Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

by

J. K. Rowling

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The groundskeeper at Hogwarts, Hagrid is an enormous wizard with thick black hair and a beard. He often uses an umbrella to do magic, despite the fact that he is not supposed to because he was expelled from Hogwarts. Like Dumbledore, Hagrid serves as a kind of father figure for Harry, particularly in providing him with love, warmth, and kindness early on in the story. Hagrid delivers baby Harry to the Dursleys after Lily and James are killed, and he becomes Harry’s conduit back into the wizarding world on Harry’s eleventh birthday. Hagrid tells Harry about his backstory regarding his parents and Voldemort. He also takes Harry on a shopping trip for school supplies at Diagon alley, introducing him to the wizarding world itself and some of the common customs. When Harry also grows nervous that he will not fit in or that he will not know anything, Hagrid comforts him and tells him that he’ll learn quickly and have a great time at Hogwarts, which he does. Hagrid continues this role when Harry arrives at school, inviting Harry to tea when he needs a pick-me-up and looking out for him when necessary.

Rubeus Hagrid Quotes in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

The Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone quotes below are all either spoken by Rubeus Hagrid or refer to Rubeus Hagrid. 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 4 Quotes

“Then she met that Potter at school and they left and got married and had you, and of course I knew you’d be just the same, just as strange, just as — as — abnormal— and then, if you please, she went and got herself blown up and we got landed with you!”

Page Number: 53
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“See, there was this wizard who went…bad. As bad as you could go. Worse. Worse than worse. […] This wizard, about twenty years ago now, started lookin’ fer followers. Got ’em, too — some were afraid, some just wanted a bit o’ his power, ’cause he was gettin’ himself power, all right. Dark days, Harry.”

Page Number: 54
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Chapter 5 Quotes

Harry wished he had about eight more eyes. He turned his head in every direction as they walked up the street, trying to look at everything at once: the shops, the things outside them, the people doing their shopping.

Related Characters: Harry Potter, Rubeus Hagrid
Page Number: 71
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“Don’ you worry, Harry. You’ll learn last enough. Everyone starts at the beginning at Hogwarts, you’ll be just fine. Just be yerself. I know it’s hard. Yeh’ve been singled out, an’ that’s always hard. But yeh’ll have a great time at Hogwarts — I did — still do, ’smatter of fact.”

Related Characters: Rubeus Hagrid (speaker), Harry Potter
Page Number: 86
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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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Rubeus Hagrid Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

The timeline below shows where the character Rubeus Hagrid appears in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The Boy Who Lived
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At that moment, Hagrid, an enormous man with wild, bushy black hair and a beard, arrives on a flying... (full context)
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...then lays Harry gently on the Dursley’s doorstep and tucks a letter inside Harry’s blanket. Hagrid then gets back on his motorcycle, McGonagall reverts to cat form and slinks away, and... (full context)
Chapter 4: The Keeper of the Keys
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...way to the shack. Suddenly, a giant man with bushy black hair (later revealed as Hagrid) smashes through the door to the shack. The wild-looking man greets Harry warmly, saying that... (full context)
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Harry is stunned, and asks Hagrid who he is. Hagrid introduces himself as the Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.... (full context)
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Hagrid pulls out a letter, which Harry finally reads: it is an invitation to the Hogwarts... (full context)
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When Hagrid has finished, Vernon announces that Harry is not going to Hogwarts. Hagrid says that a... (full context)
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...they told him his parents had died in a car crash. When Harry says this, Hagrid becomes enraged anew—furious that every child in the magical world knows Harry’s name, and yet... (full context)
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Harry presses Hagrid to tell him what actually happened to his parents. Reluctantly, Hagrid explains that several years... (full context)
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Hagrid goes on to say that one day, when Harry was just a year old, You-Know-Who... (full context)
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...them. He also says he always knew they’d come to a bad end. At this, Hagrid pulls out a pink umbrella and points it at Vernon, who immediately cowers. (full context)
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Harry asks Hagrid what happened to You-Know-Who. Hagrid says that he vanished the night he tried to kill... (full context)
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Hagrid beams at Harry, saying that he’ll be famous at Hogwarts, and that he’ll finally be... (full context)
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As Harry and Hagrid get ready to leave, Hagrid asks Harry not to mention this pig-tail incident—he’s not usually... (full context)
Chapter 5: Diagon Alley
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Harry wakes the next morning thinking that he dreamed the whole episode—until he sees Hagrid next to him in the shack. Hagrid tells Harry they’d better depart for London, where... (full context)
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As the boat magically propels itself to shore, Hagrid reads the Daily Prophet, the wizarding newspaper. Hagrid then explains the Ministry of Magic to... (full context)
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Harry and Hagrid take a train to London, and Harry reviews the list of things he has to... (full context)
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When Harry and Hagrid enter the pub, people greet Hagrid warmly. When they get a closer look at Harry,... (full context)
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Hagrid takes Harry out into the alley, where he taps a particular brick in the wall... (full context)
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Harry and Hagrid then reach Gringotts. The first words engraved upon the doors read “Enter, stranger, but take... (full context)
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A goblin named Griphook takes Harry and Hagrid on a cart through “a maze of twisting passages.” They arrive at Harry’s vault; inside... (full context)
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Next, Harry and Hagrid go even deeper into the bank, until they reach vault 713. The vault has no... (full context)
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Next, Hagrid takes Harry to Madam Malkin’s to buy robes. Hagrid feels a little motion sick following... (full context)
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...he thinks he’ll be in Slytherin, as his whole family has been. Draco then notices Hagrid out the window, and Harry tells him who he is, pleased to know something Draco... (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... (full context)
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Harry asks Hagrid what Quidditch is, and Hagrid explains it’s a wizard sport played on flying broomsticks with... (full context)
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Harry and Hagrid then go to buy his school books, and Harry has to be dragged away from... (full context)
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Hagrid then sets out to buy Harry a birthday present: a beautiful snowy owl. Finally, all... (full context)
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In the late afternoon, Harry and Hagrid make their way back to the train station. They eat before Harry’s train home, but... (full context)
Chapter 6: The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters
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...time later, the train arrives. Harry and Ron join the crowd on the platform, where Hagrid is calling for first years to follow him. He leads them down a “steep, narrow... (full context)
Chapter 7: The Sorting Hat
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Harry looks up at the table where the teachers are. Hagrid is there; Professor McGonagall is talking to Professor Dumbledore. Professor Quirrell, whom Harry met in... (full context)
Chapter 8: The Potions Master
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...then, the mail arrives, brought in by hundreds of owls. Harry receives a note from Hagrid, inviting him to tea that afternoon. Harry sends a note with Hedwig accepting the invitation. (full context)
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...the lesson, Harry’s spirits are low. But afterward he and Ron make their way to Hagrid’s wooden house at the edge of the forest. Hagrid welcomes them and Harry introduces him... (full context)
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Hagrid and Ron start to talk about Charlie’s work with dragons, as Hagrid liked Charlie when... (full context)
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...Harry thinks again about what he had read, wondering whether the grubby little package that Hagrid had removed from vault 713 could possibly be what the thief had been looking for.... (full context)
Chapter 11: Quidditch
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...broom [is] trying to buck him off.” No one seems to have noticed it, until Hagrid, who is sitting with Ron and Hermione, points out that it seems like Harry’s lost... (full context)
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...roll, causing Harry to dangle from it by one hand. The crowd gasps. Hermione grabs Hagrid’s binoculars and looks at the crowd. She sees Snape, who has his eyes “fixed on... (full context)
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Later, Harry returns to Hagrid’s hut with Ron and Hermione for tea. Ron explains that Snape was the one jinxing... (full context)
Chapter 12: The Mirror of Erised
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One day, as Harry, Ron, and Hermione return from a Potions lesson, Hagrid is bringing in an enormous tree to decorate the Great Hall, and Ron offers to... (full context)
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Hagrid tells the kids to cheer up—it’s the holidays after all. Hermione then reminds Harry and... (full context)
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...of his bed—he hasn’t been expecting any presents. The first is a wooden flute that Hagrid has whittled. The second is from Vernon and Petunia: fifty pence, which he promptly gives... (full context)
Chapter 13: Nicolas Flamel
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...so is Quirrell. Snape asks, threateningly, if Quirrell has found out how to get past Hagrid’s dog and get to the Sorcerer’s Stone yet. Snape concludes their conversation by saying that... (full context)
Chapter 14: Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback
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...start to pile on more and more homework. One day in the library, Ron notices Hagrid, but when he greets him, Hagrid becomes very shifty and leaves with a book behind... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to go down to Hagrid’s hut. They start to ask Hagrid more about the other enchantments guarding the Stone, revealing... (full context)
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Hagrid assures Harry that he hasn’t told anyone how to get past Fluffy. Harry is relieved,... (full context)
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...seeing the dragon as well. They grow very nervous about Malfoy and try to convince Hagrid to set the dragon free. Hagrid refuses, saying that Norbert (his name for the dragon)... (full context)
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On Saturday, Hagrid says goodbye to Norbert and Harry and Hermione carry him up to the castle under... (full context)
Chapter 15: The Forbidden Forest
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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 Malfoy and... (full context)
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Harry, Hagrid, and Hermione follow a trail of blood until they hear something along the path. Hagrid... (full context)
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Hagrid, Harry, and Hermione see red sparks—a signal that Neville and Malfoy are in trouble. Hagrid... (full context)
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...charges toward it, sending the figure running. The centaur, Firenze, offers to take Harry to Hagrid on his back. (full context)
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At that moment, Hagrid and Hermione run towards Harry and Firenze on the path, happy to that he’s okay.... (full context)
Chapter 16: Through the Trapdoor
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A sudden thought strikes Harry: it’s odd that Hagrid desperately wants a dragon, and a stranger just happens to show up in town with... (full context)
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...to go with him. That night, they take the Invisibility Cloak and the flute that Hagrid gave Harry for Christmas—but there’s one hitch. Neville is waiting in the common room, and... (full context)
Chapter 17: The Man with Two Faces
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The next day, Harry gets one more visitor: Hagrid, who bursts into tears when he sees Harry and apologizes, saying that it’s all his... (full context)