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Book : Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say
that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last
people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious,
because they just didn't hold with such nonsense. Rating : 3,14/5 (197 votes) - Comments
Mr. Dursley was the director of a firm called Grunnings, which made drills. He was a big, beefy man with hardly any neck, although he did have a very large mustache. Mrs. Dursley was thin and blonde and had nearly twice the usual amount of neck, which came in very useful as she spent so much of her time craning over garden fences, spying on the neighbors. Rating : 3,18/5 (190 votes) - Comments
Mrs. Dursley had had a nice, normal day. She told him over dinner all
about Mrs. Next Door's problems with her daughter and how Dudley had
learned a new word ("Won't!"). Rating : 3,03/5 (189 votes) - Comments
"Fancy seeing you here, Professor McGonagall." Rating : 3,09/5 (174 votes) - Comments
"How did you know it was me?" she asked.
"My dear Professor, I 've never seen a cat sit so stiffly."
"You'd be stiff if you'd been sitting on a brick wall all day," said
"Shooting stars down in Kent -- I'll bet that was Dedalus Diggle. He never had much sense." Rating : 3,10/5 (176 votes) - Comments
"Would you care for a lemon drop?" Rating : 3,13/5 (174 votes) - Comments
"A lemon drop. They're a kind of Muggle sweet I'm rather fond of"
"No, thank you," said Professor McGonagall coldly, as though she didn't think this was the moment for lemon drops.
"Everyone knows you're the only one You-Know- oh, all right, Voldemort, was frightened of." [McGonagall] Rating : 3,22/5 (181 votes) - Comments
"You flatter me," said Dumbledore calmly. "Voldemort had powers I will
"Only because you're too -- well -- noble to use them."
"It's lucky it's dark. I haven't blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey
told me she liked my new earmuffs."
"A letter?" repeated Professor McGonagall faintly, sitting back down on
the wall. "Really, Dumbledore, you think you can explain all this in a
letter? These people will never understand him! He'll be famous -- a
legend -- I wouldn't be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter day
in the future -- there will be books written about Harry -- every child
in our world will know his name!" Rating : 3,03/5 (180 votes) - Comments
"Exactly," said Dumbledore, looking very seriously over the top of his
half-moon glasses. "It would be enough to turn any boy's head. Famous
before he can walk and talk! Famous for something he won't even
remember! Can't you see how much better off he'll be, growing up away
from all that until he's ready to take it?"
"You think it -- wise -- to trust Hagrid with something as important as
this?" [McGonagall] Rating : 3,04/5 (185 votes) - Comments
"I would trust Hagrid with my life," said Dumbledore.
"Is that where -?" whispered Professor McGonagall. Rating : 3,01/5 (190 votes) - Comments
"Yes," said Dumbledore. "He'll have that scar forever."
"Couldn't you do something about it, Dumbledore?"
"Even if I could, I wouldn't. Scars can come in handy. I have one myself
above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."