags : Harry Potter 7 Kissing Ron And Hermione
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

189. “And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her.”

Tags : Kissing
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

190. “Harry Potter," he said very softly. His voice might have been part of the spitting fire. "The Boy Who Lived."None of the Death Eaters moved. They were waiting. Everything was waiting. Hagrid was struggling, and Bellatrix was panting, and Harry thought inexplicably of Ginny, and her blazing look, and the feel of her lips on his--Voldemort had raised his wand. His head was still tilted to one side, like a curious child, wondering what would happen if he proceeded. Harry looked back into the red eyes, and wanted it to happen now, quickly, while he could still stand, before he lost control, before he betrayed fear--He saw the mouth move and a flash of green light, and everything was gone.”

Tags : Death Harry Potter The End Voldemort
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

191. “You'll write to me, won't you?" Albus asked his parents immediately, capitalizing on the momentary absence of his brother."Every day, if you want us to," said Ginny."Not every day," said Albus quickly. "James says most people only get letters from home about once a month.""We wrote to James three times a week last year," said Ginny."And you don't want to believe everything he tells you about Hogwarts," Harry put in. "He likes a laugh, your brother.”

Tags : Albus Severus Potter Ginny Harry Humor The End
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

192. “Well?" Ron said finally, looking up at Harry. "How was it?"Harry considered it for a moment. "Wet," he said truthfully.Ron made a noise that might have indicated jubilation or disgust, it was hard to tell."Because she was crying," Harry continued heavily."Oh," said Ron, his smile faded slightly. "Are you that bad at kissing?""Dunno," said Harry, who hadn't considered this, and immediately felt rather worried. "Maybe I am.”

Tags : Dating Harry Potter Kiss Love Ron Weasley
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

193. “The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as Fats could see, was being ashamed of what they were; lying about it, trying to be somebody else.”

Tags : Being Someone Else Being Someone Else You Are Not Hating Yourself Hiding Humanity Inspirational Lying Self Acceptance Self Hatred Shame Trying To Be Like Someone Else
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : The Casual Vacancy

194. “Said Hufflepuff, "I'll teach the lot,And treat them just the same.”

Tags : Hufflepuff Same Teach
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

195. “I say to you all, once again -- in the light of Lord Voldemort's return, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort's gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

Tags : Dumbledore Harry Potter Strength Unity
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

196. “Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.”

Tags : Apples Art Autumn Color Fall Seasons
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

197. “On and on they flew, over the countryside parceled out in patches of green and brown, over roads and rivers winding through the landscapes like strips of matte and glossy ribbon.”

Tags : Color Painting River
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

198. “Can you think what the Mirror of Erised shows us all?" Harry shook his head."Let me explain. The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is. Does that help." Harry thought. Then he said slowly, "It shows us what we want... whatever we want..." "Yes and no," said Dumbledore quietly. "It shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts. You, who have never known your family, see them standing around you. Ronald Weasley, who has always been overshadowed by his brothers, sees himself standing alone, the best of all of them. However, this mirror will give us neither knowledge or truth. Men have wasted away before it, entranced by what they have seen, or been driven mad, not knowing if what it shows is real or even possible."The Mirror will be moved to a new home tomorrow, Harry, and I ask you not to go looking for it again. If you ever do run across it, you will now be prepared. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that. Now, why don't you put that admirable cloak back on and get off to bed.”

Tags : Dumbledore Father Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak James Lily Mirror Of Erised Mother Ron Weasley
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

199. “He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark.”

Tags : Love Mother
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

200. “But before he went loopy he was the life and soul of the party," said Fred. "He used to down an entire bottle of firewhiskey, then run onto the dance floor, hoist up his robes, and start pulling bunches of flowers out of his--"Yes, he sounds like a real charmer," said Hermione, while Harry roared with laughter.Never married, for some reason," said Ron.”

Tags : Reputation
Author : J.K. Rowling