Is it true that you shouted at Professor Umbridge?" "Yes." "You called her a liar?" "Yes." "You told her He Who Must Not Be Named is back?" "Yes." "Have a biscuit, Potter.
Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Do you remember back at the hotel when you promised that if we lived, you’d get dressed up in a nurse’s outfit and give me a sponge bath?" asked Jace. "It was Simon who promised you the sponge bath." "As soon as I’m back on my feet, handsome," said Simon. "I knew we should have left you a rat.
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?
Well, I’m not kissing the mundane," said Jace. "I’d rather stay down here and rot." "Forever?" said Simon. "Forever’s an awfully long time." Jace raised his eyebrows. "I knew it," he said. "You want to kiss me, don’t you?
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install A lovely bookshelf on the wall. Then fill the shelves with lots of books.
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.