Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

by

J. K. Rowling

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One of the antagonists in the novel, Draco Malfoy is classmate of Harry’s who quickly becomes his rival. Draco is in Slytherin House and can usually be seen flanked by his two friends Crabbe and Goyle. In many ways, Draco’s personality and beliefs are the antithesis of Harry’s; while Harry simply wants to belong, Draco seems intent on cruelly making other people feel like they don’t belong. Draco believes that people who were born into Muggle families (like Hermione) and raised by Muggles (like Harry) shouldn’t be allowed to attend Hogwarts, and makes fun of those whose families do not have the same wealth and status as his own family (like Ron). While Harry is humble, Draco is egotistical. While Harry only breaks the rules to do what is right and stand up for those who are unable to stand up for themselves (like Neville), Draco is a bully who breaks the rules simply to break them.

Draco Malfoy Quotes in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

The Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone quotes below are all either spoken by Draco Malfoy or refer to Draco Malfoy. 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 Sorcerer’s Stone published in 1997.
Chapter 6 Quotes

“Go on, have a pasty,” said Harry, who had never had anything to share before or, indeed, anyone to share it with. It was a nice feeling, sitting there with Ron, eating their way through all Harry’s pasties, cakes, and candies (the sandwiches lay forgotten).

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Ron Weasley, Rubeus Hagrid, Draco Malfoy
Page Number: 102
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Chapter 7 Quotes

“Not Slytherin, eh?” said the small voice. “Are you sure? You could be great, you know, it’s all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that — no? Well, if you’re sure — better be GRYFFINDOR!”

Harry heard the hat shout the last word to the whole hall. He took off the hat and walked shakily toward the Gryffindor table. He was so relieved to have been chosen and not put in Slytherin, he hardly noticed that he was getting the loudest cheer yet.

Page Number: 121
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Chapter 9 Quotes

Harry ignored her. Blood was pounding in his ears. He mounted the broom and kicked hard against the ground and up, up he soared; air rushed through his hair, and his robes whipped out behind him — and in a rush of fierce joy he realized he’d found something he could do without being taught — this was easy, this was wonderful.

Page Number: 148
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Draco Malfoy Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

The timeline below shows where the character Draco Malfoy appears in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5: Diagon Alley
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...Madame Malkin starts to fit him for robes next to another boy (later revealed as Draco Malfoy). The boy says his father is buying his books, and his mother is buying... (full context)
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Draco asks if Harry has a broom, or if he plays Quidditch. Harry says no, wondering... (full context)
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Draco then asks Harry where his parents are; Harry says shortly that they’re dead. Draco asks... (full context)
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Harry leaps up, eager to escape the conversation. Outside, he tells Hagrid about what Draco said—that people from Muggle families shouldn’t be allowed at Hogwarts. Hagrid assures Harry that he’s... (full context)
Chapter 6: The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters
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A little while later, three boys enter Harry and Ron’s compartment: Draco Malfoy, the boy from Madame Malkin’s shop, and two mean-looking, “thickset” boys Draco introduces as... (full context)
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Harry refuses to shake Draco’s hand, and Draco warns him to be more polite, or else he will “go the... (full context)
Chapter 7: The Sorting Hat
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...placed into Gryffindor after a long time; sometimes it takes very little time, as when Draco is sorted into Slytherin before the hat is even fully on his head. (full context)
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...to Slytherin.” In his dream, Harry “tried to pull it off but it tightened painfully.” Malfoy was there, too, watching him struggle and laughing, and then Malfoy morphs into Snape. Then... (full context)
Chapter 8: The Potions Master
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...the students and sets them to mixing up a simple potion. He criticizes everyone except Malfoy. Neville makes a mistake, melting Seamus’s cauldron into a blob, and bright red boils spring... (full context)
Chapter 9: The Midnight Duel
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...with the Slytherins. He isn’t keen on making a fool of himself in front of Malfoy, who often talks boastfully about his Quidditch skills and complains loudly about first years never... (full context)
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...of smoke that turns red if the person holding it has forgotten something. Just then, Malfoy comes over and snatches it from Neville, but McGonagall sees this interaction and makes him... (full context)
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As soon as Neville and Madam Hooch leave, Malfoy begins to make fun of Neville. He then spots Neville’s Remembrall on the ground and... (full context)
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...something he’s naturally good at. He hears gasps of admiration behind him as he faces Malfoy, threatening to knock him off his broom if he doesn’t hand over the Remembrall. Malfoy... (full context)
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After Fred and George leave, Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle come up to Harry and ask when he’s taking the train home,... (full context)
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...explains to Harry that a wizard’s duel is a magical duel, but that he and Malfoy don’t know enough magic to do any real damage to one another. Hermione comes up... (full context)
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When Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Neville arrive at the trophy room, Malfoy isn’t there yet. Filch, on the other hand, is in the next room, searching for... (full context)
Chapter 10: Halloween
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When Malfoy sees the package, he says that Harry will be in big trouble, as first years... (full context)
Chapter 12: The Mirror of Erised
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...bringing in an enormous tree to decorate the Great Hall, and Ron offers to help. Malfoy, who is also in the corridor, remarks that Ron must be vying for the gamekeeper... (full context)
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...sitting by the fire in the Gryffindor common room, roasting foods, plotting ways to get Malfoy expelled, and playing wizard’s chess. Wizard’s chess is the same as Muggle chess, except that... (full context)
Chapter 13: Nicolas Flamel
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...common room, Neville returns with his legs invisibly bound together by a Leg-Locker Curse that Malfoy had set upon him. Hermione performs the counter-curse, and Ron tells Neville that he has... (full context)
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...no reason as Harry looks for the Snitch “like a hawk.” Up in the stands, Malfoy makes fun of Harry, and then of Ron and Neville, who are sitting nearby. Neville... (full context)
Chapter 14: Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback
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...the dragon hatches, but when Harry, Ron, and Hermione sneak down to see it happen, Malfoy also ends up following them and seeing the dragon as well. They grow very nervous... (full context)
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...to go to the hospital wing. When Harry and Hermione visit him, Ron reveals that Malfoy had come to his bed to make fun of him under the guise of borrowing... (full context)
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...to the castle under the Invisibility Cloak. In the hall, they see Professor McGonagall giving Malfoy detention and taking twenty points from Slytherin as he tries to protest that Harry is... (full context)
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...take Norbert from them. They are elated that their plan goes so well, and that Malfoy got detention in the process. But as they slip back down the stairs, Filch emerges... (full context)
Chapter 15: The Forbidden Forest
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...When they reach her, Neville is also there—he had been trying to warn Harry that Malfoy was going to catch him. McGonagall deduces that they fed Malfoy the story to try... (full context)
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The following evening, Filch takes Harry, Hermione, Neville, and Malfoy to Hagrid’s hut, announcing that they will be serving detention in the Forbidden Forest Both... (full context)
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Hagrid, Harry, and Hermione see red sparks—a signal that Neville and Malfoy are in trouble. Hagrid leaves Harry and Hermione on the path while he goes for... (full context)
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Harry and Malfoy walk together with Fang for nearly half an hour, and Harry notes that the blood... (full context)