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Memorable quotes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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"Er - I don't want to be rude or anything, but - this isn't a great time for me to have a house elf in my bedroom." - Harry Potter
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 15.

I’ll be in my room, making no noise and pretending I’m not there" said Harry tonelessly. - Harry Potter
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 11.

"You didn’t tell us you weren’t allowed to use magic outside school" said Uncle Vernon, a mad gleam dancing in his eyes. "Forgot to mention it…slipped your mind, I dare say…" - Uncle Vernon
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 21.

"Your sons flew that car to Harry’s house and back last night" shouted Mrs Weasley. "What have you got to say about that, eh?" "Did you really?" said Mr Weasley eagerly.
"Did it go all right? I – I mean," he faltered, as sparks flew from Mrs Weasley’s eyes, "that-that was very wrong boys – very wrong indeed…."
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 35.

"Ladies and gentleman," he said loudly, waving for quiet. "What an extraordinary moment this is!" - Gilderoy Lockhart
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 49.

"Or he might have been sacked!" said Ron enthusiastically. "I mean, everyone hates him – "
"Or maybe," said a very cold voice right behind them, "he’s waiting to hear why you two didn’t arrive on the school train."
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 62.

"Now – be warned! It is my job to arm you against the foulest creatures known to wizardkind! You may find yourselves facing your worst fears in this room. Know only that no harm can befall you whilst I am here. All I ask is that you remain calm." - Gilderoy Lockhart
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 78.

"Mudblood’s a really foul name for someone who is Muggle-born – you know, non-magic parents. There are some wizards – like Malfoy’s family – who think they’re better than everyone else because they’re what people call pure-blood." - Ron Weasley
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 89.

Wooden filing cabinets stood around the walls; from their labels, Harry could see that they contained details of every pupil Filch had ever punished. Fred and George Weasley had an entire drawer to themselves.
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 96.

Ginny Weasley seemed very disturbed by Mrs. Norris’s fate. According to Ron, she was a great cat lover.
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 111.

"Excuse me?" said Ron sharply. "What d’you mean, a bit of whoever we’re changing into? I’m drinking nothing with Crabbe’s toenails in it – "
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 125.

"Scared?" muttered Malfoy, so that Lockhart couldn’t hear him.
"You wish," said Harry out of the corner of his mouth.
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 145.

"Voldemort.. is my past, present and future..." - Tom Riddle
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 231.

"Haven't I already told you that killing Mudbloods doesn't matter to me any more? For many months now, my new target has been -- you." - Tom Riddle
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 230.

"If you had died, you'd have been welcome to share my toilet. " - Moaning Myrtle
     Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 239-240.

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