I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.
Are you insane? Of course, I want to leave the Dursleys! Have you got a house? When can I move in?
He was my mum and dad's best friend. He's a convicted murderer, but he's broken out of wizard prison and he's on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though … keep up with news … check if I'm happy.(P.317)"…
I still don't like your tone, boy. If you can speak of your beatings in that casual way, they clearly aren't hitting you hard enough. Petunia, I'd write to them if I were you. Make it clear that you approve the use of extreme force in this boy's case.
Your parents gave their lives to keep you alive, Harry. A poor way to repay them - gambling their sacrifice for a bag of magic tricks.
Now, my three friends could hardly fail to notice that I disappeared once a month. I made up all sorts of stories. I told them my mother was ill, and that I had to go home to see her... I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they, like you, Hermione, worked out the truth...
And they didn't desert me at all. Instead, they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi.
You should have realised, Peter, if Voldemort didn't kill you, we would.
It will happen tonight. The Dark Lord lies alone and friendless, abandoned by those who once followed. Tonight, before midnight, his servant will break free and rejoin his master, and with that servant's help, the Dark Lord will rise again, greater and more terrible than ever before...
Harry and Ron both made furious moves toward Malfoy, but Hermione got there first — SMACK!
She had slapped Malfoy across the face with all the strength she could muster. Malfoy staggered. Harry, Ron, Crabbe, and Goyle stood flabbergasted as Hermione raised her hand again.
Ron Weasley: Yeah, it will. You won't have to do all the work alone this time, Hermione. I'll help. Hermione: Oh, Ron!
(Hermione flung her arms around Ron's neck and broke down completely. Ron, looking quite terrified, patted her very awkwardly on the top of the head.)
Harry Potter: Right, you've got a sort of wonky cross… That means you're going to have 'trials and suffering', sorry about that, but there's a thing that could be the sun … hang on … that means 'great happiness' … so you're going to suffer but be very happy about it...… Ron Weasley: You need your inner eye tested.
Harry Potter: I'm not going to be murdered. Mirror: That's the spirit, dear.
Fred Weasley: How're we getting to King's Cross tomorrow, Dad? Arthur Weasley: The Ministry's providing a couple cars. Percy Weasley: Why? George Weasley: It's because of you, Percy, and there'll be little flags on the hoods, with HB on them... Fred Weasley: ...for Humongous Bighead.
Uncle Vernon: What’s that? If it’s another form for me to sign, you’ve got another-- Harry Potter: It’s not. It’s a letter from my godfather. Uncle Vernon: Godfather? You haven’t got a godfather! Harry Potter: Yes I have. He was my mum and dad’s best friend, he’s a convicted murderer, but he’s broken out of wizard prison and he’s on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me though – keep up with my news, check I’m happy.
The Marauder's Map: Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business.
Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.
Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a Professor.
Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.
Professor Trelawney: Would anyone like me to help interpret the shadowy portents within their orb?
Ron: I don't need any help. It's obvious what this means. There's going to be loads of fog tonight.
[in their first Divination lesson, reading tea leaves]
I’ve read [Prisoner of Azkaban] so much I’m sick of it. I never read either of the others over and over again when editing them, but I really had to this time. The hard work, the significant rewrites I wanted to do, are over, so if it needs more cuts after this, I’m ready to make them, speedily…