It's best to know what the enemy are saying.
When I get married,' said Fred, tugging at the collar of his own robes. 'I won't be bothering with any of this nonsense. You can all wear what you like and I'll put a full body-bind curse on mum until it's over.
Perhaps just one more, Master Harry, for luck?
You think I'm a fool?" demanded Harry. "No, I think you're like James," said Lupin, "who would have regarded it as the height of dishonor to mistrust his friends.
I did not set out to convert anyone to Christianity.
I was supposed to be waiting up here when you got back, only your Phoenix lot got in the way...â€ â€œYes, they do that,â€ said Dumbledore.
I love being a writer. I am very lucky my life's ambition turned out to be just as much fun as I thought it would be.
Harry looked around; there was Ginny running toward him; she had a hard blazing look in her face as she threw her arms around him. And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her. After several long moments, or it might hav
As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
They heard the click of the mail slot and flop of letters on the doormat. "Get the mail, Dudley," said Uncle Vernon from behind his paper. "Make Harry get it." "Get the mail, Harry." "Make Dudley get it." "Poke him with your Smelting stick, Dudley.
I have seen your heart, and it is mine.
Was it - was she making a real prediction?' Dumbledore looked mildly impressed. 'Do you know, Harry, I think she might have been,' he said thoughtfully. 'Who'd have thought it? That brings her total of real predictions up to two. I should offer her a pay raise...
Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human â€”â€ â€œTHEN â€” I â€” DONâ€™T â€” WANT â€” TO â€” BE â€” HUMAN!â€ Harry roared.
You are nearly there," said James. "Very close. We are...so proud of you.
Some wounds run too deep for the healing.
Many are whispering that Voldemort must be behind it. However, that is the point: They whisper. They darenâ€™t confide in each other, not knowing whom to trust; they are scared to speak out, in case their suspicions are true and their families are targeted. Yes, Voldemort is playing a very clever ga
Itâ€™s cruel that I got to spend so much time with James and Lily, and you so little. But know this; the ones that love us never really leave us. And you can always find them in here
It seemed to take Sirius an age to fall: his body curved in a graceful arc as he sank backwards through the ragged veil hanging from the arch.
Everyone wanted my emotions to be very simple. They wanted me to say, "I was poor and I was unhappy, and now I've got money and I'm really happy."
And anyway, itâ€™s not as though Iâ€™ll never see Mum again, is it?
Bangs and smoke were more often the marks of ineptitude than expertise.
Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe.
Do I look stupid?" snarled Uncle Vernon, a bit of fried egg dangling from his bushy mustache.
He felt his heart pounding fiercely in his chest. How strange that in his dread of death, it pumped all the harder, valiantly keeping him alive. But it would have to stop, and soon. Its beats were numbered. How many would there be time for, as he rose and walked through the castle for the last time,
Warringtonâ€™s aimâ€™s so pathetic Iâ€™d be more worried if he was aiming for the person next to me.
Voldemort is playing a very clever game. Declaring himself might have provoked open rebellion. Remaining masked has created confusion, uncertainty, and fear.
Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure, but the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it.
I've got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don't want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I'd rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny â€“ a thousand things,
Everything was curved to fit the walls: the stove, the sink and the cupboards, and all of it had been painted with flowers, insects and birds in bright primary colours.
Wow, we're identical!