Authority figures always attract trouble.

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: British

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She needs to sort out her priorities.

Don't you? said Moody quietly. It's very simple, Karkaroff. Someone put Potter's name in that goblet knowing he'd have to compete if it came out.

I'm trying to decide what curse to use on Malfoy, sir, said Harry fiercely.

I'm — er — not supposed ter do magic, strictly speakin'. I was allowed ter do a bit ter follow yeh an' get yer letters to yeh an' stuff — one o' the reasons I was so keen ter take on the job.

He wrenched the hangings shut around his four-poster, leaving Harry standing there by the door, staring at the dark red velvet curtains, now hiding one of the few people he had been sure would believe him.

You sometimes have to join forces with those you'd rather avoid.

Dumbledore's man through and through, said Harry. That's right.

That is a valuable object, said Scrimgeour, watching Ron. It may even be unique. Certainly it is of Dumbledore's own design. Why would he have left you an item so rare?

Hmm, said a small voice in his ear. Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent, oh my goodness, yes — and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that's interesting. . . . So where shall I put you?

Yes, said Harry stiffly. Yes, sir. There's no need to call me ‘sir,' Professor.

Harry Potter was going out with Ginny Weasley seemed to interest a great number of people, most of them girls, yet Harry found himself newly and happily impervious to gossip over the next few weeks.

Muggle women wear them, Archie, not the men, they wear these, said the Ministry wizard, and he brandished the pinstriped trousers. I'm not putting them on, said old Archie in indignation. I like a healthy breeze 'round my privates, thanks.

It's your one last chance, said Harry, it's all you've got left....I've seen what you'll be otherwise.... Be a man... try... Try for some remorse....

Colin, I fell! It was brilliant!