35 Draco Malfoy Quotes From The Half-Blood Prince

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Misunderstood. Deserving of a redemption arc. Some have even stretched to call him the true anti-hero of the story. When it comes to Draco Malfoy, one thing is for sure, he has amassed a legion of fans who continue to back him at every turn (perhaps much even to the chagrin of J.K.Rowling herself).

From his early beginnings as a child of privilege and the story’s archetypal bully (think Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), Draco undergoes some deep character growth and none more-so than in the turn of events in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Enlisted (or forced rather) to complete a dangerous mission for Voldemort, a more vulnerable, mature and gifted Draco is shown (he honed the ability to employ Occlumency which is by no means a trivial task).

Mal Foi, from the root of ‘bad faith’ or ‘unfaithful’, here are 35 quotes about everyone’s most controversial and polarizing character –

  1. “If you’re wondering what the smell is, Mother, a Mudblood just walked in”
  2. “Who blacked your eye, Granger? I want to send them flowers”
  3. “Don’t you dare talk to my mother like that, Potter!”
  4. “You know Fenrir Greyback? He’s a family friend, he’ll be dropping in from time to time to make sure you’re giving the problem your full attention.”
  5. “No, of course I wouldn’t, you stupid little man, how would I look carrying that down the street? Just don’t sell it.”
  6. “Not a word to anyone, Borgin, and includes my mother, understand?”
  7. “He invited Longbottom?”
  8. “but that Weasley girl! What’s so special about her?”
  9. “My father used to be a bit of a favorite of his”
  10. “I mean, I might not even be at Hogwarts next year”
  11. “I might have – er – moved on to bigger and better things.”
  12. “Mother wants me to complete my education, but personally, I don’t see it as that important these days.”
  13. “it’ll be all about the kind of service he received, the level of devotion he was shown.”
  14. “Maybe the job he wants to do isn’t something that you need to be qualified for”
  15. “That was you blocking the door when Zabini came back in, I suppose?”
  16. “That’s from my father.”
  17. “I don’t reckon they’ll find you till the train’s back in London”
  18. “Sir, I think you knew my grandfather, Abraxas Malfoy?”
  19. “I was trying to gatecrash, happy?”
  20. “I know what you’re doing, I’m not stupid, but it won’t work – I can stop you!”
  21. “So put me in detention! Report me to Dumbledore!”
  22. “It’s my job, he gave it to me and I’m doing it. I’ve got a plan and it’s going to work, it’s just taking a bit longer than I thought it would!”
  23. “I know what you’re up to! You want to steal my glory!”
  24. “I’ve got back-up. There are Death Eaters here in your school tonight”
  25. “Right under your nose and you never realised!”
  26. You don’t know what I’m capable of”
  27. “you don’t know what I’ve done!”
  28. “It’s you who should be scared!”
  29. “I had to mend that broken Vanishing Cabinet that no one’s used for years.”
  30. “The other’s in Borgin and Burkes”
  31. “Well, you’re losing your grip, then!”
  32. “Got there at last, have you?”
  33. “We decided to put the Dark Mark over the Tower and get you to hurry up here, to see who’d been killed”
  34. “He told me to do it or he’ll kill me. I’ve got no choice.”
  35. “But I got this far, didn’t I?”

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