Quotes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Quotes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a fantasy novel written by British author J. K. Rowling and the second novel in the Harry Potter series.

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It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
"Follow the spiders"... Why spiders? Why couldn't it be "follow the butterflies"?
Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.
At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in. They got in on pure talent.
If we're not careful, we'll have another Head Boy in the family. I don't think I could stand the shame.
"You won't tease him, will you?" she added anxiously.
"Wouldn't dream of it," said Fred, who was looking as if his birthday had come early.
"Definitely not," said George, sn*ggering.
"Percy's been acting very oddly this summer," said George, frowning. "And he has been sending a lot of letters and spending a load of time shut up in his room... I mean, there's only so many times you can polish a prefect badge."
Make way for the heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through!
You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.
"A study of Hogwarts' Prefects and their later careers," Ron read aloud off the back cover. "That sounds fascinating."
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain!
Mad and hairy? You wouldn’t be talkin' about me, now would ya?
Dobby never meant to kill. Dobby only meant to... just maim or seriously injure.
Myrtle: "D'you think I don't know what people call me behind my back? Fat Myrtle! Ugly Myrtle! Miserable, moaning, moping Myrtle!"
Peeves: "You've forgotten pimply!"
I would have thought you'd be ashamed that a girl of no wizard family beat you in every exam.
Lockhart'll sign anything if it stands still long enough.
Harry: "I wouldn't mind knowing how Riddle got an award for special services to Hogwarts either."
Ron: "Could've been anything. Maybe he got thirty O.W.L.s or saved a teacher from the giant squid. Maybe he murdered Myrtle; that would've done everyone a favor."
Harry: "Where's Snape?"
Ron: "Maybe he's ill!"
Harry: "Maybe he's left!"
Ron: "Or he might have been sacked! I mean, everyone hates him-"
Snape: "Or maybe he's waiting to hear why you two didn't arrive on the school train."
Professor Flitwick knows more about Entrancing Enchantments than any wizard I've ever met, the sly old dog.
Dear me, what's the use of being a disgrace to the name of wizard if they don't even pay you well for it?
Which only goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words.
Harry gaped at her. Now she said it, that seemed the obvious thing to have done.
"I – I didn't think –"
"That," said Professor McGonagall, "is obvious."
Gotta bone ter pick with yeh. I've heard you've bin givin' out signed photos. How come I haven't got one?
"Now look, Lucius, if Dumbledore can't stop them -" said Fudge, whose upper lip was sweating now, "I mean to say, who can?"
Dudley: "I know what day it is."
Harry: "Well done. You've finally learned the days of the week."
D'you think we've got nothing better to do in Potions than listen to Snape?
You'll meet the same sticky end as your parents one of these days, Harry Potter. They were meddlesome fools, too.
Ah, Mr. Potter… Lucius Malfoy… we meet at last. Forgive me, your scar is legend. As, of course, is the wizard who gave it to you.
Hagrid: "What're you doin' here? Get outta my house!"
Lucius: "My dear man, please believe me, I have no pleasure at all in being inside your - er - d'you call this a house?"
It'll be down to you, Harry, to show them that a Seeker has to have something more than a rich father. Get to that Snitch before Malfoy or die trying, Harry, because we've got to win today, we've got to.
Professor Binns was the only ghost teacher, and the most exciting thing that ever happened in his classes was his entering the room through the blackboard.
Slytherin wished to be more selective about the students admitted to Hogwarts. He believed that magical learning should be kept within all-magic families.
The four school houses are named after them: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin.
My subject is History of Magic. I deal with facts, Miss Granger, not myths and legends.
Professor Binns was looking at her in such amazement, Harry was sure no student had ever interrupted him before, alive or dead.
Professor Binns opened his notes and began to read in a flat drone like an old vacuum cleaner until nearly everyone in the class was in a deep stupor, occasionally coming round long enough to copy down a name or date, then falling asleep again.
Being able to talk to snakes was what Salazar Slytherin was famous for. That's why the symbol of Slytherin house is a serpent.
Well, how is it that you - a skinny boy with no extraordinary magical talent - managed to defeat the greatest wizard of all time? How did you escape with nothing but a scar, while Lord Voldemort's powers were destroyed?
What have I told you about saying the "M"-word in our house?
Brilliant! Inspired! What an entrance! Flying a car right into the Whomping Willow, people'll be talking about that one for years.
Isn't it obvious all this stuff's coming from Slytherin? The Heir of Slytherin, the monster of Slytherin - why don't they just chuck all the Slytherins out?
"Get to that Snitch before Malfoy or die trying, Harry, because we've got to win today, we've got to."
"So no pressure, Harry," said Fred, winking at him.
I was a Seeker, too. I was asked to try for the National Squad, but preferred to dedicate my life to the eradication of the Dark Forces.
"I didn't think ghosts provided food fit for living people at their parties."
"We weren't hungry," said Ron loudly as his stomach gave a huge rumble.
Whoops - my wand is a little over excited!
Harry: "You're running away? After all that stuff you did in your books?"
Lockhart: "Books can be misleading."
Harry: "You wrote them!"
Gilderoy Lockhart, Order of Merlin, Third Class, Honorary Member of the Dark Force Defense League, and five times winner of Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award. But I don't talk about that; I didn't get rid of the Banden Banshee by smiling at him!
Well, that can sometimes happen. But, the point is, uh, you can no longer feel any pain. And, very clearly, the bones are not broken.
Lockhart: "Yes, well, the point is the bones don't hurt anymore."
Hagrid: "Bones? There aren't any bones left!"
Sword? Haven't got a sword. That boy has, though. He'll lend you one.

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