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.
It is the quality of one's convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.Beliefs & ConvictionsRemus Lupin in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.HeartHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?ImaginationAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
But he was home. Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known. He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here.Home, HogwartsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.PowerAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Hermione: "We didn't hear stories like that when we were little, we heard 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' and 'Cinderella'..."
Ron: "What's that? An illness?"
Power was my weakness and my temptation.Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.Words, MagicAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The dedication of this book is split seven ways: To Neil, to Jessica, to David, to Kenzie, to Di, to Anne, and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.Book DedicationsJoanne K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Every second he breathed, the smell of the grass, the cool air on his face, was so precious: to think that people had years and years, time to waste, so much time it dragged, and he was clinging to each second.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
If you're not in Gryffindor, we'll disinherit you, but no pressure.GryffindorRon Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living. And above all, all those who live without love.Love, Grief & CondolenceAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?" asked Scrimgeour.
"No, I’m not," retorted Hermione. "I'm hoping to do some good in the world!"
I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!Conspiracy TheoriesHermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Actually, I’m highly logical which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook.LogicHermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"So that's little Scorpius," said Ron under his breath. "Make sure you beat him in every test, Rosie. Thank God you inherited your mother's brains."
"Ron, for heaven's sake," said Hermione, half-stern, half-amused. "Don't try to turn them against each other before they've even started school!"
"You're right, sorry," said Ron, but unable to help himself he added, "don't get too friendy with him, though, Rosi. Granddad Weasley would never forgive you if you married a pure-blood."
Wands are only as powerful as the wizards who use them. Some wizards just like to boast that theirs are bigger and better than other people's.Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Hermione: "You think it's all going to be all right if you just say sorry?"
Ron: "Well, what else can I say?"
Hermione: "Oh, I don't know! Rack your brains, Ron, that should only take a couple of seconds."
Harry: "You're not still mad at him, are you?"
Hermione: "I'm always mad at him."
"My word, Severus, that I shall never reveal the best of you?" Dumbledore sighed, looking down into Snape's ferocious, anguished face. "If you insist..."Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Hermione launched herself forwards and started punching every inch of him that she could reach.
"Ouch - ow - gerroff! What the -? Hermione - OW!"
"You - complete - arse - Ronald - Weasley!"
She punctuated every word with a blow: Ron backed away, shielding his head as Hermione advanced.
There are no more Horcruxes. It's just you and me. Neither can live while the other survives, and one of us is about to leave for good.Harry James Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Come, daddy. Harry doesn't want to talk to us right now. He's just too polite to say it.Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?"
Luna: "I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning."
Don't get lulled into a false sense of security, thinking he's out of the country. Maybe he is, maybe he isn't, but the fact remains he can move faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo.Fred and George Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Albus Severus, you were named after two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.SlytherinHarry James Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Snape: "I wish... I wish I were dead..."
Dumbledore: "And what use would that be to anyone?"
If we die for them, I'll kill you, Harry!Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Oh, I'm so sorry," hissed Hermione, and as she dragged the waitress out of sight of the windows, Harry heard her mutter a suggestion as to where Ron could stick his wand instead.Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Snape: "I am not such a coward."
Dumbledore: "No. You are a braver man by far than Igor Karkaroff. You know, I sometimes think we Sort too soon."
You didn't just lose a mother that night in Godric's Hollow, you know. I lost a sister.Petunia Dursley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Why would Harry Potter try to get inside Ravenclaw Tower? Potter belongs in my house!"
Beneath the disbelief and anger, Harry heard a little strain of pride in her voice, and affection for Minerva McGonagall gushed up inside him.
"NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU B-TCH!" Mrs. Weasley threw off her cloak as she ran, freeing her arms. Bellatrix spun on the spot, roaring with laughter at the sight of her new challenger. "OUT OF MY WAY!" shouted Mrs. Weasley to the three girls, and with a swipe of her wand she began to duel.Molly Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"You - will - never - touch - our - children - again!" screamed Mrs. Weasley. Bellatrix laughed, the same exhilarated laugh her cousin Sirius had given as he toppled backwards through the veil, and suddenly Harry knew what was going to happen before it did. Molly's curse soared beneath Bellatrix's outstretched arm and hit her squarely in the chest, directly over her heart.Molly Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"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.Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
It's one short step from "wizards first" to "pure-bloods first", and then to "Death Eaters". We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.Kingsley Shacklebolt in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Ron: "What are we doing with all these books, anyway?"
Hermine: "Just trying to decide which ones to take with us when we're looking for the Horcruxes."
Ron: "Oh, of course. I forgot we'll be hunting down Voldemort in a mobile library."
Lily: "Does it make a difference, being Muggle-born?"
Severus: "No. It doesn't make any difference."
Harry: "Why are you here? All of you?"
Lily: "We never left."
Carrow: "Couple of kids more or less, what's the difference?"
McGonagall: "Only the difference between truth and lies, courage and cowardice. A difference, in short, which you and your sister seem unable to appreciate."
"And what will you give me in return, Severus?"
"In - in return?" Snape gaped at Dumbledore, and Harry expected him to protest, but after a long moment he said, "Anything."
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.Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Would you like me to do it now?" asked Snape, his voice heavy with irony. "Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?"Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I've interrupted a deep thought, haven't I? I can see it growing smaller in your eyes.Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Well, none of us really fancy it, mate. Imagine if something went wrong, and we ended up a scrawny specky git forever.Fred and George Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Moody: "For those of you who haven't taken Polyjuice Potion before, fair warning: It tastes like goblin piss."
Fred: "Have a lot of experience with that, do you, Mad-Eye?"
Fred and George turned to each other and said together, "Wow, we're identical!"
"I dunno though, I think I'm still better looking," said Fred, examining his reflection in the kettle.
"Well, that's that plan scuppered," said George, "Obviously there's no chance at all of us getting a bit of your hair unless you cooperate."
"Yeah, thirteen of us against one bloke who's not allowed to use magic; we've got no chance," said Fred.
Fred's eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face.Fred and George Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
James lifted an invisible sword. "Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart! Like my dad."
Snape made a small, disparaging noise. James turned on him. "Got a problem with that?"
"No," said Snape, though his slight sneer said otherwise. "If you'd rather be brawny than brainy -"
"Where're you hoping to go, seeing as you're neither?" interjected Sirius.
And leave Hermione? You mad? We wouldn't last two days without her. Don't tell her I said that.Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
He will know why I died and I hope he will understand. I was trying to make a world in which he could live a happier life.Remus Lupin in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Vot is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken?QuidditchViktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry stunned the Death Eater as they passed. Malfoy looked around, beaming, for his savior, and Ron punched him from under the cloak. Malfoy fell backward on top of the Death Eater, his mouth bleeding, utterly bemused.
"And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!" Ron yelled.
Phineas Nigellus: "Headmaster! They are camping in the Forest of Dean! The Mudblood -"
Severus Snape: "Do not use that word!'
Thank you so much, Dobby, for rescuing me from that cellar. It's so unfair that you had to die, when you were so good and so brave. I'll always remember what you did for us. I hope you're happy now.Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Luna: "I'd want some peace and quiet, if it were me."
Harry: "I'd love some."
Luna: "I'll distract them all. Use your cloak. Oooh, look, a Blibbering Humdinger!"
I prefer not to put all of my secrets in one basket, particularly not a basket that spends so much time dangling on the arm of Lord Voldemort.Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Death is coming for me as surely as the Chudley Cannons will finish bottom of this year's league.QuidditchAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
You call everyone of my birth Mudblood, Severus. Why should I be any different?Lily Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"You're a witch," whispered Snape. She looked affronted.
"That's not a very nice thing to say to somebody!"
I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best-laid plans.Voldemort / Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Your efforts are futile. You cannot fight me. I do not want to kill you. I have great respect for the teachers of Hogwarts.HogwartsVoldemort / Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Hello, Minister!" bellowed Percy, sending a neat jinx straight at Thicknesse, who dropped his wand and clawed at the front of his robes, apparently in awful discomfort. "Did I mention I'm resigning?"Percy Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"I was a fool!" Percy roared, so loudly that Lupin nearly dropped his photograph. "I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I was a - a -"
"Ministry-loving, family-disowning, power-hungry moron," said Fred.
Percy swallowed. "Yes I was!"
Norbert? The Norwegian Ridgeback? We call her Norberta now.Charlie Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry: "I'm sorry. I never meant you to have to deal with all of this."
Fleur: "'Arry, you saved my sister's life. I do not forget."
Bill, don't look at me - I'm 'ideous.Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Yes, and zat eez all very good, but still eet does not explain 'ow zey know we were moving 'Arry tonight, does eet? Somebody must 'ave been careless. Somebody let slip ze date to an outsider. It is ze only explanation for zem knowing ze date but not ze 'ole plan.Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Death's got an Invisibility Cloak?" Harry interrupted again.
"So he can sneak up on people," said Ron. "Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking."
"We protest! And I'm hunted quite as much as any goblin or elf, Griphook! I'm a Mudblood!"
"Don't call yourself -" Ron muttered.
"Why shouldn't I?" said Hermione. "Mudblood, and proud of it!"
Grindelwald. You cannot imagine how his ideas caught me, Harry, inflamed me. Muggles forced into subservience. We wizards triumphant. Grindelwald and I, the glorious young leaders of the revolution. Oh, I had a few scruples. I assuaged my conscience with empty words. It would all be for the greater good, and any harm done would be repaid a hundredfold in benefits for wizards. Did I know, in my heart of hearts, what Gellert Grindelwald was? I think I did, but I closed my eyes.MugglesAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
In looks, perhaps, but his deepest nature is much more like his mother's.Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Kingsley Shacklebolt: "The last words that Albus Dumbledore said to the pair of us."
Remus Lupin: "Harry is the best hope we have. Trust him."
The Ministry has fallen. The Minister of Magic is dead. They are coming.Kingsley Shacklebolt in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Muggles remain ignorant of the source of their suffering as they continue to sustain heavy casualties. However, we continue to hear truly inspirational stories of wizards and witches risking their own safety to protect Muggle friends and neighbors, often without the Muggles' knowledge. I'd like to appeal to all our listeners to emulate their example, perhaps by casting a protective charm over any Muggle dwellings in your street. Many lives could be saved if such simple measures are taken.MugglesKingsley Shacklebolt in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Listeners, I'd like to invite you now to join us in a second's silence in memory of Ted Tonks, Dirk Cresswell, Bathilda Bagshot, Gornuk, and the unnamed, but no less regretted, Muggles murdered by the Death Eaters.Lee Jordan in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"How do you feel, Georgie?" whispered Mrs. Weasley.
George's fingers groped for the side of his head.
"Saintlike," he murmured.
"What's wrong with him?" croaked Fred, looking terrified. "Is his mind affected?"
"Saintlike," repeated George, opening his eyes and looking up at his brother. "You see... I'm hol(e)y, Fred, geddit?"
These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has, perhaps, faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our citizenry - we, ever your servants, will continue to defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you. Your ministry remains strong.Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Why are they all staring?" demanded Albus as he and Rose craned around to look at the other students.
"Don't let it worry you," said Ron. "It's me. I'm extremely famous."
Lily: "You've been so brave."
James: "You are nearly there. Very close. We are... so proud of you."
Harry: "You'll stay with me?"
James: "Until the very end."
I think you're like James, who would have regarded it as the height of dishonour to mistrust his friends.Remus Lupin in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Lily, take Harry and go! It's him! Go! Run! I'll hold him off -James Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Severus Snape: "I never meant to call you Mudblood, it just -"
Lily Evans: "Slipped out? It's too late. I've made excuses for you for years. None of my friends can understand why I even talk to you. You and your precious little Death Eater friends... you've chosen your way, I've chosen mine."
"Kill me, then!" demanded the old man. "You will not win, you cannot win! That wand will never, ever be yours -" And Voldemort's fury broke: A burst of green light filled the prison room and the frail old body was lifted from its hard bed and then fell back, lifeless.Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Kill me, then, Voldemort, I welcome death! But my death will not bring you what you seek... there is so much you do not understand...Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The frail man sat up, great sunken eyes fixed upon him, upon Voldemort, and then he smiled. Most of his teeth were gone... "So, you have come. I thought you would... one day. But your journey was pointless. I never had it."Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
They say he showed remorse in later years, alone in his cell at Nurmengard. I hope that is true. I would like to think that he did feel the horror and shame of what he had done. Perhaps that lie to Voldemort was his attempt to make amends... to prevent Voldemort from taking the Hallow...Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Not Harry! Please... have mercy... have mercy... not Harry! Not Harry! Please - I'll do anything...Lily Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Severus Snape: "He fancies you, James Potter fancies you! And he's not... everyone thinks... big Quidditch hero -"
Lily Evans: "I know James Potter's an arrogant toerag. I don't need you to tell me that."
"You didn't think it was such a freak's school when you wrote to the Headmaster and begged him to take you." Petunia turned scarlet.Lily Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Beste Freunde? Das sind wir, Sev, aber ich mag eben manche von den Leuten nicht, mit denen du rumhängst! Tut mir leid, aber ich hasse Avery und Mulciber!Lily Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The thing is, it helps when people stand up to them, it gives everyone hope. I used to notice that when you did it, Harry.Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Bellatrix: "How dare you defy your masters?"
Dobby: "Dobby has no master! Dobby is a free elf, and Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends!"
When Harry stood up again, the stone read: Here lies Dobby, a free elf.Dobby in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
They bit off a bit more than they could chew with Gran. Little old witch living alone, they probably think they didn't need to send anyone particularly powerful. Anyway, Dawlish is still in St Mungo's and Gran is on the run. She sent me a letter, telling me she was proud of me, that I'm my parents' son, and to keep it up.Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
We’re all going to keep fighting, Harry. You know that?Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
As inspiring as I find your bloodlust Bellatrix, I must be the one to kill Harry Potter.Voldemort / Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"I'd like you to have something to remember me by, you know, if you ever meet some Veela when you're off doing whatever you're doing."
"I think dating opportunities are going to be pretty thin on the ground, to be honest."
"There's a silver lining I've been looking for," she whispered, and then she was kissing him as she never kissed him before.
The aged caretaker had just come hobbling into view, shouting, "Students out of bed! Students in the corridors!"
"They’re supposed to be, you blithering idiot!" shouted McGonagall.
"Hogwarts is threatened!" shouted Professor McGonagall. "Man the boundaries, protect us, do your duty to our school!"Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
We teachers are rather good at magic, you know.Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
His name is Voldemort. Filius, you might as well use it. He's going to try to kill you either way.Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I brought you here 16 years ago when you were no bigger than a Bowtruckle. Seems only right that I should be the one to take you away now.Rubeus Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Seventeen, eh!" said Hagrid as he accepted a bucket-sized glass of wine from Fred.
"Six years to the day we met, Harry, d’yeh remember it?"
"Vaguely," said Harry, grinning up at him. "Didn’t you smash down the front door, give Dudley a pig’s tail, and tell me I was a wizard?"
"I forge' the details," Hagrid chortled.
Snape: "Hide them all, then. Keep her - them - safe. Please."
Dumbledore: "And what will you give me in return, Severus?"
Snape: "In - return? Anything."
"They think I'm a waste of space, actually, but I'm used to -"
"I don't think you're a waste of space."
If Harry had not seen Dudley's lips move, he might not have believed it.
Dirk Cresswell is ten times the wizard you are. And if he survives Azkaban, you'll have to answer to him, not to mention his wife, his sons, and his friends.Arthur Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I'll prove who I am, Kingsley, after I've seen my son, now back off if you know what's good for you!Arthur Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter’s the one
And Voldy’s gone mouldy, so now let's have fun
Draco, if we are the ones who hand Potter over to the Dark Lord, everything will be forgiven.Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
My Lord... might it... be less, uh - might it not be more prudent to call off this attack and simply seek the boy yourself?Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Is Draco alive? Is he in the castle?"
The whisper was barely audible; her lips were an inch from his ear, her head bent so low that her long hair shielded his face from the onlookers.
"Yes," he breathed back.
He felt the hand on his chest contract; her nails pierced him. The it was withdrawn. She had sat up.
"He is dead!" Narcissa Malfoy called to the watchers.
There's a time and a place for getting a smart mouth.Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Harry, guess what?" said Tonks from her perch on top of the washing machine, and she wiggled her left hand at him; a ring glittered there.Nymphadora Tonks in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
One of those superstitions, isn't it?
"May-born witches will marry Muggles."
"Jinx by twilight, undone by midnight."
"Wand of elder, never prosper."
You must've heard them. My mum's full of them.
Bellatrix's gloating smile froze, her eyes seemed to bulge: for the tiniest space of time she knew what had happened, and then she toppled, and the watching crowd roared, and Voldemort screamed. Voldemort's fury at the fall of his last, best lieutenant exploded with the force of a bomb.Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
What will happen to your children when I've killed you? When Mummy's gone the same way as Freddie?Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The deserted Ravenclaw common room was a wide, circular room, airier than any Harry had ever seen at Hogwarts. Graceful arched windows punctuated the walls, which were hung with blue- and-bronze silks: By day, the Ravenclaws would have a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. The ceiling was domed and painted with stars, which were echoed in the midnight-blue carpet. There were tables, chairs, and bookcases, and in a niche opposite the door stood a tall statue of white marble. Harry recognised Rowena Ravenclaw.RavenclawHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
This is his symbol, I recognised it at vunce: Grindelvald carved it into a vall at Durmstrang ven he vos a pupil there. Some idiots copied it onto their books and clothes thinking to shock, make themselves impressive . until those of us who had lost family members to Grindelvald taught them better.Viktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Lily Evans: "Doesn't your dad like magic?"
Severus Snape: "He doesn't like anything, much."
Lily: "I'm not a freak. That's a horrible thing to say."
Petunia: "That's where you're going. A special school for freaks."
The time has come for Slytherin House to decide upon its loyalties.SlytherinMinerva McGonagall in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
If you'd like to see what the diadem's supposed to look like, I could take you up to our common room and show you, Harry. Ravenclaw's wearing it in her statue.Cho Chang in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows