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    “An Unbreakable Vow?" said Ron, looking stunned. "Nah, he can’t have.... Are you sure?"
    "Yes I’m sure," said Harry. "Why, what does it mean?"
    "Well, you can’t break an Unbreakable Vow..."
    "I’d worked that much out for myself, funnily enough.”
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    “I don't mean to be rude—" he began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable.
    "Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often," Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely.”
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    “Ginny, listen...I can't be involved with you anymore. We've got to stop seeing each other. We can't be together."
    "It's for some stupid noble reason isn't it?"
    "It's been like...like something out of someone else's life these last few weeks with you. But I can't...we can't...I've got to do things alone now. Voldemort uses people his enemies are close to. He's already used you as bait once, and that was just because you were my best friend's sister. Think how much danger you'll be in if we keep this up. He'll know, he'll find out. He'll try and get me through you."
    "What if I don't care?"
    "I care. How do you think I'd feel if this was your funeral...and it was my fault...”
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    “Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.”
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    “The Death Eaters can't all be pure-blood, there aren't enough pure-blood wizards left," said Hermione stubbornly. "I expect most of them are half-bloods pretending to be pure. It's only Muggle-borns they hate, they'd be quite happy to let you and Ron join up"
    "There is no way they'd let me be a Death Eater!" said Ron indignantly...."My whole family are blood traitors! That's as bad as Muggle-borns to Death Eaters!"
    "And they'd love to have me," said Harry sarcastically. "We'd be best pals if they didn't keep trying to do me in.”
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    “Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!”
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    “Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe.”
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    “Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”
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    “Did you know— then? asked Harry.
    Did I know that I had just met the most dangerous Dark wizard of all time? No.”
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    “Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter. Ghosts are transparent.”
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    “It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated. . . .”
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    “I see a light in the kitchen. Let us not deprive Molly any longer of the chance to deplore how thin you are.”
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    “And they'd [the Death Eaters] love to have me," said Harry sarcastically. "We'd be best pals if they didn't keep trying to do me in.”
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    “Am I about to discover where you, Ron, and Hermione disappeared to while you were supposed to be in the back room of Fred and George's shop?'
    'How did you...?'
    'Harry, please. You're talking to the man who raised Fred and George.”
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    “I don't think you should be an Auror, Harry," said Luna unexpectedly. Everybody looked at her. "The Aurors are part of the Rotfang Conspiracy, I thought everyone knew that. They're working to bring down the Ministry of Magic from within using a mixture of dark magic and gum disease.”
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    “Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.”
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    “You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!”
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    “Well you seemed too busy to call him a prat and I thought someone should.”
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    “You see!" said a strained voice. Tonks was glaring at Lupin. "She still wants to marry him, even though he's been bitten! She doesn't care!"
    "It's different," said Lupin, barely moving his lips and looking suddenly tense. "Bill will not be a full werewolf. The cases are completely-"
    "But I don't care either, I don't care!" said Tonks, seizing the front of Lupin's robes and shaking them. "I've told you a million times...."
    And the meaning of Tonk's Patronus and her mouse-colored hair, and the reason she had come running to find Dumbledore when she had heard a rumor someone had been attacked by Greyback, all suddenly became clear to Harry; it had not been Sirius that Tonks had fallen in love with after all.
    "And I've told you a million times," said Lupin, refusing to meet her eyes, staring at the floor, "that I am too old for you, too poor....too dangerous...."
    "I've said all along you're taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus," said Mrs. Weasley over Fleur's shoulder as she patted her on the back.
    "I am not being ridiculous," said Lupin steadily. "Tonks deserves somebody young and whole."
    "But she wants you," said Mr. Weasley, with a small smile. "And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so."
    He gestured sadly at his son, lying between them.
    "This is....not the moment to discuss it," said Lupin, avoiding everybody's eyes as he looked around distractedly. "Dumbledore is dead...."
    "Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world," said Professor McGonagall curtly...”
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    “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.”