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Good vs. Evil Quotes

The police were summoned, and the whole of Little Hangleton had seethed with shocked curiosity and ill-disguised excitement. Nobody wasted their breath pretending to feel very sad about the Riddles...

Power Quotes

At that moment, a wizard in plus-fours appeared out of thin air next to Mr. Roberts's front door. "Oblivate!" he said sharply, pointing his wand at Mr. Roberts. Instantly, Mr. Roberts's eyes slid o...

Friendship Quotes

I bet Krum can see right through [Malfoy], though ... bet he gets people fawning over him all the time ... Where d'you reckon they're going to sleep? We could offer him a space in our dormitory, Ha...

Fear Quotes

The doctors did note (as though determined to find something wrong with the bodies) that each of the Riddles had a look of terror upon his or her face – but as the frustrated police said, who...

Principles Quotes

Out in the corridor, Frank suddenly became aware that the hand gripping his walking stick was slippery with sweat. The man with the cold voice had killed a woman. He was talking about it without an...

Hate Quotes

"[Dudley's tongue] was four feet long before his parents would let me shrink it!" Harry and the Weasleys roared with laughter again. "It isn't funny!" Mr. Weasley shouted. "That sort of behavior se...

Youth Quotes

No matter how much Aunt Petunia wailed that Dudley was big-boned, and that his poundage was really puppy fat, and that he was a growing boy who needed plenty of food, the fact remained that the sch...

Isolation Quotes

Frank Bryce was the Riddles' gardener. He lived alone in a run-down cottage on the grounds of the Riddle House. Frank had come back from the war with a very stiff leg and a great dislike of crowds...
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