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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Quotes

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Memory and the Past Quotes

Harry remembered only too well the occasion where Ron's old wand had snapped. It had happened when the car the two of them had been flying to Hogwarts crashed into a tree on the school grounds. (1.48)

Fear Quotes

"Oh, I wouldn't read that if I were you," said the manager lightly, looking to see what Harry was staring at. "You'll start seeing death omens everywhere. It's enough to frighten anyone to death."...

Good vs. Evil Quotes

"Dumbledore isn't fond of the Azkaban guards," said Mr. Weasley heavily. "Nor am I, if it comes to that [...] but when you're dealing with a wizard like Black, you sometimes have to join forces wit...

Time Quotes

"I mean, you're good Hermione, but no one's that good. How're you supposed to be in three classes at once?" "Don't be silly," said Hermione shortly. "Of course I won't be in three classes at once....

Lies and Deceit Quotes

"I see," said Aunt Marge. "Do they use the cane at St. Brutus's, boy?" she barked across the table. "Er –" Uncle Vernon nodded curtly behind Aunt Marge's back. "Yes," said Harry. Then, feelin...

Freedom and Confinement Quotes

It took Harry several days to get used to his strange new freedom. Never before had he been able to get up whenever he wanted or eat whatever he fancied. He could even go wherever he pleased, so lo...

Friendship Quotes

Knowing Hermione, he was sure it would be a large book full of very difficult spells – but it wasn't. His heart gave a huge bound as he ripped back the paper and saw a sleek black leather cas...

Family Quotes

The Dursleys had ignored his last two birthdays, and he had no reason to suppose they would remember this one. (1.26)

Justice and Judgment Quotes

"She deserved it," Harry said, breathing very fast. "She deserved what she got. You keep away from me." (2.3.30)

Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes

"Poor Crookshanks, that witch said he'd been in there for ages, no one wanted him." (4.2.61)

Education Quotes

This separation from his spellbooks had been a real problem for Harry, because his teachers at Hogwarts had given him a lot of holiday homework. (1.7)

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