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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • Where were you a few weeks ago when we battled to retrieve the prophecy for the Dark Lord?
  • He got himself captured, along with how many others, and failed to retrieve the prophecy into the bargain.
  • He failed to hear the prophecy.
  • Nevertheless, highly placed sources within the Ministry have confirmed that the disturbance centered on the fabled Hall of Prophecy.
  • Then you will have seen that there have been not so much leaks as floods concerning your adventure in the Hall of Prophecy?
  • It is true, however, that many have guessed, correctly, that Voldemort sent his Death Eaters to steal a prophecy, and that the prophecy concerned you.
  • It is true, however, that many have guessed, correctly, that Voldemort sent his Death Eaters to steal a prophecy, and that the prophecy concerned you.
  • Now, I think I am correct in saying that you have not told anybody that you know what the prophecy said?
  • That glass ball that smashed wasn’t the only record of the prophecy.
  • I heard the whole thing in Dumbledore’s office, he was the one the prophecy was made to, so he could tell me.
  • "We never heard a prophecy," said Neville, turning geranium pink as he said it.
  • And it… it’s got something to do with the prophecy?
  • It has everything to do with the prophecy.
  • The prophecy could have referred to either of them, yet, for his own inscrutable reasons, Voldemort had chosen to believe that Harry was the one meant.
  • Had Voldemort chosen Neville, it would be Neville sitting opposite Harry bearing the lightning-shaped scar and the weight of the prophecy… Or would it?
  • Some are going so far as to call Potter "the Chosen One," believing that the prophecy names him as the only one who will be able to rid us of He-WhoMust-No t-Be-Named.
  • "When we heard Dumbledore was collecting you in person, we thought he might be telling you something or showing you something to do with the prophecy," said Ron eagerly.
  • There are only two people in the whole world who know the full contents of the prophecy made about you and Lord Voldemort, and they are both standing in this smelly, spidery broom shed.
  • "It has a very great deal to do with the prophecy," said Dumbledore, as casually as if Harry had asked him about the next days weather, "and I certainly hope that it will help you to survive."
  • He fixed his eyes on his fork, which was gleaming in the sunlight streaming into his lap, and said, "I don’t know exactly why he’s going to be giving me lessons, but I think it must be because of the prophecy."
  • The nature of that prophecy is unknown, although speculation is rife that it concerns Harry Potter, the only person ever known to have survived the Killing Curse, and who is also known to have been at the Ministry on the night in question.
  • She does not know — and I think it would be unwise to enlighten her — that she made the prophecy about you and Voldemort, you see.
  • Dumbledore had said that the lessons were leading to something to do with the prophecy; Harry had felt bolstered, comforted, and now he felt slightly abandoned.
  • Though Ministry spokeswizards have hitherto refused even to confirm the existence of such a place, a growing number of the Wizarding community believe that the Death Eaters now serving sentences in Azkaban for trespass and attempted theft were attempting to steal a prophecy.
  • "We wondered, after we got back from the Ministry… Obviously, we didn’t want to say anything to you, but from what Lucius Malfoy said about the prophecy, how it was about you and Voldemort, well, we thought it might be something like this… Oh, Harry…" She stared at him, then whispered, "Are you scared?"
  • "Well, of course, we both know how these stories get distorted … all these whispers of a prophecy …. of you being ’the Chosen One’…." They were getting near it now, Harry thought, the reason Scrim-geour was here.
  • Moreover, it had seemed the right destiny for him since he had heard the prophecy a few weeks ago… Neither can live while the other survives…Wouldn’t he be living up to the prophecy, and giving himself the best chance of survival, if he joined those highly trained wizards whose job it was to find and kill Voldemort?
  • Moreover, it had seemed the right destiny for him since he had heard the prophecy a few weeks ago… Neither can live while the other survives…Wouldn’t he be living up to the prophecy, and giving himself the best chance of survival, if he joined those highly trained wizards whose job it was to find and kill Voldemort?
  • He believed that in killing you, he was destroying the danger the prophecy had outlined.
  • "So, when the prophecy says that I’ll have ’power the Dark Lord knows not,’ it just means — love?" asked Harry, feeling a little let down.
  • But Harry, never forget that what the prophecy says is only significant because Voldemort made it so.
  • Pointing at Harry with his black, withered hand, he said, "You are setting too much store by the prophecy!"
  • Ho you think every prophecy in the Hall of Prophecy has been fulfilled?
  • Ho you think every prophecy in the Hall of Prophecy has been fulfilled?
  • But not because of the prophecy!
  • Imagine, please, just for a moment, that you had never heard that prophecy!
  • You see, the prophecy does not mean you have to do anything!
  • But the prophecy caused Lord Voldemort to mark you as his equal.
  • … In other words, you are free to choose your way, quite free to turn your back on the prophecy!
  • But Voldemort continues to set store by the prophecy.
  • It was Snape who had carried the news of the prophecy to Voldemort.
  • He told Voldemort about the prophecy, it was him, he listened outside the door, Trelawney told me!
  • He was still in Lord Voldemort’s employ on the night he heard the first half of Professor Trelawney’s prophecy.
  • You have no idea of the remorse Professor Snape felt when he realised how Lord Voldemort had interpreted the prophecy, Harry.
  • He heard the prophecy and he leapt into ac-tion, with the result that he not only handpicked the man most likely to finish him, he handed him uniquely deadly weapons!
  • Harry was standing stock-still as waves of shock crashed over him, wave after wave, obliterating every-thing except the information that had been kept from him for so long … It was Snape who had overheard the prophecy.
  • He questioned me … I must confess that, at first, I thought he seemed ill-disposed towards Divination … and I remember I was starting to feel a little odd, I had not eaten much that day … but then …’ And now Harry was paying attention properly for the first time, for he knew what had happened then: Professor Trelawney had made the prophecy that had altered the course of his whole life, the prophecy about him and Voldemort.
  • He questioned me … I must confess that, at first, I thought he seemed ill-disposed towards Divination … and I remember I was starting to feel a little odd, I had not eaten much that day … but then …’ And now Harry was paying attention properly for the first time, for he knew what had happened then: Professor Trelawney had made the prophecy that had altered the course of his whole life, the prophecy about him and Voldemort.
  • The current whereabouts of the prophecy, if it exists, are unknown, although {ctd.
  • But the rest of the stories … so sensational, of course, one doesn’t know quite what to believe … this fabled prophecy, for instance …"
  • "Sir," said Harry tentatively, "does what you’re going to tell me have anything to do with the prophecy?
  • "But," spluttered Harry, "but you said the prophecy means —" "If Voldemort had never heard of the prophecy, would it have been fulfilled?
  • "But," spluttered Harry, "but you said the prophecy means —" "If Voldemort had never heard of the prophecy, would it have been fulfilled?

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  • The prophecy came true.
  • It was a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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