Hi everyone! I recently just finished rereading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, and when I was about halfway through, I realized how much I have enjoyed it! I have laughed so much throughout this book and I think that it might be my favorite out of the series! And so, I thought that it would be a fun idea to talk about my favorite quotes from this book.
Spoiler alert! This post will contain a lot of spoilers, so if you haven’t read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and you would like to, then please don’t read this post!
“‘Vernon Dursley speaking.’
Harry, who happened to be in the room at the time, froze as he heard Ron’s voice answer.
‘HELLO? HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? I — WANT — TO — TALK — TO — TALK — TO — HARRY — POTTER!'”(Rowling 14).
I found this quote to be so funny when I read it! I can vividly imagine Ron bellowing into the telephone and Uncle Vernon replying back angrily. Poor Ron! He must have been so confused!
“‘I’m not going to be murdered,’ Harry said out loud.
‘That’s the spirit, dear,’ said his mirror sleepily”(Rowling 75).
That was really comforting. 😂
“She [Professor McGonagall] stopped again, and then said, in a very matter-of-fact tone, ‘You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don’t let you off homework today. I assure you that if you die, you need not hand it in'”(Rowling 113).
Yes!! Professor McGonagall for President! 😂
“‘I — I thought they were funny,’ Hagrid said uncertainly to Hermione”(Rowling 116).
This part made me so sad! I hate you Malfoy! Why does he always have to rain on other people’s parades? Not cool. ☹️ Also, I think that the books were very funny Hagrid!
“‘Oh yes, Professorhead,’ said Peeves, with the air of one cradling a large bombshell in his arms.
‘He got very angry when she wouldn’t let him in, you see.’ Peeves flipped over and grinned at Dumbledore from between his own legs. ‘Nasty temper he’s got, that Sirius Black'”(Rowling 162).
First off, ‘Professorhead’? That’s a very interesting title. 😂 Also, that cliffhanger!!! ‘Nasty temper he’s got, that Sirius Black.’ Bum, bum, bummmmm…
“Hermione went very red, put down her hand, and stared at the floor with her eyes full of tears. It was a mark of how much the class loathed Snape that they were all glaring at him, because every one of them had called Hermione a know-it-all at least once, and Ron, who told Hermione she was a know-it-all at least twice a week, said loudly, ‘You asked us a question and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don’t want to be told?'”(Rowling 173).
Yes, yes, yes!!! You tell him Ron!
“‘Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs,’ sighed George, patting the heading of the map. ‘We owe them so much.’
‘Noble men, working tirelessly to help a new generation of lawbreakers,’ said Fred solemnly”(Rowling 193).
“‘Worried abou’ Buckbeak, an’ no one likin’ my classes—’
‘We do like them!’ lied Hermione at once.
‘Yeah, they’re great!’ said Ron, crossing his fingers under the table. ‘Er — how are the flobberworms?’
‘Dead,’ said Hagrid gloomily. ‘Too much lettuce'”(Rowling 217).
I feel so bad for Hagrid but this part made me laugh a lot! 😂
“‘Bad news, Harry. I’ve just been to see Professor McGonagall about the Firebolt. She — er — got a bit shirty with me. Told me I’d got my priorities wrong. Seemed to think I cared more about winning the Cup than I do about you staying alive. Just because I told her I didn’t care if it threw you off, as long as you caught the Snitch first.’ Wood shook his head in disbelief. ‘Honestly, the way she was yelling at me… you’d think I’d said something terrible…”(Rowling 240).
“‘I’m not blamin’ yeh!’ said Hagrid, waving Harry’s apology aside. ‘Gawd knows yeh’ve had enough ter be gettin’ on with. I’ve seen yeh practicin’ Quidditch ev’ry hour o’ day an’ night — but I gotta tell yeh, I thought you two’d value yer friend more’n broomsticks or rats. Tha’s all'”(Rowling 268).
I completely agree with Hagrid! In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Dumbledore says, “‘It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.'” (Rowling 306). Hermione’ heart was in the right place, and what she did took a lot of courage!
“‘Yeah, it will,’ said Ron fiercely. ‘You won’t have to do all the work alone this time, Hermione. I’ll help.’
Hermione flung her arms around Ron’s neck and broke down completely. Ron, looking quite terrified, patted her very awkwardly on the top of the head. Finally, Hermione drew away.
‘Ron, I’m really, really sorry about Scabbers…,’ she sobbed.
‘Oh — well — he was old,’ said Ron, looking thoroughly relieved that she had let go of him. ‘And he was a bit useless. You never know, Mum and Dad might get me an owl now'”(Rowling 285).
This part made me so happy inside! Yay! 😊
“Wave upon wave of crimson supporters was pouring over the barriers onto the field. Hands were raining down their backs. Harry had a confused impression of noise and bodies pressing in on him. Then he, and the rest of the team, were hoisted onto the shoulders of the crowd. Thrust into the light, he saw Hagrid, plastered with crimson rosettes — ‘Yeh beat ’em, harry, yeh beat ’em! Wait till I tell Buckbeak!’ There was Percy, jumping up and down like a maniac, all dignity forgotten. Professor McGonagall was sobbing harder than even Wood, wiping her eyes with an enormous Gryffindor flag; and there, fighting their way toward Harry, were Ron and Hermione. Words failed them. They simply beamed as Harry was borne toward the stands, where Dumbledore stood waiting with the enormous Quidditch Cup”(Rowling 304).
This part made me really happy too! Gooo Gryffindor! ❤️💛
“‘What — live with you?’ he said, accidentally cracking his head on a bit of rock protruding from the ceiling. ‘Leave the Dursleys?’
‘Of course, I thought you wouldn’t want to,’ said Sirius quickly. ‘I understand, I just thought I’d —’
‘Are you insane?’ said Harry, his voice easily as croaky as Sirius’s. ‘Of course I want to leave the Dursleys! Have you got a house? When can I move in?’
Sirius turned right around to look at him; Snape’s head was scraping the ceiling but Sirius didn’t seem to care.
‘You want to?’ he said. ‘You mean it?’
‘Yeah, I mean it!’ said Harry”(Rowling 368–369).
This part was so sweet. ❤️
“‘Harry, you’ve got to come and stay with us. I’ll fix it up with Mum and Dad, then I’ll call you, I know how to use a fellytone now —’
‘A telephone, Ron,’ said Hermione. ‘Honestly, you should take Muggle Studies next year…’”(Rowling 417).
I burst out laughing when I read this! 😂
“Harry looked eagerly inside the envelope. There was another piece of parchment hidden in there. He read it through quickly and felt suddenly as warm and contented as he’d swallowed a bottle of hot butterbeer in one gulp.
‘I, Sirius Black, Harry Potter’s godfather, hereby give him permission to visit Hogsmeade on weekends.’”(Rowling 419).
Whoop whoop!! 🙌🙌
Thank you so much for reading! I hope that this post made you laugh and remember all the lovely characters and parts in the magical Harry Potter series! ❤️—Rishika
Citations for pictures:
- Harry Potter Film. “Harry Potter Film on Twitter: ‘How Do You Open the Monster Book of Monsters without Getting Your Fingers Bitten off?’” Twitter, 2015, twitter.com/harrypotterfilm/status/610462587877261312.
- “Inter-House Quidditch Cup.” Harry Potter Wiki, harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Inter-House_Quidditch_Cup.
- “The Marauder’s Map Tea Towel – MinaLima.” MinaLima, minalima.com/product/marauders-map-tea-towel/.