“Meant to turn him into a pig, but i suppose he was so much like a pig anyway there wasn’t much left to do.”

Hagrid [about Dudley], Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 4

“Yeah – so yeh’d be mad ter try an’ rob it, I’ll tell yeh that. Never mess with goblins, Harry. Gringotts is the safest place in the world fer anything yeh want ter keep safe – ‘cept maybe Hogwarts.”

Hagrid, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 5

“I remember every wand I’ve ever sold, Mr Potter. Every single wand. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather – just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother – why, its brother gave you that scar… Curious how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember … I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter … After all, He Who Must Not Be Named did great things – terrible, yes, but great.”

Ollivander, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 5

“You want to be careful with those. When they say every flavour, they mean every flavour – you know, you get all the ordinary ones like chocolate and peppermint and marmalade, but then you can get spinach and liver and tripe. George reckons he had a bogey-flavoured one once.”

Ron, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 6

“Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow, turn this stupid, fat rat yellow.”

Ron, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 6

“Are you sure that’s a real spell? Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a suprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, I mean, it’s the very best school of witchcraft there is, I’ve heard – I’ve learnt all our set books off by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough – I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?”

Hermione, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 6

“Not Slytherin, eh? Are you sure? You could be great, you know, it’s all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that – no? Well, if you’re sure – better be GRYFFINDOR!”

The Sorting Hat, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 7

“Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”

Dumbledore, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 7

“The family thought I was all Muggle for ages. My great-uncle Algie kept trying to catch me off guard and force some magic out of me – he pushed me off the end of Blackpool pier once, I nearly drowned – but nothing happened until I was eight. Great-uncle Algie came round for tea and he was hanging me out of an upstairs window by the ankles when my great-auntie Enid offered him a meringue and he accidentally let go. But I bounced – all the way down the garden and into the road. They were all really pleased. Gran was crying, she was so happy.”

Neville Longbottom, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 7

“Ah, music, a magic beyond all we do here!”

Dumbledore, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 7

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