Special Sub-Topic: Amusing Magical Moments
|"'They're... they're really... well, thanks, Dobby,' said Harry, and he pulled them on, causing Dobby's eyes to leak with happiness again."|
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This quote comes from Chapter 23, "The Yule Ball". Dobby has just given Harry his present, socks he made himself. "The left sock was bright red and had a pattern of broomsticks upon it; the right sock was green with a pattern of Snitches." The above quote is Harry's rather unenthusiastic response to the gift.
|"'Now -- be warned! It is my job to arm you against the foulest creatures known to wizardkind! You may find yourselves facing your worst fears in this room. Know only that no harm can befall you whilst I am here. All I ask is that you remain calm.'"|
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This quote comes from Chapter 6, "Gilderoy Lockhart". Lockhart is about to uncover the cage of Cornish pixies. For some reason, the class wasn't as terrified as Lockhart thought they would be.
|"'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.'"|
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This quote comes from the end of Chapter 12, "The Mirror of the Erised". Dumbledore has just encountered Harry looking into the mirror for his third time. Before he goes back to bed, Harry asks: "What do you see when you look in the mirror?" The above quote is Dumbledore's reply.
|"'Well... when we were in our first year, Harry -- young, carefree, and innocent --' Harry snorted. He doubted whether Fred and George had ever been innocent. '-- well, more innocent than we are now -- we got into a spot of bother with Filch.'"|
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This quote comes from Chapter 10, "The Marauder's Map". Fred and George are explaining to Harry where they got the map from before giving it to him. They go on to say: "'We let off a Dungbomb in the corridor and it upset him for some reason --' 'So he hauled us off to his office and started threatening us with the usual --' '-- detention --' '-- disembowelment --' '-- and we couldn't help noticing a drawer in one of his filing cabinets marked Confiscated and Highly Dangerous.'"
|"'Certainly I knew, Minerva,' she said quietly. 'But one does not parade the fact that one is All-Knowing. I frequently act as though I am not possessed of the Inner Eye, so as not to make others nervous.' 'That explains a great deal,' said Professor McGonagall tartly."|
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This quote comes from Chapter 11, "The Firebolt". Professor Trelawney and Professor McGonagall are having a rather interesting conversation at lunchtime on Christmas Day. Professor Trelawney asks where Professor Lupin is, Dumbledore responds that he is ill again, and Professor McGonagall says: "But surely you already knew that, Sibyll?" The above quote is how their conversation continues.
|"'He's got lots o' rats an' some brandy fer the journey," said Hagrid in a muffled voice. 'An' I've packed his teddy bear in case he gets lonely.' From inside the crate came ripping noises that sounded to Harry as though the teddy was having his head torn off."|
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This quote comes from the end of Chapter 14, "Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback". Harry and Hermione are at Hagrid's hut, getting Norbert to sneak up to the tallest astronomy tower for Charlie's friends to take.
|"'I've been promoted,' Percy said before Harry could even ask, and from his tone, he might have been announcing his election as supreme ruler of the universe."|
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This quote comes from Chapter 23, "The Yule Ball". Harry has just sat down next to Percy at the table. Percy goes on to say: "I'm now Mr. Crouch's personal assistant, and I'm here representing him.", and explains that Mr. Crouch isn't feeling well.
|"Professor Flitwick buried his face in his hands. Snape was looking as though the first person to ask him for a Love Potion would be force-fed poison."|
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This quote comes from Chapter 13, "The Very Secret Diary". It is Flitwick's and Snape's reaction to Lockhart's genius morale-booster on Valentine's Day. After explaining to everyone about the cupids, Lockhart says: "...And the fun doesn't stop here! I'm sure my colleagues will want to enter into the spirit of the occasion! Why not ask Professor Snape to show you how to whip up a Love Potion! And while you're at it, Professor Flitwick knows more about Entrancing Enchantments than any wizard I've ever met, the sly old dog!"
|"'...Did you by any chance hear what Miss Granger was shouting, Hagrid?' Hermione went slightly pink, but Dumbledore smiled at her and continued, 'Hermione, Harry, and Ron still seem to want to know you, judging by the way they were attempting to break down the door.'"|
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This quote comes from Chapter 24, "Rita Skeeter's Scoop". Hermione has just gotten fed up with Hagrid hiding because of Rita Skeeter's article, so she storms to Hagrid's hut, only to find Dumbledore already there. This is quite possibly my favorite humorous part of the first four books.
|"'Gryffindor leads by eighty points to zero, and look at that Firebolt go! Potter's really putting it through its paces now, see it turn -- Chang's Comet is just no match for it, the Firebolt's precision-balance is really noticeable in these long --' |
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This quote comes from Chapter 13, "Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw". Professor McGonagall is really annoyed with Lee Jordan's commentary on the Quidditch game. Apparently, he's spending too much time talking about Harry's new Firebolt.
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