You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
After all this time? Always. We could all have been killed - or worse, expelled. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. Words are in my not-so-humble opinion, the most inexhaustible form of magic we have, capable both of inflicting injury and remedying it. To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. After all this time? Always.