Harry: "He'll try and get me through you."
Ginny: "What if I don't care?"
Harry: "I care. How do you think I'd feel if this was your funeral... and it was my fault."
Dumbledore: "I must say, Horace, you make a very convincing armchair."
Slughorn: "Oh, thank you. It's all in the upholstry. I come about the stuffing naturally."
Slughorn: "What about you, Miss Granger? What do your parents do in the muggle world?"
Hermione: "My parents are dentists."
Slughorn: "Fascinating. And is that considered a dangerous profession?"
"Professor Umbridge ran afoul of our centaur herd," said Dumbledore. "I think you, Horace, would have known better than to stride into the Forest and call a horde of angry centaurs 'filthy half-breeds'."
"That's what she did, did she?" said Slughorn. "Idiotic woman. Never liked her."
Taking up a post at Hogwarts just now would be tantamount to declaring my public allegiance to the Order of the Phoenix! And while I'm sure they're very admirable and brave an all the rest of it, I don't personally fancy the mortality rate.Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Well, you split your soul, you see, and hide part of it in an object outside the body. Then, even if one's body is attacked or destroyed, one cannot die, for part of the soul remains earthbound and undamaged. But of course, existence in such a form...-Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Please don't think badly of me when you see it. You have no idea what he was like... even back then.Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"I am not proud..." he whispered through his fingers. "I am ashamed of what - of what that memory shows... I think I may have done great damage that day..."Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Ten Galleons a leaf to the right buyer! Not that I'm familiar with any such back alley transactions, but one does hear rumors. My own interests are purely academic, of course.Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Three Broomsticks and I go way back. Farther back than I care to admit. I can remember when it was just one Broomstick!Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
You like the Weasleys, don't you, Potter? Spend holidays there and everything, don't you? Can't see how you stand the stink, but I suppose when you've been dragged up by Muggles, even the Weasley's hovel smells OK.MugglesDraco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The whole Black family had been in my house, but Sirius ended up in Gryffindor! Shame - he was a talented boy. I got his brother Regulus when he came along, but I'd have liked the set.Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
I'm an old man, Albus. A tired old man who's earned the right to a quiet life and a few creature comforts.Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"Yes, indeed," cried Slughorn a little thickly, "Parry Otter, the Chosen Boy Who - well - something of that sort," he mumbled, and drained his mug, too.Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
It's high time your grandmother learned to be proud of the grandson she's got, rather than the one she thinks she ought to have.Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, to Neville
Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world.Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"My grandmother thinks Charms is a soft option," mumbled Neville.
"Take Charms," said Professor McGonagall, "and I shall drop Augusta a line reminding her that just because she failed her Charms O.W.L., the subject is not necessarily worthless."
"See, the Ministry wanted ter send a bunch o' Aurors, but Dumbledore said I'd do," said Hagrid proudly, throwing out his chest and tucking his thumbs into his pockets.Rubeus Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
You shouldn't have favourites as a teacher, of course, but she was one of mine. Your mother. Lily Evans. One of the brightest I ever taught. Vivacious, you know. Charming girl. I used to tell her she ought to have been in my House. Very cheeky answers I used to get back too.Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
It was a student who gave me Francis. One Spring afternoon I discovered a bowl on my desk, just a few inches of clear water in it. Floating on the surface was a flower petal. As I washed, it sank. Just when it reached the bottom, it transformed into a wee fish. It was beautiful magic, wondrous to the behold. The flower petal had come from a Lily, your mother. The day I came downstairs, the day the bowl was empty, was the day your mother...-Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"But I don't think I've ever known such a natural at Potions!" said Slughorn. "Instinctive, you know - like his mother! I've only ever taught a few with this kind of ability, I can tell you that, Sybill - why even Severus -"
And to Harry's horror, Slughorn threw out an arm and seemed to scoop Snape out of thin air toward them.
Farewell, Aragog. King of the arachnids. Your body will decay... but your spirit lingers on and your human friends find solace, the loss they have sustained.Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
I must say, I'd like to know where you get your information, boy; more knowledgeable than half the staff, you are.Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"And Odo the hero, they bore him back home
To the place that he'd known as a lad,
They laid him to rest with his hat inside out
And his wand snapped in two, which was sad."
"...terrible," Hagrid grunted and his great shaggy head rolled sideways on to his arms and he fell asleep, snoring deeply.
"Sorry," said Slughorn with a hiccough. "Can't carry a tune to save my life."
Now, Amortentia doesn't create actual love, that would be impossible. But it does cause powerful infatuation or obsession, and for that reason... it is probably the most dangerous potion in this room.Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Kreacher will not insult Harry Potter in fron of Dobby, no he won't, or Dobby will shut Kreacher's mouth for him!Dobby in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Times like these, dark times, they do funny things to people. They can tear them apart.Arthur Weasley in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
You should hear my gran talk about you. "That Harry Potter's got more backbone than the whole Ministry of Magic put together!" She'd give anything to have you as a grandson.Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
I knew I was different, I knew I was special. Always, I knew there was something.Voldemort / Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
If you're going to tell me my life would be more peaceful at that pestilential school, you can save your breath, Albus!HogwartsHorace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Attention to detail in the preparation is the prerequisite of all planning.Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Percy and I were in the vicinity - working, you know - and he couldn't resist dropping in and seeing you all.Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
When the Dark Lord takes over, is he going to care how many O.W.L.s or N.E.W.T.s anyone's got? Of course he isn't. It'll be all about the kind of service he received, the level of devotion he was shown.Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
I expect Potter will be reunited with dear Sirius before I am reunited with Lucius.Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"Let go, Bella!" snarled Narcissa, and she drew a wand from beneath her cloak, holding it threateningly in the other's face. Bella merely laughed. "Cissy, your own sister? You wouldn't--"
"There is nothing I wouldn't do anymore!"
"Don't you dare - don't you dare blame my husband!" said Narcissa, in a low and deadly voice, looking up at her sister.Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
I see that being Dumbledore's favourite has given you a false sense of security, Harry Potter. But Dumbledore won't always be there to protect you.Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Now that I know the kind of scum that shops here... we'll do better at Twilfitt and Tatting's.Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Bellatrix: "Cissy - Narcissa - listen to me."
Narcissa: "Go back, Bella!"
Bellatrix: "You must listen to me!"
Narcissa: "I've listened already. I've made my decision. Leave me alone!"
That's because he is sixteen and has no idea what lies in store! Why, Severus? Why my son? It is too dangerous! This is vengeance for Lucius's mistake, I know it!Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
And, should it prove necessary... if it seems Draco will fail... will you carry out the deed that the Dark Lord has ordered Draco to perform?Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
When there's strife and when there's trouble
Call on Peevsie, he'll make double!
They were temporarily detained by Peeves, who had jammed a door on the fourth floor shut and was refusing to let anyone pass until they set fire to their own pants.Peeves in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"Kicky, scratchy!" cried Peeves happily, now pelting bits of chalk at the elves to enrage them further. "Tweaky, pokey!"Peeves in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Potty asked Loony to go to the party! Potty lurves Loony! Potty luuuuuurves Looooony!Peeves in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Dumbledore: "I assume, right about now, you're wondering why I brought you here. Am I right?"
Harry: "Actually, sir, after all these years, I just sort of go with it."
"Please, come in, sit down, Minister!" fluttered Mrs. Weasley, straightening her hat. "Have a little purkey, or some tooding."Molly Weasley in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
I don't trust you, Snape, as you very well know!Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince