Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) Poster

Michael Gambon: Professor Albus Dumbledore

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  • [in the hospital wing, Ron stirs] 

    Lavender Brown : Ah! See? He senses my presence.

    [leans down] 

    Lavender Brown : Don't worry, Won-Won! I'm here. I'm here.

    Ron Weasley : [croaks]  Her... my... nee. Hermione...

    [Hermione takes Ron's hand. Lavender runs out, sobbing. Awkward silence] 

    Albus Dumbledore : Oh, to be young and to feel love's keen sting.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [about Hermione]  Are you and her...?

    Harry Potter : Oh no, no, no. I mean, she's brilliant, but we're friends.

  • Albus Dumbledore : Ah, Harry... you need a shave, my friend.

  • Harry Potter : But, Sir, I thought we weren't allowed to apparate on Hogwarts' grounds.

    Albus Dumbledore : Well, being me... has its privileges.

  • Albus Dumbledore : Draco, years ago I knew a boy who made all the wrong choices. Please let me help you!

    Draco Malfoy : [crying]  I don't need your help! Don't you understand? I have to do this! I have to kill you... or he's gonna kill me!

  • Albus Dumbledore : Take my arm.

    [apparates] 

    Harry Potter : I just apparated, didn't I?

    Albus Dumbledore : Indeed. Quite successfully, I might add. Most people vomit their first time.

    Harry Potter : [dry-heaving]  I can't imagine why.

  • Severus Snape : Has it ever crossed your brilliant mind that I don't want to do this anymore?

    Albus Dumbledore : Whether it has or it hasn't is irrelevant; you gave me your word.

  • Mrs. Cole : I must admit to some confusion receiving your letter, Professor Dumbledore. In all the years Tom's been here, he's never once had a family visitor. There have been... incidents with the other children. Nasty things.

    [opens the door] 

    Mrs. Cole : Tom? You have a visitor.

    Albus Dumbledore : How do you do, Tom?

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : [without turning around]  Go.

    [cut to a short time later, as Dumbledore sits opposite Tom] 

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : You're the doctor, aren't you?

    Albus Dumbledore : No, I'm a professor.

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : I don't believe you. She wants me looked at. They think I'm... different.

    Albus Dumbledore : Well, perhaps they're right.

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : I'm not mad.

    Albus Dumbledore : Hogwarts is not a place for mad people. Hogwarts is a school. A school of magic. You can do things can't you, Tom? That other children can't.

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : I can make things move without touching them. I can make animals do what I want without training them. I can make bad things happen to people who are mean to me. I can make them hurt, if I want... Who are you?

    Albus Dumbledore : Well, I'm like you, Tom. I'm different.

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : Prove it.

    [Dumbledore turns and looks at the wardrobe, which bursts into flames. Something rattles on the inside] 

    Albus Dumbledore : I think there's something in the wardrobe trying to get out, Tom.

    [Tom opens the wardrobe, and dumps out the contents] 

    Albus Dumbledore : Thievery is not tolerated at Hogwarts, Tom. At Hogwarts you will be taught not only how to use magic, but how to control it. Do you understand me?

    [Dumbledore starts to leave] 

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : I can speak to snakes, too. They find me... whisper things.

    [Dumbledore stops, looking surprised] 

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : Is that normal, for someone like me?

  • Albus Dumbledore : [holding up a Muggle magazine]  Horace, do you mind if I take this? I do love knitting patterns.

  • Albus Dumbledore : Severus... please...

    Severus Snape : [Pointing his wand at Dumbledore]  Avada Kedavra!

    [Light shoots out of his wand, killing Dumbledore] 

  • Harry Potter : Did you know, sir? Then?

    Albus Dumbledore : Did I know that I just met the most dangerous dark wizard of all time? No. If I had...

    [he lets the sentence hang] 

  • Bellatrix Lestrange : [walking into the astronomy tower followed by Death Eaters]  Well look what we have here. Dumbledore wandless, alone and cornered in his own castle! Well done, Draco!

    Albus Dumbledore : Good evening, Bellatrix. I think introductions are in order.

    Bellatrix Lestrange : Love to, Albus, but I'm afraid we're on a bit of a tight schedule.

    [to Draco] 

    Bellatrix Lestrange : Do it!

    Fenrir Greyback : He doesn't have the stomach, like his father. Let me finish him in my own way.

    Bellatrix Lestrange : No! The Dark Lord was clear, the boy's to do it.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [talking about Tom Riddle in the Great Hall]  Every day, every hour, this very minute, perhaps, dark forces attempt to penetrate this castle's walls.

    [pause] 

    Albus Dumbledore : But in the end, their greatest weapon... is you.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [as Draco tries to muster the nerve to kill him]  Draco... you are no assassin.

  • [after exposing Slughorn's disguise] 

    Albus Dumbledore : I must say, Horace, you make a very convincing armchair.

    Horace Slughorn : Oh, thank you. It's all in the upholstry.

    [pats his stomach] 

    Horace Slughorn : I come about the stuffing naturally.

  • Albus Dumbledore : Oh, to be young and to feel love's keen sting.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer] 

    [to Harry] 

    Albus Dumbledore : What you are looking at are memories. In this case containing to one individual.

    [takes a memory out] 

    Albus Dumbledore : This is perhaps the most important memory I've collected. I'd like you to see it.

  • Albus Dumbledore : Once again, I must ask too much of you, Harry.

  • Albus Dumbledore : This is beyond anything I have imagined.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer]  This is beyond anything I imagine.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer]  Years ago, I met a boy. He made all the wrong choices. You see, a student, like any other... his name was Tom Riddle. Today, the world knows him by another name... Voldemort.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [to Harry]  What you are looking at are memories. In this case containing to one individual. Voldemort. Or as he was known then, Tom Riddle.

    [takes a memory] 

    Albus Dumbledore : This file contains the most particular memory. The day I first met him. I'd like you to see it. If you want.

    [Harry takes the memory, poors its contents into the Pensieve, puts his head in the Pensieve, and watches Mrs. Cole leading a younger Dumbledore to Tom Riddle] 

    Mrs. Cole : I must admit to some confusion receiving your letter, Mr. Dumbledore. In all the years Tom's been here he's never had a family visitor. There have been incidents with the other children. Nasty things.

    [knocks on Tom Riddle's door and opens it] 

    Mrs. Cole : Tom, you have a visitor.

    Albus Dumbledore : How do you do, Tom?

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : Go.

    [Dumbledore seats himself] 

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : You're the doctor, aren't you?

    Albus Dumbledore : No. I'm a professor.

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : I don't believe you. She wants me looked at. They think I'm... different.

    Albus Dumbledore : Well, perhaps they're right.

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : I'm not mad.

    Albus Dumbledore : Hogwarts is not a place for mad people. Hogwarts is a school. A school of magic.

    [a puzzled expression comes across Riddle's face] 

    Albus Dumbledore : You can do things, can't you, Tom? Things to the children, Tom.

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : I can make things move without touching them. I can make animals do what I want without touching them. I can make bad things happen to people who are mean to me. I can make them hurt. If I want. Who are you?

    Albus Dumbledore : I'm like you, Tom. I'm different.

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : Prove it.

    [Dumbledore conjures a fire in the wardrobe] 

    Albus Dumbledore : I think there's something in your wardrobe that's trying to get out, Tom.

    [Riddle opens the burning wardrobe and finds a small box rattling, while the flames disappear] 

    Albus Dumbledore : Thievery is not tolerated at Hogwarts, Tom. At Hogwarts you will not only be taught how to use magic, but how to control it. Do you understand me?

    [leaves] 

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : I can speak to snakes, too. They find me... whisper things.

    [Dumbledore turns around] 

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : Is that normal for someone like me?

    [Dumbledore looks at Riddle and Harry suddenly takes his head out of the Pensieve] 

  • Albus Dumbledore : [holds up magazine]  Do you mind if I take this, Horace? I do love knitting patterns.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer]  This memory is a different kind of magic. Very dark. Very parcel. Without it, we are blind. It leaves the fate of our world to chance. You have no choice, you must not fail. Once again, I must ask too much of you, Harry.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer]  Voldemort has chosen Draco Malfoy for a mission.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer]  Harry, I'd like you to meet Professor Horace Slughorn.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer]  You're the Chosen One, Harry.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer] 

    [to Harry] 

    Albus Dumbledore : What you are looking at are memories. This is perhaps the most important memory I've collected. It is also a lie.

  • Tom Riddle - Age 11 : [from trailer]  Are you here to adopt me?

    Albus Dumbledore : No.

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : Who are you?

    Albus Dumbledore : When I'm like you, Tom, I'm different.

    Tom Riddle - Age 11 : Prove it.

    [Dumbledore conjures a fire] 

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer]  Without this memory, it leaves the fate of our world to chance. You must not fail.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer]  Without this, it leaves the fate of our world to chance.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer]  This memory is everything.

  • Albus Dumbledore : I admit you do make a very convincing armchair, Horace.

  • Harry Potter : [from trailer]  Did you know, sir? There?

    Albus Dumbledore : Did I know that I just met the strongest dark wizard of all time? No.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer]  This is beyond anything I imagine. This is a different kind of magic. Very dark. Very parcel. Once again, I must ask too much of you, Harry.

  • Albus Dumbledore : [from trailer]  Every day. Every hour. This very minute, in fact, dark forces attempt to penetrate these walls. This time, I cannot help you destroy it... alone.

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