Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth book in the Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling. It was first published in 2005.

Dumbledore, Albus

  • I would assume that you were going to offer me refreshment, but the evidence so far suggests that that would be optimistic to the point of foolishness.
  • And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.
  • We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.
  • I take my hat off to you— or I would, if I were not afraid of showering you in spiders.
  • (to Harry) Let us not deprive Molly any longer of the chance to deplore how thin you are.
  • Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.
  • There is nothing to be feared from a body, Harry, any more than there is anything to be feared from the darkness.
  • (after drinking emerald potion) KILL ME!
  • (to Harry as he says "Don't worry.") I am not worried, Harry, I am with you.

Granger, Hermione

  • Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.
  • Oh, come on, Harry, it's not Quidditch that's popular, it's you! You've never been more interesting, and frankly, you've never been more fanciable.
  • You've said to us once before that there was a time to turn back if we wanted to. We've had time, haven't we?

The Half-Blood Prince

  • Just shove a bezoar down their throats.

Lovegood, Luna

  • The Aurors are part of the Rotfang Conspiracy, I thought everyone knew that. They're working from within to bring down the Ministry of Magic with a combination of dark magic and gum disease.

Malfoy, Draco

  • Who blacked your eye, Granger? I want to send them flowers.
  • You'd better hurry up, they'll be waiting for 'the Chosen Captain' — 'The Boy Who Scored'— whatever they call you these days.

Potter, Harry

  • He will only be gone from the school when none here are loyal to him. [about Albus Dumbledore]
  • [Harry thinks] how they had talked about fighting a losing battle, and that it was important to fight, and to fight again, and to keep fighting, to keep evil at bay, though never quite eradicated.

[Professor] Slughorn, Horace

  • Snape! Snape! I taught him! I thought I knew him!

[Professor] Snape, Severus

  • Avada Kedavra!
  • It is finished.
  • You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? It was I who invented them — I, the Half-Blood Prince!
  • Don't call me COWARD! Your father only took me on when it was four to one. What would you call him?

Warbeck, Celestina

  • Oh, come and stir my cauldron,
    And if you do it right
    I'll boil you up some hot, strong love
    To keep you warm tonight.

Weasley, George

  • Well, we find we appreciate you more and more, Mum, now we're washing our own socks.

Weasley, Ginny

  • [To Ron] What about you and Lavender, thrashing about like a pair of eels all over the place?
  • [To Harry] Looking for Ron? He's over there, the filthy hypocrite.
  • [When Harry broke up with her] It's for some stupid, noble reason, isn't it?
  • I told her it's a Hungarian Horntail. Much more macho.
  • A Pygmy Puff, but I didn't say where.

Weasley, Ronald

  • Excuse me, are you the imprint of a departed soul?
  • Hope you hammer McLag — I mean — Smith.
  • Believe me, being dead will have improved him a lot. (about Aragog)
  • Thanks-er, why do I need socks?
  • We're with you whatever happens.

Lord Voldemort

  • Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.


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  • But he understood at last what Dumbledore had been trying to tell him. It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew — and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents — that there was all the difference in the world.
  • Harry looked around; there was Ginny running towards 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.
  • And he knew, without knowing how he knew it, that the phoenix had gone, had left Hogwarts for good, just as Dumbledore had left the school, had left the world... had left Harry.
  • Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge.


Harry Potter: There are bodies in here!
Albus Dumbledore: Yes, but we do not need to worry about them at the moment.
Harry Potter: At the moment?
Albus Dumledore: Not while they are merely drifting peacefully below us. There is nothing to be feared from a body, Harry, any more than there is anything to fear from the darkness. Lord Voldemort, who of course secretly fears both, disagrees. But once again he reveals his own lack of wisdom. It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.

Severus Snape: Do you remember me telling you we were practicising non-verbal spells, Potter?
Harry Potter: Yes.
Snape: Yes, Sir.
Harry: There's no need to call me 'sir,' Professor.

Phineas Nigellus I can't see why the boy should be able to do it better than you, Dumbledore.
Albus Dumbledore I wouldn't expect you to, Phineas.

Severus Snape: ...and of course, as Potter so wisely tells us, are transparent.
Ron Weasley: Well, what Harry said is the most useful if we're trying to tell them apart! When we come face to face with one down a dark alley we're going to be having a shufti to see if it's solid, aren't we, we're not going to be asking, "Excuse me, are you the imprint of a departed soul?"

Prime Minister: But for heaven's sake — you're wizards! You can do magic! Surely you can sort out — well — anything!
Cornelius Fudge: The trouble is, the other side can do magic too, Prime Minister.

Mrs. Weasley: Promise me you'll look after yourself ... stay out of trouble...
Harry Potter: I always do, Mrs. Weasley, I like a quiet life, you know me.

Harry Potter: What did you have to imitate [Hermione] for?
Ron Weasley: She laughed at my moustache!
Harry Potter: So did I, it was the stupidest thing I've ever seen.

Ginny Weasley: I wouldn't go in the kitchen just now. There's a lot of Phlegm around.
Harry Potter: I'll be careful not to slip in it.

Ron Weasley: Well, you can't break an Unbreakable Vow.
Harry Potter: I figured that much out for myself, funnily enough.

Ron Weasley: Only time I've ever seen Dad as angry as Mum. Fred reckons his left buttock has never been the same since.
Harry Potter: Yeah, well, passing over Fred's left buttock—
Fred Weasley: I beg your pardon?

Harry Potter: He accused me of being Dumbledore's man through and through.
Albus Dumbledore: How very rude of him.
Harry Potter: I told him I was.
Albus Dumbledore: I am very touched, Harry.

Ginny Weasley: Three dementor attacks in a week, and all Romilda Vane does is ask me if it's true you've got a hippogriff tatooed across your chest.
Harry Potter: What did you tell her?
Ginny Weasley: I told her it's a Hungarian Horntail. Much more macho.
Harry Potter: Thanks, and what did you tell her Ron's got?
Ginny Weasley: A Pygmy Puff, but I didn't say where.

Narrator: Harry looked around; there was Ginny running towards 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. Harry looked around and saw Ron.
Ron[Shrugging his shoulders]:"Well, if you must..."

Professor Trelawney: Everything went pitch-black and the next thing knew I was being hurled headfirst out of the room!
Harry Potter: And you didn't see that coming? Professor Trelawney: No, as I say it was pitch- [Glares at Harry angrily]

Harry Potter: We're nearly there...I can Apparate us both back...don't worry...
Albus Dumbledore: I am not worried, Harry. I am with you.

Rufus Scrimgeour: I see you are—
Harry Potter: Dumbledore's man through and through. That's right.

Harry Potter: Ginny, listen... I can't be involved with you anymore. We've got to stop seeing each other. We can't be together.

Ginny Weasley: It's for some stupid, noble reason, isn't it?

Mrs Weasley[Talking about Bill after being bitten by Greyback] Of course, it doesn't matter how he looks...It's not r-really important... but he was a very handsome little b-boy... always very handsome... and he was g-going to be married!

Fleur Delacour: And what do you mean by zat? What do you mean, 'e was going to be married?

Mrs Weasley: Well - only that-

Fleur Delacour: You theenk Bill vill not wish to marry me anymore? You theenk, because of zees bites, he vill not love me?

Mrs Weasley: No, that's not what I -

Fleur Delacour: Because 'e vill! It would take more zan a werewolf to stop Bill loving me!

Remus Lupin: I am not being ridiculous. Tonks deserves somebody young and whole.
Mr Weasley: But she wants you. And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so.

Nymphadora Tonks: (with a strained voice, to Lupin) You see? She'll marry him, even though he's been attacked! She doesn`t care!

Remus Lupin: Bill won't be a complete werewolf... don't compare... The cases are totally...

Nymphadora Tonks: But I don't care either, I don't care! And I've told you a million times!


Hermoine Granger: She`s going to ban you from the libiary if you`re not careful. Why did you have to bring that stupid book, anyway?"

Harry Potter: Its not my fault she`s barking mad, Hermoine. Or do you think she overheard you talking about Flitch? I alway`s knew there was something going on between them...

Hermoine Granger: Oh ha, ha.

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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