In which Dumbledore isn’t speaking of Tom Riddle (or even Grindelwald), but of himself and the guilt he carried over not only Ariana’s death, but the mistakes he made as an ambitious young man.

It seemed that he forced himself to meet Harry’s eyes. “You know what happened. You know. You cannot despise me more than I despise myself.
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I face death in the hope that when you meet your match, you will be mortal once more.

— R.A.B.

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“And what do you mean by zat?” said Fleur suddenly and loudly. “What do you mean, ‘he was going to be married?’”

Mrs. Weasley raised her tear-stained face, looking startled. “Well — only that —”

“You theenk Bill will not wish to marry me anymore?” demanded Fleur. “You theenk, because of these bites, he will not love me?”

“No, that’s not what I —”

“Because ‘e will!” said Fleur, drawing herself up to her full height and throwing back her long mane of silver hair. “It would take more zan a werewolf to stop Bill loving me!”

“Well, yes, I’m sure,” said Mrs. Weasley, “but I thought perhaps — given how — how he —”

“You thought I would not weesh to marry him? Or per’aps, you hoped?” said Fleur, her nostrils flaring. “What do I care how he looks? I am good-looking enough for both of us, I theenk! All these scars show is zat my husband is brave!”

Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 29: “The Phoenix Lament”

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Times like these, dark times, they do funny things to people. They can tear them apart.
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Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince | 10 favorite moments

01. The unbreakable vow

Bellatrix: Will you… Severus Snape… watch over Draco Malfoy… as he attempts to fulfill the Dark Lord’s wishes?
Snape: I will.
Bellatrix: And will you, to the best of your ability… protect him from harm?
Snape: I will.
Bellatrix: And if Draco should fail… will you yourself carry out the deed… the Dark Lord has ordered Draco to perform?
Snape: I will.

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You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? Yes. I’m the Half Blood Prince.

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