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Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Now let's get upstairs and fight, or all the good Death Eaters'll be taken. -- J.k. Rowling
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Right little ray of sunshine, aren't you?" said Ron. "You and Professor Trelawney should get together sometime. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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we exceeded expectations just by turning up for the exams." - George Weasly -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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That brings her total of real predictions up to two. I should offer her a pay rise -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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You're the one who is weak. You will never know love or friendship. And I feel sorry for you. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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I assert our inalienable right to party', which drew cheers from all present. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Professor," Harry gasped. "Your bird - I couldn't do anything - he just caught fire - -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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judging from what he had just seen, his father had been every bit as arrogant as Snape had always told him. -- J.k. Rowling
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How's Norbert doin'?"
Norbert?" Charlie laughed. "The Norwegian Ridgeback? We call her Norberta now."
Wha - Norbert's a girl? -- J.k. Rowling
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Norbert?" Charlie laughed. "The Norwegian Ridgeback? We call her Norberta now."
"Wha
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
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Is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken? -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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When she tallied kindness she subtracted abandonment. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Choice was dangerous: you had to forgo all other possibilities when you chose. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow, Turn this stupid, fat rat yellow. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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He didn't seem at all upset at being almost knocked to the ground. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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I was very low and I had to achieve something. Without the challenge, I would have gone stark raving mad. -- J.k. Rowling
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The Prophet is bound to report the truth occasionally,' said Dumbledore, 'if only accidentally. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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ALBUS/RON: How to distract Scorpius from difficult emotional issues. Take him to a library. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Mysterious thing, Time. Powerful, and when meddled with, dangerous. -- J.k. Rowling
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she wasn't exactly hard to miss. -- J.k. Rowling
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I mean, it's sort of exciting isn't it? Breaking the rules"
Hermione granger
Harry Potter and the order of the phenix -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Too late now. Three. Two. One. Molliare! He -- J.k. Rowling
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He's on our side now," said Hermione -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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The poor toilet's never had anything as horrible as your head down it - it might be sick. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Harry was bleeding. -- J.k. Rowling
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Rushing off to the Ministry the night that he had died. Harry clung to this notion, because it -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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If I had to choose a companion to be at the return of eternal darkness with, I'd choose you. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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We tried to shut him in a pyramid, but Mum spotted us. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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You do care, you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it all. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Rock bottom became the solid foundation of what I built my life -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple. -- J.k. Rowling
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HELLO? HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? I-WANT-TO-TALK-TO-HARRY-POTTER! -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I have gone temporarily deaf and haven't any idea what you said, Harry. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Turn to page three hundred and ninety-four. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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I must not tell lies. -- J.k. Rowling
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You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Harry, I've left a letter telling your aunt and uncle not to worry
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"They won't," said Harry.
"That you're safe
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"That'll just depress them."
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and you'll see them next summer."
"Do I have to? -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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On Harry dug, deeper and deeper into the hard, cold earth, subsuming his grief in sweat, denying the pain in his scar. -- J.k. Rowling
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander The -- J.k. Rowling
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HARRY: "The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution."
(GINNY looks at him, surprised.)
Dumbledore.
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
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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
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I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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We can't choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that. -- J.k. Rowling
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There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it. -- J.k. Rowling
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Well, you have to wait for somebody who gets it right.' said Luna. 'That way you learn, you see? -- J.k. Rowling
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There. Maybe if you're lucky, you'll get a scar! That's what you want, isn't it? -- J.k. Rowling
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Yeah, he's off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged servant. -- J.k. Rowling
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We'll send you a Hogwarts toilet seat! -- J.k. Rowling
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I'm not going to be murdered,' Harry said out loud.
'That's the spirit, dear,' said his mirror sleepily. -- J.k. Rowling
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I believe in hard work and luck, and that the first often leads to the second -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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He forgot about being cross with her -- J.k. Rowling
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I am here to help. I am your friend. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. -- J.k. Rowling
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I will if you go out with me, Evans -- J.k. Rowling
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And what in the name of Merlin's most baggy Y Fronts was that about? -- J.k. Rowling
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On the other hand, the Prince had proved a much more effective teacher than Snape so far. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Professor Severus Snape was Harry's least favorite teacher. Harry also happened to be Snape's least favorite student. -- J.k. Rowling
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Crackers! said Dumbledore enthusiastically, offering the end of a large silver noisemaker to Snape, who took it reluctantly. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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DON'T CALL ME COWARD! -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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And since when have he and Snape been on first-name terms?' said -- J.k. Rowling
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Our Headmaster is taking a short break,' said Professor McGonagall, pointing at the Snape-shaped hole in the window. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Potter!" said Snape suddenly. "What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?" Powdered -- J.k. Rowling
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Tell Albus - tell Albus Severus - I'm proud he carries my name. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Orange, Longbottom. -- J.k. Rowling
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Deliberately causing mayhem in Snape's Potions class was about as safe as poking a sleeping dragon in the eye. -- J.k. Rowling
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Snape : Sometimes costs are made to be borne. -- J.k. Rowling
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I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even put a stopper on death. -- J.k. Rowling
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Look . . . at . . . me. . . . -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Harry Potter is dead. -- J.k. Rowling
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You know, I sometimes think that we Sort too soon ... -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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Snape raised his wand and pointed it directly at Dumbledore.
Avada Kedavra! -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Turn to page 394. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Harry didn't see how he could - yet he sometimes had the horrible feeling that Snape could read minds. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Snape, of course, would no sooner let them play games in class than adopt Harry. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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One person. All it takes is one person.
-Severus Snape , Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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SCORPIUS: Thank you for being my light in the darkness -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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But Snape always seemed to hate me so much. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Snape: How?
Scorpius: Bravely.
Snape: Who?
Scorpius: Voldemort.
Snape: How very irritating. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Snape was looking as though the first person to ask him for a Love Potion would be force-fed poison. -- J.k. Rowling
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Whoops - My wand is a little over excited! -- J.k. Rowling
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Detention, Saturday night, my office," said Snape. "I do not take cheek from anyone, Potter . . . not even 'the Chosen One.' -- J.k. Rowling
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Thought we were supposed to be friends? Best friends?"
"We are, Sev. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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There is no point in apportioning blame. What is done, is done. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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He can run faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo. -- J.k. Rowling
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Extra lessons with Snape?" said Ron, sounding aghast. "I'd rather have the nightmares! -- J.k. Rowling
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Snape killed . . . Dumbledore. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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SCORPIUS: A doe? Lily's Patronus. SNAPE: Strange, isn't it? What comes from within. -- J.k. Rowling
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It was as if Snape had started handing out sweets. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Mr Prongs agrees with Mr Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Voldemort held up a large white hand, and Yaxley subsided at once, watching resentfully as Voldemort turned back to Snape. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I wish ... I wish I were dead ... "
"And what use would that be to anyone? -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Well then, you'll know he's so arrogant that criticism simply bounces off him, Snape said sleekly. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Fascinating," said Snape, without looking at it. -- J.k. Rowling
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Severus Snape wasn't yours," said Harry. "Snape was Dumbledores, Dumbledores from the moment you started hunting down my mother ... -- J.k. Rowling
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Ah, yes. Harry Potter. Our new - celebrity. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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THE SACKING OF SEVERUS SNAPE -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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SEVERUS SNAPE CONFIRMED AS HOGWARTS HEADMASTER -- J.k. Rowling
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The mind is a complex and many-layered thing, Potter ... or at least, most minds are ... -- J.k. Rowling
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Poisonous toadstools don't change their spots. -- J.k. Rowling
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All she had left of her old life and her old uncertainties was attacking familiar targets. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Yeah, because we really need a bit more fear in our lives -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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But he's there! Potter's there! Someone grab him! -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Sirius. He pulled off the parchment, unrolled it, and saw the -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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I don't believe in magic. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Funny way to get to a wizards' school, the train. Magic carpets all got punctures, have they? -- J.k. Rowling
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Welcome," said Hagrid, "to Diagon Alley. -- J.k. Rowling
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I killed Sirius Black! -- J.k. Rowling
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Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The first story I finished was when I was six years old. -- J.k. Rowling
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I don't care if you fall off your broom as long as you catch the Snitch first. -- J.k. Rowling
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It was a shame, but as Ron said, you couldn't have everything in life.. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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A lemon drop. They're a kind of Muggle sweet I'm rather fond of. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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Abundance is the quality of life you live and quality of life you give to others. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Mr Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a Professor. -- J.k. Rowling
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Dawn seemed to follow midnight with indecent haste. -- J.k. Rowling
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We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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A little extra wisdom never goes amiss. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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she said weakly. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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they threw apples for -- J.k. Rowling
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In many, many ways ... Hufflepuff is my favorite house. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Mrs. Figg, their batty old neighbor, came panting into sight. Her grizzled gray -- J.k. Rowling
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Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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How strange that in his dread of death, it pumped all the harder, -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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You are omniscient as ever, Dumbledore."
"Oh, no, merely friendly with the local barmen. -- J.k. Rowling
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( ... ) "to have a hairy heart" has passed into everyday wizarding language to describe a cold or unfeeling witch or wizard. -- J.k. Rowling
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I hate being poor. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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I was convinced that the only thing I wanted to do ever - was write novels. -- J.k. Rowling
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He was finding it hard at the moment to decide whether he wanted to be with people or not. -- J.k. Rowling
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The sleet-spattered windows were rattling in their frames, and the room was chilly despite the fire crackling in the grate. -- J.k. Rowling
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Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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The best of us must sometimes eat our words. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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There is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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They're evacuating the younger kids and everyone's meeting in the Great Hall to get organized. We're fighting. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bangs and smoke were more often the marks of ineptitude than expertise. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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Pass the frying pan."
"You've forgotten the magic word," said Harry irritably. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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These rapid scribbles, the pixels arranged by fingers henceforth forever still, acquired the macabre aspect of husks. -- J.k. Rowling
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Uncle Vernon made another funny noise, like a mouse being trodden on. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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But I was the most unashamed lone parent you were ever going to meet. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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You have to be free to fail in this world. -- J.k. Rowling
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rather rude, you know," said Luna serenely. -- J.k. Rowling
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I had an old typewriter and a big idea. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Anything is possible if yo've got enough nerve, -- J.k. Rowling
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For those who seeks , will find . -- J.k. Rowling
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The time has come for Slytherin House to decide upon its loyalties. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Listen, the fact that they haven't caught him yet's one hell of an achievement, -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Welcome to Hogwarts, -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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My life was nothing but misery at this place and now people come along ruining my death! -- J.k. Rowling
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But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Avery was being punished. . . . -- J.k. Rowling
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You don't understand - there are things worth dying for! -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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And anyway, it's not as though I'll never see Mum again, is it? -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Ingenious, really, how many ways Muggles have found of getting along without magic. -- J.k. Rowling
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Dumbledore turned back to look out of the fiery window; the sun was now a ruby red glare along the horizon. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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I'm worth twelve of you, Malfoy. -- J.k. Rowling
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Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch. Paint . . . and memory . . . and love. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Spiders ... the spiders ... they want me to tap-dance. And I don't want to tap-dance! -- J.k. Rowling
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Harry the spider! they want me to tap dance. I don't want to tap dance! -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The usual," said Ron indifferently, demonstrating a rude hand gesture. -- J.k. Rowling
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Newt Scamander : "My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Have the gist of the spell. -- J.k. Rowling
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But she's ditched Dean! -- J.k. Rowling
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Queenie: People are easiest to read when they're hurting. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Longbottom, if brains were gold, you'd be poorer than Weasley, and that's saying something. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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I think you could ask 10 English people the same question about class and get a very different answer. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Saturday next, at nightfall." The -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Tut, tut - fame clearly isn't everything. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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We could be killed. Or worse expelled! -- J.k. Rowling
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It was Hagrid, Ron. Hagrid opened the Chamber of Secrets fifty years ago. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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There are those who'll turn innocent occasions to their advantage. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Control your emotions! Discipline your mind! -- J.k. Rowling
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THE JOURNEY FROM PLATFORM NINE AND THREE-QUARTERS H -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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What do you see when you look in the Mirror?'
'I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woollen socks.'
Harry stared
'One can never have enough socks,' said Dumbledore -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Wordlessly, Kay stroked his arm, reflecting that she had never been able to afford to go to pieces. -- J.k. Rowling
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I'm a real sucker for guitars. I've had a crush on many, many a guitarist. -- J.k. Rowling
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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. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Dumbledore's man through and through, aren't you Potter?"
"Yeah I am," said Harry. "Glad we straightened that out. -- J.k. Rowling
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No witch has ever claimed to own the Elder Wand. Make of that what you will. -- J.k. Rowling
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Harry, did you ever even open A History of Magic? -- J.k. Rowling
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Ah, music, a magic beyond all we do here. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Ah, well, people can be stupid abou' their pets, said Hagrid wisely. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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. . . 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
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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
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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
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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
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Shh! Listen! Someone's coming! I think - I think it might be us! -- J.k. Rowling
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Three turns should do it. -- J.k. Rowling
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Dobby cannot let Harry Potter lose his Wheezy! -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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The only way out is through. -- J.k. Rowling
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Krystal hated folders. All the stuff they wrote about you, and kept, and used against you afterwards. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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To nobody's surprise, Professor Sprout started their lesson by lecturing them about the importance of O.W.L.s. Harry -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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When writing fantasy
novels, one must be careful what one
invents. For every benefit, there is
usually a drawback. -- J.k. Rowling
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The Dursleys liked everything neat and ordered; the Weasleys' house burst with the strange and unexpected. Harry -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Mary Lou: Are you a seeker? A seeker after truth?

a beat.

Newt: I'm more of a chaser, really. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi -- J.k. Rowling
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Harry and Hermione are very platonic friends. But I won't answer for anyone else, nudge-nudge wink-wink! -- J.k. Rowling
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Gilderoy Lockhart -- J.k. Rowling
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Once again I must ask too much of you, Harry. -- J.k. Rowling
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The owls are gathering; find out why soon. -- J.k. Rowling
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Hermione was screaming again: the sound went through Harry like physical pain. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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You'd better hope Creevey doesn't meet Ginny, they'll be starting a Harry Potter fan club. -- J.k. Rowling
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IF WE DIE FOR THEM, I'LL KILL YOU, HARRY! -- J.k. Rowling
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I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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It was one of those rare occasions when the true story is even more strange and exciting than the wild rumours. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Oh, he knows how to play, little bitty baby Potter. -- J.k. Rowling
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Voldemort's fury at the fall of his last, best lieutenant exploded with the force of a bomb. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Bellatrix Black, which was connected by a double line to Rodolphus Lestrange. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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I've never managed to keep a journal longer than two weeks. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Uncle Vernon went off to the lumpy bed next door, and Harry was left -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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You can't give a Dementor the old one-two! -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Then she thought bitterly that it would be much easier to resist chocolate if her life were less stressful. -- J.k. Rowling
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For some to love you, some must loathe you. -- J.k. Rowling
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He sobbed in desperation at the burden of fear he carried with him every day of his life. -- J.k. Rowling
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Hermione: You! You foul, loathsome, evil little cocroach!
Ron: Hermione, no! He's no worth it. -- J.k. Rowling
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cursed hat. It made his ears shrivel up." Harry laughed but didn't -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Good evening," said Ronan. "Students, are you? And do you learn much, up at the school?"
"Erm -"
"A bit," said Hermione timidly.
"A bit. Well, that's something." Ronan sighed. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Trust me," he said. "I know what I'm doing ... or at least"
he strolled confidently to the door
"Felix does. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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My mother can't have been magic, or she wouldn't have died, said Riddle -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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I sometimes have a tendency to walk on the dark side. -- J.k. Rowling
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Old photograph of his father, Sirius, Lupin, and Pettigrew, -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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Dudley had reached roughly the size and weight of a young killer whale. -- J.k. Rowling
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I take my hat off to you - or I would, if I were not afraid of showering you in spiders. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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In the case of Harry and Lord Voldemort, to speak of one is to speak of the other. -- J.k. Rowling
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Honestly, if you were any slower, you'd be going backward. -- J.k. Rowling
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Thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Don't worry you're just like me -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Why, dear boy, we don't send wizards to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Don't put your wand there, boy! ... Better wizards than you have lost buttocks, you know! -- J.k. Rowling
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Griphook: (referring to a tiara) Moonstones and diamonds, Made by goblins, i think?
Bill: And paid for by wizards. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Large, tawny owl flutter past the window. At -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Training for the ballet, Potter? -- J.k. Rowling
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But if it matters to you, you'll be able to choose Gryffindor over Slytherin. The Sorting Hat takes your choice into account."
"Really?"
"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
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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
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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
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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
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What a beautiful place to be with friends. Dobby is happy to be with his friend ... Harry Potter ... -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Killing rips the soul apart. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Not my daughter, you bitch! -- J.k. Rowling
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In a novel you have to resist the urge to tell everything. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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Quidditch Through the Ages Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Tales of Beedle the Bard -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Ron, it's all okay, the Muggles say I can come. See you five o'clock tomorrow. Can't wait. -- J.k. Rowling
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Filch and Madam Pince were secretly in love with each other. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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ther are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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If there is a connection between Harry Potter and my new novel, it's my interest in characters. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Power was my weakness and my temptation. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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He felt that he was still groping in the dark; he had chosen his path but kept looking back, wondering whether he had misread the signs, whether he should not have taken the other way. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness. -- J.k. Rowling
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I forgot Dumbledore trashed Hogwarts, refused to resign and ran off to the forest to make speeches to angry trolls. -- J.k. Rowling
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I will not calm down! -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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There was nothing about the cloudy sky outside to suggest that strange and mysterious things would soon be happening ... -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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If the motorbike was huge, it was nothing to the man sitting astride it. -- J.k. Rowling
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Sirius is Padfoot. Peter is Wormtail. James was Prongs. -- J.k. Rowling
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Owls flying by daylight? Mysterious -- J.k. Rowling
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The habit of secrecy was very strong in her these days. -- J.k. Rowling
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Strange how short-sighted being invisible can make you. -- J.k. Rowling
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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
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Wild!" Ron said, twiddling the replay knob on the side. "I can make that old bloke down there pick his nose again ... and again ... and again ... -- J.k. Rowling
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I don't think about who the audience is for my books. -- J.k. Rowling