Working hard is important, but there's something that matters even more. Believing in yourself. Think of it this way: Every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more than we are now. Students. If they can do it, why not us?
The mind is a complex and many-layered thing, Potter... or at least, most minds are...
It is not about striving for immortality, but about accepting mortality.
He gave the impression, even in newsprint, of X-raying Harry, whose sadness mingled with a sense of humiliation.
Well, think back," said Harry. "Have you ever let it slip that you'd like to go out in public with the words 'My Sweetheart' round your neck?
I think they ought to know. You do them a disservice by not confiding something this important to them.
Professor Severus Snape was Harry's least favorite teacher. Harry also happened to be Snape's least favorite student.
The sky outside the window was changing rapidly from deep, velvety blue to cold, steely gray and then, slowly, to pink shot with gold.
You're saying it wrong,' Harry heard Hermione snap. ‘It's Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa, make the gar nice and long.' ‘You do it, then, if you're so clever,' Ron snarled. Hermione rolled up the sleeves of her gown, flicked her wand and said, ‘Wingardium Leviosa!' Their feather rose off the desk and hovered about four feet.