“You don’t mean – you can’t mean the people that live here? Dumbledore – you can’t. I’ve been watching them all day. You couldn’t find two people who are less like us. And they’ve got this son – I saw him kicking his mother all the way up the street, screaming for sweets. Harry Potter come and live here!”

McGonagall, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 1

“He’ll be famous – a legend – I wouldn’t be surprised if today was know as Harry Potter Day in future – there will be books written about Harry – every child in our world will know his name!”

McGonagall, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 1

“You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don’t let you off homework today. I assure you that if you die, you need not hand it in.”

McGonagall, Prisoner of Azkaban, Ch. 6

“Potter, I will assist you to become an Auror if it is the last thing I do! If I have to coach you nightly, I will make sure you achieve the required results!”

McGonagall, Order of the Phoenix, Ch. 29

“Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world.”

McGonagall, Half-Blood Prince, Ch. 29

“I shall expect you and the Slytherins in the Great Hall in twenty minutes, also. If you wish to leave with your students, we shall not stop you. But if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance, or take up arms against us within the castle, then, Horace, we duel to kill.”

McGonagall, Deathly Hallows, Ch. 30