“Harry – yer a wizard … A wizard, o’ course, an’ a thumpin good’un, I’d say, once yeh’ve been trained up a bit. With a mum an’ dad like yours, what else would yeh be?”

Hagrid, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 4


Hagrid, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 4

“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

“Never try an’ get a straight answer out of a centaur. Ruddy star-gazers. Not interested in anythin’ closer’n the moon.”

Hagrid, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 15

“Dumbledore was the one who stuck up for me after me Dad went. Got me the gamekeeper job … trusts people, he does. Gives ‘em second chances … tha’s what sets him apar’ from other Heads, see. He’ll accept anyone at Hogwarts, s’long as they’ve got the talent. Knows people can turn out OK even if their families weren’ … well … all tha’ respectable. But some don’ understand that. There’s some who’d always hold it against yeh … there’s some who’d even pretend they just had big bones rather than stand up an’ say – I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. “Never be ashamed,” my ol’ dad used ter say, “there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.” An’ he was right. I’ve bin an idiot. I’m not botherin’ with her no more, I promise yeh that. Big bones … I’ll give her big bones.”

Hagrid, Goblet of Fire, Ch. 24

“Yeh know what I’d love, Harry? I’d love yeh ter win, I really would. It’d show ‘em all … yeh don’ have ter be pure-blood ter do it. Yeh don’ have ter be ashamed of what yeh are. It’d show ‘em Dumbledore’s the one who’s got it righ’, letting anyone in as long as they can do magic.”

Hagrid, Goblet of Fire, Ch. 24

“Knew he was goin’ ter come back. Known it fer years, Harry. Knew he was out there, bidin’ his time. It has ter happen. Well, now it has an’ we’ll jus’ have ter get on with it. We’ll fight. Migh’ be able ter stop him before he gets a good hold. That’s Dumbledore’s plan, anyway. Great man, Dumbledore. S’long as we’ve got him, I’m not too worried.”

Hagrid, Goblet of Fire, Ch. 37