Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone – Memorable Quotes

Jan 25, 2008

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Memorable quotes from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone


Thanks to the staff of Moderators, Crafty Witches, CoC Mods, Elves, and assistants who helped us gather all the quotes we have so far, and a very special thanks to you for reading over all our hard work and sending in a few quotes of your own!

“Scars can come in useful. I have one myself above my left knee which is a perfect map of the London Underground.” – Albus Dumbledore
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 17.

“It was a dream…I dreamed a giant called Hagrid came to tell me I was going to a school for wizards. when I open my eyes I’ll be at home in my cupboard.” – Harry Potter
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 49.

“CAR CRASH” roared Hagrid, jumping up so angrily that the Dursleys scuttled back to their corner, “How could a car crash kill Lily and James Potter? It’s an outrage! A scandal! Harry Potter not knowin’ his own story when every kid in our world knows his name!” (- Rubeus Hagrid
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 44.

“What’s the difference between a stalagmite and a stalactite?”
“Stalagmite’s got an ˜m’ in it.”
- Harry and Hagrid
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 58.

“Everyone thinks I’m special…All those people in the Leaky Cauldron, Professor Quirrell, Mr. Ollivander…But I don’t know anything about magic at all.” – Harry Potter
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 66.

Aunt Petunia often said that Dudley looked like a baby angel ’ Harry often said that Dudley looked like a pig in a wig.
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 21.

Yesterday he’d have given anything to be up here. Today he’d rather be back in his cupboard with that letter than up here without it.

color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 32.

Friday was an important day for Harry and Ron. They finally managed to find their way down to the Great Hall without getting lost once.

color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 100.

There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 132.

“What did you expect, turnips?” – Ron Weasley
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 147.

“Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!” – Albus Dumbledore
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 92.

“Everyone starts at the beginning…Just be yerself. I know it’s hard…But yeh’ll have a great time.” – Hagrid
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 66.

“Never wondered how you got that mark on yer forehead? That was no ordinary cut. That’s what yeh get when a powerful, evil curse touches yeh–took care of yer mum an’ dad an’ yer house, even–but it didn’t work on you, an’ that’s why yer famous, Harry.” – Hagrid
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 45.

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Albus Dumbledore
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 157.

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” – Albus Dumbledore
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 221.

He couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: ‘To Harry Potter — the boy who lived!’
color=”maroon”>Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. 18.

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