It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.DreamingAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.Power, Good & EvilVoldemort / Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.Spirit, DeathAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.TruthAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.CourageAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.Greed, Humanity, MoneyAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
You're a little scary sometimes, you know that? Brilliant... but scary.Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.SocksAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. Because there are some things you can’t go through in life and become friends.FriendshipHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"Ah, music"' he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!"MusicAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"Me?", said Hermione, "Books and cleverness. There are more important things: friendship and bravery."Courage, FriendshipHermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
She needs to sort out her priorities!Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Now, if you two don't mind, I'm going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed - or worse, expelled.Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"Now, you two – this year, you behave yourselves. If I get one more owl telling me you've – you've blown up a toilet or –"
"Blown up a toilet? We've never blown up a toilet."
"Great idea though, thanks, Mum."
Neville will play Quidditch for England before Hagrid lets Dumbledore down.QuidditchRon Weasley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Hermione: "Feels strange to be going home, doesn't it?"
Harry: "I'm not going home. Not really."
"You haven't got a letter on yours," George observed, "I suppose she thinks you don't forget your name. But we're not stupid - we know we're called Gred and Forge."Fred and George Weasley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Dumbledore: "Voldemort had powers I will never have."
McGonagall: "Only because you're too - well - noble to use them."
Dumbledore: "It's lucky it's dark. I haven't blushed so much since Madame Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs."
I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you.Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Funny way to get to a wizards' school, the train. Magic carpets all got punctures, have they?Vernon Dursley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"So light a fire!" Harry choked.
"Yes... of course... but there's no wood!"
"Have you gone mad!" Ron bellowed. "Are you a witch or not!"
"And what if I wave my wand and nothing happens?"
"Throw it away and punch him on the nose," Ron suggested.
"I am not paying for some crackpot old fool to teach him magic tricks!!" yelled Uncle Vernon. Hagrid seized his pink umbrella and whirled it over his head "Never-" he thundered "-insult-Albus-Dumbledore-in-front-of-me!"Rubeus Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"Hurry up, boy!" shouted Uncle Vernon from the kitchen. "What are you doing, checking for letter-bombs?" He chuckled at his own joke.Vernon Dursley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"Don't, Ginny, we'll send you loads of owls."
"We'll send you a Hogwarts toilet seat."
"Only joking, Mum."
"Fred, you next," the plump woman said.
"I'm not Fred, I'm George," said the boy. "Honestly, woman, you call yourself our mother? Can't you tell I'm George?"
"Sorry, George, dear."
"Only joking, I am Fred," said the boy and off he went.
"Can't stay long, Mother," he said. "I'm up front, the prefects have got two compartments to themselves."
"Oh, are you a prefect, Percy?" said one of the twins, with an air of great surprise. "You should have said something, we had no idea."
"Hang on, I think I remember him saying something about it," said the other twin. "Once-"
Gringotts is the safest place in the world for something you want to hide - except perhaps Hogwarts.HogwartsRubeus Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"Blimey," said the other twin. "Are you -?"
"He is," said the first twin. "Aren’t you?" he added to Harry. "What?" said Harry. "Harry Potter," chorused the twins. "Oh, him," said Harry. "I mean, yes, I am."
You could be great, you know, it's all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness.SlytherinSorting Hat in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts
Teach us something please
Whether we be old and bald
Or young with scabby knees
Our heads could do with filling
With some interesting stuff
For now they're bare and full of air
Dead flies and bits of fluff
So teach us something worth knowing
Bring us back what we've forgot
Just do your best, we'll do the rest
And learn until our brains all rot
You might belong in Gryffindor
Where dwell the brave at heart
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart
You might belong in Hufflepuff
Where they are just and loyal
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw
if you've a ready mind
Where those of wit and learning
Will always find their kind
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends
There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"Don't play," said Hermione at once.
"Say you're ill," said Ron.
"Pretend to break your leg," Hermione suggested.
"Really break your leg," said Ron.
Dudley, meanwhile, was counting his presents. His face fell. "Thirty-six," he said, looking up at his mother and father. "That's two less than last year."Dudley Dursley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Vernon: "He'll not be going!"
Hagrid: "If he wants ter go, a great Muggle like you won't stop him."
Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground.ScarsAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
This is the best team Gryffindor's had in years. We're going to win. I know it.GryffindorOliver Wood in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Better Hufflepuff than Slytherin. There's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin. You-Know-Who was one.SlytherinRubeus Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Professor Binns had been very old indeed when he had fallen asleep in front of the staff-room fire and got up next morning to teach, leaving his body behind him.Cuthbert Binns in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Don't be a fool. Better save your own life and join me... or you'll meet the same end as your parents... they died begging me for mercy.Voldemort / Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
See what I have become? Mere shadow and vapour... I have form only when I can share another's body... but there have always been those willing to let me into their hearts and minds.Voldemort / Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Percy: "That's Professor Snape, head of Slytherin House."
Harry: "What's he teach?"
Percy: "Potions. But everyone knows it's the Dark Arts he fancies. He's been after Quirrell's job for years."
At this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: "To Harry Potter - the boy who lived!"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
I will not pay to have some crackpot old fool teach him magic tricks!Vernon Dursley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Uncle Vernon: "Fine day, Sunday. In my opinion, best day of the week. Why is that, Dudley?"
Harry: "Because there's no post on Sundays?"
Uncle Vernon: "Right you are, Harry! No post on Sundays. No blasted letters today! No, sir! Not one single bloody letter!"