Dumbledore Quotes

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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts...but you cannot deny he's got style...
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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I DON'T CARE!" Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. "I'VE HAD ENOUGH, I'VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON'T CARE ANYMORE!" "You do care," said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. "You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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But Dumbledore says he doesn't care what they do as long as they don't take him off the Chocolate Frog cards.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Dumbledore's man through and through, aren't you Potter?" "Yeah I am," said Harry. "Glad we straightened that out.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew - and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents - that there was all the difference in the world.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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I don't mean to be rudeβ€”" he began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable. "Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often," Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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It's going to be all right, sir," Harry said over and over again, more worried by Dumbledore's silence than he had been by his weakened voice. "We're nearly there ... I can Apparate us both back ... don't worry ..." "I am not worried, Harry," said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. "I am with you.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3))
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Dumbledore will only leave from Hogwarts when there are none loyal to him!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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He accused me of being Dumbledore's man through and through." "How very rude of him." "I told him I was." Dumbledore opened his mouth to speak and then closed it again. Fawkes the phoenix let out a low, soft, musical cry. To Harry's intense embarrassment, he suddenly realized that Dumbledore's bright blue eyes looked rather watery, and stared hastily at his own knee. When Dumbledore spoke, however, his voice was quite steady. "I am very touched, Harry.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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The last words Albus Dumbledore spoke to the pair of us?' Harry is the best hope we have. Trust him.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY, STILL RECRUITING.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.
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J.K. Rowling
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The idea of a teenage Dumbledore was simply odd, like trying to imagine a stupid Hermione or a friendly Blast-Ended Skrewt.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Ah" said Dumbledore gently, "Yes I thought we might hit that little snag!" "Snag?" said Fudge, his voice still vibrating with joy. "I see no snag, Dumbledore!" "Well," said Dumbledore apologetically, "I'm afraid I do." "Oh, really?" "Well it's just that you seem to be labouring under the delusion that I am going to -- come quietly. I am afraid I am not going to come quietly at all, Cornelius. I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of course -- but what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a whole host of things I would rather be doing.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right. -Albus Dumbledore
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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A pair of werewolves occupied another booth. They were eating raw shanks of lamb and arguing about who would win in a fight: Dumbledore from Harry Potter books or Magnus Bane. "Dumbledore would totally win," said the first one. "He has the badass Killing Curse." The second lycanthrope made a trenchant point. "But Dumbledore isn't real." "I don't think Magnus Bane is real either," scoffed the first. "Have you ever met him?" "This is so weird," said Clary, slinking down in her seat. "Are you listening to them?" "No. It's rude to eavesdrop," said Jace.
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Cassandra Clare (City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2))
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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated. . . .
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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You will find that I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))
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But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. β€œHave you grown to care for the boy, after all?” β€œFor him?” shouted Snape. β€œExpecto Patronum!” From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears. β€œAfter all this time?” β€œAlways,” said Snape.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Alas! Earwax!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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Oh, it can't be a reference to the fact Harry's a great Seeker, that's way too obvious. There must be a secret message from Dumbledore hidden in the icing!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Severus Snape wasn't yours," said Harry. "Snape was Dumbledores, Dumbledores from the moment you started hunting down my mother...
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Like the fact that the person Sirius cared for the most about in the world was you," said Dumbledore quietly.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3))
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My word, Severus, that I shall never reveal the best of you?’ Dumbledore sighed, looking down into Snape’s ferocious, anguished face. β€˜If you insist …
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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DUMBLEDORE: Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.
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Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8))
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Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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I was supposed to be waiting up here when you got back, only your Phoenix lot got in the way...” β€œYes, they do that,” said Dumbledore.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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I see you are —” β€œDumbledore’s man through and through,” said Harry. β€œThat’s right.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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I see a light in the kitchen. Let us not deprive Molly any longer of the chance to deplore how thin you are.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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I am not worried, Harry," said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. "I am with you.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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He's twenty-nine. And what did you think he was going to look like?" She shrugged. "You know-old. Grizzled. Long white beard. Scruffy robes. Loveable, smart, a little absent minded." I bit back a grin. " I said 'sorcerer,' not 'Dumbledore.' So he's hot. It could be worse.
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Chloe Neill (Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1))
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You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))
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Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Snape raised his wand and pointed it directly at Dumbledore. "Avada Kedavra!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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It's lucky it's dark. I haven't blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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And Harry saw very clearly as he sat there under the hot sun how people who cared about him had stood in front of him one by one, his mother, his father, his godfather, and finally Dumbledore, all determined to protect him; but now that was over. He could not let anybody else stand between him and Voldemort; he must abandon forever the illusion he ought to have lost at the age of one, that the shelter of a parent’s arms meant that nothing could hurt him. There was no waking from this nightmare, no comforting whisper in the dark that he was safe really, that it was all in his imagination; the last and greatest of his protectors had died, and he was more alone than he had ever been.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Witness for the defense, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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I feel I owe you another explanation Harry," said Dumbledore hesitantly. "You may, perhaps, wondered why I never chose you as a prefect? I must confess...that I rather thought...you had enough responsibility to be going on with." Harry looked up at him and saw a tear trickling down Dumbledore's face into his long silver beard.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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P.S. I enjoy acid pops.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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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!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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I took a wrong turn on the way to the bathroom and found myself in a beautifully proportioned room I had never seen before, containing a really rather magnificent collection of chamberpots. When I went back to investigate more closely, I discovered that the room had vanished. But I must keep an eye out for it. Possibly it is only accessible at five thirty in the morning. Or it may only appear at the quarter moon - or when the seeker has an exceptionally full bladder.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Of course we still want to know you!" Harry said, staring at Hagrid. "You don't think anything that Skeeter cow - sorry, Professor," he added quickly, looking at Dumbledore. "I have gone temporarily deaf and haven't any idea what you said, Harry," said Dumbledore, twiddling his thumbs and staring at the ceiling.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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Did you see me disarm Hermione, Harry?" "Only once" said Hermione stung. "I got you loads more then you got meβ€”" "I did not only get you once, I got you at least three timesβ€”" "Well if you're counting the one where you tripped over your own feet and knocked the wand out of my handβ€”
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Harry, you wonderful boy, you brave, brave man.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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You do not seek to kill me, Dumbledore?” called Voldemort, his scarlet eyes narrowed. β€œAbove such brutality, are you?” β€œWe both know that there are other ways of destroying a man, Tom,” Dumbledore said calmly. β€œMerely taking your life would not satisfy me, I admit —” β€œThere is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore!” snarled Voldemort. β€œYou are quite wrong,” said Dumbledore, speaking as lightly as though they were discussing the matter over drinks. β€œIndeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness..
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Even if I could, I wouldn't. Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING YOU MOTHERFUKERS!" It was...........Dumbledore!
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Tara Gilesbie (My Immortal)
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The fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Harry, Cedric, I suggest you both go up to bed," said Dumbledore, smiling at both of them. "I am sure Gryffindor and Hufflepuff are waiting to celebrate with you, and it would be a shame to deprive them of this excellent excuse to make a great deal of mess and noise.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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Three turns should do it.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3))
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DUMBLEDORE: Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch. PaintΒ .Β .Β . and memoryΒ .Β .Β . and love.
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Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8))
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Such loyalty is admirable, of course,” said Scrimgeour, who seemed to be restraining his irritation with difficulty, β€œbut Dumbledore is gone, Harry. He’s gone.” β€œHe will only be gone from the school when none here are loyal to him,” said Harry, smiling in spite of himself.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Which only goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words,' Dumbledore went on, smiling.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))
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And I must draft an advertisement for the Daily Prophet, too,' he added thoughtfully. 'We'll be needing a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.... Dear me, we do seem to run through them, don't we?
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))
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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.
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Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8))
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Never try to understand the students. They hate it. They would much rather be tragically misunderstood, wallow in self-pity, stew in their own —” β€œThat’s enough, Phineas,” said Dumbledore.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Clever as I am, I remain just as big a fool as anyone else.
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J.K. Rowling (The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hogwarts Library))
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Harry was just thinking that all he needed was for Dumbledore's pet bird to die while he was all alone in the office with it, when the bird burst into flames.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))
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Everybody finished the song at different times. Dumbledore conducted their last few lines with his wand and when they had finished, he was one of those who clapped loudest. 'Ah music,' he said, wiping his eyes. 'A magic beyond all we do here!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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Hermione had taken his hand again and was gripping it tightly. He could not look at her, but returned the pressure, now taking deep, sharp gulps of the night air, trying to steady himself, trying to regain control. He should have brought something to give them, and he had not thought of it, and every plant in the graveyard was leafless and frozen. But Hermione raised her wand, moved it in a circle through the air, and a wreath of Christmas roses blossomed before them. Harry caught it and laid it on his parent's grave. As soon as he stood up he wanted to leave: He did not think he could stand another moment there. He put his arm around Hermione's shoulders, and she put hers around his waist, and they turned in silence and walked away through the snow, past Dumbledore's mother and sister, back toward the dark church and the out-of-sight kissing gate.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own.
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J.K. Rowling
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And what will you give me in return, Severus?’ β€˜In – in return?’ Snape gaped at Dumbledore, and Harry expected him to protest, but after a long moment he said, β€˜Anything...
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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However,' said Dumbledore, speaking very slowly and clearly so that none of them could miss a word, 'you will find that I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me. You will also find that help will be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))
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I don't need a cloak to become invisible.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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But he understood at last what Dumbledore had been trying to tell him. It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew β€” and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents β€” that there was all the difference in the world.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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There are all kinds of courage," said Dumbledore, smiling. "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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Do youβ€”do you think I want toβ€”do you think I give aβ€”I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY!" Harry roared. "You will," said Dumbledore sadly. "Because you are not nearly as mad at me as you ought to be. If you are to attack me, as I know you are close to doing, I would like to have thoroughly earned it.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Can you think what the Mirror of Erised shows us all?" Harry shook his head. "Let me explain. 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." Harry thought. Then he said slowly, "It shows us what we want... whatever we want..." "Yes and no," said Dumbledore quietly. "It shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts. You, who have never known your family, see them standing around you. Ronald Weasley, who has always been overshadowed by his brothers, sees himself standing alone, the best of all of them. However, this mirror will give us neither knowledge or truth. Men have wasted away before it, entranced by what they have seen, or been driven mad, not knowing if what it shows is real or even possible. "The Mirror will be moved to a new home tomorrow, Harry, and I ask you not to go looking for it again. If you ever do run across it, you will now be prepared. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that. Now, why don't you put that admirable cloak back on and get off to bed.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy. ~Albus Dumbledore
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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But you're dead,' said Harry. 'Oh, yes,' said Dumbledore matter-of-factly. 'Then... am I dead too?' 'Ah,' said Dumbledore, smiling still more broadly. 'That is the question, isn't it? On the whole, dear boy, I think not.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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As far as informing the headmaster, Harry had no idea where Dumbledore went during the summer holidays. He amused himself for a moment, picturing Dumbledore, with his long silver beard, full-length wizard's robes, and pointed hat, stretched out on a beach somewhere, rubbing suntan lotion onto his long crooked nose.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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Have to? Of course you have to! But only because of you, Harry, won't rest until Voldemort is finished! Think now, for once, if you have never heard of the prophecy! What would you do?
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Prongs rode again last night... You know, Harry, in a way, you did see your father last night... You found him inside yourself.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3))
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Crackers!” said Dumbledore enthusiastically, offering the end of a large silver noisemaker to Snape, who took it reluctantly.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3))
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I take my hat off to you β€” or I would, if I were not afraid of showering you in spiders.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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DUMBLEDORE: You ask me, of all people, how to protect a boy in terrible danger? We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come. HARRY: So I’m supposed to stand and watch? DUMBLEDORE: No. You’re supposed to teach him how to meet life.
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Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8))
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Directly above them, framed in the doorway from the Brain Room, stood Albus Dumbledore, his wand aloft, his face white and furious. Harry felt a kind of electric charge surge through every particle of his body - they were saved.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Hagrid, look what I’ve got for relatives!” Harry said furiously. β€œLook at the Dursleys!” β€œAn excellent point,” said Professor Dumbledore. β€œMy own brother, Aberforth, was prosecuted for practicing inappropriate charms on a goat. It was all over the papers, but did Aberforth hide? No, he did not! He held his head high and went about his business as usual! Of course, I’m not entirely sure he can read, so that may not have been bravery. . . .
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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You are omniscient as ever, Dumbledore." "Oh, no, merely friendly with the local barmen.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Don't count your owls before they are delivered.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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You’re JOKING!” said Fred Weasley loudly. The tension that had filled the Hall ever since Moody’s arrival suddenly broke. Nearly everyone laughed, and Dumbledore chuckled appreciatively. β€œI am not joking, Mr. Weasley,” he said, β€œthough now that you mention it, I did hear an excellent one over the summer about a troll, a hag, and a leprechaun who all go into a bar...” Professor McGonagall cleared her throat loudly. β€œEr β€” but maybe this is not the time... no...” said Dumbledore.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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DUMBLEDORE: Do you know why I admire you, Newt? More, perhaps, than any man I know? (off NEWT’S surprise) You don’t seek power or popularity. You simply ask, is the thing right in itself? If it is, then I must do it, no matter the cost.
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J.K. Rowling (Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay)
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Good grief," said Merlin. "You look like the bastard child of Dumbledore and David Bowie. No, sorry, Dumbledore and Ziggy Stardust.
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FayJay (The Student Prince (The Student Prince, #1))
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Draco, do it, or stand aside so one of us -" screeched the woman, but at that precise moment the door to the ramparts burst open once more and there stood Snape, his wand clutched in his hand as his black eyes swept the scene, from Dumbledore slumped against the wall, to the four Death Eaters, including the enraged werewolf, and Malfoy. "We've got a problem, Snape," said the lumpy Amycus, whose eyes and wand were fixed alike upon Dumbledore, "the boy doesn't seem able -" But somebody else had spoken Snape's name, quite softly. "Severus ..." The sound frightened Harry beyond anything he had experienced all evening. For the first time, Dumbledore was pleading. Snape said nothing, but walked forwards and pushed Malfoy roughly out of the way. The three Death Eaters fell back without a word. Even the werewolf seemed cowed. Snape gazed for a moment at Dumbledore, and there was revulsion and hatred etched in the harsh lines of his face. "Severus ... please ..." Snape raised his wand and pointed it directly at Dumbledore. "Avada Kedavra!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Karkaroff intends to flee if the Mark burns." "Does he?" said Dumbledore softly, as Fleur Delacour and Roger Davies came giggling in from the grounds. "And are you tempted to join him?" "No," said Snape, his black eyes on Fleur's and Roger's retreating figures. "I am not such a coward." "No," agreed Dumbledore. You are a braver man by far than Igot Karkaroff. You know, I sometimes think we Sort too soon..." He walked away, leaving Snape looking stricken.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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You see!" said a strained voice. Tonks was glaring at Lupin. "She still wants to marry him, even though he's been bitten! She doesn't care!" "It's different," said Lupin, barely moving his lips and looking suddenly tense. "Bill will not be a full werewolf. The cases are completely-" "But I don't care either, I don't care!" said Tonks, seizing the front of Lupin's robes and shaking them. "I've told you a million times...." And the meaning of Tonk's Patronus and her mouse-colored hair, and the reason she had come running to find Dumbledore when she had heard a rumor someone had been attacked by Greyback, all suddenly became clear to Harry; it had not been Sirius that Tonks had fallen in love with after all. "And I've told you a million times," said Lupin, refusing to meet her eyes, staring at the floor, "that I am too old for you, too poor....too dangerous...." "I've said all along you're taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus," said Mrs. Weasley over Fleur's shoulder as she patted her on the back. "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." He gestured sadly at his son, lying between them. "This is....not the moment to discuss it," said Lupin, avoiding everybody's eyes as he looked around distractedly. "Dumbledore is dead...." "Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world," said Professor McGonagall curtly...
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Fawkes is a phoenix, Harry. Phoenixes burst into flame when it is time for them to die and are reborn from the ashes.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))
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Minerva, kindly go to Hagrid's house, where you will find a large black dog sitting in the pumpkin patch. Take the dog to my office, tell him I will be with him shortly, then come back here.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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We shall trespass upon your aunt and uncle's hospitality only a little longer.' You will, will you?' Yes,' said Dumbledore simply, 'I shall.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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So,” sneered Fudge, recovering himself, β€œyou intend to take on Dawlish, Shacklebolt, Dolores, and myself single-handed, do you, Dumbledore?” β€œMerlin’s beard, no,” said Dumbledore, smiling. β€œNot unless you are foolish enough to force me to.” β€œHe will not be single-handed!” said Professor McGonagall loudly, plunging her hand inside her robes. β€œOh yes he will, Minerva!” said Dumbledore sharply. β€œHogwarts needs you!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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He felt even angrier that Dumbledore was showing signs of weakness. He had no business being weak when Harry wanted to rage and storm at him.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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A pair of werewolves occupied another booth. They were eating raw shanks of lamb and arguing about who would win in a fight: Dumbledore from Harry Potter books or Magnus Bane. "Dumbledore would totally win," said the first one. "He has the badass Killing Curse.
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Cassandra Clare (City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2))
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Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus? Prongs rode again last night.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3))
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Course Dumbledore trusts you,” growled Moody. β€œHe’s a trusting man, isn’t he? Believes in second chances. But me β€” I say there are spots that don’t come off, Snape. Spots that never come off, d’you know what I mean?
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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There are much more terrible things than physical injury.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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At that moment, Harry fully understood for the first time why people said Dumbledore was the only wizard Voldemort had ever feared. The look upon Dumbledore's face as he stared down at the unconscious form of Mad-Eye moody was more terrible than Harry could have ever imagined. There was no benign smile upon Dumbledore's face, no twinkle in the eyes behind the spectacles. There was cold fury in every line of the ancient face; a sense of power radiated from Dumbledore as though he were giving off burning heat.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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The Prophet is bound to report the truth occasionally,' said Dumbledore, 'if only accidentally.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Professor Dumbledore. Can I ask you something?" "Obviously, you've just done so," Dumbledore smiled. "You may ask me one more thing, however." "What do you see when you look in the mirror?" "I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woolen socks." Harry stared. "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." It was only when he was back in bed that it struck Harry that Dumbledore might not have been quite truthful. But then, he thought, as he shoved Scabbers off his pillow, it had been quite a personal question.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Mysterious thing, Time. Powerful, and when meddled with, dangerous.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3))
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Only one thing mattered: this was not a Horcrux. Dumbledore had weakened himself by drinking that horrible potion for nothing. Harry crumpled the parchment in his hand and his eyes burned with tears as behind him Fang began to howl.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Ah! Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans! I was unfortunate enough in my youth to come across a vomit-flavored one, and since then I’m afraid I’ve rather lost my liking for them β€” but I think I’ll be safe with a nice toffee, don’t you?” He smiled and popped the golden-brown bean into his mouth. β€œAlas! Ear wax!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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Oh, for heaven’s sake, Sirius, Dumbledore said no!” A bearlike black dog had appeared at Harry’s side as Harry clambered over the various trunks cluttering the hall to get to Mrs. Weasley. β€œOh honestly,” said Mrs. Weasley despairingly. β€œWell, on your own head be it!” The great black dog gave a joyful bark and gamboled around them, snapping at pigeons, and chasing its own tail. Harry couldn’t help laughing. Sirius had been trapped inside for a very long time.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Was it - was she making a real prediction?' Dumbledore looked mildly impressed. 'Do you know, Harry, I think she might have been,' he said thoughtfully. 'Who'd have thought it? That brings her total of real predictions up to two. I should offer her a pay raise...
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3))
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You can try, but you seem cleverer than Fudge, so I'd have thought you'd have learned from his mistakes. He tried intervening at Hogwarts. You might have noticed he's not Minister anymore, but Dumbledore's still headmaster. I'd leave Dumbledore alone, if I were you.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Harry, despite your privileged insight into Voldemort’s world (which, incidentally, is a gift any Death Eater would kill to have), you have never been seduced by the Dark Arts, never, even for a second, shown the slightest desire to become one of Voldemort’s followers!” β€œOf course I haven’t!” said Harry indignantly. β€œHe killed my mum and dad!” β€œYou are protected, in short, by your ability to love!” said Dumbledore loudly.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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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
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Neville will play Quidditch for England before Hagrid lets Dumbledore down.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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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 in horror. β€œWhich goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words,” Dumbledore went on, smiling.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))
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You know, I sometimes think we Sort too soon...
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.
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J.K. Rowling
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Why can’t I drink the potion instead?” asked Harry desperately. β€œBecause I am much older, much cleverer, and much less valuable,” said Dumbledore.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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HARRY: β€œThe 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.
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Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8))
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There is a room in the Department of Mysteries, that is kept locked at all times. It contains a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than forces of nature. It is also, perhaps, the most mysterious of the many subjects for study that reside there. It is the power held within that room that you possess in such quantities and which Voldemort has not at all. That power took you to save Sirius tonight. That power also saved you from possession by Voldemort, because he could not bear to reside in a body so full of the force he detests. In the end, it mattered not that you could not close your mind. It was your heart that saved you.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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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." "No, Draco," said Dumbledore quietly. "It is my mercy, and not yours, that matters now.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
β€œ
He's a funny man, Dumbledore. I think he sort of wanted to give me a chance. I think he knows more or less everything that goes on here, you know. I reckon he had a pretty good idea we were going to try, and instead of stopping us, he just taught us enough to help. I don't think it was an accident he let me find out how the Mirror worked. It's almost like he thought I had the right to face Voldemort if I could...
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Do you see, Harry? Do you see the flaw in my brilliant plan now? I had fallen into the trap I had foreseen, that I had told myself I could avoid, that I must avoid.” β€œI don’t —” β€œI cared about you too much,” said Dumbledore simply. β€œI cared more for your happiness than your knowing the truth, more for your peace of mind than my plan, more for your life than the lives that might be lost if the plan failed. In other words, I acted exactly as Voldemort expects we fools who love to act. β€œIs there a defense? I defy anyone who has watched you as I have β€” and I have watched you more closely than you can have imagined β€” not to want to save you more pain than you had already suffered. What did I care if numbers of nameless and faceless people and creatures were slaughtered in the vague future, if in the here and now you were alive, and well, and happy? I never dreamed that I would have such a person on my hands.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Dumbledore raised his finger for silence, a silence which fell as though he had struck Uncle Vernon dumb.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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You are determined to hate him [Snape], Harry,” said Lupin with a faint smile. β€œAnd I understand; with James as your father, with Sirius as your godfather, you have inherited an old prejudice. By all means tell Dumbledore what you have told Arthur and me, but do not expect him to share your view of the matter; do not even expect him to be surprised by what you tell him. It might have been on Dumbledore’s orders that Severus questioned Draco.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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You may, perhaps, have wondered why I never chose you as a prefect? I must cofess...that I rather thought...you had enough reponsibility to be going on with." Harry looked up at him and saw a tear trickling down Dumbledore's face into his long silver beard.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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I would assume that you were going to offer me refreshment, but the evidence so far suggests that that would be optimistic to the point of foolishness.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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DUMBLEDORE (sotto voce) Regret is my constant companion. Do not let it become yours.
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J.K. Rowling (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay)
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Hay muchos tipos de valentΓ­a -dijo sonriendo Dumbledore-. Hay que tener un gran coraje para oponerse a nuestros enemigos, pero hace falta el mismo valor para hacerlo con los amigos.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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DUMBLEDORE: [...] To suffer is as human as to breathe. HARRY: You said that to me once before. DUMBLEDORE: It is all I have to offer you tonight.
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Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8))
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The β€” the prophecy . . . the prediction . . . Trelawney . . .” β€œAh, yes. How much did you relay to Lord Voldemort?” β€œEverything β€” everything I heard! That is why β€” it is for that reason β€” he thinks it means Lily Evans!” β€œThe prophecy did not refer to a woman. It spoke of a boy born at the end of July —” β€œYou know what I mean! He thinks it means her son, he is going to hunt her down β€” kill them all —” β€œIf she means so much to you, surely Lord Voldemort will spare her? Could you not ask for mercy for the mother, in exchange for the son?” β€œI have β€” I have asked him —” β€œYou disgust me.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Harry Potter told his son you’re a great man. [...] He said you were the bravest man he’d ever met. He knew, you see β€” he knew your secret β€” what you did for Dumbledore. And he admired you for it β€” greatly. And that’s why he named his son β€” my best friend β€” after you both. Albus Severus Potter.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8))
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Albus Dumbledore had gotten to his feet. He was beaming at the students, his arms opened wide, as if nothing could have pleased him more than to see them all there. "Welcome!" he said. "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!" "Thank you!" He sat back down. Everybody clapped and cheered. Harry didn't know whether to laugh or not. β€œIs he β€” a bit mad?” he asked Percy uncertainly. "Mad?" said Percy airily. "He's a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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Strange how short-sighted being invisible can make you.
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J.K. Rowling
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To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. -Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter, page 299
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J.K. Rowling
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But somebody else had spoken Snape’s name, quite softly. β€œSeverus . . .” The sound frightened Harry beyond anything he had experienced all evening. For the first time, Dumbledore was pleading. Snape gazed for a moment at Dumbledore, and there was revulsion and hatred etched in the harsh lines of his face. β€œSeverus . . . please . . .” Snape raised his wand and pointed it directly at Dumbledore. β€œAvada Kedavra!” A jet of green light shot from the end of Snape’s wand and hit Dumbledore squarely in the chest. Harry’s scream of horror never left him; silent and unmoving, he was forced to watch as Dumbledore was blasted into the air. For a split second, he seemed to hang suspended beneath the shining skull, and then he fell slowly backward, like a great rag doll, over the battlements and out of sight.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Maybe a man in a million could unite the Hallows, Harry. I was fit only to possess the meanest of them, the least extraordinary. I was fit to own the Elder Wand, and not to boast of it, and not to kill with it. I was permitted to tame and to use it, because I took it, not for gain, but to save others from it.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Professor, why couldn't we just Apparate directly into your old colleague's house?' 'Because it would be quite as rude as kicking down the front door,' said Dumbledore. 'Courtesy dictates that we offer fellow wizards the opportunity of denying us entry.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Karakarof spat onto the ground at Dumbledore's feet. In one swift movement, Hagrid seized the front of Karkaroff's furs, lifted him into the air, and slammed him against a nearby tree.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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I know what you are known as . . . but to me, you will always be Tom Riddle. It is one of the irritating things about old teachers. I am afraid that they never quite forget their charges’ youthful beginnings.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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There is plenty to be learned even from a bad teacher: what not to do, how not to be.
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J.K. Rowling
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Perhaps you have been looking in the wrong places.
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J.K. Rowling
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It was only when he was back in bed that it struck Harry that Dumbledore might not have been quite truthful. But then, it had been a quite personal question.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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Yes, alive,” said Fudge. β€œThat is β€” I don’t know β€” is a man alive if he can’t be killed? I don’t really understand it, and Dumbledore won’t explain properly β€” but anyway, he’s certainly got a body and is walking and talking and killing, so I suppose, for the purposes of our discussion, yes, he’s alive.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Dumbledore was on his feet again, pale as any of the surrounding Inferi, but taller than any too, the fire dancing in his eyes; his wand was raised like a torch and from its tip emanated the flames, like a vast lasso, encircling them all with warmth.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Like a tongue on frozen steel, like flesh in flame β€”
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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And Harry remembered his first nightmarish trip into the forest, the first time he had ever encountered the thing that was then Voldemort, and how he had faced him, and how he and Dumbledore had discussed fighting a losing battle not long thereafter. It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated. . . . And Harry saw very clearly as he sat there under the hot sun how people who cared about him had stood in front of him one by one, his mother, his father, his godfather, and finally Dumbledore, all determined to protect him; but now that was over. He could not let anybody else stand between him and Voldemort; he must abandon forever the illusion he ought to have lost at the age of one, that the shelter of a parent’s arms meant that nothing could hurt him. There was no waking from his nightmare, no comforting whisper in the dark that he was safe really, that it was all in his imagination; the last and greatest of his protectors had died, and he was more alone than he had ever been before.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Harry constantly repeated Dumbledore's final words to himself. "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. "But what good were these words? Who exactly were they supposed to ask for help, when everyone was just as confused and scared as they were?
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))
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Dumbledore paused, and although his voice remained light and calm, and he gave no obvious sign of anger, Harry felt a kind of chill emanating from him and noticed that the Dursleys drew very slightly closer together. β€œYou did not do as I asked. You have never treated Harry as a son. He has known nothing but neglect and often cruelty at your hands. The best that can be said is that he has at least escaped the appalling damage you have inflicted upon the unfortunate boy sitting between you.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his half-moon glasses. 'It is time,’ he said, β€˜for me to tell you what I should have told you five years ago, Harry. Please sit down. I am going to tell you everything.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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I say to you all, once again -- in the light of Lord Voldemort's return, 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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves it's own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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I've decided to call him Norbert,' said Hagrid, looking at the dragon with misty eyes. 'He really knows me now, watch. Norbert! Norbert! Where's Mummy?' 'He's lost his marbles,' Ron muttered in Harry's ear. 'Hagrid,' said Harry loudly, 'give it a fortnight and Norbert's going to be as big as your house. Malfoy could go to Dumbledore at any moment. Hagrid bit his lip. 'I- I know I can't jus' dump him, I can't.' Harry suddenly turned to Ron. 'Charlie,' he said. 'You're losing it too,' said Ron. 'I'm Ron, remember?
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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He was tall, thin, and very old, judging by the silver of his hair and beard, which were both long enough to tuck into his belt. He was wearing long robes, a purple cloak that swept the ground, and high-heeled, buckled boots. His blue eyes were light, bright, and sparkling behind half-moon spectacles and his nose was very long and crooked, as though it had been broken at least twice. This man's name was Albus Dumbledore.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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Severus, please fetch me the strongest truth potion you posess, then go down to the kitchen and bring up the house elf called Winky. Minerva, kindly go down to Hagrids house where you will find a large black dog sitting in the pumpkin patch. Take the dog up to my office, tell him I will be with him shortly, then come back here.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.
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Albus Dumbledore
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And when the creature spoke, it used Harry’s mouth, so that in his agony he felt his jaw move... β€œKill me now Dumbledore...” Blinded and dying, every part of him screaming for release, Harry felt the creature use him again... β€œIf death is nothing, Dumbledore, kill the boy...
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Sirius was a brave, clever, and energetic man, and such men are not usually content to sit at home in hiding while they believe others to be in danger.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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He chose the boy he thought most likely to be a danger to him," said Dumbledore. 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 β€” something that neither your parents, nor Neville’s parents, ever achieved.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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This is precisely why I loathed being a teacher! Young people are so infernally convinced that they are absolutely right about everything. Has it not occurred to you, my poor puffed-up poppinjay, that there might be an excellent reason why the Headmaster of Hogwarts is not confiding every tiny detail of his plans to you? Have you never paused, while feeling hard-done-by, to note that following Dumbledore's orders has never yet led you into harm? No. No, like all young people, you are quite sure that you alone feel and think, you alone recognise danger, you alone are the only one clever enough to realise what the Dark Lord may be planning.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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It only put me in Griffindor. said Harry in a defeated voice, because I asked not to go in Slytherin... 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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))
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The realization of what would happen next settled gradually over Harry in the long minutes, like softly falling snow. "I've got to go back, haven't I?" "That is up to you." "I've got a choice?" "Oh yes." Dumbledore smiled at him. "We are in King's Cross, you say? I think that if you decided not to go back, you would be able to…let's say…board a train." "And where would it take me?" "On," said Dumbledore simply.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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I think they ought to know. You do them a disservice by not confiding something this important to them.” β€œI didn’t want —” β€œβ€” to worry or frighten them?” said Dumbledore, surveying Harry over the top of his half-moon spectacles. β€œOr perhaps, to confess that you yourself are worried and frightened? You need your friends, Harry. As you so rightly said, Sirius would not have wanted you to shut yourself away.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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I shouldn't have survived - it was my destiny to die - even Dumbledore thought so - and yet i lived. I beat Voldemort. All these people - all these people - my parents, Fred, the Fallen Fifty - and it's me that gets to live? how is that? All this damage - and it's my fault.
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Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8))
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This exchange marked the beginning of Mr. Malfoy's long campaign to have me removed from my post as headmaster of Hogwarts, and of mine to have him removed from his position as Lord Voldemort's Favorite Death Eater. My response prompted several further letters from Mr. Malfoy, but as they consisted mainly of opprobrious remarks on my sanity, parentage, and hygiene, their relevance to this commentary is remote.
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J.K. Rowling (The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hogwarts Library))
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Bize aslında kim olduğumuzu gâsteren şey, yeteneklerimizden çok seçimlerimizdir...
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))
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Harry uttered an inarticulate yell of rage: In that instant, he cared not whether he lived or died. Pushing himself to his feet again, he staggered blindly toward Snape, the man he now hated as much as he hated Voldemort himself β€” β€œSectum β€” !” Snape flicked his wand and the curse was repelled yet again; but Harry was mere feet away now and he could see Snape’s face clearly at last: He was no longer sneering or jeering; the blazing flames showed a face full of rage. Mustering all his powers of concentration, Harry thought, Levi β€” β€œNo, Potter!” [...] Snape’s pale face, illuminated by the flaming cabin, was suffused with hatred just as it had been before he had cursed Dumbledore. β€œYou dare use my own spells against me, Potter? It was I who invented them β€” I, the Half-Blood Prince! And you’d turn my inventions on me, like your filthy father, would you? I don’t think so . . . no!
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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A letter?” repeated Professor McGonagall faintly, sitting back down on the wall. β€œReally Dumbledore, you think you can explain all this in a letter? These people will never understand him! He’ll be famousβ€”a legendβ€”I wouldn’t be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter day in the futureβ€”there will be books written about Harryβ€”every child in our world will know his name! ...
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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You can be our Gandalf,” I said, remembering our conversation from weeks ago, and smiling. β€œI’m only a year older than you. But I’ll take it as a compliment, if you let me be Dumbledore instead.” β€œIf you insist.” I shrugged. β€œBut Dumbledore is more dead.” β€œPoint,” Daniel acknowledged. β€œYou’re neither, actually.” Jamie looked up from a file he was reading. β€œYou’re a muggle—” β€œHey, now.” β€œWhich makes you Giles.” Daniel considered it for a moment. β€œI’ll take it.
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Michelle Hodkin (The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3))
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This isn't television! This isn't a movie! Giles and Buffy aren't gonna appear and show us how to deal with our wonderful new powers! Some fricking owl isn't gonna come sailing in through your window from Hogwarts! There's no Dumbledore! The Cullens aren't gonna show up and invite you to live with them in Forks! There's nothing! This isn't make believe! This is it! It's us and only us.
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Robin Benway
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Odd words floated back to them over the hundreds of heads. "Nobility of spirit"..."intellectual contribution"..."greatness of heart"...It did not mean very much. It had little to do with Dumbledore as Harry had known him. He suddenly remembered Dumbledore's idea of a few words, "nitwit," "oddment," "blubber," and "tweak," and again had to suppress a grin...
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))
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Time is making fools of us again
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4))
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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 —” Mrs. Weasley’s yells, a hundred times louder than usual, made the plates and spoons rattle on the table, and echoed deafeningly off the stone walls. People throughout the hall were swiveling around to see who had received the Howler, and Ron sank so low in his chair that only his crimson forehead could be seen. β€œβ€” 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 —” Harry had been wondering when his name was going to crop up. He tried very hard to look as though he couldn’t hear the voice that was making his eardrums throb. β€œβ€” ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED β€” 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.” A ringing silence fell.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))
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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 – " "But this is touching, Severus," said Dumbledore seriously. "Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?" "For him?" shouted Snape. "Expecto Patronum!" From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. 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.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))
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Something, somewhere, somewhen, must have happened differently... PETUNIA EVANS married Michael Verres, a Professor of Biochemistry at Oxford. HARRY JAMES POTTER-EVANS-VERRES grew up in a house filled to the brim with books. He once bit a math teacher who didn't know what a logarithm was. He's read Godel, Escher, Bach and Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases and volume one of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. And despite what everyone who's met him seems to fear, he doesn't want to become the next Dark Lord. He was raised better than that. He wants to discover the laws of magic and become a god. HERMIONE GRANGER is doing better than him in every class except broomstick riding. DRACO MALFOY is exactly what you would expect an eleven-year-old boy to be like if Darth Vader were his doting father. PROFESSOR QUIRRELL is living his lifelong dream of teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts, or as he prefers to call his class, Battle Magic. His students are all wondering what's going to go wrong with the Defense Professor this time. DUMBLEDORE is either insane, or playing some vastly deeper game which involved setting fire to a chicken. DEPUTY HEADMISTRESS MINERVA MCGONAGALL needs to go off somewhere private and scream for a while. Presenting: HARRY POTTER AND THE METHODS OF RATIONALITY You ain't guessin' where this one's going.
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Eliezer Yudkowsky (Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality)
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Do you mean to tell me’, he growled a the Dursleys, β€˜that this boy- this boy! - knows nothin’ abou’ - about ANYTHING?’ Harry thought this was going a bit far. He had been to school, after all, and his marks were’nt bad. ’I know some things,’ he said. ’ I can, you know, do maths and stuff.’ But Hagrid simply waved his hand and said, β€˜About our world, I mean. Your world. My world. Yer’ parents world.’ β€˜What world?’ Hagrid looked at though he was about to explode. β€˜DURSLEY!’ he boomed. Uncle Vernon, who had gone very pale, whispered something that sounded like ’Mimblewimble’. Hagrid stared wildly at Harry. β€˜But yeh must know about yer mum and dad’, he said. ’I mean, they’re famous. You’re famous. β€˜What? My - my mum and dad weren’t famous, were they?’ β€˜Yeh don’ know... yeh don’ know...’ Hagrid ran his fingers through his hair, fixing Harry with a bewildered stare. β€˜Yeh don’ know what yeh are?’ he said finally. Uncle Vernon suddenly found his voice. β€˜Stop!’ he commanded, ’stop right there, sir! I forbid you to tell the boy anything!’ A braver man than Vernon dudley would have quailed under the furious look Hagrid now gave him; when Hagrid spoke, his every syllable trembled with rage. β€˜You never told him? Never told him what was in the latter Dumbledore left fer him? I was there! I saw Dumbledore leave it, Dursley! An’ you kept it from him all these years?’ β€˜Kept what from me?’ said Harry eagerly. β€˜STOP! I FORBID YOU!’ yelled Uncle Vernon in panic. Aunt Petunia gave a gasp of horror. ’Ah, go boil yer heads, both of yeh,’ said Hagrid. β€˜Harry - yer a wizard.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1))
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Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human —” β€œTHEN β€” I β€” DON’T β€” WANT β€” TO β€” BE β€” HUMAN!” Harry roared, and he seized one of the delicate silver instruments from the spindle-legged table beside him and flung it across the room. It shattered into a hundred tiny pieces against the wall. Several of the pictures let out yells of anger and fright, and the portrait of Armando Dippet said, β€œReally!” β€œI DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. β€œI’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE —” He seized the table on which the silver instrument had stood and threw that too. It broke apart on the floor and the legs rolled in different directions. β€œYou do care,” said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. β€œYou care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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So the boy…the boy must die?” asked Snape quite calmly. β€œAnd Voldemort himself must do it, Severus. That is essential.” Another long silence. Then Snape said, β€œI thought…all these years…that we were protecting him for her. For Lily.” β€œWe have protected him because it has been essential to teach him, to raise him, to let him try his strength,” said Dumbledore, his eyes still tight shut. β€œMeanwhile, the connection between them grows ever stronger, a parasitic growth: Sometimes I have thought he suspects it himself. If I know him, he will have arranged matters so that when he does set out to meet his death, it will truly mean the end of Voldemort.” Dumbledore opened his eyes. Snape looked horrified. β€œYou have kept him alive so that he can die at the right moment?” β€œDon’t be shocked, Severus. How many men and women have you watched die?” β€œLately, only those whom I could not save,” said Snape. He stood up. β€œYou have used me.” β€œMeaning?” β€œI 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--” β€œBut this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. β€œHave you grown to care for the boy, after all?” β€œFor him?” shouted Snape. β€œExpecto Patronum!” From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe: She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears. β€œAfter all this time?” β€œAlways,” said Snape.
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))