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1. "And when Mary nodded, Pauline said, "You'd better hurry then, you know how how is," and laughed to show she would not be married to bald John Keane for all the tea in China. In her laugh was every confidence Mary had ever shared with Pauline about her husband's failings, every unguarded criticism, every angry, impromptu, frustrated critique of his personality, his manners, his sometimes morbid, sometimes inscrutable, sometimes impatient ways. A repository, Pauline and her laugh, for every moment in thier marriage when Mary Keane had not loved her husband, when love itself had seemed a misapprehension, a delusion (a stranger standing outside of Schrafft's transformed into an answered prayer), and marriage--which Pauline had had sense enough to spurn--simply an awkward pact with a stranger, any stranger, John or George, Tom, Dick, or Harry.A repository, Pauline and her laugh, her knowing eye, for all that Mary Keane should have kept to herself."
Author: Alice McDermott
2. "("we appreciated the intricately thought-out, detailed universe you've created for your story." ~Arthur A. Levine Books (publishers of The Harry Potter series.)) about my book!"
Author: Arthur A. Levine Books
3. "ISOLATION DOES STRANGE THINGS to a person's mind. This is true for any social creature, human or otherwise. Monkeys taken from their mothers at birth, placed alone in stainless-steel chambers, and deprived of contact with other animals ("human and subhuman" alike, according to the researchers), develop irreversible mental illnesses. As one of the experts in this field, Harry Harlow, put it: "sufficiently severe and enduring social isolation reduces these animals to a social-emotional level in which the primary social responsiveness is fear."
Author: Derrick Jensen
4. "As I said, I don't expect you to understand—""And I don't," he cut in. "Ye ask how I can live a life that I know will end with the hangman's noose. Well, at least I am alive. Ye might as well have climbed inside yer husband's coffin and let yerself be buried with his corpse."Her hand flashed out before she'd thought about it, the smack against his cheek loud in the little courtyard.Silence had her eyes locked with Michael's, her chest rising and falling swiftly, but she was aware that Bert and Harry had looked up. Even Mary and Lad had paused in their play.Without taking his gaze from hers, Michael reached out and grasped her hand. He raised her hand to his lips and softly kissed the center of her palm.He looked at her, her hand still at his lips. "Don't take to yer grave afore yer time, Silence, m'love."
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
5. "Harry tucked her arm through his and marched her to the door."Stop!""What?"Men could be so obtuse. "Do I look like I've just been tumbled?"Harry's lips twitched. "You look like the most beautiful woman in the world." He kissed her soundly again. He hadn't exactly answered her question, but it was too late now."
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
6. "One week I was in school and the next I'm at Leavesden Studios in Dumbledore's office reading scenes with Daniel Radcliffe. Weird. And terrifying for such a huge 'Harry Potter' fan."
Author: Evanna Lynch
7. "But I was also a big mouth, I started to develop a troubled relationship with Harry Shorten."
Author: Gil Kane
8. "Merlin's beard, Harry, you made me jump," said Slughorn, stopping dead in his tracks and looking wary. "How did you get out of the castle?""I think Filch must've forgotten to lock the doors," said Harry cheerfully, and was delighted to see Slughorn scowl."
Author: J.K. Rowling
9. "Harry lost any sense of where they were: Streetlights above him, yells around him, he was clinging to the sidecar for dear life. Hedwig's cage, the Firebolt, and his rucksack slipped from beneath his knees —"No — HEDWIG!"The broomstick spun to earth, but he just managed to seize the strap of his rucksack and the top of the cage as the motorbike swung the right way up again. A second's relief, and then another burst of green light. The owl screeched and fell to the floor of the cage."No — NO!"The motorbike zoomed forward; Harry glimpsed hooded Death Eaters scattering as Hagrid blasted through their circle."Hedwig — Hedwig —"But the owl lay motionless and pathetic as a toy on the floor of her cage."
Author: J.K. Rowling
10. "Harry is the best hope we have. Trust him."
Author: J.K. Rowling
11. "Professor Severus Snape was Harry's least favorite teacher. Harry also happened to be Snape's least favorite student."
Author: J.K. Rowling
12. "A bit of old parchment!' said Fred, closing his eyes with a grimace as though Harry had mortally offended him. 'Explain, George.''Well...when we were in our first year, Harry-young, carefree, and innocent-'Harry snorted. He doubted whether Fred and George had ever been innocent.'-well, more innocent than we are now-we got into a spot of bother with Filch."
Author: J.K. Rowling
13. "Who're you going with, then?" said Ron."Angelina," said Fred promptly, without a trace of embarrassment."What?" said Ron, taken aback. "You've already asked her?""Good point," said Fred. He turned his head and called across the common room, "Oi! Angelina!"Angelina, who had been chatting with Alicia Spinnet near the fire, looked over at him."What?" She called back."Want to come to the ball with me?"Angelina gave Fred a sort of appraising look."All right, then," she said, and she turned back to Alicia and carried on chatting with a bit of a grin on her face."There you go," said Fred to Harry and Ron, "piece of cake."
Author: J.K. Rowling
14. "At that moment, Harry fully understood for the first time why people said Dumbledore was the only wizard Voldemort had ever feared. The look upon Dumbledore's face as he stared down at the unconscious form of Mad-Eye moody was more terrible than Harry could have ever imagined. There was no benign smile upon Dumbledore's face, no twinkle in the eyes behind the spectacles. There was cold fury in every line of the ancient face; a sense of power radiated from Dumbledore as though he were giving off burning heat."
Author: J.K. Rowling
15. "So Dobby stopped us from getting on the train and broke your arm. . . ." He shook his head. "You know what, Harry? If he doesn't stop trying to save your life he's going to kill you."
Author: J.K. Rowling
16. "Hand over the prophecy and no one need get hurt," said Malfoy coolly.It was Harry's turn to laugh."Yeah, right!" he said. "I will give you this - prophecy, is it? And you'll just let us skip off home, will you?"
Author: J.K. Rowling
17. "Parvati positively beamed. Harry could tell that she was feeling guilty for having laughed at Hermione in Transfiguration. He looked around and saw that Hermione was beaming back, if possible even more brightly. Girls were very strange sometimes."
Author: J.K. Rowling
18. "No one knows why, or how, but they're saying that when he couldn't kill Harry Potter, Voldemort's power somehow broke — and that's why he's gone."
Author: J.K. Rowling
19. "And again Harry understood without having to think. It did not matter about bringing them back, for he was about to join them. He was not really fetching them: They were fetching him."
Author: J.K. Rowling
20. "What's that?' he snarled, staring at the envelope Harry was still clutching in his hand. 'If it's another form for me to sign, you've got another-''It's not,' said Harry cheerfully. 'It's a letter from my godfather.''Godfather?' spluttered Uncle Vernon. 'You haven't got a godfather!''Yes, I have,' said Harry brightly. 'He was my mum and dad's best friend. He's a convicted murderer, but he's broken out of wizard prison and he's on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though...keep up with my news...check I'm happy..."
Author: J.K. Rowling
21. "You mean the Prophet won't print it because Fudge won't let them," said Hermione irritably.Rita gave Hermione a long, hard look. Then, leaning forward across the table toward her, she said in a businesslike tone, "All right, Fudge is leaning on the Prophet, but it comes to the same thing. They won't print a story that shows Harry in a good light. Nobody wants to read it. It's against the public mood. This last Azkaban breakout has got people quite worried enough. People just don't want to believe You-Know-Who's back.""So the Daily Prophet exists to tell people what they want to hear, does it?" said Hermione scathingly.Rita sat up straight again, her eyebrows raised, and drained her glass of firewhisky."The Prophet exists to sell itself, you silly girl," she said coldly."
Author: J.K. Rowling
22. "Once again I must ask too much of you, Harry."
Author: J.K. Rowling
23. "Yeah, size is no guarantee of power," said George. "Look at Ginny.""What d'you mean?" said Harry."You've never been on the receiving end of one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes, have you?"
Author: J.K. Rowling
24. "The hippogriff took off into the air. . . . He and his rider became smaller and smaller as Harry gazed after them . . . then a cloud drifted across the moon. . . . They were gone."
Author: J.K. Rowling
25. "Harry and Hermione are very platonic friends. But I won't answer for anyone else, nudge-nudge wink-wink!"
Author: J.K. Rowling
26. "Hagrid, look what I've got for relatives!" Harry said furiously. "Look at the Dursleys!""An excellent point," said Professor Dumbledore. "My own brother, Aberforth, was prosecuted for practicing inappropriate charms on a goat. It was all over the papers, but did Aberforth hide? No, he did not! He held his head high and went about his business as usual! Of course, I'm not entirely sure he can read, so that may not have been bravery. . . ."
Author: J.K. Rowling
27. "No te den lástima los muertos, Harry, sino más bien los vivos , y sobre todo los que viven sin amor."
Author: J.K. Rowling
28. "Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?""Yes," said Harry stiffly."Yes, sir.""There's no need to call me "sir" Professor."The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying."
Author: J.K. Rowling
29. "These girls... they're going to kill me, Harry."
Author: J.K. Rowling
30. "Harry?yer a wizard."
Author: J.K. Rowling
31. "On Harry dug, deeper and deeper into the hard, cold earth, subsuming his grief in sweat, denying the pain in his scar."
Author: J.K. Rowling
32. "The point is, if we find out you've been horrible to Harry —""— and make no mistake, we'll hear about it."even if you won't let Harry use the fellytone —""Telephone"
Author: J.K. Rowling
33. "But they were not living, thought Harry: They were gone. The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' moldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing. And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off or pretending? He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them."
Author: J.K. Rowling
34. "You know, I don't get why Fred and George only got three O.W.L.s each," said Harry, watching as Fred, George, and Lee collected gold from the eager crowd. "They really know their stuff. . . .""Oh, they only know flashy stuff that's no real use to anyone," said Hermione disparagingly."No real use?" said Ron in a strained voice. "Hermione, they've got about twenty-six Galleons already. . . ."
Author: J.K. Rowling
35. "Doctor, do you read the Harry Potter books?" "Well, as a matter of fact, yes, I have." "The fourth was my favorite. What was yours?" "Umm, I don't know really." "Is it possible," the prosecutor asked the witness, "that those writings of Mr. Kobel are merely attempts at writing a novel? Some big fantasy book." "I…I can't imagine it." "But it's possible, isn't it?" "I suppose. But I'll tell you, he'll never sell the movie rights."
Author: Jeffery Deaver
36. "... They paid some madman who thought he was a decorator a lot of money to make the place look hip and unique. May be it's my lack of fashion sense talking, but I thought they should have held out for one of those gorillas who has learned to paint. The results would have been of similar quality, and they could have paid in fresh produce.- Harry Dresden, Small Favor, Jim Butcher"
Author: Jim Butcher
37. "I choose my battles, Dresden. Not you." She looked up at me calmly. "Let me put this in terms that will get through your skull: My friend is going to save a child from monsters. I'm going with him. That's what friends do, Harry."
Author: Jim Butcher
38. "[Rakel] It feels a bit like jumping out of a burning house. Falling is better than burning.[Harry] At least until you land.[Rakel] I've come to realize that falling and living have certain things in common. For a start, both are very temporary states of being."
Author: Jo Nesbø
39. "Wilhelm's smile reminded Harry of his father's sad, resigned smile, the smile of a man looking backwards because that's where the things that made him smile were."
Author: Jo Nesbø
40. "Harry Potter isn't real? Oh no! Wait, wait, what do you mean by real? Is this video blog real? Am I real if you can see me and hear me, but only through the internet? Are you real if I can read your comment but I don't know who you are or what your name is or where you're from or what you look like or how old you are? I know all of those things about Harry Potter. Maybe Harry Potter's real and you're not."
Author: John Green
41. "Leigh did what any sane female faced with such an e-mail would do: deleted it to resist the temptation of replying, cleared her trash to resist the temptation of recalling it, and then called tech support to restore all her recently deleted e-mails. (Chasing Harry Winston)"
Author: Lauren Weisberger
42. "Then, at last, sitting on her stretcher-bed, she took from the very bottom of her pack an old peacock-blue scarf folded around a heavy, square book. She unwrapped it and opened it very carefully, as if guilty secrets might fall from between its pages like pressed flowers. This was Harry's secret. She was a writer."
Author: Margaret Mahy
43. "I mean, I must confess I don't own Harry Potter DVDs. My parents do. They have them all. And they like watching them."
Author: Matthew Lewis
44. "Apparently, we're all in the frame," I heard Harry murmur somewhere behind me. And I whirled back to him. Innate, irrational anger surged. Then stopped, dead - as I suddenly took in Handsome, Robert and Doc. They were all staring at me. They were concentrating, all resolute, all a tad furrow-browed… upon my face.Self-consciousness burgeoned. I gingerly fingered my and lips and my chin,"Am I drooling?""Your arse is hanging out," said Harry, not looking up from the forensics he was scanning.And so it was.Handsome, Robert and Doc averted their eyes as I, wishing I'd merely been dribbling, grabbed the back flaps of my breezy hospital gown, fully placed my back against the wall. Then, thinking better of it, dived hurriedly, carefully, back into bed.If Chinese Lady'd been here, she could've, would've, told me.I missed her already."
Author: Morana Blue
45. "When the monster struck a blow, Conor felt the sting of it in his own fist. When the monster held Harry's arm behind his back, Conor had felt Harry's muscles resisting. Resisting, but not winning. Because how could a boy beat a monster?"
Author: Patrick Ness
46. "I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along."
Author: Piers Anthony
47. "[Harry] had always suffered from a vague restlessness, a longing for adventure that she told herself severely was the result of reading too many novels when she was a small child."
Author: Robin McKinley
48. "No, my good lord, banish Peto, banish Bardolph, banish Poins, but for sweet Jack Falstaff, kind Jack Falstaff, true Jack Falstaff, valiant Jack Falstaff, and therefore more valiant, being as he is, old Jack Falstaff, banish not him thy Harry's company, banish not him thy Harry's company. Banish plump Jack, and banish all the world."
Author: William Shakespeare
49. "Nunca les doy el infierno. Sólo les digo la verdad y ellos piensan que es el infierno. — Harry S. Truman"
Author: Yehuda Berg
50. "I got a few gray hairs to testify to my wisdom, 2 grand babies & long. black dido named Harry..."
Author: Zane

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