“Bad news, Harry. I’ve just been to see Professor McGonagall about the Firebolt. She – er, got a bit shirty with me. Told me I’d got my priorities wrong. Seemed to think I cared more about winning the Cup than I do about staying alive. Just because I told her I didn’t care if it threw you off, as long as you caught the Snitch first.”
“I don’t need to be in a social situation for very long to get what I need from it. Every human being needs to have interaction, but I can get it like, lightning quick. When I’m home [in Owatonna], I can close the door, I can stay inside my house and not leave if I don’t want to. And usually I don’t leave.”
Keep dreaming. Everybody is saying get your head out of the clouds and go get a job or focus on work or enroll in college or whatever it is. And while all of those things are very admirable, I think it’s a real shame when you let yourself stop dreaming. I think there’s a real healthy element to using your imagination.