Quotes from
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

-- Quotes of Notoriety and Significance --

Book Four
The boy is nothing to me, nothing at all! It is merely that if we were to use another witch or wizard - any wizard - the thing could be done so much more quickly.… Wormtail to Lord Voldemort about Harry
Your devotion is nothing more than cowardice. You would not be here if you had anywhere else to go.… Lord Voldemort to Wormtail
And that boys is why you should never go for looks alone!… Arthur Weasley to Harry and Ron about Veela's
Amos, think who you are talking to! Is Harry likely to conjure the Dark Mark?… Arthur Weasley to Amos Diggory about the Dark Mark
I trust you remember the many proofs I have given, over a long career, that I despise and detest the Dark Arts and those who practice them?Barty Crouch to Amos Diggory at the Quidditch World Cup
I'll tell you this… it was only the Death Eaters who ever knew how to conjure it (the Dark Mark). I'd be very surprised if the person who did it hadn't been a Death Eater once, even if they're not now…… Arthur Weasley to Hermione at the Quidditch World Cup
Sometimes, when a persons memory's modified, it makes him a bit disorientated for a while… and that was a big thing they had to make him forget.… Arthur Weasley to the kids about Mr. Roberts the muggle
It's all I've been thinking about! What if You-Know-Who had got you, and the last thing I ever said to you was that you didn't get enough OWL's? Oh Fred… George…… Molly Weasley to the twins
It's weird, isn't it?... My scar hurts, and three days later the Death Eaters are on the march, and Voldemort's sign's up in the sky again.… Harry to Ron and Hermione
She (Trelawney) went into a trance… a real one…. And she said the Dark Lord would rise again… greater and more terrible than ever before… and he'd manage it because his servant was going to go back to him… and that night Wormtail escaped.… Harry to Ron and Hermione
If the Hogwarts express crashed tomorrow, and George and I died, how would you feel to know that the last thing we ever heard from you was an unfounded accusation?… Fred Weasley to Molly using her own words
Fine… go naked. And, Harry, make sure you get a picture of him. Goodness knows I could do with a laugh.… Molly Weasley to Ron after he maligned his dress robes
[Your father thinks very highly of Mad-Eye Moody]… (under his breath) Yeah, well, Dad collects plugs, doesn't he? Birds of a feather.… George Weasley behind his mothers back
Durmstrang and Beauxbatons like to conceal their where-abouts so nobody can steal their secrets… Hogwarts is hidden (too)… It's bewitched… if a muggle looks at it, all they see is a moldering old ruin with a sign over the entrance saying 'Danger, Do Not Enter, Unsafe'… and it's unplottable.… Hermione explaining to Harry and Ron
It (the sorting hat) sings a different one every year. It's got to be a pretty boring life, hasn't it, being a hat? I suppose it spends all year making up the next one.… Ron to Harry and Hermione
They hardly ever leave the kitchen by day, do they? They come out at night to do a bit of cleaning… see to the fires and so on… I mean, you're not supposed to see them, are you? That's the mark of a good house-elf, isn't it, that you don't know it's there.… Nearly Headless Nick to the kids
(this)… [the Triwizard Tournament]… was generally agreed to be a most excellent way of establishing ties between young witches and wizards of different nationalities - until, that is, the death toll mounted so high that the tournament was discontinued.… Albus Dumbledore to the studentbody
Only students who are of age -- that is to say, seventeen years or older -- will be allowed to put forward their names for consideration. This is a measure we feel is necessary, given that the tournament tasks will still be difficult and dangerous… it is unlikely that students below sixth and seventh year will be able to cope with them.… Albus Dumbledore to the studentbody
And now, it is late, and I know how important it is to you all to be alert and rested as you enter your lessons tomorrow morning. Bedtime! Chop chop!… Albus Dumbledore to the studentbody
You're eating again I notice… (Yes) I've decided there are better ways of making stand about elf rights.… Hermione to Ron
but people have died!… Yeah, but that was years ago, wasn't it? Anyway, where's the fun without a bit of risk?… Fred Weasley to Hermione
You know your mother Malfoy? That expression she's got, like she's got dung under her nose? Has she always looked like that, or was it just because you were with her?… Harry to Draco Malfoy standing up for an attack on Ron
I don't like people who attack when their opponent's back's turned. Stinking, cowardly, scummy thing to do… Alastor Moody to Draco Malfoy after an attack on Harry
Moody, we never use transfiguration as a punishment! Surely Professor Dumbledore told you that?… Minerva McGonagall to Moody after 'feritizing' Malfoy
He knows man… knows what it's like to be out there doing it… fighting the Dark Arts… He's seen it all.… Fred and George about Mad Eye Moody
Ah, yes. Your father would know that one. Gave the ministry a lot of trouble at one time, the Imperious Curse.… Alastor Moody to Ron about his father knowing about the curse
The Imperious Curse can be fought, and I'll be teaching you how, but it takes real strength of character, and not everyone's got it. Better avoid being hit with it if you can. CONSTANT VIGILANCE!… Alastor Moody to his DADA class
Not nice. Not pleasant. And there's no counter curse. There's no blocking it. Only one known person has ever survived it, and he's sitting right in front of me.… Alastor Moody about killing curse and Harry
Avada Kedavra's a curse that needs a powerful bit of magic behind it - you could all get your wands out now and point them at me and say the words, and I doubt I'd get so much as a nosebleed.… Alaster Moody during his DADA class
Look at that, you lot… Potter fought! He fought it, and he damn near beat it! We'll try that again, Potter, and the rest of you pay attention -- watch his eyes, that's where you see it -- very good, Potter, very good indeed! They'll have trouble controlling you!… Alastor Moody after Harry resisted the Imperious curse
Yeh'll do wha' yer told (Malfoy) or I'll be takin' a leaf outta Professor Moody's book… I hear yeh made a good ferret, Malfoy.… Rubeus Hagrid to Malfoy after he lipped off in class
You do realize that your sheets are changed, your fires lit, your classrooms cleaned, and your food cooked by a group of magical creatures who are unpaid and enslaved?… Hermione Granger to Gryffindor's
It'd be doin' 'em an unkindness, Hermione. It's in their nature ter look after humans, that's what they like, see? Yeh'd be makin' 'em unhappy ter take away their work, an' insultin' 'em if yeh tried ter pay 'em… Rubeus Hagrid to Hermione
Don't go blaming Dumbledore for Potter's determination to break rules. He has been crossing lines ever since he arrived here… Severus Snape to Karkaroff
There are those who'll turn innocent occasions to their own advantage. It's my job to think like Dark wizards do, Karkaroff - as you ought to remember… Alastor Moody to Karkaroff
Courage in the face of the unknown is an important quality in a wizard… very important.… Bartemus Crouch Sr. to Tri-Wizard champions
Enchantingly nasty. I particularly enjoyed your description of me as an obsolete dingbat… I will be delighted to hear the reasoning behind the rudeness, Rita, but I'm afraid we will have to discuss the matter later.… Albus Dumbledore to Rita Skeeter
I don't show favoritism me. I'm just going to give you some sound general advice. And the first bit is -- play to your strengths… Excuse me, you've got strengths if I say you've got them… My second piece of general advice is to use a nice, simple spell that will enable you to get what you need… Alastor Moody to Harry
Dumbledore can be as high-minded as he wants to be; but, Karkaroff and Maxime wont be. They'll have told their champions everything they can. They want to win. They want to beat Dumbledore. They'd like to prove he's only human.… Alastor Moody to Harry
Well, that's good! (being told he was in danger of sudden, violent death) Just as long as it's not drawn-out. I don't want to suffer.… Harry to Trelawney
Harry, whoever put your name in that goblet -- I -- I reckon they're trying to do you in!… Ron Weasley to Harry
Thank you miss, but most wizards doesn't want a house-elf who wants paying, miss. That's not the point of a house elf,' they says, and they slammed the door in Dobby's face! Dobby likes work, but he wants to wear clothes and he wants to be paid, Harry Potter… Dobby likes being free!… Dobby to Harry, Hermione and Ron
But Dobby beat him (Dumbledore) down… Dobby likes freedom, miss, but he isn't wanting too much, miss, he likes work better.… Dobby to Hermione
Tis part of the house-elf's enslavement, sir. We keeps their secrets and our silence, sir. We upholds the family's honor, and we never speaks ill of them - though Professor Dumbledore told Dobby he does not insist upon this. Professor Dumbledore said we is free to… to… call him a… a barmy old codger if we likes, sir!… Dobby to Harry
Yeah, well, Percy wouldn't want to work for anyone with a sense of humor, would he? Percy wouldn't recognize a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing Dobby's tea cozy… Ron to Harry and Hermione
Why do they (girls) have to move in packs? How're you supposed to get one on their own to ask them (to the dance)?… Harry to Ron
All the good looking ones (girls) taken, Ron? Eloise Midgen starting to look quite pretty now, is she? Well, I’m sure you'll find someone somewhere who'll have you.… Hermione to Ron
Well, if you don't like it (Hermione going out with Krum) you know what the solution is, don't you! Next time there's a ball, ask me before someone else does, and not as a last resort!… Hermione to Ron
Honestly, all this hysteria about giants. They can't all be horrible… it's the same sort of prejudice that people have toward werewolves… It's just bigotry, isn't it?… Hermione to Harry and Ron
Really, Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time. Not a week has passed since I became headmaster of this school when I haven't had at least one owl complaining about the way I run it. But what should I do? Barricade myself in my study and refuse to talk to anybody?… Dumbledore to Hagrid
Dumbledore was the one who stuck up for me after 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 okay even if their families weren'… well… all tha' respectable. But some don' understand that.… Hagrid to the kids
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.' And he was right.… Hagrid to the kids
Oh if there's one thing I hate it's a Death Eater who walked free…… Barty Crouch Jr posing as Alastor Moody to Harry
Moody said Dumbledore only lets Snape stay here because he's giving him a second chance or something… I just want to know what Snape did with his first chance, if he's on his second one.… Harry to Hermione and Ron
Most of the judges feel that this (Harry being late returning) shows 'moral fiber' and merits full marks.… Bagman to student body after second tri-wizard event
All this press attention seems to have inflated your already over-large head, Potter. You might be laboring under the delusion that the entire wizarding world is impressed with you… but I don't care how many times your picture appears in the papers. To me, Potter, you are nothing but a nasty little boy who considers rules to be beneath him.… Severus Snape to Harry
It is Veritaserum… a truth potion so powerful that three drops would have you spilling your innermost secrets for this entire class to hear. Now the use of this potion is controlled by very strict Ministry guidelines. But unless you watch your step, you might just find that my hand slips right over your pumpkin juice.… Severus Snape to Harry
She's (Hermione) got the measure of Crouch better than you have, Ron. If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.… Sirius Black to Ron
Well, times like that bring out the best in some people and the worst in others. Crouch's principles might've been good in the beginning… (but) started ordering very harsh measures against Voldemort's supporters… gave Auror's powers to kill rather than capture… handed (people) straight to the dementors without trial. Crouch fought violence with violence, and authorized the use of the Unforgivable Curses against suspects. I would say he became as ruthless and cruel as many on the Dark Side.… Sirius Black to the kids
Snape's always been fascinated by the Dark Arts, he was famous for it at school. Slimy, oily, greasy-haired kid. He knew more curses when he arrived at school than half the kids in seventh year, and he was part of a gang of Slytherin's who nearly all turned out to be Death Eaters.… Sirius Black to the kids
Percy would never throw any of his family to the dementors. I don't know, If he thought we were standing in the way of his career… Percy's really ambitious, you know.… Hermione and Ron's discussion
Poor old Snuffles (Sirius), he must really like you, Harry… Imagine having to live off rats.… Ron to Harry
Begging your pardon, miss, but house-elves has no right to be unhappy when there is work to be done and masters to be served.… A Hogwarts House-Elf to Hermione
I hate being poor… I don't blame Fred and George for trying to make some extra money. Wish I could. Wish I had a niffler.… Ron to Harry
You're starting to sound a bit like our dear older brother, you are, Ron. Carry on like this and you'll be made a prefect… No, I won't!… George and Ron's discussion
This… is called a Pensieve. I sometimes find, and I'm sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind… At these times, I use the Pensieve. One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one's mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one's leisure. It becomes easier to spot patterns and links, you understand, when they are in this form.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
Curiosity is not a sin, but we should exercise caution with our curiosity…… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
I have a theory, no more than that… it is my belief that your scar hurts both when Lord Voldemort is near you, and when he is feeling a particularly strong surge of hatred… because you and he are connected by the curse that failed… that is no ordinary scar.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
Mr. Bagman has never been accused of any Dark activity since (his court acquittal)… and no more has Professor Snape… (why do you think?)… That, Harry, is a matter between Professor Snape and myself.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
The Longbottoms were very popular… The attacks on them cam AFTER Voldemort's fall from power, just when everyone thought they were safe. Those attacks caused a wave of fury such as I have never known. The Ministry was under great pressure to catch those who had done it. Unfortunately, the Longbottom's evidence was -- given their condition -- none too reliable.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
Look what happened to Hagrid when Rita found out about his mother. Look at Fudge, jumping to conclusions about her, just because she's part giant. Who needs that sort of prejudice? I'd probably say I had big bones if I knew that's what I'd get for telling the truth… Hermione Granger to Harry and Ron
Harry Potter 'Disturbed and Dangerous'… Gone off me a bit, hasn't she?… Harry in response to Rita Skeeter's article
… how could they have believed I would not rise again? They, who knew the steps I took, long ago, to guard myself against mortal death? They, who had seen proofs of the immensity of my power in the times when I was mightier than any wizard living?... Perhaps they believed a still greater power could exist, one that could vanquish even Lord Voldemort…perhaps Albus Dumbledore?… Voldemort to death eaters
You ask forgiveness? I do not forgive. I do not forget. Thirteen long years… I want thirteen years' repayment before I forgive you!… Voldemort to Death Eaters
May your loyalty never wave again Wormtail… Voldemort to Wormtail
His mother dies in the attempt to save him -- and unwittingly provided him with a protection I admit I had not foreseen… I could not touch the boy… His mother left upon him the traces of her sacrifice… This is Old Magic. I should have remembered it, I was foolish to overlook it… but, no matter, I can touch him now.… Voldemort to Death Eaters
Only one power remained to me. I could possess the bodies of others.… Voldemort to Death Eaters
Wormtail followed instructions… returned to weak, rudimentary body of my own… awaiting 'true rebirth'… concocted from unicorn blood and Nagini's venom… I was willing to embrace mortal life again before chasing immortality. I set my sights lower… I would settle for my old body back again, and my old strength.… Voldemort to Death Eaters
I wanted the blood of the one who had stripped me of my power thirteen years ago… for the lingering protection his mother once gave him would then reside in my veins too… but he has been better protected than I think even he knows… by ways devised by Dumbledore… Ancient Magic… Not even I can touch him there.… Voldemort to Death Eaters
Decent people are so easy to manipulate, Potter. I was sure Cedric would want to repay you for telling him about the dragons.… Barty Crouch Jr as Alastor Moody to Harry
I expected you to ask everyone and anyone you could for help… But you did not… You have a streak of pride and independence that might have ruined it all.… Barty Crouch Jr as Alastor Moody to Harry
He will stay, Minerva, because he needs to understand. Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. He needs to know who has put him through the ordeal he has suffered tonight and why.… Albus Dumbledore to Minerva McGonagall
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
He said that my blood would make him stronger than if he'd used someone else's. He said the protection my… my mother left in me… he'd have it too. And he was right… he could touch me without hurting himself, he touched my face.… Harry to Dumbledore and Sirius
Exactly, Harry's wand and Voldemort's wand share cores. Each of them contains a feather from the tail of the same phoenix. This phoenix in fact.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry and Sirius
They will not work properly against each other. If, however, the owners of the wands force the wands to do battle… a very rare effect will take place. One of the wands will force the other to regurgitate spells it has performed… in reverse.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry and Sirius
You have shown bravery beyond anything I could have expected of you… equal to those who died fighting Voldemort… have shouldered a grown wizards burden and found yourself equal to it…… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
When Harry touched the Triwizard Cup tonight, he was transported straight to Voldemort. He witnessed Lord Voldemort's rebirth.… Albus Dumbledore to Cornelius Fudge
It seems to me that you are all determined to start a panic that will destabilize everything we have worked for these last thirteen years.… Cornelius Fudge to Dumbledore and staff
The rest of us sleep less soundly in our beds, Cornelius, knowing that you have put Lord Voldemort's most dangerous supporters in the care of creatures who will join him the instant he asks them!… Dumbledore to Cornelius Fudge
Voldemort has returned. If you accept that fact straightway, Fudge, and take the necessary measures, we may still be able to save the situation. The first and most essential step is to remove Azkaban from the control of the dementors… the second, is to send envoys to the giants.… Dumbledore to Cornelius Fudge
You are blinded by the love of the office you hold, Cornelius! You place too much importance, and you always have done, on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!… Dumbledore to Cornelius Fudge
I tell you now… take the steps I have suggested, and you will be remembered, in office or out, as one of the bravest and greatest Ministers of Magic we have ever known. Fail to act… and history will remember you as the man who stepped aside and allowed Voldemort a second chance to destroy the world we have tried to rebuild!… Dumbledore to Cornelius Fudge
If your determination to shut your eyes will carry you as far as this, Cornelius, we have reached a parting of the ways. You must act as you see fit. And I… I shall act as I see fit.… Dumbledore to Cornelius Fudge
The only one, against whom I intend to work, is Lord Voldemort. If you are against him, then we remain, Cornelius, on the same side.… Dumbledore to Cornelius Fudge
I don't know what you and your staff are playing at, Dumbledore, but I have heard enough. I will be in touch with you tomorrow, Dumbledore, to discuss the running of this school.… Cornelius Fudge to Dumbledore
There… there. The Dark Mark… it burned black. Every Death Eater had the sign burned into him by the Dark Lord… a means of distinguishing… and summoning us to him.… Snape to Cornelius Fudge
We know what Fudge is. It's Arthur's fondness for Muggles that has held him back at the Ministry all these years. Fudge thinks he lacks proper wizarding pride.… Molly Weasley to Dumbledore
He is here at my invitation, as are you, Severus. I trust you both. It is time for you to lay aside your old differences and trust each other… I will settle, in the short term, for a lack of open hostility.… Dumbledore to Snape and Sirius
You are on the same side now. Time is short, and unless the few of us who know the truth stand united, there is no hope for any of us.… Dumbledore to Snape and Sirius
Severus, you know what I must ask you to do. If you are ready… if you are prepared…… Dumbledore to Severus Snape
You all righ'? No, yeh're not. Course yeh're not. But yeh will be.… Rubeus Hagrid to Harry
Knew he was goin' ter come back. Known it fer years, Harry. Knew he was out there, bidin' his time. It had 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.… Rubeus Hagrid to Harry, Ron and Hermione
Yeh did as much as yer father would've done, an' I can' give yeh no higher paraise than that.… Rubeus Hagrid to Harry
I must first acknowledge the loss of a very fine person, who would be sitting here… I would like you all, please, to stand and raise your glasses to Cedric Diggory.… Dumbledore to student body
It is my belief, however, that the truth is generally preferable le to lies, and that any attempt to pretend that Cedric died as the result of an accident, or some sort of blunder of his own, is an insult to his memory.… Albus Dumbledore to student body
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort's gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.… Albus Dumbledore to student body
Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.… Albus Dumbledore to student body