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Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge. -- J.k. Rowling
What are you doing with all those books anyway?" Ron asked.
Just trying to decide which ones to take with us," said Hermione. When we're looking for the Horcruxes."
Oh, of course," said Ron, clapping a hand to his forehead. "I forgot we'll be hunting down Voldemort in a mobile library. -- J.k. Rowling
This was one of those uncomfortable things Luna often said and which made Harry feel a squirming mixture of pity and embarrassment. Before -- J.k. Rowling
Professor Kettleburn, our Care of Magical Creatures teacher, retired at the end of last year in order to enjoy more time with his remaining limbs. -- J.k. Rowling
Jealous? ... Of what? I don't want a foul scar right across my head, thanks. I don't think getting your head cut open makes you that special, myself. -- J.k. Rowling
Being fed, and having a soft bed, and other people being in charge, seemed the most wonderful prospect in the world at that moment. -- J.k. Rowling
Now let's get upstairs and fight, or all the good Death Eaters'll be taken. -- J.k. Rowling
Right little ray of sunshine, aren't you?" said Ron. "You and Professor Trelawney should get together sometime. -- J.k. Rowling
I am not forgotten, you know, no, I still receive a very great deal of fan mail.
... Gladys Gudgeon writes weekly ... I just wish I knew why ... "
He paused, looking faintly puzzled, then beamed again and returned to his signing with renewed vigor. "I suspect it is simply my good looks ... -- J.k. Rowling
She marched toward the door, and as she did so she raised her wand. From the tip burst three silver cats with spectacle markings around their eyes. The Patronuses ran sleekly ahead, filling the spiral staircase with silvery light, as Professor McGonagall, Harry, and Luna hurried back down. -- J.k. Rowling
Thank you so much, Dobby, for rescuing me from that cellar. It's so unfair that you had to die, when you were so good and brave. I'll always remember what you did for us. I hope you're happy now. -- J.k. Rowling
we exceeded expectations just by turning up for the exams." - George Weasly -- J.k. Rowling
So top grade's O for 'Outstanding,'" Hermione was saying, "and then there's A-"
"No, E," George corrected her, "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. -- J.k. Rowling
He raised his hand automatically and tried to make his hair lie flat. "You're fighting a losing battle there, dear," said his mirror in a wheezy voice. -- J.k. Rowling
Yes, Harry, you can love, said Dumbledore, who looked as though he knew perfectly well what Harry had just refrained from saying. Which, given everything that has happened to you, is a great and remarkable thing. -- J.k. Rowling
Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best. -- J.k. Rowling
Oh, there you are, Albus,' he said. 'You've been a very long time. Upset stomach?'
'No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,' said Dumbledore. 'I do love knitting patterns. -- J.k. Rowling
That brings her total of real predictions up to two. I should offer her a pay rise -- J.k. Rowling
Wonder what it's like to have a peaceful life, Ron sighed, as evening after evening they struggled through all the extra homework they were getting. -- J.k. Rowling
What's that supposed to be anyway?" said Fred squinting at Dobby's painting. "Looks like a Gibbon with two black eyes!" "It's Harry," said George pointing at the back of the picture. "Says so on the back." "Good likeness," said Fred grinning. Harry threw his new homework diary at him. -- J.k. Rowling
Go on, have a pasty, said Harry, who had never had anything to share before or, indeed, anyone to share it with. It was a nice feeling, sitting there with Ron, eating their way through all Harry's pasties, cakes, and candies (the sandwiches lay forgotten). -- J.k. Rowling
You're the one who is weak. You will never know love or friendship. And I feel sorry for you. -- J.k. Rowling
Harry could not stand this, he could not stand being Harry anymore. . . . He had never felt more trapped inside his own head and body, never wished so intensely that he could be somebody - anybody - else. . . -- J.k. Rowling
I'll join you when Hell freezes over," said Neville. "Dumbledore's Army!" he shouted, and there was an answering cheer from the crowd, whom Voldemort's Silencing Charms seemed unable to hold. -- J.k. Rowling
We didn't give it to him because he's a Muggle!" said Fred indignantly. "No, we gave it to him because he's a great bullying git," said George. "Isn't he, Harry?" "Yeah, he is, Mr. Weasley," said Harry earnestly. -- J.k. Rowling
I assert our inalienable right to party', which drew cheers from all present. -- J.k. Rowling
For one brief, the great black dog reared onto its hind legs and placed its front paws on Harry's shoulders, but Mrs. Weasley shoved Harry away toward the train door hissing, For heaven's sake act more like a dog, Sirius! -- J.k. Rowling
the phoenix feather in Harry's wand had come from the same bird that had supplied the core of Lord Voldemort's. -- J.k. Rowling
Professor," Harry gasped. "Your bird - I couldn't do anything - he just caught fire - -- J.k. Rowling
She picked up the book and then walked back past him into the tent, but as she did so, she brushed the top of his head lightly with her hand. He closed his eyes at her touch, and hated himself for wishing that what she said was true: that Dumbledore had really cared. -- J.k. Rowling
judging from what he had just seen, his father had been every bit as arrogant as Snape had always told him. -- J.k. Rowling
How's Norbert doin'?"
Norbert?" Charlie laughed. "The Norwegian Ridgeback? We call her Norberta now."
Wha - Norbert's a girl? -- J.k. Rowling
Norbert?" Charlie laughed. "The Norwegian Ridgeback? We call her Norberta now."
Norbert's a girl?"
"Oh yeah," said Charlie.
"How can you tell?" asked Hermoine.
"They're a lot more vicious," said Charlie. -- J.k. Rowling
Is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken? -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
When she tallied kindness she subtracted abandonment. -- J.k. Rowling
Would Dumbledore have let me teach at this great school, put so much trust in me all these years, had I not proved myself to him? -- J.k. Rowling
Many prefer not to exercise their imaginations at all. They choose to remain comfortably within the bounds of their own experience, never troubling to wonder how it would feel to have been born other than they are. -- J.k. Rowling
Choice was dangerous: you had to forgo all other possibilities when you chose. -- J.k. Rowling
Listen, Harr,y can I have a go on it? Can I?"
"I don't think anyone should ride that broom just yet!" said Hermoine shrilly.
Harry and Ron looked at her.
"What d'you think Harry's going to do with it - sweep the floor?" said Ron. -- J.k. Rowling
Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow, Turn this stupid, fat rat yellow. -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
He didn't seem at all upset at being almost knocked to the ground. -- J.k. Rowling
Snape is all grey. You can't make him a saint: he was vindictive & bullying. You can't make him a devil: he died to save the wizarding world. -- J.k. Rowling
I was very low and I had to achieve something. Without the challenge, I would have gone stark raving mad. -- J.k. Rowling
The Prophet is bound to report the truth occasionally,' said Dumbledore, 'if only accidentally. -- J.k. Rowling
All the same, we should get to bed," whispered Hermione. "It wouldn't do to oversleep tomorrow."
"No," agreed Ron. "A brutal triple murder by the bridegroom's mother might put a bit of a damper on the wedding. -- J.k. Rowling
ALBUS/RON: How to distract Scorpius from difficult emotional issues. Take him to a library. -- J.k. Rowling
Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I've met people who don't want to try for fear of failing. -- J.k. Rowling
Mysterious thing, Time. Powerful, and when meddled with, dangerous. -- J.k. Rowling
she wasn't exactly hard to miss. -- J.k. Rowling
I mean, it's sort of exciting isn't it? Breaking the rules"
Harry Potter and the order of the phenix -- J.k. Rowling
Wow! said Dennis, as though nobody in their wildest dreams could hope for more than being thrown into a storm-tossed, fathoms-deep lake, and pushed out of it again by a giant sea monster. -- J.k. Rowling
But Dobby shouted, "You shall not harm Harry Potter! ... He got up, face livid, and pulled out his wand, but Dobby raised a long, threatening finger. "You shall go now," he said fiercely, pointing down at Mr. Malfoy. "You shall not touch Harry Potter. You shall go now. -- J.k. Rowling
Harry would have pointed out that trouble didn't come much worse than having slugs pouring out of your mouth, but he couldn't; Hagrid's treacle toffee had cemented his jaws together. -- J.k. Rowling
About how you survived when You-Know-Who tried to kill you and how he disappeared and everything and how you've still got a lightning scar on your forehead" (his eyes raked Harry's hairline) "and a boy in my dormitory said if I develop the film in the right potion, the pictures'll move. -- J.k. Rowling
He must have known I'd want to leave you."
"No, he must have known you would always want to come back. -- J.k. Rowling
Too late now. Three. Two. One. Molliare! He -- J.k. Rowling
He's on our side now," said Hermione -- J.k. Rowling
As I sat here, absorbed in my needlework, the urge to consult the orb overpowered me. I arose, I settled myself before it, and I gazed into its crystalline depths . . . and what do you think I saw gazing back at me?" "An ugly old bat in outsize specs?" Ron muttered under his breath. -- J.k. Rowling
The poor toilet's never had anything as horrible as your head down it - it might be sick. -- J.k. Rowling
Let me out," Harry said again.
"No," Dumbledore repeated.
"If you don't - if you keep me in here - if you don't let me-"
"By all means continue destroying my possessions," said Dumbledore. "I daresay I have too many. -- J.k. Rowling
She seemed to see a flash of bright sunlight on dark green water, fragmented into brilliant shards by the splashing rise and fall of oars. -- J.k. Rowling
Harry was bleeding. -- J.k. Rowling
Rushing off to the Ministry the night that he had died. Harry clung to this notion, because it -- J.k. Rowling
By putting you into an enchanted sleep and allowing you to postpone the moment when you would have to think about what has happened tonight, I would do it. But I know better. Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. You -- J.k. Rowling
If I had to choose a companion to be at the return of eternal darkness with, I'd choose you. -- J.k. Rowling
Scorpius: Still, if I had to choose a companion to be at the return of eternal darkness with, I'd choose you.
Albus: No offense, but I'd choose someone massive and really good at magic. -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
Nobody's ever asked me to a party before, as a friend. Is that why you dyed your eyebrow, for the party? Should I do mine too? -- J.k. Rowling
We tried to shut him in a pyramid, but Mum spotted us. -- J.k. Rowling
Merlin's pants!" shrieked Hermione, jumping up and running from the room.
"Merlin's pants?" repeated Ron, looking amused. "She must be really upset. -- J.k. Rowling
You do care, you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it all. -- J.k. Rowling
Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin. They built this castle together, far from prying Muggle eyes, for it was an age when magic was feared by common people, and witches and wizards suffered much persecution. -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
Rock bottom became the solid foundation of what I built my life -- J.k. Rowling
Many parts of my life are perfectly ordinary, if that's what you mean. One could even call it boring, but that's what I like about it. -- J.k. Rowling
Its okay Ginny. Don't be upset. We'll send you a toilet seat or something. Fred and George said to Ginny -- J.k. Rowling
Yer ticket fer Hogwarts," he said. "First o' September - King's Cross - it's all on yer ticket. Any problems with the Dursleys, send me a letter with yer owl, she'll know where to find me. . . . See yeh soon, Harry. -- J.k. Rowling
Seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first of September was crisp and golden as an apple, and as the little family bobbed across the rumbling -- J.k. Rowling
Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple. -- J.k. Rowling
HELLO? HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? I-WANT-TO-TALK-TO-HARRY-POTTER! -- J.k. Rowling
I'm a what?" gasped Harry.
"A wizard, o' course," said Hagrid, sitting back down on the sofa, which groaned and sank even lower, "an' a thumpin' good'un I'd say, once yeh've been trained up a bit. With a mum an' dad like yours, what else would yeh be? -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
A wizard, o' course," said Hagrid, sitting back down on the sofa, which groaned and sank even lower, "an' a thumpin' good'un, I'd say, once yeh've been trained up a bit. With a mum an' dad like yours, what else would yeh be? An' I reckon it's abou' time yeh read yer letter. -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
I have gone temporarily deaf and haven't any idea what you said, Harry. -- J.k. Rowling
Oh, he'll try, I'm sure ... The usual empty words, the usual slithering out of action ... oh, on the Dark Lord's orders, of course! -- J.k. Rowling
Thought I'd send this with Pig anyway. Harry stared at the word "Pig," then looked up at the tiny owl now zooming around the light fixture on the ceiling. He had never seen anything that looked less like a pig. Maybe he couldn't read Ron's writing. -- J.k. Rowling
Turn to page three hundred and ninety-four. -- J.k. Rowling
It's so difficult to describe depression to someone who's never been there, because it's not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it's that cold absence of feeling - that really hollowed-out feeling. -- J.k. Rowling
Don't you call me an idiot!" said Neville. "I don't think you should be breaking any more rules! And you were the one who told me to stand up to people!" "Yes, but not to us," said Ron in exasperation. -- J.k. Rowling
I must not tell lies. -- J.k. Rowling
You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
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
Up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, -- J.k. Rowling
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
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander The -- J.k. Rowling
HARRY: "The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution."
(GINNY looks at him, surprised.)
GINNY: A strange thing to say to a child.
HARRY: Not when you believe that child will have to die to save the world. -- J.k. Rowling
What's that?" said one of the twins suddenly, pointing at Harry's lightning scar. "Blimey," said the other twin. "Are you - ?" "He is," said the first twin. "Aren't you?" he added to Harry. "What?" said Harry. "Harry Potter," chorused the twins. -- J.k. Rowling
I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life. -- J.k. Rowling
I kept arguing that 'love is the most important force, love is the most important force.' So I wanted to show him loving. Sometimes it's dramatic: it means you lay down your life. But sometimes it means making sure someone's trunk is packed and hoping they'll be O.K. at school. -- J.k. Rowling
Yeah, Montague tried to do us during break," said George.
"What do you mean, 'tried'?" said Ron quickly.
"He never managed to get all the words out," said Fred, "due to the fact that we forced him headfirst into that Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor. -- J.k. Rowling
We can't choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that. -- J.k. Rowling
There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it. -- J.k. Rowling
Well, you have to wait for somebody who gets it right.' said Luna. 'That way you learn, you see? -- J.k. Rowling
There. Maybe if you're lucky, you'll get a scar! That's what you want, isn't it? -- J.k. Rowling
Yeah, he's off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged servant. -- J.k. Rowling
We'll send you a Hogwarts toilet seat! -- J.k. Rowling
I'm not going to be murdered,' Harry said out loud.
'That's the spirit, dear,' said his mirror sleepily. -- J.k. Rowling
I believe in hard work and luck, and that the first often leads to the second -- J.k. Rowling
Hogsmeade looked like a Christmas card; the little thatched cottages and shops were all covered in a layer of crisp snow; there were holly wreaths on the doors and strings of enchanted candles hanging in the trees. -- J.k. Rowling
He forgot about being cross with her -- J.k. Rowling
I am here to help. I am your friend. -- J.k. Rowling
You'd better get lost before my bones come back, Dobby, or I might strangle you." Dobby smiled weakly. "Dobby is used to death threats, sir. Dobby gets them five times a day at home. -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. -- J.k. Rowling
I will if you go out with me, Evans -- J.k. Rowling
And what in the name of Merlin's most baggy Y Fronts was that about? -- J.k. Rowling
On the other hand, the Prince had proved a much more effective teacher than Snape so far. -- J.k. Rowling
Do you know what I think, Potter?' said Snape, very quietly. I think that you are a liar and a cheat and that you deserve detention with me every Saturday until the end of term. What do you think, Potter? -- J.k. Rowling
Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known. He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here. -- J.k. Rowling
Professor Severus Snape was Harry's least favorite teacher. Harry also happened to be Snape's least favorite student. -- J.k. Rowling
Crackers! said Dumbledore enthusiastically, offering the end of a large silver noisemaker to Snape, who took it reluctantly. -- J.k. Rowling
Snape could send Phineas Nigellus to look inside the house for him," Hermione explained to Ron as she resumed her seat. "But let him try it now, all Phineas Nigellus will be able to see is the inside of my handbag."
"Good thinking!" said Ron, looking impressed. -- J.k. Rowling
Killed?" said Hagrid loudly, staring down at Harry. "Snape killed? What're yeh on abou', Harry?"
"Dumbledore," said Harry. "Snape killed ... Dumbledore. -- J.k. Rowling
I, Professor S. Snape, give the Slytherin team permission to practice today on the Quidditch field owing to the need to train their new Seeker. -- J.k. Rowling
So all I've got to wait for now is Snape to steal the Stone," Harry went on feverishly, "then Voldemort will be able to come and finish me off. ... Well, I suppose Bane'll be happy. -- J.k. Rowling
DON'T CALL ME COWARD! -- J.k. Rowling
What would your head have been doing in Hogsmeade, Potter?" said Snape softly. "Your head is not allowed in Hogsmeade. No part of your body has permission to be in Hogsmeade. -- J.k. Rowling
Snape looked horrified. 'You have kept him alive so that he can die at the right moment?'
'Don't look shocked, Severus. How many men and women have you watched die?'
'Lately, only those whom I could not save', said Snape. -- J.k. Rowling
And since when have he and Snape been on first-name terms?' said -- J.k. Rowling
Our Headmaster is taking a short break,' said Professor McGonagall, pointing at the Snape-shaped hole in the window. -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
I think I'd better do the actual stealing," Hermione continued in a matter-of-fact tone. "You two will be expelled if you get into anymore trouble, and I've got a clean record. So all of you need to do is cause enough mayhem to keep Snape busy for five minutes or so. -- J.k. Rowling
Fifty points from Gryffindor for lateness, I think," said Snape. "And, let me see, another twenty for your Muggle attire. You know, I don't believe any House has ever been in negative figures this early in the term: We haven't even started pudding. You might have set a record, Potter. -- J.k. Rowling
DON'T - " screamed Snape, and his face was suddenly demented, inhuman, as though he was in as much pain as the yelping, howling dog stuck in the burning house behind them - "CALL ME COWARD! -- J.k. Rowling
Potter!" said Snape suddenly. "What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?" Powdered -- J.k. Rowling
Tell Albus - tell Albus Severus - I'm proud he carries my name. -- J.k. Rowling
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 - -- J.k. Rowling
Orange, Longbottom. -- J.k. Rowling
Deliberately causing mayhem in Snape's Potions class was about as safe as poking a sleeping dragon in the eye. -- J.k. Rowling
Snape : Sometimes costs are made to be borne. -- J.k. Rowling
I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even put a stopper on death. -- J.k. Rowling
Look . . . at . . . me. . . . -- J.k. Rowling
Severus," said Dumbledore, turning to Snape, "you know what I must ask you to do. If you are ready . . . if you are prepared . . ." "I am," said Snape. -- J.k. Rowling
Harry Potter is dead. -- J.k. Rowling
You know, I sometimes think that we Sort too soon ... -- J.k. Rowling
Their Invisibility Cloak didn't stop them making any noise, and there was a particularly tense moment when Ron stubbed his toe only yards from the spot where Snape stood standing guard. Thankfully, Snape sneezed at almost exactly the moment Ron swore. -- J.k. Rowling
I noticed, in my search of the park, that considerable damage seems to have been done to a very valuable Whomping Willow," Snape went on. "That tree did more damage to us than we - " Ron blurted out. "Silence!" snapped Snape -- J.k. Rowling
Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter. Ghosts are transparent. -- J.k. Rowling
Snape raised his wand and pointed it directly at Dumbledore.
Avada Kedavra! -- J.k. Rowling
Professor McGonagall raised her wand again and pointed it at Snape's desk. A large plate of sandwiches, two silver goblets and a jug of iced pumpkin juice appeared with a pop. -- J.k. Rowling
An Unbreakable Vow?" said Ron, looking stunned. "Nah, he can't have ... Are you sure?"
"Yes I'm sure," said Harry. "Why, what does it mean?"
"Well, you can't break an Unbreakable Vow ... "
"I'd worked that much out for myself, funnily enough. -- J.k. Rowling
We attacked a teacher. . . . We attacked a teacher . . . ," Hermione whimpered, staring at the lifeless Snape with frightened eyes. "Oh, we're going to be in so much trouble - -- J.k. Rowling
Well, you're expelling us aren't you?" said Ron. "Not today, Mr. Weasley." Snape looked as though Christmas had been canceled. -- J.k. Rowling
Turn to page 394. -- J.k. Rowling
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 didn't see how he could - yet he sometimes had the horrible feeling that Snape could read minds. -- J.k. Rowling
Snape might refer to their work as "cleaning," but in Harry's opinion they were really waging was on the house, which was putting up a very good fight, aided and abetted by Kreacher. -- J.k. Rowling
Sirius pushed his chair roughly aside and strode around the table toward Snape, pulling out his wand as he went; Snape whipped out his own. -- J.k. Rowling
Snape, of course, would no sooner let them play games in class than adopt Harry. -- J.k. Rowling
Snape is vindictive, he's cruel. He's not a big man. But he loves. I like him, but I'd also like to slap him hard. -- J.k. Rowling
One person. All it takes is one person.
-Severus Snape , Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- J.k. Rowling
The popular idea of a Potions expert within the wizarding community is of a brooding, slow-burning personality: Snape, in fact, conforms perfectly to the stereotype. -- J.k. Rowling
SCORPIUS: Thank you for being my light in the darkness -- J.k. Rowling
I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses ... -- J.k. Rowling
It was Snape who had overheard the prophecy. It was Snape who had carried the news of the prophecy to Voldemort. Snape and Peter Pettigrew together had sent Voldemort hunting after Lily and James and their son -- J.k. Rowling
But Snape always seemed to hate me so much. -- J.k. Rowling
Snape was a bully who loved the goodness he sensed in Lily without being able to emulate her. That was his tragedy. -- J.k. Rowling
Snape: How very irritating. -- J.k. Rowling
Another ten points from Gryffindor," said Snape. "I would expect nothing more sophisticated from you, Ronald Weasley, the boy so solid he cannot Apparate half an inch across a room. -- J.k. Rowling
Snape was looking as though the first person to ask him for a Love Potion would be force-fed poison. -- J.k. Rowling
Whoops - My wand is a little over excited! -- J.k. Rowling
Detention, Saturday night, my office," said Snape. "I do not take cheek from anyone, Potter . . . not even 'the Chosen One.' -- J.k. Rowling
Thought we were supposed to be friends? Best friends?"
"We are, Sev. -- J.k. Rowling
I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death. -- J.k. Rowling
Professor Snape was forcing them to research antidotes. They took this one seriously, as he had hinted that he might be poisoning one of them before Christmas to see if their antidote worked. -- J.k. Rowling
There is no point in apportioning blame. What is done, is done. -- J.k. Rowling
Thank you, Severus," said Dumbledore firmly, and Snape went quiet, though his eyes still glinted malevolently through his curtain of greasy black hair. -- J.k. Rowling
That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger," said Snape coolly. "Five more points from Gryffindor for being an insufferable know-it-all. -- J.k. Rowling
Look ... at ... me ... he whispered. The green eyes found the black, but after a second, something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank, and empty. The hand holding Harry thudded to the floor, and Snape moved no more. -- J.k. Rowling
By the end of the first Potions lesson, he knew he'd been wrong. Snape didn't dislike Harry - he hated him. -- J.k. Rowling
He can run faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo. -- J.k. Rowling
Extra lessons with Snape?" said Ron, sounding aghast. "I'd rather have the nightmares! -- J.k. Rowling
Snape killed . . . Dumbledore. -- J.k. Rowling
She should've interviewed Snape," said Harry grimly. "He'd give her the goods on me any day. "Potter has been crossing lines ever since he first arrived at this school ... -- J.k. Rowling
SCORPIUS: A doe? Lily's Patronus. SNAPE: Strange, isn't it? What comes from within. -- J.k. Rowling
It was as if Snape had started handing out sweets. -- J.k. Rowling
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? -- J.k. Rowling
Mr Prongs agrees with Mr Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git. -- J.k. Rowling
Course Dumbledore trusts you," growled Moody. "He's a trusting man, isn't he? Believes in second chances. But me - I say there are spots that don't come off, Snape. Spots that never come off, d'you know what I mean? -- J.k. Rowling
By six o'clock that evening, however, even the glow of having successfully asked out Cho Chang was insufficient to lighten the ominous feelings that intensified with every step Harry took toward Snape's office. -- J.k. Rowling
Voldemort held up a large white hand, and Yaxley subsided at once, watching resentfully as Voldemort turned back to Snape. -- J.k. Rowling
What are you doing, Potter?" said Snape coldly as ever, as he strode over to the four of them. "I'm trying to decide what curse to use on Malfoy, sir," said Harry fiercely. -- J.k. Rowling
SNAPE: "Did no one teach you to knock, boy?"
Scorpius looks up at Snape, slightly breathless, slightly unsure, slightly exultant.
SCORPIUS: "Severus Snape. This is an honor. -- J.k. Rowling
All we'd need would be some Polyjuice Potion'
'What's what?' said Ron and Harry together.
'Snape mentioned it in class a few week ago - '
'D'you think we've got nothing better to do in Potions than listen to Snape?' muttered Ron. -- J.k. Rowling
Snape's patronus was a doe,' said Harry, 'the same as my mother's because he loved her for nearly all of his life, from when they were children. -- J.k. Rowling
On the count of three, we will cast our first spells. Neither of us will be aiming to kill, of course." "I wouldn't bet on that," Harry murmured, watching Snape baring his teeth. -- J.k. Rowling
I wish ... I wish I were dead ... "
"And what use would that be to anyone? -- J.k. Rowling
Show yourself!" Snape said, tapping the map sharply. It stayed blank. Harry was taking deep, calming breaths. "Professor Severus Snape, master of this school, commands you to yield the information you conceal!" Snape said, hitting the map with his wand. -- J.k. Rowling
Well then, you'll know he's so arrogant that criticism simply bounces off him, Snape said sleekly. -- J.k. Rowling
I'm not a freak. That's a horrible thing to say."
"That's where you're going. A special school for freaks. You and that Snape boy ... weirdos, that's what you two are ... "
"You didn't think it was such a freak's school when you wrote the headmaster and begged him to take you. -- J.k. Rowling
Fascinating," said Snape, without looking at it. -- J.k. Rowling
Severus Snape wasn't yours," said Harry. "Snape was Dumbledores, Dumbledores from the moment you started hunting down my mother ... -- J.k. Rowling
Ah, yes. Harry Potter. Our new - celebrity. -- J.k. Rowling
Following a private conversation with Harry, Minerva McGonagall later took the controversial decision to add a portrait of Severus Snape to the gallery of old headmasters and headmistresses in her tower office. -- J.k. Rowling
THE SACKING OF SEVERUS SNAPE -- J.k. Rowling
One of the essays, a particularly nasty one about Shrinking Potions, was for Harry's least favourite teacher, Professor Snape, who would be delighted to have an excuse to give Harry detention for a month. Harry -- J.k. Rowling
SEVERUS SNAPE CONFIRMED AS HOGWARTS HEADMASTER -- J.k. Rowling
The mind is a complex and many-layered thing, Potter ... or at least, most minds are ... -- J.k. Rowling
Poisonous toadstools don't change their spots. -- J.k. Rowling
All she had left of her old life and her old uncertainties was attacking familiar targets. -- J.k. Rowling
roast beef, roast chicken, pork chops and lamb chops, sausages, bacon and steak, boiled potatoes, roast potatoes, chips, Yorkshire pudding, peas, carrots, gravy, ketchup and, for some strange reason, mint humbugs. The -- J.k. Rowling
Yeah, because we really need a bit more fear in our lives -- J.k. Rowling
The four brothers and three sisters were by all accounts a formidable team who rarely lost a match, partly, it is said, because of the intimidation felt by opposing teams at the sight of Walter standing on the sidelines with a wand in one hand and a meat cleaver in the other. -- J.k. Rowling
But he's there! Potter's there! Someone grab him! -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
I was supposed to be waiting up here when you got back, only your Phoenix lot got in the way ... "
"Yes, they do that," said Dumbledore. -- J.k. Rowling
Sirius. He pulled off the parchment, unrolled it, and saw the -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
There was a lot more to magic, as Harry quickly found out, than waving your wand and saying a few funny words. -- J.k. Rowling
I don't believe in magic. -- J.k. Rowling
But it's not so much having to repair the damage, it's more the attitude behind the vandalism, Harry. Muggle-baiting might strike some wizards as funny, but it's an expression of something much deeper and nastier ... -- J.k. Rowling
Funny way to get to a wizards' school, the train. Magic carpets all got punctures, have they? -- J.k. Rowling
Welcome," said Hagrid, "to Diagon Alley. -- J.k. Rowling
I killed Sirius Black! -- J.k. Rowling
Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? -- J.k. Rowling
Miss Hermione Jean Granger, I leave my copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, in the hope that she will find it entertaining and instructive. -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
Dementors caused a person to relive the worst moments of their life. What would spoiled, pampered, bullying Dudley have been forced to hear? -- J.k. Rowling
Oh, get out of the way, Percy," said Fred. "Harry's in a hurry."
"Yeah, he's off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged servant," said George, chortling. -- J.k. Rowling
The first story I finished was when I was six years old. -- J.k. Rowling
I don't care if you fall off your broom as long as you catch the Snitch first. -- J.k. Rowling
It was a shame, but as Ron said, you couldn't have everything in life.. -- J.k. Rowling
SCORPIUS: You loved his mother. I don't remember everything. I know you loved his mother. Harry's mother. Lily. I know you spent years undercover. I know without you the war could never have been won. -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
Mrs. Weasley was marching across the yard, scattering chickens, and for a short, plump, kind-faced woman, it was remarkable how much she looked like a saber-toothed tiger. -- J.k. Rowling
A lemon drop. They're a kind of Muggle sweet I'm rather fond of. -- J.k. Rowling
Because if taken in excess, it causes giddiness, recklessness, and dangerous overconfidence,' said Slughorn. 'Too much of a good thing, you know . . . highly toxic in large quantities. But taken sparingly, and very occasionally . . . -- J.k. Rowling
The din of loud voices and the clatter of cutlery on plates echoed from out of the double doors to the Great Hall. It seemed incredible to Harry that twenty feet away were people who were enjoying dinner, celebrating the end of exams, not a care in the world... p. 751 -- J.k. Rowling
The moment I said I'd finished a book, I knew what would happen. There would be a bidding war, and I would end up with someone who'd got the fattest wallet, who had bought it because I'd written Harry Potter. That would have been why. -- J.k. Rowling
Abundance is the quality of life you live and quality of life you give to others. -- J.k. Rowling
DELPHI/HERMIONE: What have you done? SCORPIUS/HARRY: I, uh, I opened a book. Something which has - in all my years on this planet - never been a particularly dangerous activity. The -- J.k. Rowling
Mr Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a Professor. -- J.k. Rowling
Dawn seemed to follow midnight with indecent haste. -- J.k. Rowling
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. -- J.k. Rowling
Aunt Petunia often said that Dudley looked like a baby angel - Harry often said that Dudley looked like a pig in a wig. -- J.k. Rowling
A little extra wisdom never goes amiss. -- J.k. Rowling
The thing about fantasy - there are certain things you just don't do in fantasy. You don't have sex near unicorns. It's an ironclad rule. It's tacky. -- J.k. Rowling
she said weakly. -- J.k. Rowling
Don't put your wand there, boy! What if it ignited? Better wizards than you have lost buttocks, you know."
"Who d'you know who's lost a buttock?"
"Never you mind ... -- J.k. Rowling
Every now and then I read a poem that does touch something in me, but I never turn to poetry for solace or pleasure in the way that I throw myself into prose. -- J.k. Rowling
Well, I don't know how to break this to you, but I think they might have noticed we broke into Gringotts. -- J.k. Rowling
Harry groaned, looking down. Divination was his least favorite subject, apart from Potions. Professor Trelawney kept predicting Harry's death, which he found extremely annoying. -- J.k. Rowling
they threw apples for -- J.k. Rowling
In many, many ways ... Hufflepuff is my favorite house. -- J.k. Rowling
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!'
'It's time you earned it,' said Harry. -- J.k. Rowling
Mrs. Figg, their batty old neighbor, came panting into sight. Her grizzled gray -- J.k. Rowling
Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. -- J.k. Rowling
I'm not anti-middle-class in the slightest. Look at me! I am very pro people putting time and money and effort into trying to improve the world. -- J.k. Rowling
Our heads could do with filling With some interesting stuff, For now they're bare and full of air, Dead flies and bits of fluff, -- J.k. Rowling
It suddenly occurred to Harry how odd this would look if a Muggle were to walk up here now ... nine people, two grown men, clutching this manky old boot in the semi-darkness, waiting ... -- J.k. Rowling
How strange that in his dread of death, it pumped all the harder, -- J.k. Rowling
We've been hearing explosions out of their room for ages, but we never thought they were actually making things," said Ginny. "We thought they just liked the noise. -- J.k. Rowling
You are omniscient as ever, Dumbledore."
"Oh, no, merely friendly with the local barmen. -- J.k. Rowling
( ... ) "to have a hairy heart" has passed into everyday wizarding language to describe a cold or unfeeling witch or wizard. -- J.k. Rowling
I hate being poor. -- J.k. Rowling
He might have been encased in a thick glass bubble, so separate did he feel from his three dining companions. It was a sensation with which he was only too familiar, that of walking in a giant sphere of worry, enclosed by it, watching his own terrors roll by, obscuring the outside world. -- J.k. Rowling
Facing this stuff, in real life is not like school, in school, if you make a mistake you can just try again tomorrow, but out there ... when your a second away from being murdered or watching a friend die right before your eyes ... you don't know what that's like. -- J.k. Rowling
An extraordinary lightness seemed to spread through his whole body and the next second, in a rush of wings, they were flying upward through the pipe. Harry could hear Lockhart dangling bellow him, saying, Amazing! Amazing! This is just like magic! -- J.k. Rowling
I was convinced that the only thing I wanted to do ever - was write novels. -- J.k. Rowling
He was finding it hard at the moment to decide whether he wanted to be with people or not. -- J.k. Rowling
The sleet-spattered windows were rattling in their frames, and the room was chilly despite the fire crackling in the grate. -- J.k. Rowling
Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world. -- J.k. Rowling
Harry and Hermione supported Ron over the threshold, into the one-roomed cabin, which had an enormous bed in one corner, a fire crackling merrily in another. Hagrid -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
The best of us must sometimes eat our words. -- J.k. Rowling
The hook-nosed teacher looked past Quirrell's turban straight into Harry's eyes - and a sharp, hot pain shot across the scar on Harry's forehead. -- J.k. Rowling
Raindrops the size of bullets thundered on the castle windows for days on end; the lake rose, the flower beds turned into muddy streams, and Hagrid's pumpkins swelled to the size of garden sheds. -- J.k. Rowling
I love being a writer. I am very lucky my life's ambition turned out to be just as much fun as I thought it would be. -- J.k. Rowling
Are you threatening me, sir?" he said, so loudly that passersby actually turned to stare. "Yes, I am," said Mad-Eye, who seemed rather pleased that Uncle Vernon had grasped this fact so quickly. -- J.k. Rowling
You should write a book," Ron told Hermione as he cut up his potatoes, "translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them. -- J.k. Rowling
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! -- J.k. Rowling
There is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond -- J.k. Rowling
SCORPIUS: The what? The where? Look, I am as excited as you are to be a rebel for the first time in my life - yay - train roof - fun - but now - oh. -- J.k. Rowling
I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!" yelled Uncle Vernon. Hagrid seized his pink umbrella and whirled it over his head "NEVER -" he thundered "- INSULT -ALBUS -DUMBLEDORE - IN - FRONT - OF - ME! -- J.k. Rowling
And again Harry understood without having to think. It did not matter about bringing them back, for he was about to join them. He was not really fetching them: They were fetching him. -- J.k. Rowling
They're evacuating the younger kids and everyone's meeting in the Great Hall to get organized. We're fighting. -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
RON: Only- friends. Funny word- friends. Not that funny. Just a word, really. Friends. Friend. Funny friend. You, my funny friend, my Hermoine. Not that- not my Hermoine, you understand- not MY Hermoine- not MINE- you know, but... -- J.k. Rowling
When Filch wasn't guarding the scene of the crime, he was skulking red-eyed through the corridors, lunging out at unsuspecting students and trying to put them in detention for things like "breathing loudly" and "looking happy. -- J.k. Rowling
I loved writing for kids, I loved talking to children about what I'd written, I don't want to leave that behind. -- J.k. Rowling
Some readers and commentators really want to scrape your insides out to make sense of your work. Others say, there's the work, it speaks for itself. Personally, I fall somewhere in the middle. -- J.k. Rowling
Bangs and smoke were more often the marks of ineptitude than expertise. -- J.k. Rowling
During the first five years that I was writing the series, I made plans and wrote small pieces of all the books. I concentrate on one book at a time, though occasionally I will get an idea for a future book and scribble it down for future reference. -- J.k. Rowling
This diary holds memories of terrible things. Things that were covered up. Things that happened at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry -- J.k. Rowling
On the subject of literary genres, I've always felt that my response to poetry is inadequate. I'd love to be the kind of person that drifts off into the garden with a slim volume of Elizabethan verse or a sheaf of haikus, but my passion is story. -- J.k. Rowling
Pass the frying pan."
"You've forgotten the magic word," said Harry irritably. -- J.k. Rowling
His life's ambition is to have his head cut off and stuck up on a plaque just like his mother," said Ron irritably. "Is that normal, Hermione? -- J.k. Rowling
Never," said Hagrid irritably, "try an' get a straight answer out of a centaur. Ruddy stargazers. Not interested in anythin' closer'n the moon. -- J.k. Rowling
Have another biscuit," she said irritably, thrusting the tin at him. "No, thanks," said Harry coldly. "Don't be ridiculous," she snapped. He took one. "Thanks," he said grudgingly. -- J.k. Rowling
From here on in, Harry, I may be as woefully wrong as Humphrey Belcher who believed the time was ripe for a cheese cauldron. -- J.k. Rowling
These rapid scribbles, the pixels arranged by fingers henceforth forever still, acquired the macabre aspect of husks. -- J.k. Rowling
Uncle Vernon made another funny noise, like a mouse being trodden on. -- J.k. Rowling
Queenie: (trying to cheer him up) I'll come with you. We'll go somewhere - we'll go anywhere - see I ain't never gonna find anyone like -
Jacob: (bravely) There's loads like me.
Queenie: No... no...there's only one like you. -- J.k. Rowling
But I was the most unashamed lone parent you were ever going to meet. -- J.k. Rowling
Look, why don't you go talk to Ron about all this?" Harry asked.
"Well, I would, but he's always asleep when I go and see him!" said Lavender fretfully.
"Is he?" said Harry, surprised, for he had found Ron perfectly alert every time he had been up to the hospital wing. -- J.k. Rowling
And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her. -- J.k. Rowling
As he followed Bill back to the others a wry though came to him, born no doubt of the wine he had drunk. He seemed set on course to become just as reckless a godfather to Teddy Lupin as Sirius Black had been to him. -- J.k. Rowling
Harry took out his wand, murmured, "Lumos!" and a tiny light appeared at the end of it, just enough to let them watch the path for signs of spiders. "Good thinking," said Ron. "I'd light mine, too, but you know - it'd probably blow up or something. . . . -- J.k. Rowling
But words were no longer enough, smashing things was no more help. He wanted to run, he wanted to keep running and never look back ... -- J.k. Rowling
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! -- J.k. Rowling
Good-for-nothing husband were as unDursleyish as it was possible to be. The Dursleys shuddered to think what the neighbors would say -- J.k. Rowling
Dumbledore had not raised his voice, he did not even sound angry, but Harry would have preferred him to yell; this cold disappointment was worse than anything. -- J.k. Rowling
At half past eight, Mr. Dursley picked up his briefcase, pecked Mrs. Dursley on the cheek, and tried to kiss Dudley good-bye but missed, because Dudley was now having -- J.k. Rowling
Neville had never been on a broomstick in his life, because his grandmother had never let him near one. Privately, Harry felt she'd had good reason, because Neville managed to have an extraordinary number of accidents even with both feet on the ground. -- J.k. Rowling
I should have made my meaning plainer," said Professor McGonagall, turning at last to look Umbridge directly in the eyes. "He has achieved high marks in all Defense Against the Dark Arts tests set by a competent teacher." Professor Umbridge's smile vanished as suddenly as a lightbulb blowing. She -- J.k. Rowling
You have to be free to fail in this world. -- J.k. Rowling
rather rude, you know," said Luna serenely. -- J.k. Rowling
I had an old typewriter and a big idea. -- J.k. Rowling
This had been his world and he had been happy there. For all the inconveniences and hardships of military life, for all that he had emerged from the army minus half his leg, he did not regret a day of the time he had spent serving. -- J.k. Rowling
Anything is possible if yo've got enough nerve, -- J.k. Rowling
For those who seeks , will find . -- J.k. Rowling
The time has come for Slytherin House to decide upon its loyalties. -- J.k. Rowling
Elderly witches and wizards still use the saying 'I'll take Cadogan's pony' to mean, 'I'll salvage the best I can from a tricky situation'. -- J.k. Rowling
Listen, the fact that they haven't caught him yet's one hell of an achievement, -- J.k. Rowling
But Hogwarts is hidden," said Hermione, in surprise. "Everyone knows that ... well, everyone who's read Hogwarts, A History, anyway." "Just you, then," said Ron. -- J.k. Rowling
Welcome to Hogwarts, -- J.k. Rowling
That's what you're up against. That's what I've got to teach you to fight. You need preparing. You need arming. But most of all, you need to practice constant, never-ceasing vigilance. Get out your quills . . . copy this down. . . . -- J.k. Rowling
My life was nothing but misery at this place and now people come along ruining my death! -- J.k. Rowling
But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. -- J.k. Rowling
Defensive spells?" Professor Umbridge repeated with a little laugh. "Why, I can't imagine any situation arising in my classroom that would require you to use a defensive spell, Miss Granger. You surely aren't expecting to be attacked during class? -- J.k. Rowling
Harry had never been to London before. Although Hagrid seemed to know where he was going, he was obviously not used to getting there in an ordinary way. He got stuck in the ticket barrier on the Underground, and complained loudly that the seats were too small and the trains too slow. -- J.k. Rowling
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil. -- J.k. Rowling
The full list of these fouls, however, has never been made available to the wizarding public. It is the Department's view that witches and wizards who see the list 'might get ideas'. -- J.k. Rowling
Avery was being punished. . . . -- J.k. Rowling
You don't understand - there are things worth dying for! -- J.k. Rowling
I was just sitting on the train, just staring out the window at some cows. It was not the most inspiring subject. When all of a sudden the idea of Harry just appeared in my mind's eye. -- J.k. Rowling
Am I about to discover where you, Ron, and Hermione disappeared to while you were supposed to be in the back room of Fred and George's shop?'
'How did you ... ?'
'Harry, please. You're talking to the man who raised Fred and George. -- J.k. Rowling
No more'n four to a boat!" Hagrid called, pointing to a fleet of little boats sitting in the water by the shore. Harry and Ron were followed into their boat by Neville and Hermione. -- J.k. Rowling
And anyway, it's not as though I'll never see Mum again, is it? -- J.k. Rowling
Ron's ears turned bright red and he become engrossed in a tuft of grass at his feet, which he prodded with his toe 'he must've known I'd run out on you'.
'No', Harry corrected him, 'He must've known you'd always want to come back -- J.k. Rowling
The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing. -- J.k. Rowling
Ingenious, really, how many ways Muggles have found of getting along without magic. -- J.k. Rowling
Dumbledore turned back to look out of the fiery window; the sun was now a ruby red glare along the horizon. -- J.k. Rowling
And as she jogged out of sight, they could hear her muttering, Tentacula. Devil's Snare. And Snargaluff pods. Yes, I'd like to see Death Eaters fighting those. -- J.k. Rowling
I'm worth twelve of you, Malfoy. -- J.k. Rowling
Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch. Paint . . . and memory . . . and love. -- J.k. Rowling
However, like many creatures that dwell in cold and darkness, they fear light and warmth, which we shall therefore call to our aid should the need arise. -- J.k. Rowling
He saw Ron and Neville bringing down Fenrir Greyback, Aberforth Stunning Rookwood, Arthur and Percy flooring Thicknesse, and Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy running through the crowd, not even attempting to fight, screaming for their son. -- J.k. Rowling
The sword of Gryffindor was hidden they knew not where, and they were three teenagers in a tent whose only achievement was not, yet, to be dead. -- J.k. Rowling
His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even ... knowledge, was foolproof. -- J.k. Rowling
Yeah, his school! It was his first real home, the place that meant he was special; it meant everything to him, and even after he left -"
"This is You-Know-Who we're talking about, right? Not you?" inquired Ron. -- J.k. Rowling
Spiders ... the spiders ... they want me to tap-dance. And I don't want to tap-dance! -- J.k. Rowling
Harry the spider! they want me to tap dance. I don't want to tap dance! -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
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 - -- J.k. Rowling
Well, if all three of us go we'll have to Disapparate separately," Ron was saying. "We can't all fit under the Cloak anymore. -- J.k. Rowling
The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive. -- J.k. Rowling
You'd better hurry up, they'll be waiting for 'the Chosen Captain' - 'The Boy Who Scored' - whatever they call you these days. -- J.k. Rowling
How d'you spell 'belligerent'?" said Ron, shaking his quill very hard while staring at his parchment. "It can't be B - U - M - "
"No, it isn't," said Hermione. "And 'augury' doesn't begin O - R - G either. -- J.k. Rowling
I haven't got the heart to take the mickey out of him, even," said Fred, looking over at Ron's crumpled figure. "Mind you ... when he missed the fourteenth ... "
He made wild motions with his arms as though doing an upright doggy-paddle.
"Well, I'll save it for parties, eh? -- J.k. Rowling
And I gave Malfoy a black eye, and Neville tried to take on Crabbe and Goyle single-handed! He's still out cold but Madam Pomfrey says he'll be all right - talk about showing Slytherin! -- J.k. Rowling
The usual," said Ron indifferently, demonstrating a rude hand gesture. -- J.k. Rowling
Newt Scamander : "My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice. -- J.k. Rowling
Muggles have garden gnomes, too, you know," Harry told Ron as they crossed the lawn.
"Yeah, I've seen those things they think are gnomes," said Ron, bent double with his head in a peony bush, "like fat little Santa Clauses with fishing rods ... -- J.k. Rowling
Now, it is the view of the Ministry that a theoretical knowledge will be more than sufficient to get you through your examination, which, after all, is what school is all about. -- J.k. Rowling
Have the gist of the spell. -- J.k. Rowling
But she's ditched Dean! -- J.k. Rowling
Queenie: People are easiest to read when they're hurting. -- J.k. Rowling
He chanced a glance at her. She was not tearful; that was one of the many wonderful things about Ginny, she was rarely weepy. He had sometimes thought that having six brothers must have toughened her up. -- J.k. Rowling
Famous Harry Potter and all that. I'd hate to see what the Ministry'd do to me if I blew up an aunt. Mind you, they'd have to dig me up first, because Mum would've killed me. -- J.k. Rowling
I just hate meetings. Though it's true that once you've made a lot of money, people around you might be full of ideas about ways to make lots more money and might be disappointed that you don't want to seize every opportunity to do so. -- J.k. Rowling
He tried to give his wife pleasure in little ways, because he had come to realize, after nearly two decades together, how often he disappointed her in the big things. It was never intentional. They simply had very different notions of what ought to take up most space in life. -- J.k. Rowling
Longbottom, if brains were gold, you'd be poorer than Weasley, and that's saying something. -- J.k. Rowling
Harry and Ron had barely finished their third helpings of Christmas pudding when Hermione ushered them out of the Hall to finalise their plans for the evening. -- J.k. Rowling
I think you could ask 10 English people the same question about class and get a very different answer. -- J.k. Rowling
Life, for Colin, was one long brace against pain and disappointment, and everybody apart from his wife was an enemy until proven otherwise. -- J.k. Rowling
I have met thousands of children now, and not even one time has a child come up to me and said, 'Ms. Rowling, I'm so glad I've read these books because now I want to be a witch.' -- J.k. Rowling
I have given you your liberty, Lucius, is that not enough for you? But I have noticed that you and your family seem less than happy of late ... What is it about my presence in your home that displeases you, Lucius?"
"Nothing - nothing, my Lord!"
"Such lies, Lucius ... -- J.k. Rowling
Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. I was determined to try. I was determined to try because, frankly, my life was such a mess at this point, what - what was the worst that could happen? Everyone turn me down? Big deal. -- J.k. Rowling
Saturday next, at nightfall." The -- J.k. Rowling
You're not endangering my wife and son, you're not bringing trouble down on us, if you're going the same way as your useless parents, I -- J.k. Rowling
Tut, tut - fame clearly isn't everything. -- J.k. Rowling
I believe that lack of empathy is behind many problems, and I believe that it's disrupting our society. In Great Britain, there is a steady decline in the willingness to be truly generous, and by that I don't mean monetary generosity, but friendship and sympathy for others. -- J.k. Rowling
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
All right Arthur?" said the wizard, nodding at Mr Weasley. "What've you got there, Bob?" asked Mr Weasley, looking that the box.
"We're not sure," said the wizard seriously. "We thought it was a bog standard chicken until it started breathing fire. -- J.k. Rowling
No, it was honest," said Harry. "One of the only honest things you've said to me. You don't care whether I live or die, but you do care that I help you convince everyone you're winning the war against Voldemort. -- J.k. Rowling
to linger in the factory after clocking-off time (though now a manager, simon had never ceased to think in the terms of his apprenticeship) would constitute a fatal admission that your home life was lacking or, worse, that you were trying to brownnose senior management -- J.k. Rowling
The point is, if we find out you've been horrible to Harry - "
" - and make no mistake, we'll hear about it.
"even if you won't let Harry use the fellytone - "
"Telephone -- J.k. Rowling
We could be killed. Or worse expelled! -- J.k. Rowling
It was Hagrid, Ron. Hagrid opened the Chamber of Secrets fifty years ago. -- J.k. Rowling
This is all your fault," George said angrily to Wood. "'Get the Snitch or die trying,' what a stupid thing to tell him - -- J.k. Rowling
There are those who'll turn innocent occasions to their advantage. -- J.k. Rowling
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. ALBUS -- J.k. Rowling
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 - '
'JORDAN!' yelled Professor McGonagall.
'Just a fun fact, Professor, adds a bit of interest - -- J.k. Rowling
One of my regrets would be that I will never again have the pleasure of sneaking into a cafe, any cafe I like, sitting down and diving into my world and no one knowing what I am doing and no one bothering about me and being totally anonymous, that was fantastic -- J.k. Rowling
It was a bit late to repair the damage, but Harry swore to himself not to meddle in things that weren't his business from now on. He'd had it with sneaking around and spying. -- J.k. Rowling
Control your emotions! Discipline your mind! -- J.k. Rowling
THE JOURNEY FROM PLATFORM NINE AND THREE-QUARTERS H -- J.k. Rowling
The Chasers throw the Quaffle and put it through the hoops to score," Harry recited. "So - that's sort of like basketball on broomsticks with six hoops, isn't it?"
"What's basketball?" said Wood curiously.
"Never mind," said Harry quickly. -- J.k. Rowling
If you want life-long friendship and selfless camaraderie, join the army and learn to kill.
If you want a lifetime of temporary alliances with peers who will glory in your every failure, write novels.
- Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
The Silkworm -- J.k. Rowling
It took me a long time to discover your weakness, Albus Potter. I thought it was pride, I thought it was the need to impress your father, but then I realised your weakness was the same as your father's - friendship. -- J.k. Rowling
Under a tuft of jet-black hair over his forehead they could see a curiously shaped cut, like a bolt of lightning. -- J.k. Rowling
What do you see when you look in the Mirror?'
'I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woollen socks.'
'One can never have enough socks,' said Dumbledore -- J.k. Rowling
Enter, stranger, but take heed
Of 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 floors
A treasure that was never yours,
Thief, you have been warned, beware
Of finding more than treasure there. -- J.k. Rowling
Wordlessly, Kay stroked his arm, reflecting that she had never been able to afford to go to pieces. -- J.k. Rowling
I'm a real sucker for guitars. I've had a crush on many, many a guitarist. -- J.k. Rowling
Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?"
"Yes," said Harry stiffly.
"There's no need to call me "sir" Professor."
The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying. -- J.k. Rowling
When he straightened up again, there were six Harry Potters gasping and panting in front of him.
Fred and George turned to each other and said together, Wow
we're identical! -- J.k. Rowling
Dumbledore's man through and through, aren't you Potter?"
"Yeah I am," said Harry. "Glad we straightened that out. -- J.k. Rowling
No witch has ever claimed to own the Elder Wand. Make of that what you will. -- J.k. Rowling
Harry, did you ever even open A History of Magic? -- J.k. Rowling
Ah, music, a magic beyond all we do here. -- J.k. Rowling
Harry took Malfoy's Shrivelfig as Ron set about trying to repair the damage to the roots he now had to use. Harry skinned the Shrivelfig as fast as he could and flung it back across the table at Malfoy without speaking. Malfoy was smirking more broadly than ever. -- J.k. Rowling
Ah, well, people can be stupid abou' their pets, said Hagrid wisely. -- J.k. Rowling
While Muggles have been told that Black is carrying a gun (a kind of metal wand that Muggles use to kill each other), the magical community lives in fear of a massacre like -- J.k. Rowling
Yeah,' said Ron. 'Could've been worse. Remember those birds she set on me?'
'I still haven't ruled it out,' came Hermione's muffled voice from beneath her blankets, but Harry saw Ron smiling slightly as he pulled his maroon pajamas out of his rucksack. -- J.k. Rowling
. . . and tiny little ears," Luna was saying, "a bit like a hippo's, Daddy says, only purple and hairy. And if you want to call them, you have to hum; they prefer a waltz, nothing too fast. . . ." Looking -- J.k. Rowling
That's Xenophilius Lovegood, he's the father of a friend of ours,' said Ron. His pugnacious tone indicated that they were not about to laugh at Xenophilius, despite the clear provocation. 'Come and dance,' he added abruptly to Hermione. -- J.k. Rowling
So given a Time-Turner, I'd tell my 21 self that personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or archievement. Your qualifications, your CV, are not your life. -- J.k. Rowling
Tread carefully when using a Time-Turner, stop searching for the Chamber of Secrets - unless you're a Parselmouth - and don't linger too long before the Mirror of Erised. -- J.k. Rowling
Shh! Listen! Someone's coming! I think - I think it might be us! -- J.k. Rowling
Three turns should do it. -- J.k. Rowling
Dobby cannot let Harry Potter lose his Wheezy! -- J.k. Rowling
Professor Mcgonagall: Why is it when something bad happens, it's always you three? Ron: Believe me, professor, I've been asking myself the exact same thing for the past six years. -- J.k. Rowling
Harry was particularly keen to avoid trouble with his aunt and uncle at the moment, as they were already in an especially bad mood with him, all because he'd received a telephone call from a fellow wizard one week into the school vacation. -- J.k. Rowling
The only way out is through. -- J.k. Rowling
Krystal hated folders. All the stuff they wrote about you, and kept, and used against you afterwards. -- J.k. Rowling
They were no match for her, even though there were four of them against one of her: She was a witch, as Harry knew, with prodigious skill and no conscience. -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
So that's little Scorpious. Make sure you beat him in every test, Rosie. Thank god you've inherited your mother's brains. -- J.k. Rowling
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 ... -- J.k. Rowling
In March several of the Mandrakes threw a loud and raucous party in greenhouse three. This made Professor Sprout very happy.
"The moment they start trying to move into each other's pots, we'll know they're fully mature," she told Harry. -- J.k. Rowling
To nobody's surprise, Professor Sprout started their lesson by lecturing them about the importance of O.W.L.s. Harry -- J.k. Rowling
Bubotubers," Professor Sprout told them briskly. "They need squeezing. You will collect the pus - "
"The what?" said Seamus Finnigan, sounding revolted.
"Pus, Finnigan, pus," said Professor Sprout. -- J.k. Rowling
book: Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean. "Apparently, Professor Sprout told Professor Moody I'm really good at Herbology," Neville said. There was a faint note of pride in his voice that Harry had rarely heard there before. "He thought I'd like this. -- J.k. Rowling
Devil's Snare, Devil's Snare . . . what did Professor Sprout say? - it likes the dark and the damp - " "So light a fire!" Harry choked. "Yes - of course - but there's no wood!" Hermione cried, wringing her hands. -- J.k. Rowling
When writing fantasy
novels, one must be careful what one
invents. For every benefit, there is
usually a drawback. -- J.k. Rowling
The Dursleys liked everything neat and ordered; the Weasleys' house burst with the strange and unexpected. Harry -- J.k. Rowling
They were there, both of them, sitting outside Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor - Ron looking incredibly freckly, Hermione very brown, both waving frantically at him. -- J.k. Rowling
Mary Lou: Are you a seeker? A seeker after truth?
Newt: I'm more of a chaser, really. -- J.k. Rowling
You!' he shouted, and he thrust his hand into his pocket, but it was empty. 'Your wand's here, son,' said Ted, tapping it on Harry's arm. 'It fell right beside you, I picked it up. And that's my wife you're shouting at. -- J.k. Rowling
He was going to be armed with his wand - which, just now, felt like nothing more than a narrow strip of wood - against a fifty-foot-high, scaly, spike-ridden, fire-breathing dragon. -- J.k. Rowling
It was so good to be held. If only their relationship could be distilled into simple, wordless gestures of comfort. Why had humans ever learned to talk? -- J.k. Rowling
That even though we've got a fight ahead of us, we've got one thing that Voldemort doesn't have. - Something worth fighting for. -- J.k. Rowling
Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi -- J.k. Rowling
Harry and Hermione are very platonic friends. But I won't answer for anyone else, nudge-nudge wink-wink! -- J.k. Rowling
Gilderoy Lockhart -- J.k. Rowling
Once again I must ask too much of you, Harry. -- J.k. Rowling
The owls are gathering; find out why soon. -- J.k. Rowling
Hermione was screaming again: the sound went through Harry like physical pain. -- J.k. Rowling
I don't think there's any harm at all in allowing a kid to fantasize. In fact, I think to stop people from fantasizing is a very destructive thing indeed. -- J.k. Rowling
Hermione recited at top speed: "Golpalott's-Third-Law-states-that-the-antidote-for-a-blended-poison-will-be-equal-to-more-than-the-sum-of-the-antidotes-for-each-of-the-separate-components. -- J.k. Rowling
The barman sidled toward them out of a back room. He was a grump-looking old man with a great deal of a long gray hair and a beard. He was tall and thin and looked vaguely familiar to Harry. -- J.k. Rowling
Anyone can make a mistake," said Hermione. "And it doesn't hurt anymore, does it, Harry?" "No," said Harry, getting into bed. "But it doesn't do anything else either. -- J.k. Rowling
You'd better hope Creevey doesn't meet Ginny, they'll be starting a Harry Potter fan club. -- J.k. Rowling
IF WE DIE FOR THEM, I'LL KILL YOU, HARRY! -- J.k. Rowling
I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp. -- J.k. Rowling
Another song for Harry is don't tell'm by Jeremiah it compares to Harry because he got to keep as secret from everyone that he is a wizard and only his cousin, aunt, and uncle know -- J.k. Rowling
It was one of those rare occasions when the true story is even more strange and exciting than the wild rumours. -- J.k. Rowling
Shut your mouth! You dare speak his name with your unworthy lips, you dare besmirch it with your half-blood's tongue, you dare - -- J.k. Rowling
Oh, he knows how to play, little bitty baby Potter. -- J.k. Rowling
Voldemort's fury at the fall of his last, best lieutenant exploded with the force of a bomb. -- J.k. Rowling
The barman nodded and looked around for the elf. "Thought he'd be with you. Where've you left him?" "He's dead," said Harry. "Bellatrix Lestrange killed him. -- J.k. Rowling
Bellatrix Black, which was connected by a double line to Rodolphus Lestrange. -- J.k. Rowling
I write nearly every day. Some days I write for ten or eleven hours. Other days I might only write for three hours. It really depends on how fast the ideas are coming. -- J.k. Rowling
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? -- J.k. Rowling
You could say sorry," suggested Harry bluntly.
"What, and get attacked by another flock of canaries?" muttered Ron.
"What did you have to imitate her for?"
"She laughed at my mustache!"
"So did I, it was the stupidest thing I've ever seen. -- J.k. Rowling
I've never managed to keep a journal longer than two weeks. -- J.k. Rowling
He could not even take comfort in knowing that he had spent most of his adult life in dread of calamities had not materialized, because, by the law of averages, one of them was bound to come true one day. -- J.k. Rowling
I always advise children who ask me for tips on being a writer to read as much as they possibly can. Jane Austen gave a young friend the same advice, so I'm in good company there. -- J.k. Rowling
Uncle Vernon went off to the lumpy bed next door, and Harry was left -- J.k. Rowling
And do I look like the kind of man that can be intimidated?" barked Uncle Vernon.
"Well ... " said Moody, pushing back his bowler hat to reveal his sinisterly revolving eye. Uncle Vernon lept backward in horror and collided painfully with a luggage trolley. "Yes, I'd have to say you do, Dursley. -- J.k. Rowling
You can't give a Dementor the old one-two! -- J.k. Rowling
The fridge had been emptied of all Dudley's favorite things - fizzy drinks and cakes, chocolate bars and burgers - and filled instead with fruit and vegetables and the sorts of things that Uncle Vernon called rabbit food. -- J.k. Rowling
And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off? Or pretending? He let them fall. -- J.k. Rowling
They stuff people's heads down the toilet the first day at Stonewall," he told Harry. "Want to come upstairs and practice?" "No, thanks," said Harry. "The poor toilet's never had anything as horrible as your head down it - it might be sick." Then -- J.k. Rowling
There is no shame in what you are feeling, Harry," said Dumbledore's voice. "On the contrary . . . the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength." Harry -- J.k. Rowling
Then she thought bitterly that it would be much easier to resist chocolate if her life were less stressful. -- J.k. Rowling
For some to love you, some must loathe you. -- J.k. Rowling
He sobbed in desperation at the burden of fear he carried with him every day of his life. -- J.k. Rowling
Hermione: You! You foul, loathsome, evil little cocroach!
Ron: Hermione, no! He's no worth it. -- J.k. Rowling
cursed hat. It made his ears shrivel up." Harry laughed but didn't -- J.k. Rowling
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. -- J.k. Rowling
I am going to keep going untill I succeed or die.
Don't think I don't know how this might end.
I've known it for years.
-Harry Potter -- J.k. Rowling
Good evening," said Ronan. "Students, are you? And do you learn much, up at the school?"
"A bit," said Hermione timidly.
"A bit. Well, that's something." Ronan sighed. -- J.k. Rowling
They made their way down the drive in the gathering twilight. The air was full of the smells of warm grass, lake water, and wood smoke from Hagrid's cabin. It was difficult to believe that they were heading for anything dangerous or frightening. p. 553 -- J.k. Rowling
Neville had come lunging out of nowhere: Unable to articulate a spell, he had jabbed Hermione's wand hard into the eyehole of the Death Eater's mask. -- J.k. Rowling
Trust me," he said. "I know what I'm doing ... or at least"
he strolled confidently to the door
"Felix does. -- J.k. Rowling
Now, I don't want any of you youngsters to worry - you'll still have your Potions master when I'm through with him, never fear!" "Wouldn't it be good if they finished each other off?" Ron muttered in Harry's ear. -- J.k. Rowling
My mother can't have been magic, or she wouldn't have died, said Riddle -- J.k. Rowling
No, there is literally nothing on the business side that I wouldn't sacrifice in a heartbeat to have an extra couple of hours' writing. Nothing. -- J.k. Rowling
I sometimes have a tendency to walk on the dark side. -- J.k. Rowling
Old photograph of his father, Sirius, Lupin, and Pettigrew, -- J.k. Rowling
Phoenix song is magical: it is reputed to increase the courage of the pure of heart and to strike fear into the heart of the impure. -- J.k. Rowling
And he knew that at that moment, they understood each other perfectly, and when he told her what he was going to do now, she would not say 'be careful' or 'don't do it', but she would accept his decision because she would not have expected anything less of him. -- J.k. Rowling
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
Dudley had reached roughly the size and weight of a young killer whale. -- J.k. Rowling
I take my hat off to you - or I would, if I were not afraid of showering you in spiders. -- J.k. Rowling
Because to confide a part of your soul to something that can think and move for itself is obviously a very risky business. -- J.k. Rowling
An explanation of an old man's mistakes. For I see now that what I have done, and not done, with regard to you, bears all hallmarks of the failings of age. Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they what it was to be young ... and I seem to have forgotten lately ... -- J.k. Rowling
I didn't write with a target audience in mind. What excited me was how much I would enjoy writing about Harry. I never thought about writing for children - children's books chose me. I think if it is a good book anyone will read it. -- J.k. Rowling
In the case of Harry and Lord Voldemort, to speak of one is to speak of the other. -- J.k. Rowling
Honestly, if you were any slower, you'd be going backward. -- J.k. Rowling
Thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything. -- J.k. Rowling
Yeh always wait fer the Hippogriff ter make the first move,' Hagrid continued. 'It's polite, see? Yeh walk towards him, and yeh bow, an' yeh wait. If he bows back, yeh're allowed to touch him. If he doesn' bow, then get away from him sharpish, 'cause those talons hurt. -- J.k. Rowling
Don't worry you're just like me -- J.k. Rowling
Yes, it's rather funny, really, that next to no-one realized the snake that Harry set free in Philosopher's Stone turned out to be Voldemort's final Horcrux, Nagini -- J.k. Rowling
Why, dear boy, we don't send wizards to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts. -- J.k. Rowling
As far as there can be friendship between wizards and goblins, I have goblin friends - or, at least, goblins I know well, and like. -- J.k. Rowling
The box filled gradually around them over the next half hour. Mr. Weasley kept shaking hands with people who were obviously very important wizards. Percy jumped to his feet so often that he looked as though he were trying to sit on a hedgehog. -- J.k. Rowling
Don't put your wand there, boy! ... Better wizards than you have lost buttocks, you know! -- J.k. Rowling
Griphook: (referring to a tiara) Moonstones and diamonds, Made by goblins, i think?
Bill: And paid for by wizards. -- J.k. Rowling
Wands are only as powerful as the wizards who use them. Some wizards just like to boast that theirs are bigger and better than other people's. -- J.k. Rowling
Large, tawny owl flutter past the window. At -- J.k. Rowling
She remembered telling a sturdy little girl in guidance that looks did not matter, that personality was much more important. What rubbish we tell children [ ... ]. -- J.k. Rowling
Training for the ballet, Potter? -- J.k. Rowling
But if it matters to you, you'll be able to choose Gryffindor over Slytherin. The Sorting Hat takes your choice into account."
"It did for me," said Harry.
He had never told any of his children that before, and he saw the wonder in Albus's face when he said it. -- J.k. Rowling
Yeah, she shows signs of life if you do this, said Ron, and with his tongue he made soft clip-flopping noises. Umbridge sat bolt upright, looking wildly around. -- J.k. Rowling
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. -- J.k. Rowling
Krystal's slow passage up the school had resembled the passage of a goat through the body of a boa constrictor, being highly visible and uncomfortable for both parties concerned. -- J.k. Rowling
What a beautiful place to be with friends. Dobby is happy to be with his friend ... Harry Potter ... -- J.k. Rowling
Dudley came waddling down the hall, his blond hair plastered flat to his fat head, a bow tie just visible under his many chins. -- J.k. Rowling
Killing rips the soul apart. -- J.k. Rowling
A curly-haired third-year Hufflepuff girl to whom Harry had never spoken in his life asked him to go to the ball with her the very next day. Harry was so taken aback he said no before he'd even stopped to consider the matter. The girl walked off looking rather hurt, -- J.k. Rowling
The thing about the 600 words, I mean some day, you can do a very, very, very hard day's work and not write a word, just revising, or you would scribble a few words. -- J.k. Rowling
If you are holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time, said Dumbledore, -- J.k. Rowling
Course aims: 1. Understanding the principles underlying defensive magic. 2. Learning to recognize situations in which defensive magic can legally be used. 3. Placing the use of defensive magic in a context for practical use. -- J.k. Rowling
Not my daughter, you bitch! -- J.k. Rowling
In a novel you have to resist the urge to tell everything. -- J.k. Rowling
And sure enough, in seeking to become superhuman this foolhardy young man renders himself inhuman. The heart that he has locked away slowly shrivels and grows hair, symbolising his own descent to beasthood. -- J.k. Rowling
Fats and Andrew were perhaps equally aware that the admiration in their relationship flowed mostly from Andrew to Fats; but Fats alone suspected that he needed Andrew more than Andrew needed him. -- J.k. Rowling
Quidditch Through the Ages Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Tales of Beedle the Bard -- J.k. Rowling
You'll forgive me for saying so, my dear, but I perceive very little aura around you. Very little receptivity to the resonances of the future. -- J.k. Rowling
Ron, it's all okay, the Muggles say I can come. See you five o'clock tomorrow. Can't wait. -- J.k. Rowling
Filch and Madam Pince were secretly in love with each other. -- J.k. Rowling
Madam Pince, our librarian, tells me that it is 'pawed about, dribbled on, and generally maltreated' nearly everyday - a high compliment for any book. -- J.k. Rowling
What Harry found most unusual about life at Ron's, however, wasn't the talking mirror or the clanking ghoul: It was the fact that everybody there seemed to like him. -- J.k. Rowling
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 ... -- J.k. Rowling
Yeah, size is no guarantee of power," said George. "Look at Ginny."
"What d'you mean?" said Harry.
"You've never been on the receiving end of one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes, have you? -- J.k. Rowling
And when the creature spoke, it used Harry's mouth, so that in his agony he felt his jaw move ...
"Kill me now Dumbledore ... "
Blinded and dying, every part of him screaming for release, Harry felt the creature use him again ...
"If death is nothing, Dumbledore, kill the boy ... -- J.k. Rowling
ther are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other -- J.k. Rowling
My turn . . ." Ron peered into Harry's teacup, his forehead wrinkled with effort. "There's a blob a bit like a bowler hat," he said. "Maybe you're going to work for the Ministry of Magic. . . ." He -- J.k. Rowling
If there is a connection between Harry Potter and my new novel, it's my interest in characters. -- J.k. Rowling
Poor kid has saved the world. That blanket was masterful. I mean, he also almost destroyed the world, but probably best not to focus on that bit. -- J.k. Rowling
Power was my weakness and my temptation. -- J.k. Rowling
What do we want to be prefects for?" said George, looking revolted at the very idea. "It'd take all the fun out of life. -- J.k. Rowling
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
I uprooted my daughter and left my job and moved house for you, and you treat me like a hooker you don't have to pay. -- J.k. Rowling
Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness. -- J.k. Rowling
I forgot Dumbledore trashed Hogwarts, refused to resign and ran off to the forest to make speeches to angry trolls. -- J.k. Rowling
I will not calm down! -- J.k. Rowling
The Stone will transform any metal into pure gold. It also produces the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker immortal. -- J.k. Rowling
The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making the Philosopher's Stone, a legendary substance with astonishing powers. The Stone will transform any metal into pure gold. It also produces the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker immortal. There -- J.k. Rowling
Come seek us where our voices sound, We cannot sing above the ground, And while you're searching, ponder this: We've taken what you'll sorely miss, An hour long you'll have to look, And to recover what we took, But past an hour - the prospect's black, Too late, it's gone, it won't come back. -- J.k. Rowling
In fact, you couldn't give me anything to make me go back to being a teenager. Never. No, I hated it. -- J.k. Rowling
There was nothing about the cloudy sky outside to suggest that strange and mysterious things would soon be happening ... -- J.k. Rowling
When Mr. and Mrs. Dursley woke up on the dull, gray Tuesday our story starts, there was nothing about the cloudy sky outside to suggest that strange and mysterious things would soon be happening all over the country. -- J.k. Rowling
If the motorbike was huge, it was nothing to the man sitting astride it. -- J.k. Rowling
Sirius is Padfoot. Peter is Wormtail. James was Prongs. -- J.k. Rowling
Owls flying by daylight? Mysterious -- J.k. Rowling
The habit of secrecy was very strong in her these days. -- J.k. Rowling
Strange how short-sighted being invisible can make you. -- J.k. Rowling
Listeners, that brings us to the end of another Potterwatch. We don't know when it will be possible to broadcast again, but you can be sure we shall be back. Keep twiddling those dials: the next password will be 'Mad-Eye.' Keep each other safe. Keep faith. Good night. -- J.k. Rowling