“Er- I don’t want to be rude or anything, but- this isn’t a great time to have a house-elf in my bedroom.”
-Harry to Dobby
“That’s what yer little sister said,” said Hagrid, nodding at Ron. “Met her jus’ yesterday,” Hagrid looked sideways at Harry, his beard twitching. “Said she was jus’ lookin’ round the grounds, but I reckon she was hopin’ she might run inter someone else at my house.” He winked at Harry. “If yeh ask me, she wouldn’ say no ter a signed-“
“Oh, shut up,” said Harry. Ron snorted with laughter and the ground was sprayed with slugs.
-Hagrid & Harry
We can only accept hunstmen whose heads have parted company with their bodies. You will appreciate that it would be impossible otherwise for members to participate in hunt activities such as Horseback Head-Juggling and Head Polo. It is with the greatest regret, therefore, that I must inform you that you do not fulfill our requirements. With very best wishes, Sir Patrick Delany-Podmore.
-Nearly Headless Nick’s denial letter into the Headless Hunt
“No,” said Ron, without hesitation. “Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign, even in the wizarding world.”
-Ron to Harry
“Well- it’s not funny really- but as it’s Filch,” he said. “A Squib is someone who was born into a wizarding family but hasn’t got any magic powers. Kind of the opposite of Muggle-born wizards, but Squibs are quite unusual. If Filch’s trying to learn magic from a Kwikspell course, I reckon he must be a Squib. It would explain a lot. Like why he hates students so much.” Ron gave a satisfied smile. “He’s bitter.”
-Ron to Harry
“It’s not funny,” said Ron, fiercely. “If you must know, when I was three, Fred turned my- my teddy bear into a big filthy spider because I broke his toy broomstick… You wouldn’t like them either if you’d been holding your bear and suddenly it had too many legs and…”
-Ron to Harry & Hermione
“So Dobby stopped us from getting on the train and broke your arm…” He shook his head. “You know what, Harry? If he doesn’t stop trying to save your life he’s going to kill you.”
A haze of greenish smoke was hovering over the scene. Both Neville and Justin were lying on the floor, panting; Ron was holding up an ashen-faced Seamus, apologizing for whatever his broken wand had done; but Hermione and Millicent Bulstrode were still moving; Millicent had Hermione in a headlock and Hermione was whimpering in pain; both their wands lay forgotten on the floor. Harry leapt forward and pulled Millicent off. it was difficult: She was a lot bigger than he was.
-The scene at the dueling club
Fred and George, however, found all this very funny. They went out of their way to march ahead of Harry down the corridors, shouting, “Make way for the Heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through…”
Percy was deeply disapproving of this behavior. “It is not a laughing matter,” he said coldly.
“Oh, get out of the way, Percy,”said Fred. “Harry’s in a hurry.”
“yeah, he’s off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged servant,” said George, chortling.
-Fred, George, & Percy
“Because that’s what Hermione does,” said Ron, shrugging. “When in doubt, go to the library.”
-Ron to Harry
“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 one here are loyal to me. You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.”
“This is what Dumbledore sends his defender! A songbird and an old hat! Do you feel brave, Harry Potter? Do you feel safe now?”
“No one knows why you lost your powers when you attacked me,” said Harry abruptly. “i don’t know myself. But I know why you couldn’t kill me. Because my mother died to save me. My common Muggle-born mother,” he added, shaking with suppressed rage. “She stopped you killing me. And I’ve seen the real you, I saw you last year. You’re a wreck. You’re barely alive. That’s where all you power got you. You’re in hiding. You’re ugly, you’re foul–“
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”