Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

by

J. K. Rowling

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One of James Potter’s best friends, a werewolf and member of the Order of the Phoenix. Like Sirius, Lupin is a link to Harry’s father – but he’s more thoughtful and less impetuous than his friends, allowing him to provide measured guidance to Harry. In Half-Blood Prince, Lupin works as Dumbledore’s agent among the werewolf population, who are largely aligned with Voldemort. He’s also in love with Tonks but resists embarking on a relationship with her, not wanting her to share his poverty and the outcast status he endures as a werewolf.

Remus Lupin Quotes in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince quotes below are all either spoken by Remus Lupin or refer to Remus Lupin. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince published in 2006.
Chapter Six: Draco’s Detour Quotes

It would have been a happy, peaceful holiday had it not been for the stories of disappearances, odd accidents, even of deaths now appearing almost daily in the Prophet…To Mrs. Weasley’s displeasure, Harry’s sixteenth birthday celebrations were marred by grisly tidings brought to the party by Remus Lupin, who was looking gaunt and grim, his brown hair streaked liberally with gray, his clothes more ragged and patched than ever.

Related Characters: Harry Potter, Molly Weasley, Remus Lupin
Page Number: 105
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Chapter Sixteen: A Very Frosty Christmas Quotes

“You are determined to hate him, Harry,” said Lupin with a faint smile. “And I understand; with James as your father, with Sirius as your godfather, you have inherited an old prejudice. By all means tell Dumbledore what you have told Arthur and me, but do not expect him to share your view of the matter…”

Page Number: 333
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Remus Lupin Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The timeline below shows where the character Remus Lupin appears in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Six: Draco’s Detour
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...grim stories of disappearances and death in the Daily Prophet. On Harry’s sixteenth birthday, Remus Lupin, his father’s old friend, arrives with news of new dementor attacks, as well as the... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen: A Very Frosty Christmas
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Harry tells Mr. Weasley – as well as Remus Lupin, who is listening in – about the overheard conference between Draco and Snape. Immediately, Mr.... (full context)
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As the broadcast finally ends, Harry asks Lupin what he’s been doing. Lupin reveals he’s been undercover among the werewolf population, most of... (full context)
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Harry asks Lupin if he’s ever heard of the Half-Blood Prince and explains about the mysterious book he’s... (full context)
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...Fleur’s mutual antipathy. Ginny picks a maggot out of Harry’s hair and Mrs. Weasley asks Lupin if he’s heard from Tonks lately – the young witch has refused invitations to spend... (full context)
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...he asks Harry to show him the garden while Percy catches up with his family. Lupin and Mr. Weasley seem prepared to intervene, but Harry gets up without a word. (full context)
Chapter Seventeen: A Sluggish Memory
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Instead, Harry updates her on the events of the holidays. When he mentions Lupin’s account of Fenrir Greyback, Hermione eagerly points out that they heard Draco using his name... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Eight: Flight of the Prince
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...he sees Ginny fighting with a Death Eater, whom he jinxes as well. Ron, McGonagall, Lupin, and Tonks are fighting other Death Eaters, but Harry knows he needs to find Snape... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Nine: Phoenix Lament
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In the hospital wing, they find Neville passed out and Ron, Hermione, Luna, Tonks, and Lupin gathered around Bill, whose face is maimed almost beyond recognition. Lupin says that Bill won’t... (full context)
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...that Dumbledore might know a cure, forcing Ginny to reveal that Dumbledore is dead. Devastated, Lupin staggers into a chair; Harry has never seen him “lose control” and feels as though... (full context)
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Seeing this, Tonks grabs Lupin by his robes and says it doesn’t matter to her that he’s a werewolf, just... (full context)