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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  1. #1
    “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
  2. #2
    “Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one that rises against them and strikes back!”
  3. #3
    “I am the Chosen One. I have to kill him. I need that memory.”
  4. #4
    “Or perhaps, to confess that you yourself are worried and frightened? You need your friends, Harry. As you so rightly said, Sirius would not have wanted you to shut yourself away.”
  5. #5
    “But nothing I have seen in the world has supported your pronouncements that love is more powerful than my kind of magic, Dumbledore.”
  6. #6
    “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.”
  1. #7
    “Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.”
  2. #8
    The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing, and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before. You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible.
  3. #9
    “A warmth was spreading through him that had nothing to do with the sunlight; a tight obstruction in his chest seemed to be dissolving. He knew that Ron and Hermione were more shocked than they were letting on, but the mere fact that they were still there on either side of him, speaking bracing words of comfort, not shrinking from him as though he were contaminated or dangerous, was worth more than he could ever tell them.”
  4. #10
    ″‘You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!’ said Dumbledore loudly. ‘The only protection that can possibly work against the lure of power like Voldemort’s!‘”
  5. #11
    Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter. Ghosts are transparent.
  6. #12
    “Nobody’s ever asked me to a party before, as a friend!”

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  1. #13
    “You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”
  2. #14
    “And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”
  3. #15
    “There is no need to call me ‘sir’, Professor.”
  4. #16
    “It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”
  5. #17
    “Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”
  6. #18
    “For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry...although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would have been sure to research my own jam preferences before impersonating myself.”
  7. #19
    It was as Harry suspected. Everyone here seemed to have been invited because they were connected to somebody well-known or influential – everyone except Ginny.
  8. #20
    “Kill me then,” panted Harry, who felt no fear at all, but only rage and contempt. “Kill me like you killed him, you coward —”