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1. "- With respect, Professor McGonagall, I'm not quite sure you understand what I'm trying to do here.- With respect, Mr. Potter, I'm quite sure I don't. Unless - this is a guess, mind - you're trying to take over the world?- No! I mean yes - well, NO!- I think i should perhaps be alarmed that you have trouble answering the question."
Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
2. "You're mine now, Harry thought at the walls of Diagon Alley, and all the shops and items, and all the shopkeepers and customers; and all the lands and people of wizarding Britain, and all the wider wizarding world; and the entire greater universe of which Muggle scientists understood so much less than they believed. I, Harry James Potter-Evans-Verres, do now claim this territory in the name of Science.Lightning and thunder completely failed to flash and boom in the cloudless skies."What are you smiling about?" inquired Professor McGonagall, warily and wearily."I'm wondering if there's a spell to make lightning flash in the background whenever I make an ominous resolution," explained Harry. He was carefully memorising the exact words of his ominous resolution so that future history books would get it right."
Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
3. "Like that's the only reason anyone would ever buy a first-aid kit? Don't take this the wrong way, Professor McGonagall, but what sort of crazy children are you used to dealing with?""Gryffindors," spat Professor McGonagall, the word carrying a freight of bitterness and despair that fell like an eternal curse on all youthful heroism and high spirits."
Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
4. "Bad news, Harry. I've just been to see Professor McGonagall about the Firebolt. She – er, got a bit shirty with me. Told me I'd got my priorities wrong. Seemed to think I cared more about winning the Cup than I do about staying alive. Just because I told her I didn't care if it threw you off, as long as you caught the Snitch first."
Author: J.K. Rowling
5. "Hello, Professor McGonagall," said Moody calmly, bouncing the ferret still higher."What — what are you doing?" said Professor McGonagall, her eyes following the bouncing ferret's progress through the air."Teaching," said Moody."Teach — Moody, is that a student?" shrieked Professor McGonagall, the books spilling out of her arms."Yep," said Moody."Moody, we never use Transfiguration as a punishment!" said Professor McGonagall weakly."
Author: J.K. Rowling
6. "He hardly heard what Professor McGonagall was telling them about Animagi (wizards who could transform at will into animals), and wasn't even watching when she transformed herself in front of their eyes into a tabby cat with spectacle markings around her eyes. "Really, what has got into you all today?" said Professor McGonagall, turning back into herself with a faint pop, and staring around at them all. "Not that it matters, but that's the first time my transformation's not got applause from a class." Everybody's heads turned toward Harry again, but nobody spoke. Then Hermione raised her hand. "Please, Professor, we've just had our first Divination class, and we were reading the tea leaves, and —" "Ah, of course," said Professor McGonagall, suddenly frowning. "There is no need to say any more, Miss Granger. Tell me, which of you will be dying this year?"
Author: J.K. Rowling
7. "The fireworks continued to burn and spread all over the school that afternoon. Though they caused plenty of disruption, the other teachers did not seem to mind them very much."Dear, dear," said Professor McGonagall sardonically, as one of the dragons soared around her classroom, emitting loud bangs and exhaling flame. "Miss Brown, would you mind running along to the headmistress and informing her that we have an escaped firework in our classroom?""Thank you so much, Professor!" said Professor Flitwick in his squeaky little voice. "I could have got rid of the sparklers myself, of course, but I wasn't sure whether I had the authority..."Beaming, he closed the classroom door in Umbridge's snarling face."
Author: J.K. Rowling
8. "They're off, and the big excitement this match is the Firebolt that Harry Potter is flying for Gryffindor. According to Which Broomstick, the Firebolt's going to be the broom of choice for the national teams at this year's World Championship —" "Jordan, would you mind telling us what's going on in the match?" interrupted Professor McGonagall's voice. "Right you are, Professor — just giving a bit of background information — the Firebolt, incidentally, has a built-in auto-brake and —" "Jordan!" "Okay, okay, Gryffindor in possession, Katie Bell of Gryffindor heading for goal …"
Author: J.K. Rowling
9. "And it's Johnson, Johnson with the Quaffle, what a player that girl is, I've been saying it for years but she still won't go out with me —""JORDAN!" yelled Professor McGonagall."Just a fun fact, Professor, adds a bit of interest —"
Author: J.K. Rowling
10. "You're JOKING!" said Fred Weasley loudly.The tension that had filled the Hall ever since Moody's arrival suddenly broke. Nearly everyone laughed, and Dumbledore chuckled appreciatively."I am not joking, Mr. Weasley," he said, "though now that you mention it, I did hear an excellent one over the summer about a troll, a hag, and a leprechaun who all go into a bar..."Professor McGonagall cleared her throat loudly."Er — but maybe this is not the time... no..." said Dumbledore."
Author: J.K. Rowling
11. "YOU CHEATING SCUM!" Lee Jordan was howling into the megaphone, dancing out of Professor McGonagall's reach. "YOU FILTHY, CHEATING B —" Professor McGonagall didn't even bother to tell him off. She was actually shaking her finger in Malfoy's direction, her hat had fallen off, and she too was shouting furiously."
Author: J.K. Rowling
12. "I think so,' said Professor McGonagall dryly, 'we teachers are rather good at magic, you know."
Author: J.K. Rowling
13. "Fifty?" Harry gasped."Fifty points each," said Professor McGonagall, breathing heavily."Professor — please —""You can't —""Don't tell me what I can and can't do, Potter. I've never been more ashamed of Gryffindor students."
Author: J.K. Rowling
14. "Professor McGonagall: "Why don't you confer with Mr. Finnigan? As I recall, he has a particular proclivity for pyrotechnics."
Author: J.K. Rowling
15. "Miss Granger, you foolish girl, how could you think of tackling a mountain troll on your own? Five points will be taken from Gryffindor for this," said Professor McGonagall. "I'm very disappointed in you."Hermione left. Professor McGonagall turned to Harry and Ron."Well, I still say you were lucky, but not many first years could have taken on a full-grown mountain troll. You each win Gryffindor five points."
Author: J.K. Rowling
16. "Lee Jordan was finding it difficult not to take sides.'So — after that obvious and disgusting bit of cheating —''Jordan!' growled Professor McGonagall.'I mean after that open and revolting foul —''Jordan, I'm warning you —''All right, all right. Flint nearly kills the Gryffindor Seeker, which could happen to anyone, I'm sure, so a penalty to Gryffindor, taken by Spinnet, who puts it away, no trouble, and we continue play, Gryffindor still in possession."
Author: J.K. Rowling
17. "I—I didn't think—""That," said Professor McGonagall, "is obvious."
Author: J.K. Rowling
18. "NO!"The scream was the more terrible because he had never expected or dreamed that Professor McGonagall could make such a sound."
Author: J.K. Rowling
19. "Hogwarts is threatened!" shouted Professor McGonagall. "Man the boundaries, protect us, do your duty to our school!"
Author: J.K. Rowling
20. "So," sneered Fudge, recovering himself, "you intend to take on Dawlish, Shacklebolt, Dolores, and myself single-handed, do you, Dumbledore?""Merlin's beard, no," said Dumbledore, smiling. "Not unless you are foolish enough to force me to.""He will not be single-handed!" said Professor McGonagall loudly, plunging her hand inside her robes."Oh yes he will, Minerva!" said Dumbledore sharply. "Hogwarts needs you!"
Author: J.K. Rowling
21. "Cup of tea?' Lupin said, looking around for his kettle. 'I was just thinking of making one.''All right,' said Harry, awkwardly.Lupin tapped the kettle with his wand and a blast of steam issued suddenly from the spout.'Sit down,' said Lupin, taking the lid off a dusty tin. 'I've only got teabags, I'm afraid-but I daresay you've had enough of tea leaves?'Harry looked at him. Lupin's eyes were twinkling.'How did you know that?' Harry asked.'Professor McGonagall told me,' said Lupin, passing Harry a chipped mug of tea. 'You're not worried, are you?"
Author: J.K. Rowling
22. "Our Headmaster is taking a short break," said Professor McGonagall, pointing at the Snape-shaped hole in the window."
Author: J.K. Rowling

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