You may wear that scar like a crown, Potter, but it is not up to a seventeen-year-old boy to tell me how to do my job!Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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
"But for heaven's sake - you're wizards! You can do magic! Surely you can sort out - well - anything!"
Scrimgeour turned slowly on the spot and exchanged an incredulous look with Fudge, who really did manage a smile this time as he said kindly, "The trouble is, the other side can do magic too, Prime Minister."
Dumbledore's man through and through, aren't you, Potter?Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
People believe you are the Chosen One, you see. They think you quite the hero - which, of course, you are, Harry, chosen or not!Rufus Scrimgeour 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