Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Poster

Richard Harris: Albus Dumbledore

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  • Dumbledore : It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.

  • Dumbledore : It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.

  • Dumbledore : What happened down in the dungeon between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret. So, naturally, the whole school knows.

  • Dumbledore : Harry, do you know why Professor Quirrell couldn't bear to have you touch him?

    [Harry shakes his head] 

    Dumbledore : It was because of your mother. She sacrificed herself for you, and that kind of act leaves a mark.

    [Harry reaches up to touch his scar] 

    Dumbledore : No, no. This kind of mark cannot be seen. It lives in your very skin.

    Harry : What is it?

    Dumbledore : Love, Harry. Love.

  • [about Every Flavor Beans] 

    Dumbledore : I was most unfortunate in my youth to come across a vomit-flavored one, and since then I'm afraid I've lost my liking for them. But, I think I could be safe with a nice toffee.

    [eats it] 

    Dumbledore : Mm, alas, earwax.

  • Professor McGonagall : Albus, do you really think it safe, leaving him with these people? I've watched them all day. They're the worst sort of Muggles imaginable. They really are...

    Dumbledore : The only family he has.

    Professor McGonagall : This boy will be famous. There won't be a child in our world who doesn't know his name.

    Dumbledore : Exactly. He's far better off growing up away from all of that. Until he is ready.

  • Dumbledore : Only a person who wanted to find the Stone - find it, but not use it - would be able to get it. That is one of my more brilliant ideas. And between you and me, that is saying something.

  • Dumbledore : Also, our caretaker, Mr. Filch, has asked me to remind you that the third-floor corridor on the right-hand side is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a most painful death.

  • Dumbledore : Yes,Yes well done Slytherin, well done Slytherin, however recent events must be taken into account, and I have a few last minute points to award.

    Dumbledore : To Miss Hermione Granger, for the cool use of intellect when others were in great peril, 50 points.

    Dumbledore : Second to Mr. Ronald Weasley, for the best played game of chess that Hogwarts has seen these many years, 50 points.

    Dumbledore : And third to Mr. Harry Potter, for pure nerve and outstanding courage, I award Gryffindor House 60 points.

    Hermione : We're tied with Slytherin!

    Dumbledore : And finally, it takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends, I award 10 points, to Mr. Neville Longbottom.

    Dumbledore : Assuming that my calculations are correct, I believe a change in decoration is in order.

    Dumbledore : Gryffindor wins the house cup!

  • Dumbledore : [walks onto Privet Drive and takes out lights with tool]  I should have known that you would be here, Professor McGonagall.

    [to Professor McGonagall, who is a cat] 

    Professor McGonagall : [transforms into a human]  Good evening, Professor Dumbledore.

    [walks with Dumbledore] 

    Professor McGonagall : Are the rumors true, Albus?

    Dumbledore : I'm afraid so, Professor. The good... and the bad.

    Professor McGonagall : And the boy?

    Dumbledore : Hagrid is bringing him.

    Professor McGonagall : Do you think it wise to trust Hagrid with something this important?

    Dumbledore : Ah, Professor, I would trust Hagrid with my life.

    [Hagrid appears on a flying motorcycle with baby Harry Potter] 

    Hagrid : Professor Dumbledore, sir, Professor McGonagall.

    Dumbledore : No problems, I trust, Hagrid?

    Hagrid : No, sir. Little tike fell asleep just as we were flyin' over Bristol. Try not to wake him.

    [gives Harry to Dumbledore and McGonagall] 

    Hagrid : There yeh go.

    Professor McGonagall : Albus, do you really think it's safe to leave him with these people? I've watched them all day, they're the worst sort of Muggles imaginable! They really are.

    Dumbledore : They're the only family he has.

    Professor McGonagall : This boy will be famous. There won't be a child in the world who won't know his name!

    Dumbledore : Exactly. He's far better off growing up away from that, until he's ready.

    [puts Harry on the Dursley's front step and looks at Hagrid, who is crying] 

    Dumbledore : There there, Hagrid, it's not really goodbye after all.

    [Hagrid nods, while Dumbledore leaves a letter for the Dursleys on Harry] 

    Dumbledore : Good luck, Harry Potter.

    [the camera shoots to Harry's scar] 

  • [first lines] 

    Professor McGonagall : [as a cat]  Mraow!

    Dumbledore : I should have known that you would be here, Professor McGonagall.

    [Professor McGonagall transfigures into her human self] 

  • Professor McGonagall : Are the rumors true, Albus?

    Dumbledore : I'm afraid so, Professor. The good... and the bad.

  • Dumbledore : Silence!

  • Harry : Where's Hermione?

    Neville Longbottom : Parvati Patil says that she wouldn't come out of the girls bathroom. She said that she'd been in there all afternoon, crying.

    [Harry looks at Ron, who shrugs] 

    Professor Quirrel : [comes running to Dumbledore]  TROLL IN THE DUNGEON! TROLL IN THE DUNGEON!

    [Dumbledore and McGonagall stand up, all the kids stare at Quirrell] 

    Professor Quirrel : Thought you ought to know.

    [faints] 

    Dumbledore : [kids scream]  Silence!

    [everybody stops screaming] 

    Dumbledore : Please do not panic. Now, Prefects will lead their house back to the dormitories, and teachers will follow me to the dungeons.

    [kids follow Percy, while Snape walks away and closes the door] 

  • Professor McGonagall : Are you sure you could trust Hagrid with such an important thing?

    Dumbledore : I would trust Hagrid with my own life.

    [Hagrid appears on a motorcycle with baby Harry] 

  • Dumbledore : Alas, earwax.

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