"This car makes me want to weep, and then die." Tim Curry as Nigel St. Nigel -- American Duos episode of Psych -- EP01 S02

Thou marvel’st at my words, but hold thee still. // Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill . . . William Shakespeare — Macbeth — Act 3, Scene 2

Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretches her fingers to touch the heavens ... Lao Tzu

I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty — a sunken beauty ... Jean Genet

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‘Would you like me to do it now? Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?’
Severus Snape to Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Pottermore Sorting - a Slytherin

^ J.K. Rowling, via Pottermore, affirms what I've known since the first time I read Philosopher's Stone: I'm pretty sure I'd be in Slytherin ... Oh, yes, I definitely would be ... And, yes. I'm still bitter about the house cup.

Moaning Myrtle in the prefect's bath - *Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire*

"*Oh! Hello, Harry ... Long time no see ... *"

Moaning Myrtle to Harry - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

O HAI THAR ...

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." - Inigo Montoya - The Princess Bride

Slytherin House Crest

Or perhaps in Slytherin // You’ll make your real friends // Those cunning folk use any means // To achieve their ends ...

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter)

Seeker to Seeker ...

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It doesn't say Mr. Weasley knew. It shows Harry assuming Mr. Weasley knew that Sirius was involved in the betrayal of the Fidelius charm and subsequently the death of his parents. By the time Harry was 13 -- the age he was at the Three Broomsticks -- the whole Potter story was beyond urban legend. Surely everybody knew that Sirius was supposed to have been involved.
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comment Was Harry related to Salazar Slytherin?
JKR has said that Harry and Voldemort are "distantly related" through the Peverell family, but, as you say, that doesn't make Harry Voldemort's descendant. :)
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I don't think this is a dupe. The answer in the other question says "I don't know" re: Molly producing sauce from her wand. That is not a useful answer. As to JKR being inconsistent, that, too, is not that case. She has always been clear that you cannot create food from thin air, but you can summon food that already exists (i.e. Hogwarts food for its students) from Point A to Point B. Neither are the questions asking about the same thing. I say it's not a dupe -- just my $0.02. :)
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