The witch in 'Hänsel and Gretel'... she's very misunderstood. I mean, the woman builds her dream house and these brats come along and start eating it!Miranda Hobbes in Sex And The City, Season 1 Episode 10
"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!"
To burn the witch is to admit that magic exists.MagicUnknown
Any fool could be a witch with a runic knife, but it took skill to be one with an apple corer.Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum
Minor magicians take pains to fit this traditional wizardly bill. By contrast, the really powerful magicians take pleasure in looking like accountants.Jonathan Stroud in Bartimaeus Sequence - 1: The Amulet of Samarkand
"Are witches bad?"
"No. Though some of them are so full of darkness that when you look into their eyes, you think you'll never see the light again."
"You're a witch," whispered Snape. She looked affronted.
"That's not a very nice thing to say to somebody!"
Jaskier: "Actually, I've always wanted to know, do witchers ever retire?"
Geralt: "Yeah, when they slow and get killed."
No witch has ever claimed to own the Elder Wand. Make of that what you will.Joanne K. Rowling in The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The persecution of witches and wizards was gathering pace all over Europe in the early fifteenth century. Many in the magical community felt, and with good reason, that offering to cast a spell on the Muggle-next-door's sickly pig was tantamount to volunteering to fetch the firewood for one's own funeral pyre.Albus Dumbledore in The Tales of Beedle the Bard
How could you not be, my dratted sister being what she was? Oh, she got a letter just like that and disappeared off to that - that school - and came home every holiday with her pockets full of frog spawn, turning teacups into rats. I was the only one who saw her for what she was - a freak! But for my mother and father, oh no, it was Lily this and Lily that, they were proud of having a witch in the family!Petunia Dursley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone