From Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Ginny to Draco: “Leave him alone, he didn’t want all that!” said Ginny. It was the first time she had spoken in front of Harry. She was glaring at Malfoy.
“Potter, you’ve got yourself a girlfriend!” drawled Malfoy. Ginny went scarlet… (CS4)
From Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
[after encountering the Dementor]: Ginny, who was huddled in her corner looking nearly as bad as Harry felt, gave a small sob. Hermione went over and put a comforting arm around her.
“But didn’t any of you – fall of your seats?” said Harry awkwardly.
“No,” said Ron, looking anxiously at Harry again. “Ginny was shaking like mad, though.” (PA5)
From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“Why weren’t you two at dinner?” [Hermione] said, coming over to join them.
“Because – oh shut up laughing, you two – because they’ve both just been turned down by girls they asked to the ball!” said Ginny.
That shut Harry and Ron up. (GF22)
From Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
George to Harry: “Yeah, size is no guarantee of power,” said George. “Look at Ginny.”
“What d’ you mean?” said Harry.
You’ve never been on the receiving end of one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes, have you?” (OP6)
Ron to Hermione and Harry: “But,” said Ron, following Hermione along a row of quills in copper pots. “I thought Ginny fancied Harry!”
Hermione looked at him rather pityingly and shook her head.
“Ginny used to fancy Harry, but she gave up on him months ago. Not that she doesn’t like you, of course,” she added kindly to Harry…. (OP16)
Hermione: “I also think we should have a name,” she said brightly, her hand still in the air. “It would promote a feeling of team spirit and unity, don’t you think?
“Can we be called the Anti-Umbridge League?” said Angelina hopefully.
“Or the Ministry of Magic are Morons Group?” suggested Fred.
“I was thinking,” said Hermione, frowning at Fred, “more of a name that doesn’t tell everyone what we were up to, so we can refer to it safely outside meetings.”
“The Defense Association?” said Cho. “The D.A. for short, so nobody knows what we’re talking about?”
“Yeah, the D.A.’s good,” said Ginny. “Only let’s make it stand for Dumbledore’s Army because that’s the Ministry’s worst fear, isn’t it?” (OP18)
Harry to Ginny: “I didn’t want anyone to talk to me,” said Harry, who was feeling more and more nettled.
“Well, that was a bit stupid of you,” said Ginny angrily, “seeing as you don’t know anyone but me who’s been possessed by You-Know-Who, and I can tell you how it feels.”
Harry remained quite still as the impact of these words hit him. Then he wheeled around.
“I forgot,” he said.
“Lucky you,” said Ginny coolly. (OP23)
Ginny to Harry: “The thing about growing up with Fred and George is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” (OP29)
Harry to Ron: “How did you get away?” asked Harry in amazement, taking his wand from Ron.
“Couple of Stunners, a Disarming Charm, Neville brought off a really nice Impediment Jinx,” said Ron airily, now handing back Hermione’s wand too. “But Ginny was best, she got Malfoy — Bat Bogey Hex — it was superb, his whole face was covered in the great flapping things. Anyway, we saw you heading into the forest out of the window and followed. What’ve you done with Umbridge?”
“She got carried away,” said Harry, “by a herd of centaurs.” (OP33)
Ginny to Harry and Ron: “I’m three years older than you were when you fought You-Know-Who over the Philosopher’s Stone, and it’s because of me Malfoy’s stuck back in Umbridge’s office with giant flying bogeys attacking him -” (OP33)
From Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
“A lot of boys like her,” said Pansy, watching Malfoy out of the corner of her eyes for a reaction. “Even you think she’s good-looking, don’t you, Blaise, and we all know how hard you are to please!”
“I wouldn’t touch a filthy little blood traitor like her whatever she looked like,” said Zabini coldly, and Pansy looked pleased. (HBP7)
Primary editor: Lisa Waite Bunker. Thanks to Julie Robertson who sent in some great quotes.
Original page date 23 January, 2005; Last page update 25 January, 2008.