—Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling
Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
—Harry Potter, said by Dumbledore, J.K. Rowling
Percy lay across Fred’s body, shielding it from further harm, and when Harry shouted, “Percy, come on, we’ve got to move!” he shook his head.
—Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
Numbing the pain for a while will only make it worse when you finally feel it.
—Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Albus Dumbledore: J.K. Rowling
No, I think I’ll just go down and have some pudding and wait for it all to turn up…. It always does in the end.
—Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoneix, said by Luna Lovegood; J.K. Rowling
It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew - and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents - that there was all the difference in the world.
—Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling