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Character : Quirinus Quirrell

"What sort of magic do you teach, Professor Quirrell?"
"D-Defense Against the D-D-Dark Arts," muttered Professor Quirrell, as though he'd rather not think about it. "N-not that you n-need it, eh, P-P-Potter?" He laughed nervously. "You'll be g-getting all your equipment, I suppose? I've g-got to p-pick up a new b-book on vampires, m-myself." He looked terrified at the very thought.

Related characters : Quirinus Quirrell, Harry Potter

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

Rating : 3,16/5 (218 votes) - Comments
Twenty minutes later, they left Eeylops Owl Emporium, which had been dark and full of rustling and flickering, jewel-bright eyes. Harry now carried a large cage that held a beautiful snowy owl, fast asleep with her head under her wing. He couldn't stop stammering his thanks, sounding just like Professor Quirrell.

Related characters : Harry Potter, Rubeus Hagrid, Hedwig, Quirinus Quirrell

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

Rating : 3,16/5 (225 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
Harry, who was starting to feel warm and sleepy, looked up at the High Table again. Hagrid was drinking deeply from his goblet. Professor McGonagall was talking to Professor Dumbledore. Professor Quirrell, in his absurd turban, was talking to a teacher with greasy black hair, a hooked nose, and sallow skin.
It happened very suddenly. The hook-nosed teacher looked past Quirrell's turban straight into Harry's eyes -- and a sharp, hot pain shot across the scar on Harry's forehead.
"Ouch!" Harry clapped a hand to his head.
"What is it?" asked Percy.
"N-nothing."
The pain had gone as quickly as it had come. Harder to shake off was the feeling Harry had gotten from the teacher's look -- a feeling that he didn't like Harry at all.
"Who's that teacher talking to Professor Quirrell?" he asked Percy.
"Oh, you know Quirrell already, do you? No wonder he's looking so nervous, that's Professor Snape. He teaches Potions, but he doesn't want to -- everyone knows he's after Quirrell's job. Knows an awful lot about the Dark Arts, Snape."
Harry watched Snape for a while, but Snape didn't look at him again.

Related characters : Harry Potter, Percy Weasley, Rubeus Hagrid, Minerva McGonagall, Quirinus Quirrell, Severus Snape

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,06/5 (257 votes) - Comments
Harry was just helping himself to a baked potato when Professor Quirrell came sprinting into the hall, his turban askew and terror on his face. Everyone stared as he reached Professor Dumbledore's chair, slumped against the table, and gasped, "Troll -- in the dungeons -- thought you ought to know."
He then sank to the floor in a dead faint.

Related characters : Quirinus Quirrell, Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 10 : Halloween

Rating : 3,19/5 (190 votes) - Comments
The Weasley twins were punished for bewitching several snowballs so that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the back of his turban.

Related characters : Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Quirinus Quirrell

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 12 : The Mirror of Erised

Rating : 3,01/5 (179 votes) - Comments
"Severus?" Quirrell laughed, and it wasn't his usual quivering treble, either, but cold and sharp. "Yes, Severus does seem the type, doesn't he? So useful to have him swooping around like an overgrown bat. Next to him, who would suspect p-p-poor, st-stuttering P-Professor Quirrell?"

Quirrell to Harry
Related characters : Quirinus Quirrell, Severus Snape

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 16 : Through the Trapdoor

Rating : 3,06/5 (210 votes) - Comments
"You're too nosy to live, Potter."

Related characters : Quirinus Quirrell, Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 16 : Through the Trapdoor

Rating : 3,11/5 (199 votes) - Comments
"Tokens from your friends and admirers," said Dumbledore, beaming. "What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally, the whole school knows. I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you. Madam Pomfrey, however, felt it might not be very hygienic, and confiscated it."

Related characters : Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter, Quirinus Quirrell, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Poppy Pomfrey

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 17 : The Man with Two Faces

Rating : 3,07/5 (233 votes) - Comments
"Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign... to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin. Quirrell, full of hatred, greed, and ambition, sharing his soul with Voldemort, could not touch you for this reason. It was agony to touch a person marked by something so good."

Dumbledore to Harry
Related characters : Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort, Lily Potter, Quirinus Quirrell

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 17 : The Man with Two Faces

Rating : 3,12/5 (262 votes) - Comments
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