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Character : Garrick Ollivander

"I'm sorry to say I sold the wand that did it," he said softly. "Thirteen-and-a-half inches. Yew. Powerful wand, very powerful, and in the wrong hands... well, if I'd known what that wand was going out into the world to do...."

Ollivander to Harry about Voldemort
Related characters : Garrick Ollivander, Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 5 : Diagon Alley

Rating : 3,23/5 (247 votes) - Comments
"Tricky customer, eh? Not to worry, we'll find the perfect match here somewhere -- I wonder, now - - yes, why not -- unusual combination -- holly and phoenix feather, eleven inches, nice and supple."
Harry took the wand. He felt a sudden warmth in his fingers. He raised the wand above his head, brought it swishing down through the dusty air and a stream of red and gold sparks shot from the end like a firework, throwing dancing spots of light on to the walls. Hagrid whooped and clapped and Mr. Ollivander cried, "Oh, bravo! Yes, indeed, oh, very good. Well, well, well... how curious... how very curious... "

Related characters : Garrick Ollivander, Harry Potter, Rubeus Hagrid

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 5 : Diagon Alley

Rating : 3,16/5 (198 votes) - Comments
"I remember every wand I've ever sold, Mr. Potter. Every single wand. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather -- just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother why, its brother gave you that scar."
Harry swallowed.
"Yes, thirteen-and-a-half inches. Yew. Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember.... I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter.... After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things -- terrible, yes, but great."
Harry shivered. He wasn't sure he liked Mr. Ollivander too much.

Related characters : Garrick Ollivander, Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 5 : Diagon Alley

Rating : 3,22/5 (232 votes) - Comments
"Everyone thinks I'm special," he said at last. "All those people in the Leaky Cauldron, Professor Quirrell, Mr. Ollivander... but I don't know anything about magic at all. How can they expect great things? I'm famous and I can't even remember what I'm famous for. I don't know what happened when Vol-, sorry -- I mean, the night my parents died."
Hagrid leaned across the table. Behind the wild beard and eyebrows he wore a very kind smile.
"Don' you worry, Harry. You'll learn fast enough. Everyone starts at the beginning at Hogwarts, you'll be just fine. just be yerself. I know it's hard. Yeh've been singled out, an' that's always hard. But yeh'll have a great time at Hogwarts -- I did -- still do, 'smatter of fact."

Related characters : Harry Potter, Rubeus Hagrid, Quirinus Quirrell, Garrick Ollivander, Lord Voldemort, James Potter, Lily Potter

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 5 : Diagon Alley

Rating : 3,13/5 (239 votes) - Comments
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