Albus Dumbledore: You've been reckless this summer, Harry.
Harry Potter: I like riding around on trains. Takes my mind off things.
Albus: Rather unpleasant to behold, isn't it? The tale is thrilling, if I say so myself. But now is not the time to tell it. Take my arm. Do as I say.
Harry Potter: I justapparated, didn't I?
Albus Dumbledore: Indeed. Quite successfully too, I might add. Most people vomit the first time.
Harry Potter: I can't imagine why.
Albus Dumbledore: Welcome to the charming village of Budleigh Babberton. Harry, I assume, right about now, you're wondering why I brought you here. Am I right?
Harry Potter: Actually, sir, after all these years, I just sort of go with it.
Albus Dumbledore: Wands out, Harry. Horace? Horace?
Horace: Merlin's beard! No need to disfigure me, Albus.
Albus Dumbledore: Well, I must say you make a very convincing armchair, Horace.
Horace: It's all in the upholstery. I come by the stuffing naturally. What gave me away?
Albus Dumbledore: Dragon's blood.
Albus Dumbledore: Oh, yes, we have introductions. Harry, I'd like you to meet an old friend and colleague of mine...Horace Slughorn. Horace...well, you know who this is.
Horace: Harry Potter.
Albus Dumbledore: What's with all the theatrics, Horace? You weren't, by any chance, waiting for someone else?
Horace: Someone else? I'm sure I don't know what you mean. All right, the Death Eaters have been trying to recruit me for over a year. Do you know what that's like? You can only say no so many times, so I never stay anywhere more than a week. Muggles who own this are in the Canary Islands.
Albus Dumbledore: Well, I think we should put it back in order for them, don't you? Mind. That was fun. Do you mind if I use theloo?
Horace: No, of course. Don't think I don't know why you're here, Albus. The answer's still no. Absolutely and unequivocally, no.You're very like your father. Except for the eyes. You have your...
Harry Potter: My mother's eyes.
Horace: Yeah. Lily. Lovely Lily. She was exceedingly bright, your mother. Even more impressive when one considers she was Muggle-born.
Harry Potter: One of my best friends is Muggle-born. She is the best in our year.
Horace: Please don't think I'm prejudiced. No, no. Your mother was one of my absolute favorites. Look, there she is. Right at the front. All mine. Each and every one. Ex-students, I mean. You recognize Barnabas Cuffe, editor of The Daily Prophet. Always takes my owl, should I wish to register an opinion on the news of the day. Gwenog Jones, captain of the Holyhead Harpies. Free tickets whenever I want them. Of course, I haven't been to a match in some time. Ah, yes. Regulus Black. You no doubt know of his older brother Sirius. Died a few weeks ago. I taught the whole Black family, except Sirius. It's a shame. Talented boy. I got Regulus when he came along, of course, but I'd have liked the set.
Albus Dumbledore: Horace? Do you mind if I take this?
1. reckless 不计后果的。在这里，邓不利多是在批评哈利•波特整个夏天行事鲁莽，无所顾忌。
例如：He's quite reckless of his own safety.（他完全不顾及自己的安全。）
2. take one's mind off: 使某人不去想。哈利•波特的意思是，这样我就可以“什么都不去想。”
这个短语的常见表达为take one's mind off someone/something，例如“我不去想那些麻烦事”，就可以说take my mind off the troubles。
3. apparate: 幻影移行。在《哈利•波特》系列中特指一种魔法，只要挥动魔杖，念出“幻影移行”四字，就可以让自己瞬间转移位置。
To apparate is to transport oneself from one place to another by dissapparating and reapparating, coined from the Latin "appareo", meaning to appear.
4. vomit: 呕吐。
例如：Too much beer makes me vomit.（喝太多啤酒会使我呕吐。）此外，vomit还可以表示“使人恶心”，或“使人口吐恶语”。例如：You make me vomit.（你让我恶心。）
5. sort of: 可以说，有几分地。
例如：It's sort of embarrassing.（这有点叫人难为情。）
6. disfigure: 毁容，破坏。
例如：The accident disfigured him for life.（那次事故使他毁容, 终生无法恢复。）
7. upholstery: 室内装潢，内饰。这里是指Horace变成了一个扶手椅把自己掩藏了起来。
8. come by: 设法得到，取得。
例如：I hope that money was honestly come by.（我希望那笔钱来得正当。）
9. give away: 出卖，泄露。Horace在这里的意思是“我哪里露馅了？”
例如：He was given away by one of his accomplices.（他被他的一个同谋者出卖了。）
10.by any chance: 或许，万一。用于问句，询问是否真实、可能等。
例如：If by any chance we could reach there before you, we would wait for you.（万一我们比你先到达那儿, 我们会等你的。）
14.take the owl: 发火，生气。俚语用法。