I was having a bit of a DVD marathon today, re-watching the Harry Potter films in advance of seeing part 2 of Deathly Hallows next week. It occurred to me, while watching the films, that you could have slipped any number of lines from other films into the dialogue with nobody much noticing the difference. For example:
Harry: Please sir, I want some more
Vernon: [surprised beyond belief] More?
Petunia: Have you tried not being a mutant?
Hagrid: You have great expectations!
Dumbledore: He doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
Snape: I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience.
Harry: YOU’RE TEARING ME APART!
Hermione: Oh yeah, “Ooh, ahh”, that’s how it always starts. But then there’s running and screaming.
Sirius: It is an army bred for a single purpose: to destroy the world of men.
Voldemort: You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me.
Dumbledore: You can not risk yourself, even for me, do you understand? You’re too important!
Snape: You are unwise to lower your defences.
Harry: Is that how a warped brain like yours gets its kicks? By planning the death of innocent people?
Bellatrix: No, by causing the death of innocent people.
Harry: No matter what I do, no matter how hard I try, the ones I love will always be the ones who pay.
Ron: He wants the precious. Always he is looking for it. And the precious is wanting to go back to him… But we mustn’t let him have it.
Harry: Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: “With great power comes great responsibility.” This is my gift, my curse.
Dumbledore: There is … a deeper magic.
Voldemort: This is the really real world – there ain’t no coming back!
Hermione: I love you.
Ron: I know.
Ron: He’s been mostly dead all day.