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Great Quotations

"I am not worried Harry," said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. "I am with you."

"But for heaven's sake - you're wizards! you can do magic! Surely you can sort out - well- anything!" Prime Minister said to Fudge and Scrimgeour. "The trouble is, the other side can do magic too, Prime Minister." Fudge says.

"The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution." (Professor Dumbledore to Harry, vol. 1, p. 298)

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends." (Dumbledore, vol. 1, p. 306)

"It is our own choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." (Dumbledore, vol. 2, p. 333)

"The Dementor affect you worse than the others because there are horrors in your past that others don't have." (To Harry by Professor Lupin, vol. 3, p. 187)

What Dumbledore says about Voldemort at the end of fourth year: His gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong of friendship and trust....." (vol. 5, p. 223)

"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." (Lupin to Harry, vol. 3, p. 247)

"The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed." (Professor Dumbledore, vol. 3, p. 427)

"To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." (To Harry by Professor Dumbledore, vol. 1, p. 297)

"You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself plainly when you have need of him." ( Professor Dumbledore, vol. 3, p. 427)

" It was even a relief: he felt almost as though something poisonous were being extracted from him. It was costing him every bit of determination he had to keep talking, yet he sensed that once he had finished, he would feel better." (Harry to Dumbledore and Sirius. vol. 4, p. 695)

"You place too much importance, .....on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!" (Dumbledore to Cornelius Fudge, vol. 4, p. 708)

"....we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort's gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open." (Dumbledore to Hogwart's students, vol. 4, p. 723).

"Remember my last, Petunia." A howler sent to Petunia by Dumbledore to change her mind about making Harry leave. (vol 5, p. 40)

"Very clean, aren't they, these Muggles? My dad's Muggle-born and he's a right old slob. I suppose it varies, just like with wizards." (Said by Tonks to Harry in the Dursley's kitchen. vol. 5, p. 50)

These were rather feeble rays of light, it was true, but Harry was grateful for anything that might lighten his present darkness." (vol. 5, p. 273)

"That's what they should teach us here, how girls' brains work....it'd be more useful than divination anyway." (Harry's thoughts after an unsuccessful encounter with Cho." vol. 5, p. 462)

"What's he after apart from followers? stuff he can only get by stealth....like a weapon. Something he didn't have last time. I'm the weapon, Harry thought. I did attack Mr. Weasley last night, it was me; Voldemort made me do it and he could be inside me, listening to my thoughts right now...."(Harry worries that he's possessed by Voldemort vol. 5, p. 492)

"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....." (Said by Snape to Harry Potter at the beginning of his Occlumency class. vol. 5, p. 530)

" You know, minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts....but you cannot deny he's got style......" (Said by Phineas Nigellus to the Minister of Magic. vol. 5, p. 623)

"The usual rules do not seem to apply with you, Potter. The curse that failed to kill you seems to have forged some kind of connection between you and the Dark Lord. The evidence suggests that at times when your mind is most relaxed and vulnerable - when you are asleep for instance - you are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue." (Said by Snape to Harry at the start of his Occlumency lessons. vol. 5, p. 531)

"Repel me with your brain and you will not need to resort to your wand." (Said by Snape to Harry at the start of his Occlumency lessons. vol. 5, p. 535)

"....Observe the heavens. Here is written for those who can see, the fortune of our races." (Firenze to his Divination class. vol. 5, p. 602)

"Dumbledore never told you that the reason you bear that scar was hidden in the bowels of the Department of mysteries?" (Lucius Malfoy to Harry. (vol. 5, p. 785)

"Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness......" (Dumbledore to Voldemort. (vol. 5, p. 814)

"And I'll see Sirius again." Said by Harry after Sirius is killed and he himself is being suffocated by a creature in the Department of Mysteries. As soon as he utters this message of hope, and his heart fills with emotion, the creature loosens his hold on Harry and he recovers. (vol. 5, p. 816)

"There is no shame in what you're feeling. Harry.......On the contrary,....the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength." (Dumbledore to Harry as he struggles with grief and anger over Sirius's death. vol. 5, p. 823)

"I DON'T CARE! I'VE HAD ENOUGH, I'VE SEEN ENOUGH, ......I WANT IT TO END, " (Harry screams at Dumbledore). Dumbledore responds, " You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it." " You have lost your mother, your father, and the closest thing to a parent you have ever known. Of course you care." (vol. 5, p. 824)

"Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike....We wizards have mistreated and abused our fellows for too long, and we are now reaping our reward." (Dumbledore to Harry talking about Sirius's treatment of Kreacher. (vol. 5, p. 834)

" You would be protected by an ancient magic....which he despises. I am speaking of course, of the fact that your mother died to save you. She gave you a lingering protection he never expected, a protection that flows in your veins to this day........Your mother's sacrifice made the bond of blood the strongest shield I could give you." (Dumbledore to Harry. vol. 5, p. 836)

"The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches....Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies...and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not........and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives. (Professor Trelawney by way of the Pensive. vol. 5, p. 841)

"He chose the boy he thought most likely to be a danger to him, .....and notice this, Harry. He chose, not the pureblood (which according to his creed, is the only kind of wizard worth being or knowing), but the half-blood, like himself. He saw himself in you before he had ever seen you, and in marking you with that scar, he did not kill you, as he intended, but gave you powers, and a future, which have fitted you to escape him not once, but four times so far........." (Dumbledore to Harry. vol. 5, p. 842)

"He was not ready to see their expressions when he told them that he must be either murderer or victim, there was no other way..." (Harry doesn't want to tell Hermione and Ron about what he has discovered. vol. 5, p. 849)

"An invisible barrier separated him from the rest of the world. He was - he had always been a marked man." (vol. 5, p. 855)

"You heard them, just behind the veil, didn't you?".....They were just lurking out of sight, that's all.......Luna believed so many extraordinary things....yet he had been sure he had heard voices behind the veil too...." ( Luna and Harry discuss the death of Sirius. vol.5, p.863)

"Curiosity is not a sin, but we should exercise caution with our curiosity." Dumbledore to Harry. Vol. 4 pg. 598

"Wit Beyond measure is man's greatest treasure." Luna to Harry, Neville and Ginny. Vol. 5 pg. 186