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Dobby (Character)
from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry: Promise me something.
Dobby: Anything, sir.
Harry: Never try to save my life again.

Harry: You'd better clear off before my bones come back, Dobby, or else I might strangle you.
Dobby: [jumps off the bed] Dobby is used to death threats, sir. Dobby gets them five times a day at home.

Dobby: Dobby is... free.

Dobby: [Dobby stands between Harry and an advancing Lucius Malfoy] You shall not harm Harry Potter!
Lucius Malfoy: Avarda -
[Before he can finish, Dobby sends Malfoy flying with a wave of his hand]

Dobby: [from trailer] Harry Potter! Such an honor, it is.
[bows]
Harry: Who are you?
Dobby: Dobby the house-elf.

Dobby: [from trailer] Harry Potter must not go back to Hogwarts this year! If Harry Potter goes back to school, he will be in great danger!

Dobby: [Harry walks opens his bedroom door to find Dobby jumping on his bed, who spots Harry] Harry Potter! Such an honor, it is.
[bows]
Harry: [closes bedroom door] Who are you?
Dobby: Dobby, sir. Dobby the house-elf.
Harry: Not to be rude or anything, but this isn't a great time for me to have a house-elf in my bedroom.
Dobby: Oh, yes sir. Dobby understands, it's just that Dobby has come to tell you... it is difficult, sir. Dobby wonders where to begin.
Harry: Why don't you sit down.
Dobby: S-s-sit-sit down?
[starts crying loudly]
Harry: Dobby, shush! I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you or anything.
Dobby: Offend Dobby? Dobby has heard of your greatness, sir, but never has he been asked to sit down by a wizard!
[lowers voice]
Dobby: Like an equal.
Harry: You can't have met many decent wizards then.
Dobby: No, I haven't.
[lowers voice again]
Dobby: That was an awful thing to say.
[starts banging his head on Harry's dresser]
Dobby: Bad Dobby! Bad Dobby! Bad!
Harry: Stop! Dobby! Dobby, please!

Harry: See why I have to go back? I don't belong here, I belong in your world, at Hogwarts. It's the only place I've got friends.
Dobby: Friends who don't even write to Harry Potter?
Harry: Well I expect they've - hang on. How do YOU know my friends haven't been writing to me?
Dobby: Harry Potter mustn't be angry with Dobby.
[takes out a pile of letters]
Dobby: Dobby hoped if Harry Potter thought his friends had forgotten him, Harry Potter might not want to go back to school, sir.
Harry: [impatiently] Give me those, now.
Dobby: No!

[Harry wakes up in the hospital wing to find Dobby sitting on his hospital bed]
Dobby: [smiles] Hello!
Harry: [shocked] D-Dobby?
Dobby: Harry Potter should have listened to Dobby. Harry Potter should have go back home when he missed the train.
Harry: It was you. YOU made the barrier not let Ron and me through.
Dobby: [piteously] Indeed. Yes, sir.
Harry: You nearly got me and Ron expelled!
Dobby: At least you were away from here.
[Dobby jumps up and stands on Harry's bed, and Harry leans back away from him, clutching his wounded arm]
Dobby: [pleadingly] Harry Potter must go home! Dobby thought that his bludger was enough to make Harry Potter see!
Harry: [suddenly angry] *YOUR Bludger*? YOU made that Bludger chase after me?
Dobby: [still piteous] Dobby was most aggrieved, sir. Dobby had to iron his hands.
[Dobby shows Harry his hands which are red and heavily bandaged in gauze]
Harry: [threateningly] You better clear off before my bones come back or else I might *strangle* you!
[Dobby reacts in fear and quickly jumps off the bed and lands back-first on the floor. Harry gets up from bed, still holding his wounded arm]
Dobby: [backing away and clutching on the foot-board of the bed] Dobby is used to death threats sir. Dobby gets them five times a day at home.
Harry: [interrogatively] Why don't you tell me exactly why are you trying to kill me?
Dobby: No! Not to kill you, sir. Never kill you. Dobby remembers how it was before Harry Potter triumphed over He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. We House elves were treated like vermin sir... Of course, Dobby is *still* treated like *vermin*
[Overcome with emotion, Dobby's voice breaks and he bursts out crying putting his hands over his eyes as he sobs noisily. Harry looks on with sympathy]

Dobby: [Heard a noise nearby; he jumps on Harry's bed and ushers Harry to come close; whispering] Listen... Listen, Terrible things are about to happen at Hogwarts. Harry Potter must not stay here, now that history is to repeat itself.
Harry: [whispering back; about the Chamber of Secrets] Repeat itself? Do you mean that this has happened before?
Dobby: [horrified gasp; covering his mouth with his hands] Oh! I shouldn't have said that!
[Dobby looks around wildly]
Dobby: [panicked] Oh!
[Dobby seizes the "Skele-Grow potion bottle from the bedside table. With a grunt, he hits his head with the bottle]
Dobby: [repeatedly hitting his head with the bottle; shrieking] Bad Dobby! Bad...
Harry: [whispering; over Dobby's shrieks] Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Dobby, Stop it!
[Harry grabs the bottle from Dobby, sets it on the bed and grabs Dobby by the collar of his pillow case shirt]
Harry: Now, Listen Dobby. I want to know exactly how it had happened before? Who is doing it now?
Dobby: [shaking his head vigorously] Dobby can not say, sir!
[Dobby strokes Harry's hand in comforting, almost motherly way]
Dobby: Dobby only wants Harry Potter to be safe.
Harry: Now, Dobby, Tell me. Who is it?
[Before he could answer, Dobby hears something coming from the hall. He snaps his fingers and vanishes, leaving Harry grabbing onto thin air]

Dobby: [about his bout of inflicting harm on himself] Dobby had to punish himself, sir. Dobby almost spoke ill of his family, sir.
Harry Potter: Your family?
Dobby: [sits on Harry's chair and looks directly into Harry's eyes] The wizard family that Dobby serves, sir. Dobby is bound to serve one family forever... if they ever knew Dobby was here! Oooo! But Dobby had to come. Dobby must tell Harry Potter. To warn him...
[whispers]
Dobby: Harry Potter must not go back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year... There is a plot.
[looks around anxiously]
Dobby: A plot to make the most *terrible* things happen!
Harry Potter: What terrible things? Who's plotting them?
Dobby: [making facial expressions and talking through his teeth] He... Who... Can't... Name...
[Dobby begins to make noises, as though arguing with himself]
Harry Potter: [trying to be calm] Okay, I understand... You can't say his name.
[Dobby jumps on a table and grabs Harry's desklamp and turns it upside down]
Dobby: [with a low grunt, Dobby begins hitting head on the base of the lamp, squealing and yelping in pain]
Harry Potter: [trying to sound calm] Dobby... Please. Put. The Lamp. Down!

Harry Potter: [Dobby has just made Aunt Petunia's cake float in midair; horrified] No. Dobby, no.
Dobby: Harry Potter must say he is not going back to school.
Harry Potter: I can't. Hogwarts is my home!
Dobby: [smiles tragically] Then, Dobby must do it, sir... For Harry Potter's own good.

Dobby: Dobby is used to death threats, sir. He gets them five times a day at home.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Dobby the House Elf: [talking about Luna Lovegood] I like her very much.

Dobby the House Elf: [dying] What a beautiful place... to be with friends.

Bellatrix Lestrange: You stupid elf! You could have killed me!
Dobby the House Elf: Dobby never meant to kill! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure!

Dobby the House Elf: Mr Weasley, so good to see you again!
Ron Weasley: Wicked trainers.

Bellatrix Lestrange: How dare you defy your master!
Dobby the House Elf: Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf, and Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends!

Dobby the House Elf: [in kitchen, Grimmauld Place] And then Dobby saw Kreacher talking to the thief Mundungus...
Mundungus Fletcher: [interrupting] I'm not a thief! You foul little... git! I'm a buyer and purveyor of wondrous objects.
Ron Weasley: You're a thief Dung, everyone knows it!