| Quote #1
"I see," said Aunt Marge. "Do they use the cane at St. Brutus's, boy?" she barked across the table.
Harry's dry sense of humor doesn't get to come out and play all the time, but we get a great demonstration of it here, as he manages to find the absurd in his overall crappy situation.
| Quote #2
With a feeling of unease, Harry saw Stan's eyes move tot he scar on Harry's forehead.
Poor Harry – he's always trying to avoid attention. So it's no wonder that, when he can get away with it, he fibs to keep the focus away from himself.
| Quote #3
"They'ad a job coverin' it up, din' they, Ern?" Stan said. "Ole street blown up an' all them Muggles dead. What was it they said 'ad 'appened, Ern?"
Details like this really emphasize how separated the wizarding community is from the wider Muggle world. Being a wizard is a lot like being a secret agent, and lying is often a necessary part of the job.