As we have developed the game of Quidditch, so it has developed us; Quidditch unites witches and wizards from all walks of life, bringing us together to share moments of exhilaration, triumph and (for those who support the Chudley Cannons) despair.Joanne K. Rowling, Quidditch Through the Ages
Sport is a very important subject at school, that's why I gave Quidditch such an important place at Hogwarts. I was very bad in sports, so I gave Harry a talent I would really loved to have. Who wouldn't want to fly?Joanne K. Rowling
He missed Hogwarts so much it was like having a constant stomachache. He missed the castle, with its secret passageways and ghosts, his classes, the mail arriving by owl, eating banquets in the Great Hall, sleeping in his four-poster bed in the tower dormitory, visiting the gamekeeper, Hagrid, in his cabin next to the Forbidden Forest in the grounds, and especially, Quidditch, the most popular sport in the wizarding world.HogwartsHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Neville will play Quidditch for England before Hagrid lets Dumbledore down.Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Vot is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken?Viktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Snape: "On my desk by Monday morning, two rolls of parchment on the Werewolf, with particular emphasis on recognizing it."
Harry: "Sir, it's Quidditch tomorrow."
Snape: "Then I suggest you take extra care, Mr. Potter. Loss of limb will not excuse you."
How extraordinary like your father you are, Potter. He, too, was exceedingly arrogant. A small amount of talent on the Quidditch pitch made him think he was a cut above the rest of us, too. Strutting around the place with his friends and admirers... the resemblance between you is uncanny.Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Although people rarely died playing Quidditch, referees had been known to vanish and turn up months later in the Sahara Desert.Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry was speeding toward the ground when the crowd saw him clap his hand to his mouth as though he was going to be sick-he hit the field on all fours-coughed-and something gold fell into his hand.
"I've got the snitch!" he shouted, waving it above his head.