Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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For the 2002 film adaptation, see Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film).

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling. It was first published in 1998. All page numbers refer to the hardcover, American edition published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. ISBN 0-439-06486-4

See also: Harry Potter (series)

Chapter 1: The Worst Birthday[edit]

  • She's bored. She's used to flying around outside. If I could let her out at night--
    • Pg. 1
    • Character - Harry Potter
  • You've forgotten the magic word.
    • Pg. 2
    • Character - Harry Potter to Dudley Dursley at the breakfast table
  • I meant 'please!' I didn't mean--
    • Pg. 2
    • Character - Harry Potter
  • I'll be in my room, making no noise and pretending I'm not there.
    • Pg. 6
    • Character - Harry Potter
  • Jiggery pokery!... Hocus pocus-squiggly wiggly!
    • Pg. 9
    • Character - Harry Potter (pretending to do a magic spell)
  • MUUUUUUM!... MUUUUM! He's doing you know what!
    • Pg. 9
    • Character - Dudley Dursley

Chapter 2: Dobby's Warning[edit]

  • Bad Dobby! Bad Dobby!
    • Pg. 14
    • Character - Dobby as he bangs his head on the window
  • Just our nephew--very disturbed--meeting strangers upsets him, so we kept him upstairs.
    • Pg. 20
    • Character - Vernon Dursley
    • character - Mrs Mason

Chapter 3: The Burrow[edit]

  • Beds empty! No note! Car gone--could have crashed--out of my mind with worry--did you care?--never, as long as I've lived--you wait until your father gets home, we never had trouble like this from Bill or Charlie or Percy--
    • Pg. 33
    • Character - Molly Weasley
  • YOU COULD DO WITH TAKING A LEAF OUT OF PERCY'S BOOK!
    • Pg. 33
    • Character - Molly Weasley
  • Your sons flew that car to Harry's house and back last night! ... What have you got to say about that, eh?
    • Pg. 39
    • Character - Molly Weasley to her husband, Arthur
  • Did you really...Did it go all right? I -- I mean...that -- that was very wrong, boys -- very wrong indeed …
    • Pg. 39
    • Character - Arthur Weasley
  • This is the best house I've ever been in.
    • Pg. 41
    • Character - Harry Potter referring to the Burrow.

Chapter 4: At Flourish and Blotts[edit]

  • "I'm very busy with schoolwork, of course"- How can she be? ... We're on vacation!
    • Pg. 45
    • Character - Ron Weasley, while reading from Hermione's letter.
  • ...Ron's old Shooting Star was often outstripped by passing butterflies.
    • Pg. 46
    • Narration
  • D-Dia-gon Alley
    • Pg. 48
    • Character - Harry Potter
  • Nice big smile, Harry. Together, you and I are worth the front page.
    • Pg. 60
    • Character - Gilderoy Lockhart to Harry Potter

Chapter 5: The Whomping Willow[edit]

  • Of all the trees we could've hit, we had to get one that hits back.
    • Pg. 76
    • Character - Ron Weasley
  • "Maybe he's ill!" said Ron hopefully.
    "Maybe he's left," said Harry, "because he missed out on the Defence Against the Dark Arts job again!"
    "Or he might have been sacked!" said Ron enthusiastically. "I mean, everyone hates him –"
    "Or maybe," said a very cold voice right behind them, "he's waiting to hear why you two didn't arrive on the school train."
    • Pg. 77-78
    • Characters - Ron and Harry discuss the absence of Professor Snape from the Welcoming Feast, and are interrupted by Snape.
  • Honestly, Professor, I think it did more damage to us than we--
    • Pg. 79
    • Character - Ron Weasley responding to Snape's charge that they had damaged the Whomping Willow
  • Most unfortunately, you are not in my House and the decision to expel you does not rest with me. I shall go and fetch the people who do have that happy power. You will wait here.
    • Pg. 79
    • Character - Professor Snape speaking to Ron Weasley and Harry Potter

Chapter 6: Gilderoy Lockhart[edit]

  • STEALING THE CAR, I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN SURPRISED IF THEY'D EXPELLED YOU, YOU WAIT TILL I GET HOLD OF YOU, I DON'T SUPPOSE YOU STOPPED TO THINK WHAT YOUR FATHER AND I WENT THROUGH WHEN WE SAW IT WAS GONE...LETTER FROM DUMBLEDORE LAST NIGHT, I THOUGHT YOUR FATHER WOULD DIE OF SHAME, WE DIDN'T BRING YOU UP TO BEHAVE LIKE THIS, YOU AND HARRY COULD BOTH HAVE DIED ... ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED--YOUR FATHER'S FACING AN INQUIRY AT WORK, IT'S ENTIRELY YOUR FAULT, AND IF YOU PUT ANOTHER TOE OUT OF LINE WE'LL BRING YOU STRAIGHT BACK HOME.
    • Pg. 88
    • Character - Mrs. Weasley's voice in the Howler that Ron receives
  • You'd better hope Creevy doesn't meet Ginny, or they'll be starting a Harry Potter fan club.
    • Pg. 99
    • Character - Ron Weasley to Harry Potter
  • Me, Gilderoy Lockhart, Order of Merlin, Third Class, Honorary Member of the Dark Force Defence League, and five-time winner of Witch Weekly's Most-Charming-Smile Award -- but I don't talk about that. I didn't get rid of the Bandon Banshee by smiling at her!
    • Page 99
    • Character - Gilderoy Lockhart
  • I must ask you not to scream, ...It might provoke them...Yes, Freshly caught Cornish pixies.
    • Page 101
    • Character - Gilderoy Lockhart

Chapter 7: Mudbloods and Murmurs[edit]

  • 'At least no one on Gryffindor team had to buy their way in,' said Hermione sharply. 'They got in on pure talent.'
    The smug look on Malfoy's face flickered.
    'No one asked your opinion, you filthy little Mudblood,' he spat.
    • p. 112

Chapter 8: The Deathday Party[edit]

  • "D'you think I don't know what people call me behind my back? Fat Myrtle! Ugly Myrtle! Miserable, moaning, moping Myrtle!'

'You've missed out spotty,' Peeves hissed in her ear. ... 'Spotty! Spotty!"

*P. 103, British edition, In the American version, spotty is replaced by pimply.
  • "Well, this Halloween will be my five hundredth deathday," said Nearly Headless Nick, drawing himself up and looking dignified.

"Oh," said Harry, not sure whether he should look sorry or happy about this

*P. 129

Chapter 9: The Writing on the Wall[edit]

  • 'I'll make it,' Lockhart butted in. 'I must have done it a hundred times, I could whip up a Mandrake Restorative Draught in my sleep –'
    'Excuse me,' said Snape icily, 'but I believe I am the Potions master at this school.'
    • p. 144
  • THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS HAS BEEN OPENED ENEMIES OF THE HEIR BEWARE
    • p. 138
  • 'Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world.'
    • p. 145

Chapter 10: The Rogue Bludger[edit]

  • 'Lockhart'll sign anything if it stands still long enough.'
    • p. 164

Chapter 11: The Dueling Club[edit]

"That was a Disarming Charm -- as you see, I've lost my wand -- ah, thank you, Miss Brown -- yes, an excellent idea to show them that, Professor Snape, but if you don't mind my saying so, it was very obvious what you were about to do. If I had wanted to stop you, it would have been only too easy -- however, I felt it would be instructive to let them see...'

Snape was looking murderous."

-Page 191, American edition


"Lockhart cuffed Harry merrily on the shoulder.
'Just do what I did, Harry!'

'What, drop my wand?'"

-Page 194, American edition

-page 176,you nearly got ron and me expelled," he said fiercely.you'd better get lost before my bones grow back,or i might strangle you."

Chapter 13: The Very Secret Diary[edit]

  • His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad,
    His hair is as dark as a blackboard.
    I wish he was mine, he's really divine,
    The hero who conquered the Dark Lord.
    • p. 238
    • The singing Valentine Harry receives from Ginny.

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Chapter 14: Cornelius Fudge[edit]

"But that's very important!' said Hermione, shocked. [about Defense Against the Dark Arts]

'Not the way Lockhart teaches it,' said Ron. 'I haven't learned anything from him except not to set pixies loose.'"

-page 251, American edition


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

-Page 250, American edition

Chapter 15: Aragog[edit]

  • 'I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me … Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.'
    • p. 266
    • Dumbledore's final words to the school, as remembered by Harry
  • "Instead he contented himself with scrawling a note to Ron: Let's do it tonight. Ron read the message, swallowed hard, and looked sideways at the empty seat usually filled by Hermione. The sight seemed to stiffen his resolve, and he nodded."
    • p. 270

Chapter 16: The Chamber of Secrets[edit]

  • Ron looked as though he'd just been told he had to go and live in the Forbidden Forest.
    • p. 284
    • On being told he will have to take exams with a broken wand
  • HER SKELETON WILL LIE IN THE CHAMBER FOREVER
  • 'The first words out of those poor Petrified people's mouths will be, "It was Hagrid." Frankly, I'm astounded Professor McGonagall thinks all these security measures are necessary.'
    • p.287
    • Spoken by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • 'It’s not all book signings and publicity photos, you know. You want fame, you have to be prepared for a long hard slog.'
    • p. 298

Chapter 17: The Heir of Slytherin[edit]

  • 'Haven't I already told you,' said Riddle, 'that killing Mudbloods doesn't matter to me any more? For many months now, my new target has been—you.'
    • p. 312
    • Tom Riddle speaking to Harry Potter
  • 'Voldemort,' said Riddle softly, 'is my past, present, and future.…'
    • p. 313

Chapter 18: Dobby's Reward[edit]

  • 'Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.'
    • p. 329
  • 'I seem to remember telling you both that I would have to expel you if you broke any more school rules,' said Dumbledore.
    Ron opened his mouth wide in horror.
    'Which only goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words,' Dumbledore went on, smiling.
    • p. 330-1
  • 'Exactly,' said Dumbledore, beaming once more. 'Which makes you very different from Tom Riddle. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.'
    • p. 333

Ron Weasley[edit]

  • "Hello, Hagrid. Tell us, have you been setting anything mad and hairy loose in the castle lately?"
  • Bloody Hell
  • Follow the spider! Follow the spiders! If Hagrid ever gets out of Azkaban, I’ll kill him!
  • Why spiders? Why couldn’t it be "follow the butterflies"?!
    • p. 250

Hermione Granger[edit]

  • "At least no one on Gryffindor team had to buy their way in. (...) They got in on pure talent."
    • To Draco Malfoy, upon finding out he had joined the Slytherin Quidditch team.
    • p. 112

The Dursleys[edit]

  • Third time this week! If you can't control that bloody owl, it'll have to go!
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 1
  • Do I look stupid? I know what'll happen if that owl's let out.
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 1
  • I want more bacon.
    • Spoken by Dudley Dursley
    • p. 2
  • There’s more in the frying pan, sweetums. We must build you up while we’ve got the chance….I don’t like the sound of that school food….
    • Spoken by Petunia Dursley
    • p. 2
  • Nonsense, Petunia, I never went hungry when I was at Smeltings. Dudley gets enough, don't you, son?
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 2
  • Pass the frying pan.
    • Spoken by Dudley Dursley
    • p. 2
  • WHAT HAVE I TOLD YOU ABOUT SAYING THE 'M' WORD IN OUR HOUSE?
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 2
  • HOW DARE YOU THREATEN DUDLEY!
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 2
  • I WARNED YOU! I WILL NOT TOLERATE MENTION OF YOUR ABNORMALITY UNDER THIS ROOF!
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 2
  • Now, as we all know, today is a very important day.
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 5
  • This could well be the day I make the biggest deal of my career.
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 5
  • I think we should run through the schedule one more time. We should all be in position at eight o'clock. Petunia, you will be-
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 5
  • In the lounge, waiting to welcome them graciously to our home.
    • Spoken by Petunia Dursley
    • p. 5
  • Good, good. And Dudley?
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 5
  • I'll be waiting to open the door. May I take your coats, Mr. and Mrs. Mason?
    • Spoken by Dudley Dusrley
    • p. 5
  • They'll love him.
    • Spoken by Petunia Dursley
    • p. 5
  • Excellent, Dudley. And you?
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 6
  • Exactly. I will lead them into the lounge, introduce you, Petunia, and pour them drinks. At eight-fifteen-
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 6
  • I'll announce dinner.
    • Spoken by Petunia Dursley
    • p. 6
  • And Dudley, you'll say-
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 6
  • May I take you through to the dining room, Mrs. Mason?
    • Spoken by Dudley Dursley
    • p. 6
  • My perfect little gentleman!
    • Spoken by Petunia Dursley
    • p. 6
  • And you?
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 6
  • Precisely. Now, we should aim to get in a few good compliments at dinner. Petunia, any ideas?
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 6
  • Vernon tells me you're a wonderful golfer, Mr. Mason....Do tell me where you got your dress, Mrs. Mason...
    • Spoken by Petunia Dursley
    • p. 6
  • Perfect...Dudley?
    • Spoken by Vernon Dursley
    • p. 6
  • How about-'We had to write an essay about our hero at school, Mr. Mason, and I wrote about you'.

Albus Dumbledore[edit]

  • 'I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me … Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.'
    • p. 266
  • "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
    • p. 333

Draco Malfoy[edit]

  • "Azkaban – the wizard prison, Goyle," said Malfoy. (...) "Honestly, if you were any slower, you'd be going backwards."
    • p. 224

Tom Riddle[edit]

  • "Haven't I already told you," said Riddle, "that killing Mudbloods doesn't matter to me any more? For many months now, my new target has been—you."
    • said to Harry Potter
    • p. 312
  • "Voldemort," said Riddle softly, "is my past, present, and future.…"
    • p. 313
  • TOM MARVOLO RIDDLE
  • I AM LORD VOLDEMORT

Moaning Myrtle[edit]

  • "D'you think I don't know what people call me behind my back? Fat Myrtle! Ugly Myrtle! Miserable, moaning, moping Myrtle!'
    • p. 135
  • "Wait 'till everyone finds out you've got a tail!"
    • p. 169

External links[edit]


Harry Potter
Film series
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone book film
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets book film
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban book film
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire book film
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix book film
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book film
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book Part 1 film - Part 2 film