Quotes from
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

-- Quotes of Notoriety and Significance --

Book Six
You have never treated Harry as a son (as I asked). He has known nothing but neglect and often cruelty at your hands. The best that can be said is that he has at least escaped the appalling damage you have inflicted upon the unfortunate boy sitting between you.… Albus Dumbledore to Vernon and Petunia Dursley
And now Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.… Albus Dumbledore
I see a light in the kitchen. Let us not deprive Molly any longer of the chance to deplore how thin you are.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry in the Weasley's shed
It's high time your grandmother learned to be proud of the grandson she's got, rather than the one she thinks she ought to have - particularly after the incident at the ministry.… Minerva McGonagall to Neville Longbottom
The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing, and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before. You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible.… Severus Snape to the DADA class
When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.… Professor Slughorn to his class
But as I have already proven to you, I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being -- forgive me -- rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
You look worried… This time you enter the Pensieve with me. And even more unusually, with permission.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
It is one of the irritating things about old teachers. I am afraid that they never quite forget their charges' youthful beginnings.… Albus Dumbledore to Voldemort
You call it 'greatness,' what you have been doing, do you?… Albus Dumbledore to Voldemort
Rumors of your doings have reached your old school, Tom. I should be sorry to believe half of them.… Albus Dumbledore to Voldemort
The time is long gone when I could frighten you with a burning wardrobe and force you to make repayment for your crimes. But I wish I could, Tom… I wish I could…… Albus Dumbledore to Voldemort
Voldemort is no different (than other tyrants)! Always he was on the lookout for the one who would challenge him. He heard the prophecy and he leapt into action, with the result that he not only handpicked the man most likely to finish him, he handed him uniquely deadly weapons!… Albus Dumbledore to Harry about Voldemort
Voldemort himself created his own worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!… Albus Dumbledore to Harry about tyrants
You are protected, in short, by your ability to love! The only protection that can possibly work against the lure of power like Voldemort's! In spite of... temptation and suffering… you remain pure of heart, just at you were at eleven when you stared into a mirror that reflected your heart's desire… and it showed you only the way to defeat Voldemort, and not immortality or riches.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
The mirror showed you only the way to thwart Voldemort and not immortality or riches. Do you have any idea how few wizards could have seen what you saw?… Albus Dumbledore to Harry about the Mirror of Erised.
He was in such a hurry to mutilate his own soul, he never paused to understand the incomparable power of a soul that is untarnished and whole… Albus Dumbledore to Harry about Voldemort
No unforgivable curses from you Potter… you haven't got the nerve or the ability… blocked again, and again, until you learn to keep your mouth shut and your mind closed…… Severous Snape to Harry as he was fleeing the castle