Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling. It was first published in 2000.

Spoiler warning: Plot, ending, or solution details follow.

Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody

  • You need preparing. You need arming. But most of all, you need constant, never ceasing vigilance (p. 217).
  • 'Course Dumbledore trusts you. He's a trusting man, isn't he? Believes in second chances. But me—I say there are spots that don't come off, Snape. Spots that never come off, d'you know what I mean? (p. 472)
  • "Pajama party is it?"

Albus Dumbledore

  • 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.
  • Really, Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
  • My own brother, Aberforth, was prosecuted for practicing inappropriate charms on a goat. It was all over the papers, but did Aberforth hide? No, he did not! He held his head high and went about his business as usual! Of course, I'm not entirely sure he can read, so that may not have been bravery...
  • Oh, I would never dream of assuming I know all Hogwarts' secrets, Igor. Only this morning, for instance, I took a wrong turn on the way to the bathroom and found myself in a beautifully proportioned room I had never seen before, containing a really rather magnificent collection of chamberpots. When I went back to investigate more closely, I discovered that the room had vanished. But I must keep an eye out for it. Possibly it is only accessible at five thirty in the morning. Or it may only appear at the quarter moon - or when the seeker has an exceptionally full bladder.
  • You are blinded (...) by the love of the office you hold, Cornelius! You place too much importance, and you have always done, on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow up to be!
  • Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
  • If I thought I could help you by putting you into an enchanted sleep and allowing you to postpone the moment when you would have to think about what has happened tonight, I would do it. But I know better. Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. You have shown bravery beyond anything I could have expected of you. I ask you to demonstrate your courage one more time. I ask you to tell us what happened (p. 695).

Harry Potter

  • Listen, if you [Fred and George] don't take it [the gold], I'm throwing it down the drain. I don't want it and I don't need it. But I could do with a few laughs. We could all do with a few laughs. I've got a feeling we're going to need them more than usual before long (p. 733).


  • Come seek us where our voices sound / We cannot sing above the ground/ An hour long you'll have to look / And to recover what we took!

Ron Weasley

  • Wild! I can make that old bloke down there pick his nose again... and again... and again...
  • Draco Malfoy, The Amazing, Bouncing Ferret...
  • There you go, Harry! You weren't being thick after all—you were just showing moral fibre!
  • Right little ray of sunshine, aren't you? You and Professor Trelawney should get together sometime.
  • Yeah, well, Percy wouldn't want to work for anyone with a sense of humour, would he? Percy wouldn't recognize a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing Dobby's tea cozy.
  • (Making up his Divination homework) "Next Monday, I am likely to develop a cough, owing to the unlucky conjunction of Mars and Jupiter. You know her - just put in loads of misery, she'll lap it up."

Sirius Black

  • If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
  • (Crouch) was the one who gave the order for me to be sent to Azkaban-without a trial.
  • Imagine that Voldemort's powerful now. You don't know who his supporters are, you don't know who's working for him and who isn't; you know he can control people so that they do terrible things without being able to stop themselves. You're scared for yourself, and your family, and your friends. Every week, news comes of more deaths, more disappearances, more torturing...the Ministry of Magic's in disarray, they don't know what to do, they're trying to keep everything hidden from the Muggles, but meanwhile, Muggles are dying too. Terror everywhere...panic...confusion...that's how it used to be.

Lord Voldemort

  • Invite him inside, Wormtail. Where are your manners?
  • The other arm, Wormtail.
  • Come out, Harry... come out and play, then... it will be quick... it might even be painless... I would not know... I have never died....
  • Kill the spare.


    • Narrator
  • It was Voldemort, Harry thought, staring up at the canopy of his bed in the darkness, it all came back to Voldemort....He was the one who had torn these families apart, who had ruined all these lives....
    • Arthur Weasley
  • And that, boys, is why you should never go for looks alone.
    • Cornelius Fudge
  • He can't be back, Dumbledore, he just can't be.…
    • Draco Malfoy
  • Well, I can certainly see why we're trying to keep them alive. Who wouldn't want pets that can burn, sting, and bite all at once?
    • George Weasley [After hearing Harry open the egg]
  • I thought it sounded a bit like Percy singing. Maybe you've got to attack him while he's in the shower, Harry
    • Wormtail
  • Bone of the father, unknowingly given, you will renew your son!
    Flesh of the servent, w-willingly given, you will revive your m-master!
    Blood...of the enemy...forcibly taken...you will resurrect your foe.
    • Archie [In an argument with another Wizard at the Quidditch World Cup about his Muggle dress]
  • I'm not putting them on, I like a healthy breeze 'round my privates, thanks.
    • Dobby [In astonishment of his Christmas present from Harry]
  • Socks are Dobby's favorite, favorite clothes, sir! I has seven now, sir. . . . But sir ...they has made a mistake in the shop, Harry Potter, they is giving you two the same!
    • Rubeus Hagrid
  • What's comin' will come, and we'll meet it when it does.


  • Ron's voice now joined the others'.
    Ron: What are we doing here? Has something gone wrong?
    Fred: Oh, no, Ron, no, this is exactly where we wanted to end up.
    George: Yeah, we're having the time of our lives here.
    Said George, whose voice sounded muffled, as though he was squashed against the wall.
  • Percy Weasley: That was a sample of fertilizer from Norway! It was nothing personal!
    Fred: [Aside]It was. We sent it.
  • Harry Potter: Wangoballwime?
    Cho Chang: Sorry?
  • Hermione: Well, if you don't like it, you know what the solution is, don't you?
    Her hair was coming down out of its elegant bun now, and her face was screwed up in anger.
    Ron: Oh yeah? What's that?
    Hermione: Next time there's a ball, ask me before someone else does, and not as a last resort!
    Ron mouthed silently like a goldfish out of water as Hermione turned on her heel and stormed up the girls' staircase to bed.
  • Ron: Hermione, Neville's right - you are a girl...
    Hermione: Oh, well spotted.
  • Ron: I'm never wearing them, Never.
    Mrs. Weasley: Fine, Go naked. And, Harry, make sure you get a picture of him. Goodness knows I could do with a laugh.
  • Hermoine: Not going to have a very good month, are you?
    Ron: Ah well, at least I'm forewarned.
    Hermione: You seem to be drowning twice.
    Ron: Oh am I? I'd better change one of them to getting trampled by a rampaging hippogriff.
  • Lavender Brown: Oh Professor, look! I think I've got an unaspected planet! Oooh, which one's that, Professor?
    Professor Trelawney: It is Uranus, my dear.
    Ron Weasley: Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender?

External links

Harry Potter
Film series
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone book film
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets book film
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban book film
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire book film
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix book film
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book