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In 1997, the book (also renamed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US, the following year) introduced generations of fans to the wizarding world of Harry, Hermione and Ron, along with teachers, friends and enemies (including some who were somehow all three) like Snape, McGonagall, Dumbledore and Hagrid. With a special 25th Anniversary edition released to celebrate, the original novel has so far sold over 120million copies, meaning most of us have read it. But how well do you know books and who said exactly what? Some quotes may seem a little easy, but there are three points available for each one. You need to give their first and last names and which chapter the quote is from, giving you the chance to win up to 48 points.

1. He’ll be famous – a legend … every child in our world will know his name!

2. Harry – yer a wizard. 

3. The wand chooses the wizard, remember … I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter … After all, He Who Must Not Be Named did great things – terrible, yes, but great. 

4. All you have to do is walk straight at the barrier between platforms nine and ten. Don’t stop and don’t be scared you’ll crash into it, that’s very important. Best do it at a bit of a run if you’re nervous.

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone quotes quiz

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone quotes quiz (Image: WB)

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone teachers

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone teachers (Image: WB )

5. Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts. Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you.

6. You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potion-making. As there is little foolish wand-waving here, many of you will hardly believe this is magic. I don’t expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses … I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even put a stopper on death — if you aren’t as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.’

7. Your father would have been proud. He was an excellent Quidditch player himself.

Harry Potter 25th Anniversary book

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 25th Anniversary book (Image: BLOOMSBURY )

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Professor Mcgonagall

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Professor McGonagall (Image: WB )

8. You’re saying it wrong… It’s Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa, make the “gar” nice and long.

9. I do feel so sorry… for all those people who have to stay at Hogwarts for Christmas because they’re not wanted at home.

10.  Longbottom, if brains were gold you’d be poorer than Weasley, and that’s saying something.

11. I tell you, that dragon’s the most horrible animal I’ve ever met, but the way Hagrid goes on about it, you’d think it was a fluffy little bunny rabbit. When it bit me he told me off for frightening it. And when I left, he was singing it a lullaby.

12.  You want to be more careful. Hanging around like this, people will think you’re up to something. And Gryffindor really can’t afford to lose any more points, can they? … Be warned, Potter — any more night-time wanderings and I will personally make sure you are expelled. Good day to you.

13. Books! And cleverness! There are more important things – friendship and bravery and – oh Harry – be careful!

14. Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn’t realise that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign.

15. Yes, Severus does seem the type, doesn’t he? So useful to have him swooping around like an overgrown bat.

16. There are all kinds of courage… It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. I therefore award ten points to Mr Neville Longbottom.

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone: Harry, Ron and Hermione

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Harry, Ron and Hermione (Image: WB )

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone: Hagrid

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Hagrid (Image: WB )


1: Professor Minerva McGonagall, Chapter 1. 2: Rubeus Hagrid, Chapter 4. 3: Garrick Ollivander, Chapter 5. 4: Molly Weasley, Chapter 6.

5: Professor Albus Dumbledore, Chapter 7. 6: Professor Severus Snape, Chapter 8. 7: Professor Minerva McGonagall, Chapter 9.

8: Hermione Granger Chapter 10. 9: Draco Malfoy, Chapter 12. 10: Draco Malfoy, Chapter 13. 11: Ron Weasley, Chapter 14. 12: Professor Severus Snape, Chapter 15.

13: Hermione Granger, Chapter 16. 14: Professor Albus Dumbledore, Chapter 17. 15: Professor Quirinus Quirrell Chapter 17. 16: Professor Albus Dumbledore, Chapter 17. 

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