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One sentence per chapter (and two from “Chapter Eleven”) of the fifth Harry Potter book, respectively.

Think… something happy….

Don’t leave the house again, whatever you do.

Far, far above them, a shower of bright red sparks had flared among the stars.

“They want to turn you into someone nobody will believe.”

“So you’re trying to stop him getting more followers?”

The tapestry looked immensely old…. Nevertheless, the golden thread with which it was embroidered still glinted brightly enough to show them a sprawling family tree dating back… to the Middle Ages.

“Why have they changed the time?”

“In your admirable haste to ensure that the law is upheld, you appear, inadvertently, I am sure, to have overlooked a few laws yourself.”

“We’ve been wanting to ask you for ages — could you have a look in the writing desk in the drawing room and tell us what’s inside it?”

“I’ve been able to see them ever since my first day here.”

“Listen closely to my song: / Though condemned I am to split you / Still I wonder that it’s wrong, / Though I must fulfill my duty / And must quarter every year / Still I wonder whether sorting / May not bring the end I fear. // Oh, know the perils, read the signs, / The warning history shows, / For our Hogwarts is in danger / From external, deadly foes / And we must unite inside her / Or we’ll crumble from within / I have told you, I have warned you… / Let the sorting now begin.”

“If you have the Seeing Eye, certificates and grades matter very little.”

I must not tell lies. 

“You’ve been popping into the fire every hour?”

“The Inner Eye does not See upon command!”

“What are heliopaths?”

Today, same time, same place.

“It is known by us as the Come and Go Room, sir, or else as the Room of Requirement!”


“So you have been to look for giants?”

“I was having a dream at first about something completely different, something stupid… and then this interrupted it.”

There was a flash of flame in the very middle of the office, leaving behind a single golden feather that floated gently to the floor.

I’m not the weapon after all. 

“The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure.”

Teachers are hereby banned from giving students any information that is not strictly related to the subjects they are paid to teach.

There, at the far end of the windowless passage, was a plain, black door.

“Our findings teach us that the future may be glimpsed in the sky above us…”

All channels of communication in and out of this school are being monitored.

“You take notes for a change, it won’t kill you!”

The path was becoming increasingly overgrown and the trees grew so closely together that as they walked farther and farther into the forest that it was as dark as dusk. 

“I mistranslated ‘ehwaz’… It means ‘partnership,’ not ‘defense,’ I mixed it up with ‘eihwaz.’”

“He’s got Padfoot in the place where it’s hidden!”

The problem facing them seemed insurmountable.

Everything in here was black including the floor and ceiling — identical, unmarked, handle-less black doors were set at intervals all around the black walls, interspersed with branches of candles whose flames burned blue, their cool, shimmering light reflected in the shining marble floor so that it looked as though there was dark water underfoot. 

The figure stopped speaking and dissolved into nothingness.

“But a few minutes ago you saw proof, with your own eyes, that I have been telling you the truth for a year.”

“Ought I have told you then?”

“Come in, come in, we’ll have a cup o’ dandelion juice…”

Sentences that stood out to me while flipping page-by-page through my wellread copy of Order.

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2003. Print.


  1.  “Dudley Demented”
  2.  “A Peck of Owls”
  3.  “The Advanced Guard”
  4.  “Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place”
  5.  “The Order of the Phoenix”
  6.  “The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black”
  7.  “The Ministry of Magic”
  8.  “The Hearing”
  9.  “The Woes of Mrs. Weasley”
  10.  “Luna Lovegood”
  11.  “The Sorting Hat’s New Song”
  12.  “Professor Umbridge”
  13.  “Detention With Dolores”
  14.  “Percy and Padfoot”
  15.  “The Hogwarts High Inquisitor”
  16.  “In the Hog’s Head”
  17.  “Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four”
  18.  “Dumbledore’s Army”
  19.  “The Lion and the Serpent”
  20.  “Hagrid’s Tale”
  21.  “The Eye of the Snake”
  22.  “St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries”
  23.  “Christmas on the Closed Ward”
  24.  “Occlumency”
  25.  “The Beetle at Bay”
  26.   “Seen and Unforeseen”
  27.  “The Centaur and the Sneak”
  28.  “Snape’s Worst Memory”
  29.  “Career Advice”
  30.  “Grawp”
  31.  “O.W.L.S.”
  32.  “Out of the Fire”
  33.  “Fight and Flight”
  34.  “The Department of Mysteries”
  35.  “Beyond the Veil”
  36.  “The Only One He Ever Feared”
  37.  “The Lost Prophecy”
  38.  “The Second War Begins”


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