There are some truly evil characters in Harry Potter. But not many of them can match Dolores Umbridge (we usually just call her SHE-WHO-MUST-NOT-BE-NAMED). Working for the Ministry of Magic, she was supposed to be on the good side of the fight! Instead, half of the time – she was trying to convince everyone that Voldemort hadn’t returned – and the other half, was spent making Harry’s life a living hell!
As much as we’d like, unfortunately – we’ll never be able to completely forget her hideous, pink outfits. If only they were the worst thing about her. From firing Hagrid to attempting to use an Unforgivable Curse on Harry –
Here are 27 of the worst Dolores Umbridge quotes we could find:
- The Cruciatus Curse ought to loosen your tongue
- [About Quidditch] Yes, Mr. Potter, I think a lifelong ban ought to do the trick
- Excellent, Draco, excellent, oh, very good — fifty points to Slytherin!
- I’m sure I must have misunderstood you, Professor Dumbledore,
- Filthy half-breeds!
- Detention, Mr. Potter!”
- I am very much looking forward to getting to know you all, and I’m sure we’ll be very good friends!
- Tut, tut. That won’t do, now, will it? I should like you, please, to reply ‘Good afternoon, Professor Umbridge.’ One more time, please. Good afternoon, class!
- Are you a Ministry-trained educational expert, Miss Granger?
- “I want you to write ‘I must not tell lies’
- I am here to help. I am your friend. And now, you will kindly continue your reading. Page five, ‘Basics for Beginners.’
- Come here, Mr. Potter, dear.
- “Oh no, no, no. This is your punishment for spreading evil, nasty, attention-seeking stories, Mr. Potter, and punishments certainly cannot be adjusted to suit the guilty one’s convenience.
- Well then, I’m afraid you are not qualified to decide what the ‘whole point’ of any class is. Wizards much older and cleverer than you have devised our new program of study.
- You applied first for the Defense Against the Dark Arts post, I believe? (Umbridge). Yes (Snape). But you were unsuccessful? (Umbridge). Obviously (Snape).
- Very well. In that case, you will kindly tell me the whereabouts of Sirius Black.
- I was just wondering whether Mr. Potter has quite the temperament for an Auror?
- No, I don’t think so, Mr. Potter. The Ministry places a rather higher value on my life than yours, I’m afraid.
- Ah, Professor Snape. Yes, I would like another bottle of Veritaserum, as quick as you can, please.
- Well, it looks as though Hogwarts will shortly be a Weasley-free zone, doesn’t it?
- Very well, Mr. Potter . . . I offered you the chance to tell me freely. You refused. I have no alternative but to force you.
- Potter has no chance whatsoever of becoming an Auror!
- You are being deliberately unhelpful! I expected better, Lucius Malfoy always speaks most highly of you! Now get out of my office!
- What is Padfoot? Where what is hidden? What does he mean, Snape?
- What Cornelius doesn’t know won’t hurt him.
- Idiot girl, Dumbledore won’t be sitting in a pub when the whole Ministry’s looking for him!
- Well, then, I am confused. . . . I’m afraid I don’t quite understand how you can give Mr. Potter false hope.