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Everybody finished the song at different times. At last, only the Weasley twins were left singing along to a very slow funeral march.
I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory,
even stopper death--if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually
have to teach.
I tell you, that dragon is the most horrible
creature I've ever met, but the way Hagrid goes about it you'd think it was a
fluffy little bunny rabbit. When it bit me, he told me off for frightening it.
And when I left he was singing it a lullaby.
I will only truly have left this school when
none here are loyal to me...help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who
ask for it.
I believe misters Fred and George Weasley were
responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat. No doubt they thought it would
I hope you're pleased with yourselves. We could
have been killed--or worse, expelled!
Stalagmites got an 'm' in it an' don' ask me
questions just now I think I'm gonna be sick
We’ll send you a Hogwarts toilet seat.
Welcome! Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts!
Before we begin our banquet I would like to say a few words. And here they are:
Nitwit! Blubber! Odmen! Tweak!
Yer' great puddin' of a son don' need fattenin'
no more, Dursley, don' worry.
Your mother died to save you. If there is one
thing Voldemort can't understand, it's love.
"I don't need a cloak to become
Fred and George, however, found all this very funny. They went out of their way to march ahead of Harry down the corridors, shouting, "Make way for the Heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through. . ."
"Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good
sign, even in the wizarding world."
"Haven't I already told you that killing Mudbloods
doesn't matter to me any more? For many months now, my new target has been --
"Voldemort...is my past, present and future..."
The first words out of those poor petrified people's mouths
will be 'It was Hagrid.' Frankly, I'm astounded Professor McGonagall thinks all
these security measures are necessary.
'I seem to remember telling you both that I would have to expel you if you broke any more school rules,' said Dumbledore. Ron opened his mouth in horror. 'Which goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words,' Dumbledore went on, smiling.
"I still don't like your tone boy. If you can speak of
your beatings in that casual way, they clearly aren't hitting you hard enough.
Petunia I'd write if I where you. Make it clear that you approve the use of
extreme force in this boy's case."
"Good day yourself, Mister Malfoy, and if the stories
are true, you haven't sold me half of what's hidden in your manor..."
"Wait till everyone finds out you've got a tail!"
"His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad, His
hair is as dark as a blackboard. I wish he was mine, he's really divine, The
hero who conquered the Dark Lord."
Lockhart'll sign anything if it stands still long enough.
Never trust anything that can think for itself, if you
can't see where it keeps it's brain.
We had to write about our hero at school Mr. Mason, I wrote about you.
Half an inch of skin and sinew holding my neck on, Harry! Most people would
think that's good as beheaded, but oh, no, it's not enough for Sir Properly
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