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More from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“I’d love to go with you as friends! Nobody’s ever asked me to a party before, as a friend!”

I am a wizard, not a baboon brandishing a stick.

People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.

Hermione Granger

“I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being–forgive me–rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.”

Dumbledore, Ch. 10

Harry had known Hagrid to present a vicious baby dragon with a teddy bear, seen him croon over giant scorpions with suckers and stings, attempt to reason with his brutal giant of a half-brother, but this was perhaps the most incomprehensible of all his monster fancies: the gigantic talking spider, Ararog, that dwelled deep in the Forbidden Forest.

ch. 11