Quotes from
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

-- Quotes of Notoriety and Significance --

Book Five
Maybe Dumbledore doesn't choose prefects because they've got themselves into a load of dangerous situations… maybe he chooses them for other reasons… Ron must have something you don't.… Harry to himself after not being selected Prefect
Said Slytherin… We'll teach just those whose ancestry is Purest, Said Ravenclaw… We'll teach those whose intelligence is surest, said Gryffindor… we'll teach all those with brave deeds to their name, said Hufflepuff… I'll teach the lot and treat them all the same.… The sorting hat in Harry's fifth year.
Though condemned I am to split you, still I worry that it's wrong. Though I must fulfill my duty, and must quarter every year, still I wonder whether sorting may not bring the end I fear… our Hogwarts is in danger from external, deadly foes. And we must unite inside her or we'll crumble from within.… Sorting hat to studentbody in Harry's fifth year
I'm not giving her the satisfaction of knowing she's got to me.… Harry to Ron Weasley about Umbridge
The world isn't (just) split into good people and Death Eaters!… Sirius to Harry
You're less like your father than I thought. The risk would've been what made it fun for James.… Sirius to Harry
I didn't know what I was doing half the time, I didn't plan any of it. I just did whatever I could think of, and I nearly always had help… I didn't get through any of that because I was brilliant at DADA, I got through it all because… because help came at the right time, or because I guessed right… but I just blundered through it all. I didn't have a clue what I was doing.… Harry to Ron and Hermione
Never known kids like you three fer knowin' more'n yeh oughta, an' I'm not complimentin' yeh, neither. Nosy, some'd call it. Interferin'.… Hagrid to Harry, Ron and Hermione
Giants like Karkus… overload 'em with information an' they'll kill yeh jus' to simplify things.… Hagrid to Harry, Ron and Hermione
This how it is-- this is why you're not in the Order-- you don't understand-- there are things worth dying for!… Sirius Black to Fred and George Weasley
Young people are so infernally convinced they are absolutely right about everything. Has it ever occurred to you, my poor puffed up popinjay, that there might be an excellent reason why the headmaster isn't confiding every tiny detail of his plans to you? … No, like all young people you are quite sure that you alone feel and think, you alone recognize danger, you alone are the only one clever enough to realize what the Dark Lord may be planning.… Phineas Nigellus to Harry
Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily- weak people in other words- they stand no chance against his powers! He will penetrate your mind with absurd ease, Potter!… Severous Snape to Harry
Messing up your hair because you think it looks cool to look like you've just got off your broomstick, showing off with that stupid Snitch, walking down corridors and hexing anyone who annoys you just because you can-- I'm surprised your broomstick can get off the ground with that fat head on it. You make me SICK.… Lilly Evans to James Potter
Of course he (James) was a bit of an idiot…We were all idiots… your father was the best friend I ever had, and he was a good person. A lot of people are idiots at the age of fifteen. He grew out of it.… Sirius Black to Harry about his father, James
Our new headmistress… said that your examination results will reflect upon (her) new regime… however, that is no reason not to do your very best. You have your own futures to think about.… Minerva McGonagall to her transfiguration class
This isn't a criticism, Harry! But you do… sort of… I mean… don't you think you've got a bit of a… a… saving people thing?… Hermione Granger to Harry
You've never use an Unforgivable Curse before, have you boy? You need to mean them. Potter! You need to really want to cause pain-- to enjoy it-- righteous anger won't hurt me for long.… Bellatrix Lestrange to Harry
We both know that there are other ways of destroying a man, Tom. Merely taking your life would not satisfy me, I admit… (there is nothing worse than death) You are quite wrong… indeed your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death had always been your greatest weakness.… Albus Dumbledore to Tom Riddle
You see, Dumbledore, never try to understand the students. They hate it. They would much rather be tragically misunderstood, wallow in self-pity, stew in their own…… Phineas Nigellus to Albus Dumbledore
There is no shame in what you are feeling, Harry. On the contrary… the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
You do care! You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young… and I seem to have forgotten lately…… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
But I forgot… another old man's mistake… that some wounds run too deep for the healing. I thought Professor Snape could overcome his feelings about your father… I was wrong.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
But she (Petunia) took you. She may have taken oiu grudgingly, furiously, unwillingly, bitterly, yet still she took you, and in doing so, she sealed the charm I placed upon you. Your mother's sacrifice made the bond of blood the strongest shield I could give you.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
Do you see the flaw in my brilliant plan now? I had fallen into the trap I had forseen… I cared about you too much… I cared more for your happiness than your knowing the truth, more for your peace of mind than my plan, more for your life than the lives that might be lost if the plan failed. In other words, I acted exactly as Voldemort expects we fools who love to act.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
…The Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not… and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives…… Sybil Trelawney to Albus Dumbledore
There is a room in the Department of Mysteries that is kept locked at all times. It contains a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than forces of nature. It is also, perhaps, the most mysterious of the many subjects for study that reside there. It is the power held within that room that you possess in such quantities and which Voldemort has not at all. (It) took you to save Sirius… and saved you from possession by Voldemort, because he could not bear to reside in a body so full of the force he detests.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
In the end, it mattered not that you could not close your mind. It was your heart that saved you.… Albus Dumbledore to Harry
I still feel very sad about it sometimes. But I've still got Dad. And anyway, it's not as though I'll never see Mum again, is it? (it isn't?) Oh, come on. You heard them, just behind the veil, didn't you? In that room, the archway. They were just lurking out of sight, that's all. You heard them.… Luna Lovegood to Harry